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  • House GOP absolves military, slams administration in Benghazi attack

    House GOP absolves military, slams administration in Benghazi attack
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya. was "woefully vulnerable" prior to the deadly 2012 attack by militants, according to a report by House Republicans on the incident that blames the Obama administration for failing to beef up...
  • U.S. seeks meeting with prospective India leader Narendra Modi

    U.S. seeks meeting with prospective India leader Narendra Modi
    MUMBAI, India -- In a bid to head off another potential crisis in U.S.-Indian relations, the State Department has requested a meeting with a controversial Indian politician who is a front-runner to become the country’s next prime minister, officials...
  • Suicide bomber hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan; 2 contractors killed

    Suicide bomber hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan; 2 contractors killed
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two civilians working for the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan were killed Monday in a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO convoy in eastern Kabul, officials said. An official at Pul-e-Charkhi prison, near the site of the...
  • Senate moves to prevent return of Jewish archive to Iraq

    Senate moves to prevent return of Jewish archive to Iraq
    WASHINGTON -- Some lawmakers are trying to prevent the return to Baghdad of a cache of Iraqi Jewish community records, which were seized by the U.S. military during the Iraq war and occupation. The Senate on Thursday unanimously backed a bipartisan...
  • Letters: Myth vs. fact on Keystone XL

    Re "The future of Keystone XL," Editorial, Feb. 2 TransCanada hasn't had a spill from our actual oil pipelines. The first Keystone pipeline has safely delivered more than 550 million barrels of oil to U.S. refineries. In 2011 we replaced some fittings...
  • U.S. feeling shut out of Russian security operation at Sochi

    U.S. feeling shut out of Russian security operation at Sochi
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence officials are frustrated that the Russian government is withholding information about threats to Olympic venues coming from inside Russia, several lawmakers said during talk shows Sunday. "We aren't getting the kind of...
  • Race to succeed Henry Waxman gains candidate, momentum

    Race to succeed Henry Waxman gains candidate, momentum
    The list of would-be successors to longtime Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) continued to grow on Monday. Attorney Barbara Mulvaney, a fomer senior trial attorney for the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and on the staff of the State...
  • Russians gloat over U.S. diplomacy scandal, deny bugging Nuland's call

    Russians gloat over U.S. diplomacy scandal, deny bugging Nuland's call
    MOSCOW -- Russian officials on Friday denied they were behind the eavesdropping and Internet posting of an embarrassing phone call between two top U.S. diplomats discussing a response to the political crisis in conflicted Ukraine. But Russia’s...
  • U.S. diplomat caught on tape; officials point finger at Russia

    U.S. diplomat caught on tape; officials point finger at Russia
    WASHINGTON -- Obama administration officials have grumbled for months about what they see as world leaders’ faux outrage over revelations of U.S. spying. Countries spy on one another, President Obama has said. The U.S. is a target as well as a...
  • Israeli critics of peace deal take aim at John Kerry

    Israeli critics of peace deal take aim at John Kerry
    JERUSALEM — Emerging from a black limousine, the tall man in the bushy gray wig lectures a small crowd of Israelis on how their holy city of Jerusalem belongs to followers of all religions — "Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Klingons...
  • State Department issues travel warning for Israel, Gaza, West Bank

    State Department issues travel warning for Israel, Gaza, West Bank
    The State Department on Monday strongly warned Americans against travel to the West Bank and Gaza after violent clashes in the border area last month played out amid current peace talks. Section fronts "The security environment remains complex in...