- 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.
- US coordinating its response to Europe's migrant crisis Updated: Sep-04-15 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON - The State Department has set up a working group to help coordinate the U.S. response to Europe's migrant crisis.
- In Philadelphia, Kerry seeks support for Iran nuke deal Updated: Sep-02-15 11:04 am
PHILADELPHIA - Secretary of State John Kerry is bringing the Obama administration's campaign for public and congressional support for the Iran nuclear deal to Philadelphia.
- Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept info in email Updated: Sep-01-15 1:59 am
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according to the latest batch of messages released by the agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
- Kerry: Climate change potential for harm similar to WWII Updated: Aug-31-15 10:34 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Secretary of State John Kerry kicked off a conference on the challenges of climate change by comparing it to the crisis faced by world leaders last century.
- Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska Updated: Aug-31-15 12:34 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture.
- In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy Updated: Aug-29-15 1:40 pm
WASHINGTON - With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil.
- 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.
- NY Congresswoman Maloney intends to vote against Iran deal Updated: Aug-27-15 10:29 am
NEW YORK - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is the latest New York lawmaker to oppose President Barack Obama's Iran nuclear agreement.
- Focus shifts to shared goals with Obama as papal visit nears Updated: Aug-27-15 3:15 am
WASHINGTON - Sweeping into office in 2009, President Barack Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose. Now, that baton has largely been passed to Pope Francis, whose visit to the White House next month will put his common cause with Obama on vivid display.
- Canadian official in Alaska amid mine development concerns Updated: Aug-26-15 9:40 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and British Columbia's minister of energy and mines were working toward an agreement in response to concerns raised about the potential impacts of Canadian mine development on rivers that flow into southeast Alaska.
- 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.
- Clinton lawyer says her email server was wiped clean Updated: Aug-19-15 10:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton's personal lawyer has told a Senate committee that emails and all other data stored on her computer server were erased before the device was turned over to federal authorities.
- US Sen. Markey announces support of Iran nuclear deal Updated: Aug-19-15 7:46 pm
BOSTON - U.S. Sen. Edward Markey said Wednesday he's backing the nuclear deal with Iran, calling it the best tool to secure an Iran free of the weapons.
- South Sudan president to sign peace deal in days, US says Updated: Aug-19-15 3:50 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has assured U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he would sign a peace deal with his rival within days, the State Department said Wednesday, as fighting resumed in parts of the country.
- Sole GOP senator weighing support for Iran deal will vote no Updated: Aug-15-15 4:37 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, the lone Republican senator who was considering support for the Iran nuclear deal, announced plans on Saturday to vote no, dealing a significant blow to the White House's efforts to garner bipartisan backing for the controversial accord.
- Cubans sound unusually open to Kerry call for democracy Updated: Aug-15-15 12:33 pm
HAVANA - The blazing Caribbean sun rose Saturday on a U.S. flag flying over Havana for the first time in 54 years and people discussing political reform with an openness that once would have been unimaginable in Cuba.
- A festive flag-raising, then tough talk on US-Cuba relations Updated: Aug-15-15 12:17 am
HAVANA - A jubilant flag-raising at the reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana is giving way to serious talk about the road ahead in improving relations between the United States and Cuba.
- The Latest: Kerry: No change on migration rules for Cubans Updated: Aug-14-15 1:54 pm
HAVANA - The latest on ceremonies to raise the U.S. flag over the embassy in Havana after 54 years of broken diplomatic relations:
- Leahy says US flag raising in Cuba was deeply moving Updated: Aug-14-15 12:16 pm
HAVANA - U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says seeing the U.S. flag raised over the newly reopened American Embassy in Cuba was deeply moving.
- Syrian opposition leader: 'Russia isn't clinging to Assad' Updated: Aug-14-15 8:52 am
MOSCOW - Russia isn't committed to keeping Syrian President Bashar Assad in power, the leader of the main Syrian opposition group said Friday after talks in Moscow.
- Fidel Castro turns 89; says US has hefty debt to Cuba Updated: Aug-13-15 7:26 pm
HAVANA - Fidel Castro marked his 89th birthday with a newspaper column Thursday repeating assertions that the U.S. owes socialist Cuba "numerous millions of dollars" for damages caused by its decades-long embargo.
- US Rep. Clark announces support of Iran nuclear deal Updated: Aug-13-15 2:25 pm
BOSTON - U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark is joining other members of the state's all-Democratic congressional delegation in backing the nuclear deal with Iran.
- AP Exclusive: Cuba dissidents won't attend US Embassy event Updated: Aug-12-15 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON - Cuban dissidents, so long the center of U.S. policy toward the island, won't be invited to Secretary of State John Kerry's historic flag-raising at the U.S. Embassy in Havana on Friday, vividly illustrating how U.S. policy is shifting focus to its single-party government. Kerry intends to meet more quietly with prominent activists later in the day, officials said.
- Kerry, top Democratic senator spar on Iran deal, sanctions Updated: Aug-11-15 5:06 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry sparred Tuesday with the lone Democratic senator to publicly oppose last month's historic Iran nuclear deal, saying there was no way the U.S. could prevent American allies from doing business with Tehran if Congress were to reject the agreement.