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U.S. officials arrive in Nigeria to assist search for abducted school girls

U.S. officials arrive in Nigeria to assist search for abducted school girls

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) --U.S. government officials are on the ground in Nigeria to assist the Nigerian government's search for the school girls abducted last month in Borno state.
JC Finley
China defends oil rig position in disputed waters

China defends oil rig position in disputed waters

BEIJING, May 9 (UPI) --Chinese drilling operations near the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea are normal and within Beijing's territorial waters, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
Daniel J. Graeber
FBI agent arrested in Pakistan out on bail

FBI agent arrested in Pakistan out on bail

KARACHI, Pakistan, May 8 (UPI) --An FBI agent arrested Monday in Pakistan as he attempted to board a domestic flight from Karachi to Islamabad with ammunition and knives has been granted bail.
JC Finley
CNOOC rig part of land grab, U.S. says

CNOOC rig part of land grab, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- A move by China to send an oil rig and government vessels to waters claimed by Vietnam may be part of an ongoing power grab, the U.S. State Department said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Vietnam vows to take action against Chinese rig

Vietnam vows to take action against Chinese rig

HANOI, Vietnam, May 7 (UPI) -- Vietnam will take all "proper and necessary" steps in response to the deployment of a Chinese oil rig in its waters, the deputy prime minister said Wednesday.
Daniel J. Graeber
U.S. concerned by Iranian, Russian energy deal

U.S. concerned by Iranian, Russian energy deal

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- If reports about an energy deal between Iran and Russia are true, it would be a concern to the U.S. government, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.
Daniel J. Graeber
State Department slams Egypt for mass trial of Muslim Brotherhood members

State Department slams Egypt for mass trial of Muslim Brotherhood members

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of State condemned Egypt's continuation of mass trials for members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
JC Finley
U.S. calls Russian foreign minister's remarks 'ludicrous'

U.S. calls Russian foreign minister's remarks 'ludicrous'

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of State called Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's statements during an interview Wednesday with state-run Russia Today "ludicrous."
JC Finley
U.S. notifies Egypt of upcoming certification under 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty

U.S. notifies Egypt of upcoming certification under 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel reached out to their Egyptian counterparts on Tuesday regarding congressional certification.
JC Finley
U.S. defends Keystone XL delay

U.S. defends Keystone XL delay

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Extending the review process for the Keystone XL pipeline was proper given ongoing uncertainty about the route through Nebraska, the U.S. State Department said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Mideast peace talks suspended for one day as April 29 deadline nears

Mideast peace talks suspended for one day as April 29 deadline nears

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 16 (UPI) -- Peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were postponed Wednesday, with no reason officially stated.
JC Finley
U.N., U.S. applaud Guinea-Bissau on presidential and parliamentary elections

U.N., U.S. applaud Guinea-Bissau on presidential and parliamentary elections

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- The UN and the U.S. congratulated Guinea-Bissau on its timely and orderly presidential and parliamentary elections.
JC Finley
Libyan prime minister resigns after armed attack on family

Libyan prime minister resigns after armed attack on family

TRIPOLI, Libya, April 14 (UPI) -- Newly appointed Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni submitted his resignation on Sunday a day after armed men attacked him and his family.
JC Finley
Kerry warns Russian foreign minister not to interfere in Ukraine

Kerry warns Russian foreign minister not to interfere in Ukraine

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday morning concerning the growing instability in eastern Ukraine.
JC Finley
U.S. condemns Turkey's Twitter ban

U.S. condemns Turkey's Twitter ban

March 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of State condemned Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's decision Thursday to block Twitter access in Turkey.
JC Finley
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