Over the course of a lifetime of service to his country, Colin Powell became a national hero, a beacon of wise leadership, and, according to polls, "the most trusted man in America". From his humble origins as the son of Jamaican immigrants, to the highest levels of government in four administrations, he helped guide the nation through some of its most heart-wrenching hours.
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President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in a telephone conversation Monday that relations between their countries were “unsatisfactory” and vowed to work together to improve them, the Kremlin said in a statement.
"He's 77, Frail and Lives in Pennsylvania. Turkey Says He's a Coup Mastermind" is from the August 03, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abigail Hauslohner, Karen DeYoung and Valerie Strauss and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Obama and Putin Meet for Talks in Aftermath of Paris Attacks" is from the November 17, 2015 Around the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Karen DeYoung, David Nakamura and Juliet Eilperin and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"In Memo, US Diplomats Urge More Aggressive Stance on Syria" is from the June 17, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Karen DeYoung and narrated by Jenny Hoops.
"Obama Administration to Further Ease Travel and Business Restrictions with Cuba" is from the September 19, 2015 Around the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Karen DeYoung and narrated by Jill Melancon.
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"Obama Seeks Clarity on Syria Strategy As Russia Enters the Battle Space" is from the September 28, 2015 Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Karen DeYoung and narrated by Sam Scholl.
President-elect Donald Trump plans to meet this weekend with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, a fierce critic during the campaign, to discuss his transition operation and a potential role as secretary of state, people close to the transition said Thursday.
Nowhere did Donald Trump’s candidacy inspire more trepidation or alarm than in the national security community, inhabited by many Republicans who vehemently denounced their party’s nominee as dangerously unfit to be commander in chief. Now, as President-elect Trump begins assembling his government, scores of former senior national security officials, foreign policy specialists and career civil servants are wrestling with a dilemma: refuse government service or join the administration of the 45th president?
In one of her last acts as secretary of state in early 2013, Hillary Clinton wrote a confidential memo to the White House on how to handle Vladimir Putin, Russia’s newly installed and increasingly aggressive fourth president. Her bluntly worded advice: Snub him.
President-elect Donald Trump, who clashed with leading Republicans throughout his campaign, faced growing tumult in his national security transition team on Monday as key members of his own party appeared to question his views and personnel choices.
ISTANBUL - More than two months after a rump military group and its backers tried to overthrow the elected government of Turkey - bombing the parliament, sending tanks into the streets, and only narrowly failing in an attempt to kidnap the president - the Turkish government last week sent Washington its first evidence that an elderly cleric living in rural Pennsylvania was the mastermind of the coup attempt.
The United States is preparing to suspend all bilateral cooperation with Russia over Syria unless Moscow takes immediate steps to end the ongoing assault on the city of Aleppo and moves to restore a collapsed cease-fire, the State Department said Wednesday.
"The United Nations and other relief agencies suspended all humanitarian convoys across combat lines in Syria on Tuesday after a bomb attack on an aid shipment killed more than 20 people near Aleppo as a cease-fire crumbled.The convoy’s deadly fate Monday capped a rapid unraveling of week-old truce efforts, brokered by the United States and Russia. "
Secretary of State John F. Kerry called on Russia and Syria on Wednesday to “immediately ground all aircraft” flying in key areas of northwest Syria where a humanitarian convoy was destroyed Monday, and accused Moscow of inventing its “own facts” to explain the air attack for which Russia is responsible.
"A U.S.-Russian ceasefire deal for Syria was on the brink of collapse Sunday after a week of mishaps and setbacks that exposed the fragility of the plan.The ceasefire is premised on a series of trust-building exercises that were intended to culminate on Monday in the launch of preparations between the United States and Russia for joint air strikes against terrorist groups in Syria."
Hours after reaching an agreement on Syria last Friday with Secretary of State John F. Kerry and clearing the final deal with Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov wandered the halls of their meeting venue in Geneva, waiting for Kerry to get the okay from Washington.
A Syrian cease-fire agreement backed by the United States and Russia went into effect Monday and was almost immediately violated, dashing hopes for an imminent halt to the relentless violence that has raged in Syria for the past five years.