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  • Iran halts part of uranium enrichment efforts; West loosens sanctions

    TEHRAN — Iran suspended part of its uranium enrichment efforts Monday and the U.S. and European Union began loosening some economic sanctions, the first concrete steps toward a comprehensive deal to end the long confrontation over Tehran's nuclear...
  • Backing Obama, Hillary Clinton opposes new Iran sanctions

    Backing Obama, Hillary Clinton opposes new Iran sanctions
    WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing President Obama’s opposition to new economic sanctions against Iran. Obama announced in his State of the Union address last week that he would veto any legislation that called for such...
  • Chan Lowe: Charlie Crist's Cuba embargo flip-flop

    Chan Lowe: Charlie Crist's Cuba embargo flip-flop
    Clearly, candidate Charlie Crist has discovered that his campaign for governor of Florida possesses a very powerful weapon: Nobody cares that he’s a flip-flopper.   No matter how much ammunition Charlie hands the enemy, no matter how many...
  • Time for a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations

     Time for a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations
    The United States and Cuba have been locked in the coldest of relationships for more than half a century. But a new poll suggests that the American people think it's time to warm things up a bit. We agree. The poll, commissioned by the Washington-...
  • Letters: Opening the door to Cuba

    Re "Time for a U.S.-Cuba thaw," Editorial, Feb. 16 It's way past time for us to join other nations and allow American citizens unfettered travel to neighboring Cuba. How can we possibly explain why it's legal to visit and do business in communist...
  • Nelson Mandela helped popularize use of sanctions

    Nelson Mandela helped popularize use of sanctions
    WASHINGTON — His greatest impact was as a moral leader, but Nelson Mandela also left a legacy in diplomacy by helping popularize the use of international sanctions to pressure a government to change its policies. Since sanctions were imposed in an...
  • White House adds to Iran sanctions blacklist

    White House adds to Iran sanctions blacklist
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration added 17 foreign companies and individuals to a federal blacklist Thursday for allegedly helping Iran evade economic sanctions, a move intended both to maintain pressure on Tehran during upcoming nuclear...
  • Can a handshake ever be more than just a handshake?

    It was one of the most awe-inspiring events of our lifetime: Ninety world leaders joining 100,000 South Africans in Johannesburg's World Cup Stadium for a four-hour-long celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela. But what did the U.S. media focus on? Not...
  • Iran nuclear talks: Congress is the elephant at the negotiating table

    Iran nuclear talks: Congress is the elephant at the negotiating table
    WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials hoping to end the nuclear standoff with Iran not only face a nation legendary for hard-line negotiating, they also must deal with members of Congress who may be just as unyielding. In talks with Iran set...
  • Summit addresses future of energy, state of oil

    Summit addresses future of energy, state of oil
    Forty years ago today, the OPEC oil embargo caused oil prices to spike 70 percent to $5.11 a barrel, setting off a global energy crisis that sent shockwaves through the industrial age that are still felt today.  With the price of oil now oscillating...
  • Russians hedging their bets on prospects for Syrian peace accord

    Russian officials are working diligently with U.S. counterparts to revive collapsed peace talks on Syria’s future after more than two years of bloody civil war. But Moscow also has threatended to ship sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to the...
  • Cuban dissident blogger finds allies in Congress

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – After years of trying to leave Cuba to visit other lands, dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez is making the rounds on Capitol Hill and impressing Florida members of Congress of all stripes. On...