US Foreign Policy
How America presents itself to the world — and what the world sees.
When Donald Trump calls immigrants 'illegal,' here's what he's really saying
Just because immigrants to the United States don't have papers doesn't mean they came to the country unlawfully.
Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard to be released on parole Nov 21
After serving 30 years in prison.
Obama just pulled off two important firsts for a sitting US president
Obama addressed all of Africa at the headquarters of the African Union in Ethiopia today.
The US says it's okay for Turkey to bomb the Islamic State and anti-IS Kurds at the same time
'These are two separate things,' a State Department spokesperson said of things that don't seem separate at all.
US President Barack Obama begins landmark Kenya visit
US President Barack Obama arrived in the Kenyan capital Nairobi late Friday, making his first visit to the country of his father's birth since his election as president.
Kenya on lockdown as Obama comes to talk security and trade
At least 10,000 police officers, roughly a quarter of the entire national force, have been deployed to the capital.
Researchers find steep drop in immigration from Mexico to US
The number of immigrants coming from Mexico peaked in 2003.
The White House just launched an 'Iran Deal' Twitter account to 'set the record straight'
You'd think Obama wouldn't need shareable infographics and Twitter accounts to seal the deal, but he does.
US vows to live as 'good neighbors' with Cuba
But Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned there are many differences that 'still separate our governments.'
Iran and the United States try something new for once
A deal to curb Iran's nuclear weapons capabilities could have far-reaching implications.
Scott Walker has been 'boning up' on foreign policy. He'd better keep studying
The Wisconsin governor is the 15th Republican candidate in the 2016 race, but he's the first to compare union busting to fighting the Islamic State.
Optimism hard to come by as another deadline arrives in talks with Iran
It's getting hot in Vienna, literally and figuratively.
The Pentagon is bragging about destroying war machines the Islamic State probably got from the US
The US military wants you to know that it has blown up lots of things in Iraq and Syria. It doesn't mention how the Islamic State got all these things.
The US and Cuba are officially being nice to each other again
But as the Cold War cools down in one part of the world, it's heating up in another.
US and Cuba reach deal to reopen embassies
The United States and Cuba have reached a deal to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana, a US source said Tuesday, in a major step toward ending decades of Cold War enmity.
Two years after the NSA leaks, Brazilians actually like the US again
They were pretty upset after leaks about the US spying on their communications. Now Brazilians' outrage is targeting their own officials.
Today was supposed to be the day the US and Iran made a deal
But it looks like that's not going to happen.
Turns out people get angry when you say white Americans are terrorists, too
There's a common post-9/11 assumption about terrorism in the United States — that it’s mainly the work of Muslims and foreigners. It’s not.
Mexico to Donald Trump: You are one ‘ignorant,' 'prejudiced' hombre
'They’re rapists,' Trump said of Mexicans while announcing his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
21 Republican US senators just voted against a ban on torture. Here are their names
Who are the elected lawmakers who read the CIA torture report and thought — meh?
Venezuela quotes a made-up White House 'spokesman' to debunk drug-trafficking allegations
It's like The Onion of diplomacy.
The USA Freedom Act includes a controversial provision that nobody is talking about
The new law does more than limit NSA surveillance, but Americans are too excited about modest privacy reforms to notice.
Cubans take heat for using the US Interests Section's free internet
Most ordinary Cubans can't afford the cyber cafes that offer a pricy but limited web service.
U.S. drops Cuba from list of state sponsors of terrorism
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United States welcomed as liberators by soccer fans around the world
If Iraqi forces have their way, it’s going to be a bad week for the Islamic State
Iraq is launching a large-scale military offensive that it says will liberate Ramadi and regain control of Anbar province.
US and Cuba fail to reach a deal on embassies
Talks between the United States and Cuba failed to nail down an agreement on restoring diplomatic ties and will stretch into a new round, officials from both sides said Friday.
It's been a very good week for the Islamic State
The terrorist group has taken over two key cities in two different countries in the last week.
Here's the US military training in Ukraine that's making Russia really mad (PHOTOS)
Western countries have held back from military involvement in the conflict, but Russia reads a lot into the training efforts by the US, as well as Britain, Canada and Poland.
U.S. House passes Iran nuclear review legislation
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The US military is hosting a 'lab day' to show off its latest killer robots