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Stories with subject: Foreign policy
  • 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.

  • Obama expects better US-Israel ties after Iran deal in place story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Friday compared tensions between the U.S. and Israel over the Iranian nuclear deal to a family feud and said he expects quick improvements in ties between the longtime allies once the accord is implemented.

  • US national security adviser in China ahead of Xi's US trip story has photos
    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.

  • Rubio says strength is only way to maintain peace with China 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 8:20 pm

    MIAMI - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says the United States must bolster its military, push for more free trade and hold China far more accountable on human rights.

  • 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 story has photos
    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 story has photosstory has video
    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 story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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.

  • Poland's new president to visit Estonia in 1st foreign trip story has photos
    Updated: Aug-17-15 10:28 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's new conservative president will make his first foreign trip to Estonia, followed by visits to Berlin, London and New York, where he will meet with President Barack Obama, a top official said Monday.

  • Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 8:15 am

    WASHINGTON - The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it's not game-over for the White House.

  • 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.

  • US criticizes use of police in ouster of Myanmar party chief story has photos
    Updated: Aug-14-15 6:19 pm

    WASHINGTON - U.S. policymakers are criticizing the role of Myanmar security forces in the nighttime ouster of the ruling party chief this week, which shows the fragility of political reforms as the Southeast Asian nation gears up for November elections.

  • AP-NORC Poll: Terror tops Americans' foreign policy concerns story has photos
    Updated: Aug-14-15 4:22 am

    WASHINGTON - Few Americans want to see the United States take a more active approach to foreign policy, but the vast majority thinks it may be appropriate to take military action to achieve at least some goals in international affairs, according to a new poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

  • AP Exclusive: Cuba dissidents won't attend US Embassy event story has photos
    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.

  • Switzerland lifts some sanctions against Iran 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 4:58 pm

    BERLIN - Switzerland is lifting some sanctions against Iran in what it calls a sign of support for the agreement between Tehran and world powers over its nuclear program.

  • Britain's Hammond in China for security, climate talks 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 10:34 am

    BEIJING - British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Wednesday that an international agreement to limit Iran's nuclear program could give impetus to efforts aimed at curbing North Korea's nuclear weapons program.