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  • Kerry warns Russia of new sanctions because of Ukraine moves

    Kerry warns Russia of new sanctions because of Ukraine moves
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry accused Russia on Saturday of organizing attacks on government offices in eastern Ukraine and warned that there would be new U.S. economic sanctions unless Russia took steps to ease tension. In an afternoon...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Boycott is academically dishonest and a triumph for bigotry

    WASHINGTON U.S. scholars' mounting boycotts of Israeli academic and cultural institutions are ironic indeed, for they contradict everything that higher education is supposed to stand for they are wholly ignorant and profoundly narrow-minded. That...
  • US uses 'diplospeak' to evade tough truths on Ukraine, other crises

    WASHINGTON By now, most people know that Russian President Vladimir Putin took over the neighboring Crimea region of Ukraine and formally annexed it after a hastily called referendum there that drew outrage from across the globe. U.S. officials don't...
  • Cypriot President says gas find may help resolve island's division

    NICOSIA (Reuters) - President Nicos Anastasiades said discovery of natural gas around Cyprus could galvanize international efforts to resolve a long-standing division of the island and smooth development of an alternative energy supply source to Russia....
  • Iran's U.N. envoy isn't a threat

    The United States is irked that Iran has chosen as its representative to the United Nations a diplomat who apparently was involved with a student group that seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. The embassy takeover, a violation of international...
  • 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...
  • 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...