Apr 13, 2014

Iran scraps plan to send warships to Atlantic

Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported Sunday that the country has temporarily called off a plan to dispatch warships to the Atlantic Ocean. The report quoted Iranian Navy chief Adm. Habibollah Sayyari as saying such changes of naval plans are routine, “considering the situation ...

China calls reining in North Korea 'mission impossible'

Apr 11, 2014

China calls reining in North Korea 'mission impossible'

The United States is giving China a “mission impossible” by insisting it exert pressure on neighboring North Korea to halt its nuclear arms program or face U.S. consequences, Beijing’s ambassador said. “We’re very often told that China has such an influence over DPRK” — ...

Putin turns up economic heat before Ukraine talks

Apr 10, 2014

Putin turns up economic heat before Ukraine talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin turned up the heat on Ukraine on Wednesday by threatening to demand advance payment for gas supplies, a move designed to exert economic pressure as Ukraine confronts possible bankruptcy, a mutiny by pro-Russian separatists in the east and a Russian ...

Reprising grim role, Obama offers consolation at Fort Hood

Apr 10, 2014

Reprising grim role, Obama offers consolation at Fort Hood

Returning again to a grief-stricken corner of America, President Barack Obama is reprising his role as chief comforter, mourning with families of those killed last week at Fort Hood and offering solace to the nation. It’s a duty Obama has had to fulfill far ...