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Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - William Chalmers Burns
U.S. intelligence agencies are stepping up their spying on Russia's military amid concerns that Moscow is preparing to use force against Ukraine in the wake of the pro-democracy revolution in Kiev.
The White House quietly announced it was bringing on board a Middle East expert with a background in forging peace deals, a late-hour move to help President Obama smooth relations with key regional leaders that comes as he's poised to visit Saudi Arabia.
Billie Jean King will attend the closing ceremony of the Sochi Olympics in Russia.
Diplomats from more than 30 nations visited the State Department this week for a conference focused on fostering international cooperation in space travel, the first meeting of its kind the agency has held.
Boitano joins Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow as openly gay athletes in the U.S. delegation for the opening and closing ceremonies. Including them is widely seen as a message from the White House to Russia about its treatment of gays and lesbians.
With less than two months before the games begin, the Obama administration on Tuesday revealed the roster of the American delegation to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
The Obama administration provided a New York Times reporter exclusive access to a range of high-level national security officials for a book that divulged highly classified information on a U.S. cyberwar on Iran's nuclear program, internal State Department emails show.
Egyptian security forces deployed snipers, tear gas and bulldozers Wednesday to break up two sit-ins by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, in an assault that claimed more than 500 lives, drew swift international condemnation and led to the resignation of the vice president in the military-backed interim government.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Wednesday condemned a bloody crackdown by Egyptian security forces on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi as "deplorable" and "a serious blow to reconciliation."
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.
Egypt's interim president on Tuesday swore-in a new Cabinet stocked with liberals, women, secularists and Christians — but no Islamists — and appears to give greater powers to the military chief who toppled the country's first democratically elected president two weeks ago.
President Obama was sent multiple letters that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin and Sen. John McCain was accused of meeting with kidnappers during his trip to Syria. On the international stage, a new respiratory virus sweeping the Middle East has been dubbed 'a threat to the entire world' by the World Health Organization. Here’s a recap, or wrap, of the week that was from The Washington Times.
House Republicans' chief investigator issued a subpoena Tuesday for State Department documents he said would shed light on how the administration wrote the "talking points" that were used to give a wrong impression of last year's terrorist attack in Benghazi.
House Republicans' chief investigator issued a subpoena Tuesday for State Department documents that he said would shed light on how the administration wrote the "talking points" that were used to give a wrong impression of the September terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.
International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi expressed little hope for a political solution for Syria anytime soon after meeting Friday with senior Russian and U.S. diplomats trying to bring an end to the civil war, which has claimed tens of thousands of lives.
Mr. Burns said speculation over splitting Ukraine into pro-Russian and pro-European regions "is not in Ukraine's interest."
"We strongly support Ukraine's territorial integrity and its unity," Mr. Burns told reporters at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev.