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  • Palestinian Authority leader takes step to press issue of statehood

    Palestinian Authority leader takes step to press issue of statehood
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced plans Tuesday to press the issue of Palestinian statehood by applying for membership in 15 international agencies, despite strong Israeli opposition. The move apparently...
  • Palestinian President Abbas pushes statehood recognition

    Palestinian President Abbas pushes statehood recognition
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas pushed ahead Tuesday with efforts for wider recognition of Palestine as a state, saying he would pursue membership status in scores of international agencies, treaties and...
  • Ukraine is big deal, but not the biggest deal for the U.S.

    Ukraine is big deal, but not the biggest deal for the U.S.
    WASHINGTON — In speeches and remarks last week in Europe, President Obama made it clear that he considers Russia's annexation of Crimea a very big deal. But he also defined what it's not: an overwhelming national security threat, such as the U.S.-...
  • John Kerry arrives to prod deadlocked Israelis and Palestinians

    John Kerry arrives to prod deadlocked Israelis and Palestinians
    JERUSALEM -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrived in Jerusalem on Monday evening to begin talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in a bid to keep the troubled peace negotiations on track. The immediate obstacle Kerry seeks to overcome is a...
  • Top U.S. and Russian diplomats meet in Paris over Ukraine crisis

    Top U.S. and Russian diplomats meet in Paris over Ukraine crisis
    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. As U.S. officials continued to voice concern at the massing of Russian troops on...
  • U.S., Russian diplomats agree to work with Ukraine's government

    U.S., Russian diplomats agree to work with Ukraine's government
    WASHINGTON — The top U.S. and Russian diplomats agreed Sunday to work with Ukrainian government officials to ease the crisis triggered by Russia's annexation of Crimea, but remained far apart on other key points after four hours of negotiations in...
  • U.S. orders Syria to close embassy in Washington

    U.S. orders Syria to close embassy in Washington
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration marked the third anniversary of the start of Syria's civil war Tuesday by ordering Damascus to close its embassy in Washington and expelling its diplomats, though it did not break diplomatic relations with...
  • Palestinians rally in support of Abbas as he prepares to meet Obama

    Palestinians rally in support of Abbas as he prepares to meet Obama
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Thousands of Palestinians rallied in West Bank cities on Monday in support of President Mahmoud Abbas, hours before his scheduled meeting at the White House with President Obama. Palestinians carried pictures of the...
  • Vladimir Putin calls Obama about Ukraine crisis

    Vladimir Putin calls Obama about Ukraine crisis
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin for an hour Friday in an effort to resolve the crisis over Ukraine, the first direct conversation between the two leaders after nearly two weeks of tension. Putin...
  • Kerry heads to Paris for meeting with Lavrov on Ukraine crisis

    Kerry heads to Paris for meeting with Lavrov on Ukraine crisis
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who was in Saudi Arabia with President Obama, is flying to Paris on Saturday “in advance of a to-be-scheduled meeting” within the next few days with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov,...
  • Top American and Russian diplomats plan meeting to discuss Ukraine

    Top American and Russian diplomats plan meeting to discuss Ukraine
     WASHINGTON —   Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet Sunday evening in Paris for discussions stemming from the crisis caused by Russia's recent annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. The high-ranking...