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  • John Kerry fined for not shoveling snow

    BOSTON (AP) — John Kerry has many titles — secretary of state, former senator, one-time Democratic candidate for president. The globe-spanning diplomat can add one more: snow shoveling scofflaw. After a blizzard dumped two feet of snow on...
  • Sri Lanka's president facing stiff election challenge

    Sri Lanka's president facing stiff election challenge
    Ballots were being counted Thursday in Sri Lanka’s closest election in recent memory as powerful President Mahinda Rajapaksa faced a surprisingly fierce challenge from a onetime ally. In spite of threats of violence, precincts across the island...
  • Lacking a foreign policy vision, Obama administration muddles along

    Lacking a foreign policy vision, Obama administration muddles along
    Two weeks ago, John F. Kerry, America's peripatetic secretary of State, stopped off in France “to share a hug with all of Paris.” In the annals of American diplomacy, Kerry's hug — even with its requisite reference to Gen. John...
  • U.S. and Cuba set to start work on opening diplomatic relations

    U.S. and Cuba set to start work on opening diplomatic relations
    Acrimonious neighbors for 50 years, Cuba and the United States this week are expected to take the first concrete steps toward opening diplomatic relations and an entirely new relationship in trade, traffic and tourism. The most senior American...
  • Can Arab states broker the Mideast peace deal that U.S. presidents haven't?

    Can Arab states broker the Mideast peace deal that U.S. presidents haven't?
    Is it possible that the Middle East has become so unstable that an Arab-Israeli peace deal is no longer unthinkable? — Joe Klein, Time A long line of U.S. presidents and their bone-weary secretaries of state have tried to broker a peace pact...
  • Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages

    Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages
    The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing masked militant standing over the two kneeling captives. Prime Minister...
  • Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Netanyahu

    Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Netanyahu
    Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran. Boehner's decision to bring Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • Russia, Ukraine agree pullback line for heavy arms

    Separatist forces deployed more arms and manpower Wednesday to an emerging flashpoint in eastern Ukraine, hours before diplomats from Russia and Ukraine agreed on a dividing line from where both sides should pull back their heavy weapons. Germany's...
  • Israel's spy agency denies opposing new Iran sanctions

    Israel's spy agency denies opposing new Iran sanctions
    The controversy over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned address to the U.S. Congress continued to grow Thursday, dragging into the fray Israel’s spy agency, the Mossad. Speaker John A. Boehner’s invitation to Netanyahu...
  • Saudi King Abdullah's legacy praised by U.S. leaders

    Saudi King Abdullah's legacy praised by U.S. leaders
    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah was “always candid and had the courage of his convictions,” President Obama said in one of several messages of condolence issued by U.S. leaders after the king's death. In a statement released shortly after...
  • A conspicuous failure of U.S. foreign policy in Syria

    A conspicuous failure of U.S. foreign policy in Syria
    In 2011, the U.S. ambassador to Syria, a mild-mannered diplomat named Robert S. Ford, became the face of American support for the Arab Spring when he boldly visited opponents to the brutal regime of Bashar Assad in the northern city of Hama. In 2014,...