Politics and Security

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 06:40
Senate Republicans who have been negotiating a way to confirm Roberta Jacobson as the nation’s top diplomat to Mexico have reached the contours of an agreement that would allow Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla) — Jacobson’s chief obstacle — to secure renewed sanctions against Venezuela in exchange for lifting his objections.
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 06:40
Kazakhstan’s general prosecutor has ruled out investigating allegations in the Panama Papers, including ones against the family of the president, Radio Free Europe reports.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:41
Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller will travel to Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil April 11-18.
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 06:35
Kyrgyz Prime Minister Temir Sariev has announced he will resign.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 05:57
Elections in Peru are just five days away. In what is a remarkable—and wholly lamentable—turn of events, attention was dramatically shifted from the candidates and their proposals for leading the country for the next five years to the controversial decision by electoral authorities to exclude two candidates, raising serious questions about the process itself.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 05:09
Brazil’s biggest political party has left the governing coalition, delivering a major blow to President Dilma Rousseff just weeks before she faces an impeachment vote in Congress.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 05:20
The Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC on March 31-April 1, to be joined by 50 world leaders, is the fourth under the leadership of President Barack Obama who stated in his speech in Prague in 2009 that nuclear terrorism is the most immediate and extreme threat to global security.
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 06:33
When Kazakhstan’s ruling party unveiled its candidate list for the March 20 snap parliamentary election, it seemed to be summoning the spirit of that old MGM slogan, “More stars than there are in heaven
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 05:11
President Obama will receive a warm welcome from Argentina's new free-market president but face mass anti-American protests from regular Argentines when he stops here following his historic trip to Cuba this week.
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 06:59
Voting is under way in the oil-rich former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan in an early parliamentary election expected to provide a commanding majority for long-serving President Nursultan Nazarbayev as the economy struggles.