President Obama had hoped to pressure Iran by building international consensus on tougher sanctions.
Susan Rice, US ambassador to the UN, sounded less strident Friday in addressing Iran’s nuclear program than Secretary of State Clinton has.
Speculation that the Arctic Sea cargo ship seized in the Baltic in July was carrying weapons or other illicit cargo continues to swirl.
So far, she's hewed so close to the Obama party line that she sounds like a clone of the president.
It chaired a special meeting Monday of the Security Council that endorsed the idea of holding a Middle East peace conference in Moscow this year.
Could this be the end of the brief thaw between Russia and NATO?
Russia, furious over NATO war games set to begin Wednesday in Georgia, says recent turmoil is evidence of Saakashvili's instability. Armenia withdraws from war games.
The two nuclear powers continue to bicker over NATO war games, nuclear weapons, and fighter jets in Kyrgyzstan.
Iran's nuclear program prompts Israel to signal possible action in 2010. More sanctions could become an option.