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  • North Korea's tourism door is open, if you dare, and I would

    North Korea's tourism door is open, if you dare, and I would
    Would you go to North Korea? I've been asking that question lately, and the answer is largely "no." I follow the question with another: Did you know that American citizens are free to go to North Korea? That also is generally followed with a "no."...
  • Ukraine's president points to Russian hand in fighting in eastern Ukraine, seeks EU support

    Ukraine's president courted European support Wednesday against what he says are 9,000 Russian troops occupying 7 percent of his nation's territory. Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he appealed for political and financial support,...
  • 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...
  • Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Netanyahu

    Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Netanyahu
    Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran. Boehner's decision to bring Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • Boehner invites Israeli leader to address Congress on Iran, rebuffs Obama on sanctions

    Rebuffing President Barack Obama on Iran, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he had invited Israel's prime minister to address a joint meeting of Congress next month about the threats from Tehran and radical Islam. The Republican leader released a...
  • Russia, Ukraine agree pullback line for heavy arms

    Separatist forces deployed more arms and manpower Wednesday to an emerging flashpoint in eastern Ukraine, hours before diplomats from Russia and Ukraine agreed on a dividing line from where both sides should pull back their heavy weapons. Germany's...
  • Israel is drawn into U.S. tussle over sanctions on Iran

    Israel is drawn into U.S. tussle over sanctions on Iran
    In an unusual display of high-stakes arm twisting, both the White House and its critics in Congress have called in foreign leaders to help lobby U.S. lawmakers on whether to impose new economic sanctions on Iran amid tense negotiations on its nuclear...
  • 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...
  • Cuba lowers expectations on eve of high-level talks with US on restoring full diplomatic ties

    A senior Cuban official said Tuesday that restoring diplomatic ties with the United States won't immediately lead to a full relationship between the Cold War foes after a half-century of enmity. The message appeared designed to lower expectations a day...