| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:43 PM
As the investigation of Sydney’s deadly hostage siege continued Tuesday, thousands of Australians paid tribute to the victims, pouring out their grief and leaving flowers near the crime scene at a busy downtown pedestrian thoroughfare.
| Dec 19, 2014
| 10:29 AM
A prominent Iranian cleric cited the U.S. normalization of relations with Cuba during weekly remarks at Friday prayers as evidence that sanctions against his country are destined to fail.
“As [President] Obama and John Kerry admitted, the 55 years...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Six months ago, President Obama's foreign policy looked stymied. Negotiations with Israel and the Palestinians were at a dead end. Russia was gaining ground in eastern Ukraine. U.S. efforts to end the war in Syria were ineffective. A new extremist army,...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
President Obama came to office in 2009 with a grand plan to reshape U.S. foreign relations through outreach to hostile governments.
In his first term, his overtures to Iran, Russia, Syria, North Korea and others produced limited payoff.
But with his...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 9:28 AM
In a spirited defense of his foreign policy, President Obama said in an interview aired Sunday that normalizing relations with Cuba would bolster American influence there and that his diplomatic strategies to contain Russia and Iran are working.
| Dec 25, 2014
| 9:00 PM
As Americans gather with their families at Christmastime, we should pause to remember four who are not coming home for the holidays.
James Foley will not be with his family in New Hampshire. Steven Sotloff will not be going home to Florida. And Peter...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 6:18 PM
The wide veranda of the Beverly Hills mansion was packed with more than 300 people, the bar was bustling and the caterers were hustling to keep the young, dressed-up crowd supplied with fresh sushi.
But this was not just a party. There were...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, has turned to Twitter to lambast U.S. authorities for their treatment of minorities, spotlighting Monday's anniversary of the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee and tweeting #BlackLivesMatter in solidarity with...
| Dec 22, 2014
Today we bring you a Christmas themed Pictures in the News. Staring in downtown Los Angeles, where youngsters greet Santa Claus in front of the Fred Jordan Mission, where thousands of impoverished inner city boys and girls received new toys. Just a couple...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Russia warned Tuesday that it may halt cooperation with the United States on Iran and Syria in response to a continuing stream of U.S. sanctions.
One day after the Obama administration announced its latest penalties, the Russian Foreign Ministry...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:20 AM
After predicting Seattle's Super Bowl victory and the re-election of governors in Ohio and Wisconsin, but mistakenly forecasting Republicans would fall one seat short of a Senate majority, we try again. Here's an advance look at 2015: