International Relations

Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

Feb 18, 2018

Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides

The Latest: Trump tweet undercuts McMaster Russia claims

Feb 18, 2018

President Donald Trump tweeted late Saturday that his national security adviser's contention that there was Russian interference in his election victory overlooks some key details.

Moon won't discuss possible summit with North Korea's Kim

Feb 18, 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he hopes his efforts to engage rival North Korea at the Olympics will lead to better ties between Washington and Pyongyang and also help to set up talks on ridding the North of its nuclear bombs

US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols

Feb 18, 2018

U.S. forces are undeterred by China's military presence on newly built islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters

UN chief appoints former British diplomat envoy to Yemen

Feb 17, 2018

UN chief appoints former British diplomat Griffiths as new special envoy to war-torn Yemen

Commerce Dept. backs tariffs on imported aluminum and steel

Feb 16, 2018

Commerce Department recommends sanctions on aluminum and steel imports

Pentagon watchdog raises doubts about Afghan war progress

Feb 16, 2018

A Pentagon watchdog agency is raising fresh doubts about progress in the 16-year-old U.S. war in Afghanistan

Trump to host Netanyahu at White House next month

Feb 16, 2018

President Donald Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House next month

Al-Qaida fighter, absent from court, gets life in prison

Feb 16, 2018

A self-described al-Qaida "warrior" who was in a firefight in Afghanistan that left two U.S. servicemen dead has been sentenced to life in prison

Key senator to stop blocking US arms sales to Persian Gulf

Feb 15, 2018

A key U.S. senator says he will no longer block Persian Gulf nations from buying American-made lethal weapons even though the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its neighbors remains in a stalemate