| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:12 AM
WASHINGTON – Newly levied visa restrictions and an executive order allowing financial sanctions against people or groups “threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine” will allow the U.S....
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Crimea's Russian-controlled parliament voted Tuesday to bar what it considers "nationalist political organizations" involved in the recent leadership turmoil in Kiev from taking part in Sunday's vote on whether to separate from Ukraine and become an...
| Feb 19, 2014
Re "Time for a U.S.-Cuba thaw," Editorial, Feb. 16
It's way past time for us to join other nations and allow American citizens unfettered travel to neighboring Cuba.
How can we possibly explain why it's legal to visit and do business in communist...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Bill Gates wants you to feel much better about the future of mankind. Things are looking up, he says, way up.
"By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been," Gates wrote in his annual letter chronicling the work of the Bill & Melinda...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing President Obama’s opposition to new economic sanctions against Iran.
Obama announced in his State of the Union address last week that he would veto any legislation that called for such...
| Apr 19, 2012
The Obama administration faces two dangers in its nuclear negotiations with Iran, which began in a burst of optimism last weekend after the two sides managed to get through a day and a half of talks without anyone walking out.
One danger, of course, is...
| Jul 10, 2011
When pro-democracy demonstrations erupted in Syria this spring, President Obama offered Syrian President Bashar Assad one more chance to embrace reform. "He can lead that transition [to democracy] or get out of the way," Obama said in May.
| May 29, 2011
Penguin Press: 586 pp., $36
Henry Kissinger was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 for negotiating the Paris peace accords that established a ceasefire in the Vietnam War and let the United States extricate itself from that...
| Jun 12, 2011
The door to Cuba has been slammed shut so long, it's hard to recognize that it is opening.
But it is.
American tour companies this summer should be able to legally offer "people-to-people" cultural trips to Cuba to anyone.
Because of a slight easing in...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 1:42 PM
After years of trying to leave Cuba to visit other lands, Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez is making rounds on Capitol Hill and impressing Florida members of Congress of all stripes.
On Wednesday, it was Sen. Marco Rubio’s turn to praise...
| May 19, 2011
| 10:45 AM
President Obama on Thursday called out American friends in the Middle East for their treatment of peaceful protesters, naming Bahrain and Yemen along with Syria as states he said must yield to the aspirations of their people.
While explicitly stating...