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  • Obama: Hopeful about talks with Russia over Syria

    September 12, 2013 10:39 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's hopeful Secretary of State John Kerry's meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Switzerland can "yield a concrete result" on Syria. Kerry opened two days of meeting with his Russian counterpart in Geneva Thursday. The two hope to settle on the outlines... more »
  • US: ball is in Taliban's court for Afghan talks

    June 22, 2013 11:06 AM

    DOHA, Qatar - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says a spat over the Taliban office in Qatar is the "very first test" of the Islamic militant movement's commitment to peace talks. The opening of the Taliban office was heralded as the best chance of bringing the sides to the... more »
  • Obama says immediate action needed on fiscal cliff

    December 28, 2012 5:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says "the hour for immediate action is here" on a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. The president says he remains "optimistic" that an agreement can be reached in Congress before a looming year-end deadline to avoid tax increases and spending cuts. If Congress can't... more »
  • Senate leaders in last-ditch fiscal cliff talks

    December 28, 2012 4:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate's top Democrat and Republican say they're entering last-minute talks with the White House aimed at avoiding the fiscal cliff. Majority Leader Harry Reid and GOP leader Mitch McConnell gave the relatively upbeat assessment after the duo and top House leaders had what McConnell called a "good"... more »
  • ESPN: Talks to reinstate Saints' Payton begin

    December 13, 2012 11:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - ESPN reported this morning that talks have begun between the NFL and suspended Saints head coach Sean Payton to return him to the field. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told ESPN his office had contacted Payton about reinstatement, and more focused discussion would happen after the holidays.... more »
  • NHL labor talks break off after 1 hour

    December 6, 2012 5:41 PM

    NEW YORK - Talks in the NHL labor fight broke down after just one hour Thursday night, and it isn't known when the league and the players' association would get back together. After several hours of waiting for discussions to resume for a third straight day, the conversations didn't go... more »
  • Obama addresses CEOs, Native American leaders

    December 5, 2012 7:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama speaks to business leaders Wednesday morning amid the debate over how to avoid the fiscal cliff. Obama also plans to answer questions from members of the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies. The group has been urging... more »
  • NHL talks to resume on Tuesday

    December 3, 2012 5:41 PM

    NEW YORK - The NHL labor talks are set to resume Tuesday with six owners and players scheduled to meet without a couple of the key figures from each side. With negotiations to resolve the lockout at a standstill, the league and union finalized the details for the unusual bargaining... more »
  • US seeks way forward after Palestinian win at UN

    November 30, 2012 1:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is scrambling to salvage hopes for Mideast peace talks after the United Nations overwhelmingly voted to recognize a Palestinian state over vehement U.S. and Israeli objections. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is meeting senior Israeli and Palestinian officials Friday to try to plot a... more »
  • NHL lockout talks stall

    November 12, 2012 10:26 AM

    NEW YORK - After a week full of promise that progress might be made, the NHL lockout talks appear to have bogged down again. The two-sides met for 90 minutes Sunday, but amid signs that the league is holding firm on its demands on the core economic issues it looks... more »
  • NHL, union holding labor talks a 3rd straight day

    November 8, 2012 10:33 AM

    NEW YORK - The NHL and the players' association resume negotiations Thursday afternoon, the third straight day the sides are meeting in an effort to end the lockout. This is the 54th day of the lockout, and this week is considered critical for the hockey season to be saved. Owners... more »
  • Glimmer of hope in NHL lockout talks

    November 7, 2012 10:49 AM

    NEW YORK - Negotiations between the NHL and the locked-out players' association went deep last night, and went well enough that the sides agreed to return to the bargaining table for more talks today. Both sides kept details of the meeting, which lasted over seven hours, close to the vest.... more »
  • NHL, union back at bargaining table for new talks

    November 6, 2012 10:20 PM

    NEW YORK- Negotiations between the NHL and the locked-out players' association lasted deep into Tuesday night, and went well enough that the sides agreed to return to the bargaining table for more talks Wednesday. Both sides kept details of the meeting, which lasted over seven hours, close to the vest.... more »
  • Sources: NFL, officials' union hold talks

    September 24, 2012 10:29 AM

    NEW YORK - Two people familiar with the talks say that the NFL and the locked out officials' union met on Sunday. It was uncertain whether progress was made in an attempt to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, or when further negotiations would take place. The two people spoke... more »
  • GOP, Holder open to talks before contempt vote

    June 21, 2012 5:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Republican officials and Attorney General Eric Holder say they're willing to negotiate an end to a potential constitutional confrontation in a dispute related to the botched "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking operation. But that didn't stop House leaders from both parties from trading barbs over the issue again... more »
  • NATO troops told to leave rural areas

    March 15, 2012 10:27 AM

    KABUL - U.S. efforts to end the 10-year-old war in Afghanistan have suffered a double blow today. The Taliban announced it will break off peace talks. Afghan President Hamid Karzai demanded NATO troops immediately pull out of rural areas after last weekend's murders of 16 civilians. A U.S. solider accused... more »
  • Tax cut talks focus on budget cuts, new fees

    January 16, 2012 6:48 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Familiar arguments could again echo through the halls of Congress as lawmakers return from a three-week holiday break to consider extending a tax cut with one eye on the November election. There are opposing ideas for extending an average $20-a-week Social Security payroll tax cut through the... more »
  • Bishop says London protesters are inspired by 'Occupy' movement

    October 30, 2011 1:45 PM

    LONDON - Richard Chartres, the Bishop of London, held talks Sunday with demonstrators, who were inspired by New York's Occupy Wall Street movement. He says anti-capitalist demonstrators camped outside the city's iconic St. Paul's Cathedral have said they will likely move on. Both the church and the local... more »

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