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American Flag Raised Above Embassy In Cuba For First Time In 54 Years

Washington’s top diplomat flew to Havana on Friday to raise the Stars and Stripes over the newly opened U.S. Embassy.


WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20:  Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez (2nd R) applauds as the Cuban flag is raised in front of the country's embassy for the first time in 54 years July 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. The embassy was closed in 1961 when U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower severed diplomatic ties with the island nation after Fidel Castro took power in a Communist revolution.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

New Era in Ties Begins as Cuba Raises Flag at Embassy in U.S.

The United States and Cuba restored full diplomatic relations Monday after more than five decades of frosty relations rooted in the Cold War.


U.S. President Barack Obama holds a news conference in the East Room of the White House July 15, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama took questions from reporters about the agreement between the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany and Iran over that country's nuclear program. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Republicans in Congress oppose the deal that will lift economic sanctions against Iran and put its nuclear program on hold for 10-12 years.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Defends Nuclear Deal With Iran

The president said the historic deal is the only way to avert a war with Iran and a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.


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State Department Has Yet To Break Ground On Nearly $1 Billion Embassy In Mexico

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, says cost overruns and construction delays at a new Mexico City site are unacceptable.


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Poll: 59 Percent Of Russians View US As Threat

A Russian polling group found 59 percent of Russians see the United States as a threat.


Secretary of State John Kerry. (Photo by TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

John Kerry Becomes First Secretary Of State To Visit Somalia

Kerry’s visit was designed to show support for the fragile Somali government in its fight against al-Qaida allied militants.


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Obama, Castro Could Meet Face-To-Face This Weekend

President Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro spoke by phone ahead of the Summit of the Americas in Panama.


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Iran Nuclear Talks Reach Crunch Time

As the March 31st deadline approaches, diplomats say they’re inching closer to a deal with Iran over its nuclear program.


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Report: Iran Limited To 6,000 Centrifuges In Draft Deal

If adopted, the deal would force Iran to get rid of 40% of the hardware it has for making nuclear weapons; Western sanctions against the country would be immediately lifted.


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Kerry: Senate Letter To Iran Undermines U.S. Foreign Policy

Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kerry said he reacted with “utter disbelief” at the letter from 47 Senate Republicans to leaders in Iran.