'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Michael McFaul, the U.S. ambassador to Russia, was summoned Wednesday by the nation's foreign ministry for questioning about a spy debacle that heated this week.
The first meeting between John F. Kerry as the new secretary of state and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov could be dominated this week by the emotional issue of Americans adopting Russian children, after an explosive exchange between Russian lawmakers and the U.S. ambassador in Moscow.
The chaotic end of Algeria's hostage crisis at a natural-gas plant in the Sahara on Thursday highlights the broad front on which Islamic extremists can strike back against France's military intervention in Mali.
The dispute between the U.S. ambassador to Russia and the Russian Foreign Ministry is no laughing matter, but it is becoming the butt of jokes in Moscow.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of world-renowned conductor Riccardo Muti performed in Russia on Wednesday for the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union.
Moscow's relentless criticism of U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul reached a new height this week when the foreign minister accused him of arrogance.
The U.S. ambassador to Haiti has been drawn into a controversy over whether President Michel Martelly, a former pop singer in Miami, is a U.S. citizen and ineligible to hold the office he won last year.
A Russian prankster posted a fake Twitter message Sunday, implying that U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul in Moscow was claiming voter fraud in Russia's presidential election even before the polls closed.
As he hones his presidential campaign theme, Vladimir Putin is accusing the United States of working to weaken Russia and push it back into the chaos that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Rarely does a diplomat speak so bluntly, but with that one word in a Twitter post, the U.S. ambassador to Russia set off a buzz in the blogosphere this week, as he slapped down a critic who accused him of trying to topple the government in the Kremlin.
A leader of the Muslim Brotherhood this week met with the American ambassador and a top State Department official at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and scoffed at President Obama's commitment to democracy in Egypt.
Candidate Newt Gingrich continues to level harsh attacks on the judicial branch, saying as president he would consider dispatching U.S. marshals to force judges to appear before Congress to explain controversial decisions.
The nomination of U.S. Ambassador-designate to Russia Michael McFaul is in trouble, based on recent responses to senators' questions about a possible plan to give sensitive data to Russia on the SM-3 anti-missile interceptor.
Russia's expected invitation to join the World Trade Organization this month has ignited debate in Congress on a bill that targets Russian human rights abuse and a trade law that could hurt U.S. businesses.
The Obama administration is set to offer more concessions to the Russians on missile defense, the latest one a proposal to share secret technical data on the U.S. military's most effective anti-missile interceptor.
"We don't want that," Ambassador Michael McFaul told Ekho Moskvy radio last week. "On the contrary, we want more contacts between your and our lawmakers."
But Russian lawmakers who banned adoptions in December and are not linked to Magnitsky's death are free to visit the U.S., Mr. McFaul said.