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  • U.S. adopts harsher tone in U.N. envoy dispute with Iran

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States adopted a harsher tone toward Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador on Tuesday, calling Tehran's choice of Hamid Abutalebi "unacceptable" and tying him to the 1979-1981 U.S. hostage crisis in Tehran. While it did not...
  • U.S. says new Russia sanctions unlikely before Thursday

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it anticipates more Ukraine-related sanctions on Russia but suggested no action was likely before a diplomatic meeting in Geneva this week. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine last month and...
  • Israeli, Palestinian negotiators to meet on Wednesday, U.S. says

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will meet on Wednesday to try to extend peace talks beyond an April 29 deadline, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday. The two sides will meet despite Israeli anger at the killing of an off-...
  • Syrian army seizes ancient Christian town near Lebanon border

    MAALOULA, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian soldiers backed by Hezbollah fighters recaptured the town of Maaloula, north of Damascus, on Monday, military sources and state television said, further squeezing rebels' supply routes through the Qalamoun mountains into...
  • Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71 on edge of capital

    Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71 on edge of capital
    ABUJA (Reuters) - A morning rush hour bomb killed at least 71 people at a Nigerian bus station on the outskirts of the capital on Monday, raising concerns about the spread of an Islamist insurgency after the deadliest ever attack on Abuja. President...
  • Obama warns Russia in tense call with Putin over Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a tense phone call on Monday that Moscow would face further costs for its actions in Ukraine and should use its influence to get separatists in the country to stand...
  • A playful, positive book by Twitter founder Biz Stone

    Biz Stone is the other Twitter founder. Not the one who first came up with the idea, not the one with the original investment, but the founder famous for donning a nutty professor costume to introduce the messaging platform to the world in a comic...
  • U.S. tells Iran its choice for U.N. ambassador is 'not viable'

    WASHINGTON — The White House stepped up its opposition Tuesday to Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, but sought to keep the controversy from derailing negotiations over the Islamic Republic's disputed nuclear program. Hamid...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton blasts Putin, discusses 2016 in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO The world must contain Russia's expansionism by withdrawing investments, finding other sources of oil and condemning its illegal annexation of Crimea, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday. Clinton's keynote...
  • Focus on what works

    The Fiscal Times reported last week that the State Department has missing files or incomplete files for more than $6 billion in State Department contracts. Steve Linick, State's inspector general, issued a "management alert" warning that "significant...
  • White House: Iran ambassador nominee to U.N. is not 'viable'

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has told Iran that its nominee for ambassador to the United Nations is “not viable," but the White House did not outline steps it might take to derail the potential appointment. Jay Carney, the White House...