- Cardin's opposition to Iran deal sets back White House hopes Updated: Sep-04-15 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON - White House hopes for stopping a congressional challenge to the Iran nuclear deal and sparing President Barack Obama from using a veto suffered a blow Friday when a key Senate Democrat announced his opposition.
- Benghazi panel questions Clinton aide amid public spat Updated: Sep-04-15 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON - A senior member of Hillary Rodham Clinton's inner circle testified Friday before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a nasty spat erupted between a Republican staffer and a Democratic lawmaker who insists it's time for the committee to disband.
- Obama says US, Saudis want functioning government in Yemen Updated: Sep-04-15 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Hosting Saudi Arabia's new monarch for the first time, President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. shares King Salman's desire for an inclusive, functioning government in Yemen that can relieve that impoverished Arab country's humanitarian crisis. Their talks also addressed the Iran nuclear deal, a source of lingering tension in the U.S.-Saudi relationship.
- Trump says he would improve Iran deal, not repudiate it Updated: Sep-04-15 8:29 am
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says it would make no sense to "repudiate" the nuclear arms deal with Iran.
- Iran's top leader: No nuclear deal unless sanctions lifted Updated: Sep-03-15 4:01 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's supreme leader said Thursday "there will be no deal" if world powers insist on suspending rather than lifting sanctions as part of a landmark nuclear agreement, and said it is up to Iran's parliament, and not him, to approve or reject it.
- Iran Parliament speaker expects heated debate on nuke deal Updated: Sep-03-15 3:48 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Iran's Parliament speaker said Thursday he expects a heated debate among Iranian lawmakers before they vote on the nuclear deal between his country and six world powers in about a month.
- Michigan, Oklahoma attorneys general call for Iran sanctions Updated: Sep-01-15 8:49 am
LANSING, Michigan - The attorneys general of Michigan and Oklahoma are urging leaders in every state to impose state-based sanctions against Iran in response to a nuclear accord between Iran, the U.S. and other nations.
- SC's Graham filing papers for home state Republican primary Updated: Sep-01-15 6:13 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina's Lindsey Graham is making his presidential campaign official in his home state.
- Russian parliamentarian calls US ban from conference illegal Updated: Aug-31-15 7:34 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The speaker of Russia's upper house of Parliament denounced U.S. sanctions banning her from attending a world conference as illegal and took aim at America's global status, telling lawmakers by video link that the days of U.S. superpower domination are over.
- Oklahoma, Michigan attorneys general call for Iran sanctions Updated: Aug-31-15 4:40 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The attorneys general of Oklahoma and Michigan are urging leaders in every state to impose state-based sanctions against Iran in response to a nuclear accord between Iran, the U.S. and other nations.
- GOP Senate candidates slam Obama, "Washington Republicans" Updated: Aug-29-15 2:01 pm
TAMPA, Florida - They railed against the Obama administration's foreign policy. They scolded "Washington Republicans." And they decried the $18 trillion national debt and the dysfunction of a Congress that cannot get anything done.
- Parliament group regrets Russian speaker's no show Updated: Aug-28-15 8:20 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The Inter-Parliamentary Union expressed regret Friday that the speaker of Russia's upper house of Parliament will not be attending a world congress at the United Nations next week, apparently because of issues with her visa to the United States.
- UN warns South Sudan of sanctions if peace deal isn't kept Updated: Aug-28-15 5:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council warned South Sudan's feuding president and ex-vice president that it is ready to impose an arms embargo and sanctions if they don't immediately stop fighting and implement a new peace agreement.
- US national security adviser in China ahead of Xi's US trip Updated: Aug-28-15 8:53 am
BEIJING - The U.S. national security adviser met with President Xi Jinping on Friday amid final preparations for the Chinese leader's visit to Washington next month, with both sides expressing optimism despite their differences.
- US sanctions chief visits Israel amid Iran jitters Updated: Aug-28-15 5:28 am
JERUSALEM - The U.S. Department of the Treasury's sanctions chief is visiting Israel amid concerns in Jerusalem over the nuclear deal with Iran.
- Walker giving foreign policy speech in South Carolina Updated: Aug-28-15 4:04 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker is coming to South Carolina to discuss what American foreign policy would look like in his administration.
- Russian lawmaker wants Kerry sanctioned Updated: Aug-26-15 7:16 pm
MOSCOW - A member of Russia's upper house of parliament is calling for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his deputies to be placed on Moscow's sanctions list.
- South Sudan leader signs peace deal amid sanctions threat Updated: Aug-26-15 4:46 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday signed a peace deal with rebels, more than 20 months after the start of fighting between the army and rebels led by his former deputy.
- Trump has Univision anchor removed from new conference Updated: Aug-25-15 10:20 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump engaged in a prolonged confrontation with the anchor of the nation's leading Spanish-language network during a news conference Tuesday, first having the well-known news personality removed before allowing him back in.
- Watchdog: US Ambassador Kennedy used private email Updated: Aug-25-15 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON - Senior staff at the U.S. Embassy to Japan, including Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, have used personal email accounts for official business, an internal watchdog said in a report Tuesday. Some emails contained sensitive information.
- UN: China arms firm sold $20M in weapons to South Sudan Updated: Aug-25-15 2:17 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. panel of experts said that a major Chinese state-owned arms supplier sold more than $20 million of weapons to South Sudan's government last year, several months into the country's deadly internal conflict.
- Cotton: Iran agreement could spark second 'nuclear age' Updated: Aug-25-15 1:01 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said Tuesday that he thinks an agreement aimed at dismantling Iran's nuclear program could instead create a "second nuclear age" that would threaten the United States and its allies.
- Walker says he's not taking stand on birthright citizenship Updated: Aug-21-15 9:08 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said in a television interview Friday he is not taking a position on whether children born to immigrants here illegally should automatically be citizens.
- Yemen's president calls for cease-fire and rebel withdrawal Updated: Aug-21-15 7:26 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Yemen's president is proposing a 15-day cease-fire that would coincide with the withdrawal of Shiite rebel militias from all government institutions and military installations and all cities and provinces - even the province they call home.
- Poland's new leader seeks greater regional unity, NATO bases Updated: Aug-21-15 4:40 am
WARSAW, Poland - It's been a dream of some Polish leaders for nearly a century: an alliance of Eastern European countries running from the Baltic Sea down to the Black Sea that would keep Russia at bay.