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EXPLAINER: A look at US steps taken, and not, against Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden hit Russia with some of the broadest and toughest financial penalties that the world's biggest economy can muster on Thursday, hours after President Vladimir...

Ukraine projects calm over Russia fears despite US rhetoric

ADIIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — In the trenches of eastern Ukraine, across the lines from some of the 100,000 Russian troops amassed north and east of the country, Ivan Skuratovskyi's calm verges on numbness ...

Yemen's Houthis add to Biden's foreign policy frustrations

WASHINGTON (AP) — A clan-based militia government in the Arab world’s poorest country is presenting the Biden administration with another foreign policy setback, as Yemen’s Houthis launch cross-border...

US pledges to put Russia on defensive at UN Security Council

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. worked Sunday to ramp up diplomatic and financial pressure on Russia over Ukraine, promising to put Moscow on the defensive at the U.N. Security Council as lawmakers on Capi...

Kerry warns governments falling short on climate efforts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top diplomats of the United States and the world's other worst climate-polluting nations talked global warming together Thursday for the first time since November's U.N. summit, with...

EXPLAINER: What are US options for sanctions against Putin?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The financial options being considered to punish President Vladimir Putin if Russia invades Ukraine range from the sweeping to the acutely personal — from cutting Russia off from U.S...

No. 2 US climate diplomat leaves after a year under Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration's second-ranking climate diplomat is leaving his government job after one year, special U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Friday. Jonathan...

US sanctions Ukrainian officials accused of helping Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department levied new sanctions Thursday against four Ukrainian officials, including two current members of parliament who administration officials say are part of ...

Biden considers restoring terror listing of Yemen's Houthis

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says the U.S. is considering restoring its designation of Yemen's Houthis as a terrorist group. Biden's comment, made at a White House news conf...

Democrats defeat GOP sanctions on Russian gas pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Thursday defeated a bill by Texas Republican Ted Cruz that would have slammed sanctions on businesses involved in a Russian natural gas pipeline to Germany, denou...

No shortage of sanction options if Russia invades Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has plenty of options to make good on its pledge to hit Russia financially if President Vladimir Putin invades Ukraine, from sanctions targeting Putin’s asso...

OPEC+ sticks to modest boost in oil output despite omicron

NEW YORK (AP) — OPEC and allied oil-producing countries decided Thursday to maintain the amount of oil they pump to the world even as the new omicron variant casts a shadow of uncertainty over the glo...

Official: Blinken, Russian FM to meet amid Ukraine tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet separately with his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts on Thursday on the margins of a meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, at a time of tension ...

US lifts terror designation for Colombia's ex-guerrilla army

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration formally revoked the terrorist designation of Colombia's former FARC guerrilla army on Tuesday, but newly imposed the designation on commanders and offshoots...

AP source: US delisting Colombia rebels as terror group

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration notified Congress on Tuesday it is ending Colombia's largest guerrilla group's designation as a terrorist organization, according to a congressional aide gra...