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  • Hillary Clinton warns U.S. 'can't close our eyes' to Muslim extremism

    In her first extended public remarks about the recent deadly attacks in Paris, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that Americans "can't close our eyes" to the "dangerous strain of extremism within the Muslim world." Speaking...
  • Havana: US immigration policy for Cubans needs to change

    Havana acknowledged Wednesday that only Congress could change U.S. immigration laws for Cubans, but contended that there could be leeway in how the laws are implemented. Cuban officials have long said they have serious concerns about the Cuban Adjustment...
  • In Canada, Clinton declines to offer opinion on Keystone XL pipeline, citing ongoing review

    Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday declined again to take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, telling an audience in Canada that she would not express her views because of an ongoing review by the State Department. "We have differences and you won't...
  • Another US-Cuba first: Women lead both sides in normalization talks

    WASHINGTON The first steps toward normalization between the United States and Cuba are likely to be taken in heels. Foreign policy analysts who monitor Cuba note that the talks in Havana this week, part of a thaw announced last month after more than 50...
  • 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...
  • After Mideast gains, Islamic State group reaches to Taliban heartland of Afghanistan, Pakistan

    Afghanistan and Pakistan, home to al-Qaida and Taliban militants and the focus of the longest war in U.S. history, face a new, emerging threat from the Islamic State group, officials have told The Associated Press. Disenchanted extremists from the...
  • Clinton defends Dodd-Frank as Republicans move to change law

    WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton is defending the Dodd-Frank Act as Republicans in Congress look for ways to water down the overhaul of financial regulation and some fellow Democrats accuse her of being too cozy with Wall Street. "Attacking financial reform is...
  • U.S.-Cuba talks could forge cooperation

    U.S.-Cuba talks could forge cooperation
    Cuban fraudsters and other fugitives who have plundered Medicare and preyed upon Florida victims for decades suddenly face a growing threat of prosecution because of closer ties between the United States and Cuba. Talks between the two adversaries...
  • 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...
  • Saudi Arabia delays more flogging of convicted blogger, cites medical reasons, says Amnesty

    Saudi authorities on Friday postponed the second round of public flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam after a doctor concluded that his wounds from the first 50 lashes had not yet healed, a leading human rights group said. Amnesty...
  • GOP response, delivered by Sen. Joni Ernst, to the State of the Union

    GOP response, delivered by Sen. Joni Ernst, to the State of the Union
    This is the full text, as prepared for delivery, of Sen. Joni Ernst's response to President Obama's State of the Union address. Good evening. I’m Joni Ernst. As a mother, a soldier, and a newly elected senator from the great State of Iowa, I...