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Cambodia limits US diplomat's scrutiny of controversial base

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Efforts by Cambodia to assuage U.S. concerns about China's right to use a naval base on the Gulf of Thailand suffered a setback Friday when an American diplomat invited to ...

Flurry of diplomatic contacts fuel Iran deal speculation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flurry of diplomatic contacts and reports of major progress suggest that indirect talks between the U.S. and Iran may be nearing an agreement. That’s despite efforts by U.S. offici...

Blinken meets Israeli spy chief as Iran talks continue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top Biden administration national security aides met Thursday with the chief of Israel’s Mossad spy agency for talks that focused primaril...

US weighs policy on Venezuela as Maduro signals flexibility

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government is intensifying efforts to court the Biden administration as the new U.S. president weighs whether to risk a political backlash in Florida...

US Senate confirms China hardliner Wendy Sherman as deputy secretary of state

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Senate approved President Joe Biden’s appointment of Wendy Sherman as deputy secretary of state on Tuesday (April 13). During a confirmation hearing, She...

Biden Cabinet near complete but hundreds of jobs still open

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s Cabinet is nearly complete with the confirmation of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. But the work of building his administration is just beginning, as Biden has hun...

Biden Cabinet complete but hundreds of vacancies remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s Cabinet is nearly complete with the expected confirmation of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh on Monday. But the work of building his administration is just beginnin...

Biden's Russia credentials questioned over European pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of Democratic accusations that former President Donald Trump was too soft on Russia, the Biden administration is facing Republican criticism of its approach to Moscow. ...

Former Obama aide to be tapped as Iran envoy, angering hawks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top national security aide to former President Barack Obama is expected to be tapped as U.S. envoy for Iran this week, several people familiar with the matter said Thursday. The ap...

Trouble at home may change Biden's hand in Iran nuke talks

A lot of the characters are the same for President-elect Joe Biden but the scene is far starker as he reassembles a team of veteran negotiators to get back into the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. ...

Biden fills out State Department team with Obama veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is filling out his State Department team with a group of former career diplomats and veterans of the Obama administration, signaling his desire to return to...

Trump's presidency not just a blip in US foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to scrap President Donald Trump’s vision of “America First” in favor of “diplomacy first” will depend on whether he's able to regain the trust of all...

Trump: US demands restoration of UN sanctions against Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is set to demand the restoration of all international sanctions on Iran in a move that will further isolate the U.S. at the United Nations, test the credibil...

UN crisis looms as US readies demand for Iran sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — After a resounding defeat in the U.N. Security Council, the United States is poised to call for the United Nations to reimpose sanctions on Iran under a rarely used diplomatic ma...

Trump tests Congress' war powers with strike against Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's confrontation with Iran is posing a gut check for Congress, brazenly testing whether the House and Senate will exert their own authority over U.S. military s...