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  • Iranian official will not get visa for U.N. ambassadorship: White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it would not grant a visa to Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador, citing the envoy's links to the 1979-1981 hostage crisis, in a rare step that raises questions about how much influence the White House...
  • World travel: News affecting world travel

     World travel: News affecting world travel
    Iceland: Union employees announced strikes at each of the country's airports, including Keflavík International Airport, through the end of April. The strikes will close all airports and disrupt all air traffic to and from the country between 4 a.m. and...
  • U.S. expects Iran will meet oil export target in nuclear deal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration believes that oil exports from Iran from January to July will meet an average 1 million barrel per day goal outlined in an interim agreement with Tehran over curbing its disputed nuclear program, a State...
  • Maryland man added to FBI most wanted list after decades on the run

    Maryland man added to FBI most wanted list after decades on the run
    The FBI announced Thursday that a Maryland man — who is accused killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976 — has been added to the bureau's 10 most wanted list. Authorities say William Bradford Bishop Jr., a cultured, high-ranking State...
  • Mother in high-profile international custody fight returned to U.S

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A woman who sparked a high-profile international custody fight when she took her two U.S.-born children to her native Slovakia and failed to return on time returned to the United States on Thursday to face criminal charges, the FBI...
  • China's U.S. ambassador plays down tensions after Hagel trip

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China's ambassador to the United States on Thursday played down the tense exchange this week in Beijing between Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Chinese counterpart and praised the frank talk between the two countries....
  • Disclosure of USAID program in Cuba highlights challenge agency faces

    MIAMI The U.S. Agency for International Development has a long history of funding democracy-building programs in Latin America and around the world even in countries such as Cuba, where it isn't welcome. It's always been a delicate balancing act...
  • Kerry urges end to South Sudan fighting in meeting with senior official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told a senior South Sudan official on Thursday that the Juba government needed to end the fighting in the African country, as the State Department brandished the threat of sanctions. In a...
  • Special Report: Flaws found in Thailand's human-trafficking crackdown

    SATUN, Thailand (Reuters) - After a two-hour trek through swamp and jungle, Police Major General Thatchai Pitaneelaboot halts in a trash-strewn clearing near Thailand's remote border with Malaysia. "This is it," he says, surveying the remains of a...
  • U.S. says 'gaps narrowing' in talks between Israelis and Palestinians

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The State Department said on Thursday that progress was being made in U.S.-mediated negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians meant to keep peace talks going, but denied reports from the region that there had been an...
  • Slain U.S. diplomat Anne Smedinghoff is honored at embassy in Kabul

    KABUL, Afghanistan — One year after a 25-year-old diplomat from the Chicago area was killed in a car bombing in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul remembered Anne Smedinghoff on Monday by reading poetry and releasing balloons in a...