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  • U.S. may test influence at U.N. by denying visa to Iran envoy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States may soon deny a visa to Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador, two U.S. officials said on Wednesday, a rare and potentially precedent-setting step that would test U.S. influence over the world body. The U.S....
  • Alan Gross hunger strike worries Cuban government

    MIAMI The Cuban government is "concerned" about the hunger strike declared by Alan Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor jailed in Havana for four years, and is willing to swap him for three Cuban spies in U.S. prisons, a senior official said Wednesday....
  • Iran nuclear deal negotiators finish preliminary talks

    WASHINGTON — Negotiators for Iran and six world powers said Wednesday that they have completed preliminary discussions on Iran's disputed nuclear program and are dashing to finish a long-term comprehensive agreement by July 20. Wrapping up two...
  • Jobs for high school grads [Letter]

    Jobs for high school grads [Letter]
    If President Barack Obama were serious about providing jobs for high school graduates, he'd change some U.S. State Department policies. There are plenty of temporary jobs in Maryland and elsewhere, but now they go to foreign students thanks to the J-1...
  • U.S. targets Egypt militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has designated Egypt's most active militant group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, a foreign terrorist organization, officials said on Wednesday, making it a crime to support the group. The Sinai-based group, formed in...
  • Dangerous mischief-making in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON -- The report that protesters have declared two eastern Ukraine cities to be independent republics questions President Obama's assurance that there is no "military solution" to the crisis that began with Russian President Vladmir Putin's land...
  • Hillary Clinton says she's 'thinking' about 2016 White House run

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Asked again the question on the mind of everyone who follows U.S. politics, Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday she was "thinking" about running for president in 2016. Appearing at a marketing conference in San Francisco, Clinton,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Egypt must change its repressive ways

    Nine months after Egypt's armed forces overthrew the country's democratically elected president, the leader of that coup has announced that he will seek the presidency in elections next month. But even if army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah Sisi receives an...