- US gas boom: A tool against Russian coercion Updated: Mar-12-14 9:22 am
- Senate bill proposes tough sanctions on Russia Updated: Mar-12-14 8:25 am
- Students, university attacked in central Venezuela Updated: Mar-11-14 9:53 pm
- Israel expresses regret over death of Jordanian Updated: Mar-11-14 4:03 pm
- Israeli drone crashes in Gaza; airstrike kills 3 Updated: Mar-11-14 3:55 pm
- EU eyes new travel, asset sanctions against Russia Updated: Mar-11-14 12:58 pm
- Philippines protests China stopping troop resupply Updated: Mar-11-14 5:37 am
- El Salvador waits final count in presidential vote Updated: Mar-10-14 8:14 pm
- Britain: Russia faces growing pressure over Crimea Updated: Mar-10-14 6:56 pm
- Israel displays rockets seized in Red Sea raid Updated: Mar-10-14 5:02 pm
- Hernandez, heroine of Cuban revolution, dies at 92 Updated: Mar-10-14 10:55 am
- Biden says Venezuela 'concocting' bogus stories Updated: Mar-09-14 9:56 pm
- Arab envoys say no to Israel as Jewish state Updated: Mar-09-14 3:34 pm
- Protest stymied after Venezuelan diplomatic win Updated: Mar-08-14 7:14 pm
- Rwanda expels 6 South African diplomats Updated: Mar-08-14 9:58 am
- Russia, Ukraine feud over sniper carnage Updated: Mar-08-14 2:55 am
- Russia warns heavier sanctions could backfire Updated: Mar-07-14 8:15 pm
- Colombian paramilitaries set for release Updated: Mar-07-14 12:14 pm
- Obama's warnings brushed aside by Russia's Putin Updated: Mar-07-14 9:04 am
- Kerry meets with Jordan's king over peace plan Updated: Mar-07-14 5:50 am
- C. African Republic: UN force needed for survival Updated: Mar-06-14 3:28 pm
- World diplomats seek to stabilize Libya Updated: Mar-06-14 3:17 pm
- Venezuelans mourn Chavez but protests don't break Updated: Mar-05-14 10:49 pm
- Diplomat union threatens suit over envoy creds Updated: Mar-05-14 8:07 pm
- Efforts fail for Russia-Ukraine diplomatic talks Updated: Mar-05-14 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States, with its abundant supplies of natural gas, would seem to have an easy answer to Europe's fears that a strong response to Russia's rapid takeover of Ukraine's Crimea region could prompt Vladimir Putin to shut down gas lines that keep European homes warm, factories humming and electricity flowing.
WASHINGTON - Congress will weigh some of the most significant U.S. sanctions on Russia since the end of the Cold War in a bid to pressure President Vladimir Putin to pull Russian troops out of Crimea, according to a copy of a new Senate bill obtained by The Associated Press.
CARACAS, Venezuela - At least three people were wounded Tuesday in the central Venezuela city of Barquisimeto when student protesters blocking streets were attacked by unknown gunmen, a university official in the city said.
JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister on Tuesday expressed sorrow over the fatal shooting of a Jordanian judge and announced a joint investigation into the incident, seeking to ease tensions with its key Arab ally.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - An Israeli airstrike killed three Gaza militants on Tuesday near an area where an unmanned Israeli surveillance aircraft crashed earlier in the day, an official in the Palestinian territory said. The Israeli military said it was responding to mortar fire.
PARIS - European Union countries are preparing tougher new sanctions against Russia that they could impose by Monday.
MANILA, Philippines - The Chinese coast guard prevented delivery of supplies to Filipino soldiers guarding a disputed shoal in the South China Sea and an envoy rejected a Philippine protest over the interference, officials said Tuesday.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Authorities in El Salvador began the final count of votes Monday in a presidential runoff whose razor-close margin led the conservative challenger to announce his party is on "a war footing" to challenge alleged fraud.
UNITED NATIONS - Russia is facing growing isolation and increasing pressure to stop a referendum in Ukraine's strategic Crimea Peninsula though it has shown no sign of softening its position and is still blocking Security Council action, Britain's U.N. ambassador said Monday.
EILAT, Israel - Israel's prime minister on Monday triumphantly toured a display of dozens of rockets that navy commandos intercepted in the Red Sea last week, alleged to be on their way from Iran to the Gaza Strip, and accused the international community of ignoring Iranian support for militant groups and falling victim to a charm offensive by the new leadership in Tehran.
HAVANA - Melba Hernandez, one of two women who helped Fidel Castro launch his revolutionary battle with a failed 1953 attack on a military barracks, and who was later named a "heroine of the Cuban Revolution" has died at age 92.
CARACAS, Venezuela - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden calls Venezuela's situation alarming in remarks published Sunday, suggesting its government is using "armed vigilantes" against peaceful protesters and accusing it of "concocting false and outlandish conspiracy theories" about the United States.
CAIRO - Arab foreign ministers on Sunday rejected Israel's demands that the Palestinians recognize it as a Jewish state, saying such a move would undermine the rights of Palestinian refugees.
CARACAS, Venezuela - In a major show of force, hundreds of National Guardsmen in riot gear and armored vehicles prevented an "empty pots march" from reaching Venezuela's Food Ministry on Saturday to protest now-chronic food shortages.
JOHANNESBURG - Rwanda's Foreign Minister says the government has expelled six South African diplomats.
KIEV, Ukraine - One of the biggest mysteries hanging over the protest mayhem that drove Ukraine's president from power: Who was behind the snipers who sowed death and terror in Kiev?
WASHINGTON - Underlying the talk about taking harsh punitive measures against Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine are economic complications and worries that sanctions levied against Moscow could, in the words of the Kremlin, "boomerang" back on the U.S. and Europe.
BOGOTA, Colombia - One veteran of Colombia's disbanded far-right militias admitted to ordering or taking part in at least 3,000 killings, mostly targeting leftists , and incinerating many of the corpses to destroy evidence.
WASHINGTON - One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
AQABA, Jordan - U.S. Secretary of State Kerry is in Jordan to meet with its king about Mideast peace.
UNITED NATIONS - Central African Republic's foreign minister told the Security Council Thursday that a U.N. peacekeeping mission is urgently needed in his country to bolster French and African troops struggling to contain sectarian killing between Muslims and Christians. One top U.N. official said there essentially has been a "cleansing" of the Muslim population in western Central Africa Republic.
ROME - World diplomats worked Thursday to help Libya create a stable government and more secure environment amid the violence and growing political tensions that have festered since Moammar Gadhafi's regime crumbled in 2011.
CARACAS, Venezuela - Thousands of Venezuelans mourned the passing of President Hugo Chavez on the first anniversary of his death Wednesday, while National Guard troops fired tear gas and rubber bullets at anti-government activists who pressed on with street protests despite the commemorations.
WASHINGTON - The union that represents U.S. diplomats threatened Wednesday to sue the State Department unless it releases documents attesting to the qualifications of ambassadorial nominees amid a fierce debate over the credentials of several recent nominees.
PARIS - Attempts to foster the highest-level diplomatic meeting between Russia and Ukraine since Moscow ordered troops into Ukraine's strategic Crimea region fell short Wednesday as Western officials scrambled for even small successes to keep the tense situation from escalating.