Boehner defies Obama with Netanyhu invitation

Boehner defies Obama with Netanyhu invitation

Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he’s invited Israel’s prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran. Boehner’s decision to bring Benjamin Netanyahu before a joint meeting of Congress on Feb. 11 seemed to catch the White House by surprise. And it […]

New nuke deal with Iran leaves Israel with few options

New nuke deal with Iran leaves Israel with few options

After feverishly trying to derail the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran in recent weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now has little choice but to accept an agreement that he has derided as deeply flawed. Netanyahu believes the six-month deal leaves Iran’s military nuclear capabilities largely intact, while giving Iran relief from painful economic […]

Talks fail over Iran’s disputed nuke program

Chances of a deal appeared to diminish as the day went on.

Talks fail over Iran’s disputed nuke program

France’s foreign minister says marathon six-power talks with Iran have failed to reach a deal meant to cap some of Tehran’s nuclear program. Laurent Fabius says the talks, which ended early Sunday, managed to narrow differences without eliminating them. He says there are “still questions to be dealt with” in future rounds. The talks are […]

Obama set to defend policies on Israel

Obama set to defend policies on Israel

President Barack Obama is fighting back against Republicans who claim he is not fully supporting Israel, saying the efforts by his opponents are playing politics with the volatile middle east. Still, Obama is treading politically-sensitive waters Sunday when he tried to defend his differences with the Jewish state over Iran’s nuclear program in a speech […]