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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - Catherine Ashton, Baroness Ashton Of Upholland
The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. But several acknowledged there are few options beyond already-threatened economic and diplomatic penalties, and critics said administration efforts were too little, too late after years of pressing for friendlier relations with Moscow.
Ukraine's new authorities navigated tricky political waters Tuesday, launching a new presidential campaign, working on a new government and trying to seek immediate financial help from the West.
Ukraine's acting government issued an arrest warrant Monday for President Viktor Yanukovych, accusing him of mass crimes against the protesters who stood up for months against his rule. Russia sharply questioned its authority, calling it an "armed mutiny."
Ukraine: parliament speaker says no new government before Thursday
The MetroWest Daily News of Framingham (Mass.), Feb. 20, 2014
Iran and six world powers ended the opening round of nuclear talks on an upbeat note Thursday, with both sides saying they had agreed on a plan for further negotiations meant to produce a comprehensive deal to set limits on Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
The pictures of an Iranian fleet approaching the U.S. shores sadly serve as a reminder of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis with old Cold War concepts of balance of power, psychological warfare and testing of U.S. administration combativeness.
Iran drew a red line on Tuesday on how far it would go at landmark nuclear talks, saying as the meeting opened that it would not buckle to pressure from the U.S. and five other world powers to scrap any of its nuclear facilities.
Thank you for Suzanne Fields' excellent column, "Anti-Semitism on International Holocaust Remembrance Day" (Jan. 30), noting anti-Semitism's resurgence in the Middle East and Europe.
When the White House scribblers were putting the finishing touches on the State of the Union message, President Obama took a moment to commemorate memory. Monday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the most notorious of Adolf Hitler's death camps.
Amid the eruption of violence along ethnic lines in South Sudan, U.N. investigators discovered a mass grave in a rebel-held city, the United Nations said Tuesday as a possible opening occurred for negotiations to avert civil war in the world's newest country.
While recent days saw a clutch of sledge-hammer-wielding protesters in Kiev toppling a statue of Vladimir Lenin, the Obama administration has tried to resist characterizing the situation as a Cold War-era political standoff between East and West.
Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Geneva to join negotiations about Iran's nuclear program, the State Department announced Friday, raising expectations that a deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program could be in the works.
Under pressure from Congress and Israel to resist rushing into a hasty deal, the Obama administration reacted cautiously to news from Geneva on Wednesday of progress in the international talks with Iran over its disputed nuclear program.
A top U.S. diplomat met a jailed senior leader in the Muslim Brotherhood early on Monday as part of mediation efforts to end the standoff between Egypt's military-backed government and protesters supporting the ousted president, government officials said.
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton told reporters at U.N. headquarters in New York that the bloc has commitments for more than the 500 troops it initially expected to send to Central African Republic and "is looking at double that number."
"The EU remains concerned about the heavy civilian casualties, massive displacements of people, serious human rights violations and a worsening of the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic," Ashton said. "It is imperative for the international community to act to enable a lasting solution to the chaos."