Biden heads to Ukraine

2014-04-21 13:01

US Vice President Joe Biden is to begin a two-day visit to Ukraine amid Russian "outrage" over a deadly weekend shootout in the rebel east that shattered a fragile Easter truce.

Boston bombing remembered

2014-04-15 17:42

The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings has started with a wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the explosions.

Biden meets Baltic leaders, pledges support

2014-03-19 21:09

US Vice President Joe Biden has met with leaders of Lithuania and Latvia, part of a quick trip to reassure Baltic allies worried about what an emboldened, aggressive Russia might mean for their nations. a

Ukraine crisis: Obama may skip G8 summit

2014-03-01 10:08

The US has warned that President Barack Obama and other European leaders could snub the G8 summit if they judge Russia is usurping Ukraine’s sovereignty.

US: Ukraine violence 'completely outrageous'

2014-02-19 21:43

The White House has called the deadly violence on the streets of the Kiev "completely outrageous" and renewed its appeal to President Yanukovych to de-escalate the situation.

Biden tried to prevent Japan PM shrine visit

2014-01-29 10:40

US Vice President Joe Biden spent an hour trying to persuade Japan's prime minister not to visit the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, two weeks before the controversial pilgrimage.

Ukraine PM resigns to ease crisis

2014-01-28 12:53

Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has resigned in a bid to defuse Ukraine's deadly crisis and preserve its unity, finally giving into months of pressure from street protesters.

Obama defends Afghan strategy after Gates criticism

2014-01-14 12:25

Barack Obama insists he had faith in the Afghan war mission after former Pentagon chief Robert Gates charged the president lacked passion for military action.

White House defends Obama on Gates book

2014-01-09 11:31

Rushing to curb political fallout, the White House has pushed back against harsh criticism in a new book by former Defence Secretary Robert Gates that questions Obama's war leadership.

North Korea releases US war veteran

2013-12-07 13:00

North Korea has deported an American veteran of the Korean War, two months after he was detained for "hostile acts" against the communist country.

Biden: China must reduce tension in Asia Pacific

2013-12-05 09:27

US Vice President Joe Biden says that China must take steps to reduce tensions in the Asia-Pacific to protect its growing stake in regional peace and stability.

Obama would not have run without Biden

2013-11-08 10:28

US President Barack Obama has stated that he would never have ditched Joe Biden, following reports his 2012 re-election campaign bosses considered using Hillary Clinton.

Obama, Pakistani PM Sharif vow co-operation

2013-10-24 07:35

President Barack Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have pledged co-operation on the security issues, but sources of tension briefly bubbled to the surface during their meeting.

Brazil leader postpones US state visit over spy row

2013-09-18 07:02

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has postponed a long-planned state visit to Washington, the most serious diplomatic fall-out yet from Edward Snowden's leak of US secrets.

US intelligence on Syria attacks uncertain

2013-08-29 14:06

The intelligence linking Syrian President Bashar Assad to a chemical weapons attack is no "slam dunk," with questions around who actually controls some of Syria's chemical weapons.

Israel pushes forth with settlement plans

2013-08-26 07:48

Israel has pushed forward with plans to construct 1 500 apartments in east Jerusalem in a move that could undermine recently renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Obama, Clinton lunch, spark 2016 buzz

2013-07-30 07:36

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have met for lunch at the White House, sparking speculation about a 2016 presidential run.

Detroit not banking on Fed help - city

2013-07-22 09:15

Detroit must dig itself out of the hole it created and cannot wait to see if the federal government will come to its rescue, the city's emergency manager says.

Biden says China cyber-theft must stop

2013-07-10 17:48

Vice President Joe Biden says China's rise is good for the US and the world, but Chinese theft of US intellectual property must stop.

Kerry begins first Latin America trip

2013-06-05 09:04

US Secretary of State John Kerry has begun his first trip to Latin America to participate in top-level talks with his regional counterparts expected to focus on drugs and security.

Syria to 'respond' to any Israeli strikes

2013-05-10 10:00

Syria has threatened an immediate response to any new Israeli strike, with its militant ally Hezbollah saying Damascus will provide "game-changing" weapons.

US options limited after Syria arms report

2013-04-26 20:11

The White House disclosure that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons still leaves the US stuck with a limited choice of military options to oust President Bashar Assad.

Gay marriage: To endorse or not to endorse?

2013-03-27 08:41

Two cases on gay marriage are in the US Supreme Court and politicians are trying to work out just how expedient their reactions can be to their careers, writes Simon Williamson.

Obama 'not bluffing' against Iran

2013-03-04 22:17

US Vice President Joe Biden says President Barack Obama isn't bluffing when he says he'll use military action if ultimately necessary to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

Biden marches with US civil rights leaders

2013-03-04 11:03

Vice President Joe Biden has marched with black civil rights leaders in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the "Bloody Sunday" beating of voting rights marchers 48 years ago.


Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

2014-04-16 14:38

A man who dropped a backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line has been charged with the possession of a hoax device and disorderly conduct.

Boston bombing victims remembered, one year on

2014-04-15 11:25

One year after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, the north-eastern US city will pay solemn tribute to the victims of the attack.

Obama imposes sanctions on 11 Russians

2014-03-18 07:02

US President Barack Obama has slapped sanctions on two top aides to President Vladimir Putin and nine other people linked to Russia's military incursion into Crimea.

Biden offers support to Ukraine prime minister

2014-02-28 08:59

US Vice President Joe Biden has told Ukraine's new prime minister that the US welcomes the formation of the country's new government.

Ukraine MPs fail to strike constitution deal

2014-02-05 08:03

Ukraine's parliament will try again to agree on curbing the presidency's powers, while the EU's foreign policy chief meets President Viktor Yanukovych to press for a resolution.

Putin warns against meddling in Ukraine

2014-01-29 08:26

Ukraine's government has resigned and parliament scrapped anti-protest laws in major concessions to the opposition as Russian President Vladimir Putin warns against foreign meddling.

Israel kills 2 gunmen in Gaza airstrike

2014-01-22 11:15

Israel has killed two Gaza gunmen in an air strike, blaming one of them for firing rockets across the border during former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's funeral.

Israel honours Sharon at state funeral

2014-01-13 13:19

Israel pays homage to former prime minister Ariel Sharon at the first of two funeral services to be held for a man hailed as a war hero at home but seen by many Arabs as a war criminal.

Obama criticised on handling of Afghan war

2014-01-08 10:47

Former defence secretary Robert Gates has delivered a scathing critique of President Barack Obama's handling of the war in Afghanistan in a revealing new memoir.

Biden: North Korea won't achieve prosperity

2013-12-06 13:04

Vice President Joe Biden says North Korea would never achieve prosperity as long as it continues to pursue nuclear arms, but added Washington remains open to a dialogue.

Biden in China over air zone matter

2013-12-04 12:49

US Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Beijing to raise concerns over a Chinese air zone creating regional tensions, looking to bolster ties while also underscoring alliances.

Growing violence kills 12 in Iraq

2013-11-05 11:53

Suicide bombings and other attacks have killed 12 people in Iraq, say officials, while Iraqi legislators passed a law laying the groundwork for next year's parliamentary elections.

India, US ties lose shine over economic ties

2013-09-25 14:09

There is a perception that the once blooming relationship between India and US is drifting off course as Prime Minister Singh prepare to meet President Barack Obama.

White House: Russian prestige on the line in Syria

2013-09-12 07:02

The White House has tried to pin the success or failure of a diplomatic option to secure Syria's chemical weapons on Russia rather than the United States.

US to punish Syria, not push regime change

2013-08-28 10:00

US forces are readying to strike Syria, though the West insists its goal is not regime change but to punish President Bashar Assad's government for unleashing chemical warfare on civilians.

Biden keeps his name in the game for 2016

2013-08-13 11:01

Joe Biden is keeping his name at the top of likely Democratic contenders for the 2016 presidential election, though the prime spot seems to have been claimed by Hilary Rodham Clinton.

Biden on visit to fire up US-India ties

2013-07-22 09:39

US Vice President Joe Biden is due in India for a four-day visit designed to revive momentum in flagging diplomatic ties and fire up bilateral trade.

Biden may take on Hillary

2013-07-18 22:05

US vice president Joe Biden has raised the possibility of a fresh tilt at the White House in 2016 after making two unsuccessful bids.

US asks Ecuador to deny Snowden asylum

2013-06-29 22:29

US Vice President Joe Biden has asked Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa not to grant asylum to wanted whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

Turkey respects protests: Government

2013-06-05 08:18

A close ally of Turkey's prime minister says his government respects the right to non-violent protest and free speech, but that it must also protect its citizens against violence.

Haunted by Iraq war, US cautious on Syria

2013-05-10 08:02

The Obama administration is treading cautiously on Syria after what it sees as Washington's past errors in the Iraq invasion and occupation, Vice President Joe Biden says.

Too early for 2016? Not for Hillary fans

2013-04-03 12:01

Hillary Clinton's 12-minute speech advocating women's rights globally, has excited fans imploring the former first lady, senator and secretary of state to run again for president in three years.

White House will push gun laws - Biden

2013-03-22 16:30

The White House will keep pushing for gun ownership laws despite little support in Congress, Vice President Joe Biden says, as fellow Democrats seek to halt gun violence.

Israel will never allow Iran nuke: Barak

2013-03-04 12:12

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has warned Iran that Israel will never allow Iranian leaders to develop a nuclear weapon, as he addressed a powerful US-Israel lobby.

Biden urges curbing US gun violence

2013-02-07 11:00

US Vice President Joe Biden has urged fellow Democrats in the House of Representatives to comply with public demands for action to reduce gun violence.

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