Senator urges U.S. to end funds to Haiti government

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – An influential U.S. senator on Friday urged President Barack Obama’s administration to suspend direct aid to Haiti’s government and visas for its top officials until it ensures a fair and democratic outcome to disputed national elections. Read more

U.S. to seek return of gay reference to U.N. measure

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States vowed on Friday to seek to restore to a U.N. General Assembly resolution against unjustified executions a reference to killings due to sexual orientation, cut out by Arab and African states. Read more

Obama aide says Iran may face more nuclear sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s adviser on arms control said on Friday Iran could face fresh international sanctions after talks in Switzerland this week at which Tehran refused to discuss uranium enrichment. Read more

Liberals’ last gasp

Democrats react to the new tax-cut bill, signs of isolation and loss of influence. Read more…

Envoy Holbrooke feels ill, goes to hospital

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, felt ill at the State Department and went to the hospital, the State Department said on Friday. Read more