Tulsi Gabbard elevated in Iowa by Clinton spat

2020 Campaign 10/19/19, 19:06

Hillary Clinton's suggestion this past week that Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is being "groomed" by Russians to act as a spoiler in the 2020 race may have had the opposite effect of what the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee intended: It's elevated Gabbard's candidacy and may have inspired even more ardent ...

2020 hopeful Inslee: Build US foreign policy around climate

2020 Campaign 06/05/19, 07:36

Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee is arguing the U.S. must shape its foreign policy around a commitment to combat the climate crisis. The Washington governor is outlining his agenda Wednesday in a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Inslee tells The Associated Press he wants to use "all ...

Update: EU urges Kosovo, Serbia to return to dialogue

Europe 05/29/19, 08:12

The Latest on the tensions between Serbia and Kosovo (all times local):3:10 p.m.The European Union's top diplomat is urging Kosovo and Serbia to return to the negotiating table and normalize relations amid high tensions following an armed raid by Kosovo police in the Serb-dominated north of Kosovo.A woman standing at ...

EU urged to start accession talks with Albania, N. Macedonia

Europe 05/29/19, 07:41

The European Commission is urging EU nations to open membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia, saying the Balkans countries "have delivered on reforms."EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday recommended opening accession talks with the two countries "as soon as possible. They are ready. This is our assessment."However, ...

Voters to pick successor of Lithuania’s popular ‘Iron Lady’

World 05/10/19, 01:58

Nine candidates are vying in an election Sunday to become Lithuania's next president, including a well-known economist, a former finance minister and the incumbent prime minister.Term limits require the Baltic country's current head of state, President Dalia Grybauskaite, to step down after two five-year terms. The election to choose the ...

Trump’s Yemen war policy survives Senate’s veto override bid

Politics 05/02/19, 15:41

The Senate on Thursday failed to overturn President Donald Trump's veto of legislation that would have ended U.S. military assistance for the Saudi-led war in Yemen against Iran-backed rebels, but lawmakers pledged to re-examine other aspects of America's ties with the kingdom. While the 53-45 vote to override fell well short ...

Trump threatens Cuba as US supports Venezuela uprising

America 04/30/19, 17:30

The Trump administration quickly declared enthusiastic support Tuesday for the Venezuelan opposition effort to spark a military uprising against embattled President Nicolas Maduro, hoping for decisive action in the political crisis that has engulfed the South American nation. Late in the day, President Donald Trump threatened a "full and complete embargo" ...

Trump offers condolences following death of Richard Lugar

Politics 04/29/19, 17:49

President Donald Trump is offering his condolences following the death of longtime Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar. Trump says in a statement Monday that he and first lady Melania Trump extend their "deepest condolences to the citizens of Indiana and the entire Lugar family following the loss of a great American and ...

Former US Sen. Richard Lugar, foreign policy expert, dies

U.S. 04/28/19, 11:20

Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican foreign policy sage known for leading efforts to help the former Soviet states dismantle and secure much of their nuclear arsenal, but whose reputation for working with Democrats cost him his final campaign, died Sunday. He was 87.Lugar died at the Inova Fairfax ...

House votes to end support for Yemen war, rebuffing Trump

Politics 04/04/19, 11:04

The House on Thursday voted to end American involvement in the Yemen war, rebuffing the Trump administration's support for the military campaign led by Saudi Arabia. The bill now heads to President Donald Trump, who is expected to veto it. The White House says the bill raises "serious constitutional concerns," and ...

Hugh Dancy joins Claire Danes on final ‘Homeland’ season

Entertainment 03/26/19, 17:13

The final season of Showtime's "Homeland " will be a family project for Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy.The network announced Tuesday that Dancy has signed on as a recurring character in the upcoming eighth season of the series which stars Danes, his wife of eight years.He'll play a political consultant ...

EU official backs key role for Kabul in talks with Taliban

Europe 03/26/19, 04:10

The European Union's top diplomat has expressed support for U.S.-led efforts to resolve Afghanistan's 17-year war but stressed that the Afghan government should have a leading role in the process.The remarks by EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini reflect the bloc's displeasure that the peace talks with the Taliban have ...

EU hopes for ‘significant pledges’ at Syria donor meet

Europe 03/14/19, 02:48

The European Union's top diplomat says the EU expects "significant pledges" for Syria at a donor conference, as the bloc seeks to keep the 8-year conflict in the international spotlight.Speaking ahead of Thursday's donor conference in Brussels, foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that Syrians must "not to be forgotten ...

Update: EU warns against military action in Venezuela

Europe 03/12/19, 11:37

The Latest on the political and economic crisis in Venezuela (all times local):12:30 p.m.European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says no military action from inside or outside Venezuela would be acceptable to resolve the "dramatically" deteriorating situation in the country.People collect water falling from a leaking pipeline on the ...

Conservatives on why ‘America first’ doesn’t mean ‘America alone’

Politics 03/02/19, 06:19

Does the slogan “America first” also mean “America alone?” That was the question asked Friday during the Conservative Political Action Conference, following President Donald Trump’s second summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.  Among panelists discussing Trump’s “America first” foreign policy were Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, a member of the Senate ...

On summit sidelines, North Koreans study Vietnam’s economy

Business 02/27/19, 07:11

Senior members of North Korea's delegation to Hanoi for Kim Jong Un's summit with President Donald Trump took a side trip Wednesday to visit one of Vietnam's most successful conglomerates. Kim has several senior foreign and economic advisers with him in Hanoi and gleaning insights into ways to improve the North's ...

Biden’s 2020 opening? Dem field missing foreign policy hand

Politics 02/23/19, 01:47

Democratic presidential candidates are touting their support for "Medicare-for-all," higher taxes on the wealthy and a war on climate change. But foreign policy is largely taking a back seat. Former Vice President Joe Biden is seizing on that opening to position himself as the global policy expert if he decides to ...

Austrian leader: Trump foreign policy successful in parts

Europe 02/17/19, 10:52

Austria’s chancellor has described parts of U.S. President Donald Trump’s foreign policy as “very successful” as he prepares to visit Washington this week. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told Sunday’s edition of Austrian newspaper Die Presse that one of the main aims of his visit is to help avert a trade war, which ...

Merkel defends Iran stance, urges China to join arms talks

Europe 02/16/19, 06:21

German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European powers' decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in the face of U.S. criticism as she delivered a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs and urged China to join future disarmament efforts.Merkel's comments at the Munich Security Conference, ...

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