A day after Turkey and Brazil announced an Iran nuclear fuel swap, the US says it has secured the support of all five permanent UN Security Council members – including Russia and China – for Iran sanctions.
The question is whether the US-China talks, the first in two years dedicated to human rights, will produce any concrete gains for Chinese citizens. Some human rights activists even worry that such talks will be counterproductive.
Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim pushed Tuesday for an Iran nuclear fuel swap deal during a visit to Tehran. But Brazil's resistance to US pressure for UN sanctions on Iran might backfire.
The country threatened to suspend adoptions by U.S. families after the seven-year-old was sent back to Moscow on a one-way flight.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Israel must prove it is committed to the Mideast peace process with actions.
FBI joins investigation of two Americans and Mexican linked to US consulate killed in Cuidad Juarez.
Underscoring tensions over the Israel settlement issue, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton strongly criticized an ill-timed announcement of 1,600 new housing units in a call to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
About 400 Americans and 700 Argentines were among some 2,000 travelers stranded after mudslides cut off train service from Machu Picchu, the mountaintop Incan ruin. US authorities sent four helicopters to bolster rescue efforts.
Relief agencies have put out calls for donations, and are preparing teams to go to Haiti in the wake of Tuesday's quake. A hospital, the National Palace, and other buildings in Haiti's capital were damaged in the biggest earthquake to hit the island in 200 years.
Hillary Clinton announced new aid programs at a two-day forum with Arab leaders in Morocco, which she held up as a model for democratic reform in the region.