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  • Crime dropping and infrastructure rising in Honduras

     Crime dropping and infrastructure rising in Honduras
    Honduras:Good news for travelers in Central America: Although a U.S. State Department travel warning remains in effect from June 2014, new reports indicate that crime levels have dropped dramatically across Honduras. Officials announced that the...
  • US, Cuba address barriers to resuming full diplomatic relations after five-decade interruption

    The United States and Cuba are trying to eliminate obstacles to normalized ties as the highest-level U.S. delegation to the communist island in more than three decades holds a second day of talks with Cuban officials. U.S. objectives during Thursday's...
  • Obama won't meet Netanyahu during Israeli leader's March visit

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't meet when the Israeli leader is in Washington to address a pro-Israel group and speak to Congress because of the looming elections in Israel, the White House said. Netanyahu...
  • Obama won't meet with Netanyahu during U.S. visit, White House says

    President Obama will not meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when the Israeli leader visits Washington in March, the White House said Thursday, citing concerns that a meeting could be seen as meddling in Israel’s election two weeks later....
  • Rights group: Planned flogging of Saudi blogger delayed for second week on medical grounds

    The planned flogging of a Saudi blogger convicted of insulting Islam has been delayed for a second straight week, a leading international rights group said Thursday, a move that comes amid mounting pressure from Saudi Arabia's Western allies for...
  • 'Positive steps' taken in effort to re-establish US, Cuban embassies

    MIAMI Two women one American, one Cuban sat at the negotiating table in Havana on Thursday to begin the process of erasing more than five decades of hostility between their two countries. Behind closed doors, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western...
  • With Yemen's president out, US ponders its campaign against al-Qaida

    WASHINGTON Yemen, for years a showpiece of U.S. counterterrorism efforts against the world's most active al-Qaida branch, plunged into a dark and uncertain period Thursday with the resignation of the president and his Cabinet after a militant takeover....
  • To build or not to build? Key issues and updates in the Keystone XL oil pipeline debate

    To build or not to build? That question is at the heart of the debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The answer, and the fate of the $8 billion project, depends on what happens in Congress, the courts, the White House and with TransCanada, the...
  • Coast Guard steps up patrols off Florida as US, Cuba spar over migration policy in Havana

    The United States said Wednesday it dispatched additional ships to the Florida Straits to halt Cuban rafters but rebuffed demands for broader changes to U.S. migration rules that dominated the first day of talks between Cuban officials and the highest-...
  • Shiite rebels, Yemen's embattled president reach agreement to end violent standoff in capital

    Shiite rebels holding Yemen's president captive in his home reached a deal with the U.S.-backed leader Wednesday to end a violent standoff in the capital, fueling fears that a key ally in the battle against al-Qaida has been sidelined. The late-night...
  • Amidst turmoil, Obama suspends Gitmo transfers to Yemen

    Amidst turmoil, Obama suspends Gitmo transfers to Yemen
    In another challenge to President Barack Obama's efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, a ban on transferring detainees to Yemen has been effectively pushed back into place because of security concerns in the volatile Middle Eastern nation,...