Amid WikiLeaks uproar, Clinton heads to Central Asia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amid a global uproar over WikiLeaks’ release of sensitive U.S. diplomatic cables, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins a trip to Central Asia and the Middle East on Monday, during which she may personally feel some heat from affronted allies. Read more

U.S. consulting allies on proposed North Korea talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Sunday it was consulting with South Korea and Japan on China’s proposal for emergency talks on the North Korean crisis, and it again called on Beijing to act to curb Pyongyang’s “provocations” Read more

Top Republican denies blocking START treaty

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top Republican in the Senate denied on Sunday he was obstructing ratification of a new nuclear arms deal with Russia, saying Congress had bigger issues to work on before its Christmas recess. Read more

White House condemns latest WikiLeaks release

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House condemned on Sunday WikiLeaks’ “reckless and dangerous action” in releasing classified U.S. diplomatic cables, saying it could endanger lives and risk hurting relations with friendly countries. Read more

Republican lawmaker plans to target spending: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The incoming Republican chief of a congressional oversight panel wants to expand the scrutiny of government waste by giving subpoena power to federal watchdogs, the New York Times reported on Sunday. Read more

U.S. trots out usual lies, threats to Wikileaks

U.S. trots out usual lies, threats to Wikileaks

Afraid of the truth, the administration of President Barack Obama is dusting off the tired and disproven “national security” defense in a last-ditch effort to stop publication of the latest leaks on America‘s failed efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq and threatened the Wikileaks owner with jail if he publishes thousands of pages of classified documents. […]