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After only five months in Berlin, the U.S. ambassador to Germany was "astonished" at the depth of "paranoia" among German politicians over suspected U.S. foreign policies, even conservative allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The jailing of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London — and the drawn-out extradition battle that likely will ensue — are the latest steps in a global effort to corral the website.
World leaders focused attention on North Korea on Monday, as an International Criminal Court prosecutor opened a war-crimes investigation into the reclusive country's recent military strikes and as U.S., Japanese and South Korean officials conferred at the State Department.
The Sri Lankan government has appointed a senior army officer accused of war crimes in the conflict with Tamil rebels as its deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton knows how to try to get a laugh from a public embarrassment.
The State Department has stated in a cable from Peshawar, Pakistan, that it is skeptical about eventually winning the military struggle in Pakistan's badlands, saying peace talks go nowhere and murderous militants control key towns.
Sheik Abdullah bin Zayed, foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates, "asserted that the UAE is even more worried about Iranian intentions than is Israel," according to a secret April 9, 2009, cable from the State Department recounting a meeting two days earlier between the sheik and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The WikiLeaks revelations are awful, concerning and wrong. Despite this, they have revealed an overreaching, embarrassing and rather juvenile State Department.
The Kurdistan Regional Government released significant news recently. It announced that Houston's Marathon Oil Corp. had acquired operating positions in four oil blocks in Iraqi Kurdistan. This is good news for oil development in Kurdistan and American business in Iraq. Another news story that same day went unnoticed by the Western press. The four-day Erbil International Fair came to a successful conclusion with nearly 850 companies participating. Only two American companies came to the fair. Where were the rest of the Americans?