WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry signaled Friday that he may scale back his intense effort to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace in view of the two sides' ?unhelpful actions? in recent days.
Mahmoud Abbas' move to seek Palestinian membership in 15 international agencies apparently damages John Kerry's peace talk plans.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov say their four-hour Paris meeting about the crisis was constructive.
WASHINGTON ? The top U.S. and Russian diplomats agreed Sunday to work with Ukrainian officials to ease the crisis triggered by Russia?s decision to annex Crimea, but remained far apart on most other key points after four hours of talks in Paris.
WASHINGTON ? The top U.S. and Russian diplomats met Sunday evening in Paris amid hopes for a diplomatic solution to the crisis over control of troubled Ukraine.
President Obama makes it clear that Russia's taking of Crimea doesn't outweigh other foreign policy priorities, leaving experts to debate how aggressively to act.
House Republicans went overtime Friday, expending an enormous amount of political energy to try to reach consensus on a border-crisis measure that is almost certain never to become law. The last-minute push came after lawmakers realized they were heading into a five-week summer break with little to show constituents for their efforts to respond to the humanitarian crisis along the Southwestern border, a reminder of why congressional approval ratings are at all-time lows. After a late-night session Friday, the House approved, by a 223-189 vote, a $694-million emergency border package on a largely party-line vote. Lawmakers were loath to go home empty-handed on an issue that has roused...