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Brazilian lawmakers to interview Snowden over spying allegations

Brazilian lawmakers to interview Snowden over spying allegations

BRASILIA, Brazil, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Brazilian lawmakers say they plan a trip to Russia to meet with Edward Snowden over reports of U.S. spying on Brazil's president and the national oil company.
Reid says Senate will delay vote on Syrian strike

Reid says Senate will delay vote on Syrian strike

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate will delay a key vote on staging a military strike against Syria for allegedly gassing its citizens, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday.
Ban welcomes Russia, U.S. pitch on surrendering chemical weapons

Ban welcomes Russia, U.S. pitch on surrendering chemical weapons

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is supports calls for Syria to surrender its chemical weapons to avert a U.S. airstrike.
Opposition rallies in front of U.S. Embassy in Moscow over Syria

Opposition rallies in front of U.S. Embassy in Moscow over Syria

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Demonstrators outside the U.S. Embassy in Moscow Wednesday protested a push by U.S. leaders toward a military response over use of chemical weapons in Syria.
Kerry says message to Assad on chemical weapons is 'never means never'

Kerry says message to Assad on chemical weapons is 'never means never'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- President Bashar Assad crossed a line "that anyone with a conscience should draw" by using chemical weapons on Syrians, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.
Obama, Kerry condemn Syrian chemical attack

Obama, Kerry condemn Syrian chemical attack

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The United States Friday ramped up the rhetoric against Syria as it released an intelligence assessment accusing the regime of using chemical weapons.
Obama said willing to go it alone on Syria

Obama said willing to go it alone on Syria

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama is willing to order a military strike on Syria without the concurrence of allies or the United Nations, administration officials said.

China, U.S. conduct piracy drills

BEIJING, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The Chinese military said joint military operations with the United States off the coast of Yemen were a sign of broad-based defensive relations.
U.S. officials in flurry of talks on Syria

U.S. officials in flurry of talks on Syria

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. officials held a flurry of talks internally and with allies about possible military action against Syria amid charges of deadly chemical weapons attacks.

China accuses U.S. of increasing surveillance

BEIJING, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The United States has stepped up air and sea surveillance in waters near China, a senior Chinese military official said, calling such activities threatening.

Jeb Bush visits Chinese officials

BEIJING, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. and Chinese governments should continue to work on long-term venues for cooperation, an official told visiting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Senate confirms Samantha Power as U.S. ambassador to United Nations

Senate confirms Samantha Power as U.S. ambassador to United Nations

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted 87-10 Thursday to confirm Samantha Power as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Kazakhstan accused of ignoring torture

LONDON, July 11 (UPI) -- Amnesty International said Kazakhstan has failed to end prisoner abuse in the wake of a deadly crackdown on protesters in 2011.
President Obama continues to fail as CEO

President Obama continues to fail as CEO

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is failing as chief executive officer of the U.S. government.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Susan Rice replaces Tom Donilon as national security adviser

Susan Rice replaces Tom Donilon as national security adviser

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday national security adviser Tom Donilon is stepping down and will be replaced by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.

Obama's choice for U.N. envoy once called Hillary Clinton 'monster'

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- The woman President Obama indicated he would tap as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations once called ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "a monster."

Petraeus said to have ordered Benghazi talking points

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- David Petraeus ordered the talking points about the Benghazi, Libya, attacks, evidently to make sure he and the CIA looked good, The Washington Post reported.

Failure of presidential leadership

COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 16 (UPI) -- News the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups for intense scrutiny is just one in a series of revelations pointing to a culture of expediency and intolerance in the Obama White House that corrupts this administration.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
White House releases Benghazi emails

White House releases Benghazi emails

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- The White House Wednesday released more than 100 pages of emails related to talking points on the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Obama: Renewed Benghazi attack controversy 'sideshow'

Obama: Renewed Benghazi attack controversy 'sideshow'

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The controversy over his administration's initial response to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is a "sideshow," President Obama said Monday.
State Department deputy recalls Benghazi attack for House committee

State Department deputy recalls Benghazi attack for House committee

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. deputy chief of mission in Libya fought for composure as he recalled the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi to a House panel Wednesday.
U.S. envoy: Request for jets in Benghazi denied

U.S. envoy: Request for jets in Benghazi denied

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- The No. 2 U.S. envoy in Libya during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi told investigators his request for fighter jets was denied.

Hagel, Brahimi discuss options for Syria

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reviewed the military readiness of the Syrian opposition with U.N. peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, the Pentagon said.

U.N. mulls Malian operations

UNITED NATIONS, April 4 (UPI) -- A counter-terrorism operation for parts of Mali might not be suitable for a U.N. peacekeeping mission, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said.

Pinera cash handout seen as a vote ploy

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 29 (UPI) -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera pushed legislation in congress for a cash handout to 7 million poor seen by analysts as his center-right coalition's bid to counteract "the Bachelet effect."
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