- Obama muses about his legacy, offers counterpoint to GOP Updated: Jun-01-15 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is not shy about defining his achievements and casting them in the most positive light, yet he is loath to talk about his "legacy."
- Russia's Putin shut out from G-7 meeting, but not much else Updated: May-31-15 1:41 am
WASHINGTON - Russia's Vladimir Putin won't be on the guest list when President Barack Obama and other world leaders assemble in Germany next week, as part of the punishment for alleged Kremlin-supported aggression in Ukraine.
- US, Iran hold 'intense' nuclear talks month before deadline Updated: May-30-15 2:56 pm
GENEVA - A month away from a nuclear deal deadline, U.S. and Iranian diplomats tried to narrow differences over how quickly to ease economic penalties against Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspections. American officials described the session as "at times intense."
- Report: Jindal's attack against Rand Paul 'raises questions' Updated: May-29-15 6:01 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's government watchdog said Gov. Bobby Jindal's use of state resources to politically attack Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul raises questions.
- Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal possible by June 30 Updated: May-28-15 10:38 am
ATHENS, Greece - Iran's foreign minister on Thursday held out hope that a "sustainable, mutually respectful" deal can be struck with world powers in talks over his country's nuclear program before the deadline of June 30.
- Taiwan proposes plan to ease South China Sea tensions Updated: May-26-15 1:04 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou laid out a plan Tuesday to ease tensions in a vast, resource-rich Asian ocean where China has chafed against its neighbors by expanding islets with landfill to solidify its claims in the region.
- Conservative challenger Duda wins Polish presidential vote Updated: May-25-15 7:19 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda has won Poland's presidential election and ousted the incumbent in a runoff vote, according to official results Monday.
- Biden discusses Asia-Pacific region at Navy graduation Updated: May-22-15 1:16 pm
- Senior Israeli diplomat: 'This land is ours' Updated: May-21-15 1:44 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel's new deputy foreign minister on Thursday delivered a defiant message to the international community, saying that Israel owes no apologies for its policies in the Holy Land and citing religious texts to back her belief that it belongs to the Jewish people.
- Kerry slams North Korea, vows security for South Updated: May-18-15 2:43 am
SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday accused North Korea of a litany of crimes and atrocities while reassuring South Korea of America's "ironclad" security commitments.
- Obama vows to keep Arab allies secure amid Iran deal fears Updated: May-15-15 3:44 am
WASHINGTON - Charging toward an Iran nuclear agreement, President Barack Obama is assuring Arab allies that they are safe from the threat of an empowered Tehran as he seeks to shore up some of America's most critical security partnerships. However, Obama's claim of winning Arab support for his nuclear diplomacy appears far from certain.
- House passes bill for Congress to review Iran nuclear deal Updated: May-14-15 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress on Thursday sent President Barack Obama a bill to give lawmakers the power to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran.
- Ohio's Republican treasurer backs Marco Rubio for president Updated: May-13-15 2:32 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - State Treasurer Josh Mandel, a former Senate candidate and formidable fundraiser, endorsed Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Wednesday even as Ohio's GOP governor nears a decision on his own potential bid.
- Bush struggles to clarify stance on wisdom of invading Iraq Updated: May-12-15 7:20 pm
WASHINGTON - Struggling with the shadows of Iraq, Jeb Bush said Tuesday he would have made a different decision than his brother to invade Iraq in 2003 had he known what he does now about flaws in the nation's intelligence.
- AP-GfK Poll: Many approve Iran deal; Most don't trust Tehran Updated: May-12-15 3:27 am
WASHINGTON - Many Americans like the idea of the preliminary deal that would limit Iran's nuclear program but very few people really believe Tehran will follow through with the agreement.
- AP Exclusive: Libya rejects EU migrant plan, says not asked Updated: May-09-15 12:08 am
UNITED NATIONS - Libya's ambassador to the United Nations is largely rejecting a European Union plan to fight the growing migrant crisis that is centered in his crumbling country, saying his Western-backed government hasn't even been consulted and ruling out EU forces on Libyan soil "at this stage."
- Presidential candidate Rand Paul seeking support in Arizona Updated: May-08-15 10:02 pm
TEMPE, Arizona - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul gave a forceful defense Friday against using telephone records and other means without a warrant during a rally at Arizona State University.
- Iran Legislation is win-win for GOP, Obama Updated: May-08-15 10:26 am
WASHINGTON - Republicans in control of Congress want a say on negotiations to ease sanctions against Iran in exchange for concessions on nuclear research and development, and a bipartisan accomplishment signed into law to showcase an ability to govern sensibly.
- State Dept plans no review of Clinton Foundation donations Updated: May-07-15 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON - The State Department said Thursday it has no plans to review previously undisclosed donations to a branch of the Clinton Foundation that some say raise questions about potential conflicts of interest during former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's time in office.
- China, EU working on common approach on climate change Updated: May-05-15 8:47 am
BEIJING - The European Union's foreign policy chief said Tuesday she's confident the EU and China can agree to a common approach on climate change ahead of crucial carbon reduction talks in Paris this year.