Putin Sends Obama New Year's Message: US, Russia Must Uphold Global Stability   ( JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Considers Cancelling Moscow Talks With Putin

The White House is considering canceling a fall summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, a move that would further aggravate the already tense relationship between the two leaders.


President Barack Obama welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping for their bilateral meeting at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Conclude Talks With Chinese President Xi

President Barack Obama is wrapping up his meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng).


Secretary Of State John Kerry attends with South Korean Foreign minister Yun Byung-Se a joint press conference on April 12, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. (credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

As US Talks Up Diplomacy, NKorea Takes Hard Line

The United States and Japan opened the door Sunday to new nuclear talks with North Korea if the saber-rattling country lowered tensions and honored past agreements, even as it rejected South Korea’s latest offer of dialogue as a “crafty trick.”