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Obama dreams of sushi on first night in Tokyo 
By Hiroshi Hiyama | April 24, 2014 12:19 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama dined at a tiny Tokyo sushi restaurant Wednesday evening – a place with three coveted Michelin stars but only a handful of seats – ruled with an iron rod by its redoubtable 88-year-old owner, Jiro.
Ukraine calls Easter truce as separatists hold firm 
April 19, 2014 04:27 PM
The Ukrainian government said it will not attack pro-Russian separatists over the Easter weekend as its U.S. ally threatened Moscow with new sanctions if it fails to persuade the militants to surrender.
Ukraine in 'pivotal period' as deal stalls, U.S. warns Russia 
April 19, 2014 11:20 AM
Russia is under intense U.S. pressure Saturday to convince pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine to give up eastern towns they are occupying.
U.S. threatens Russia with further sanctions over Ukraine 
April 18, 2014 08:46 PM (Last Updated: 18/04/2014 10:24 PM)
The White House warned Russia on Friday that Moscow would face tougher sanctions if it failed to abide by a new international deal on Ukraine or moved to send Russian forces into the eastern part of the country.
Obama in Riyadh as changes test decadeslong alliance 
March 28, 2014 12:48 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama will aim Friday to reassure his Saudi hosts on the strength of their alliance, frayed by Washington’s diplomatic opening toward Iran and reluctance to use force in Syria.
U.S. criticises Saudi Arabia for barring Israeli paper reporter 
March 26, 2014 09:56 AM
The White House criticizes Saudi Arabia for refusing a visa to a journalist working for Israeli media who planned to cover President Barack Obama's visit to the kingdom.
Ukraine's fugitive president wanted for mass murder 
By Natalia Zinets, Pavel Polityuk | February 24, 2014 10:37 AM (Last Updated: 24/02/2014 04:44 PM)
Ukraine's new authorities issue an arrest warrant for mass murder against ousted President Viktor Yanukovich, who is on the run after being toppled by bloody street protests in which police snipers killed opposition demonstrators.
Western and Arab states discuss a new Syria strategy 
By David Ignatius | February 20, 2014 12:11 AM
Western and Arab intelligence services that support Syria’s struggling opposition gathered for a two-day strategy meeting in Washington last week that appears to signal a stronger effort to back the rebels.
Obama says Uganda anti-gay bill would be 'step backward' 
February 16, 2014 11:12 PM
US President Barack Obama on Sunday warned Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni against enacting anti-gay legislation, calling it a "step backward" and saying it would complicate ties with Kampala.
The Benghazi dispute was mostly over phony issues 
By David Ignatius | January 20, 2014 12:26 AM
The Senate Intelligence Committee made headlines last week by reporting that the 2012 attack in Benghazi was preventable. But frankly, we knew that.
Only Obama can fix a broken U.S. foreign policy process 
By David Ignatius | January 13, 2014 12:48 AM
Reading the devastating memoir by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, people are likely to ask the same troubling questions that emerge from the morning newspapers these days: How did the Obama administration’s foreign-policy process get so broken, and how can it be put back together?

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