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Obama lifts arms embargo on former enemy Vietnam

It was Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang who unexpectedly broke the news at a joint press conference with U.S. President Barack Obama in Hanoi after their bilateral talks. He said the United States is lifting its long-standing weapons ban on Vietnam.
May 23, 2016

US investigating claims of state-sponsored doping in Russia

The United States has opened an investigation into claims that dozens of Russian athletes took part in a state-sponsored doping program, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
May 18, 2016

Trump feuds with Brits over Muslim ban plan

Donald Trump says he may end up having a bad relationship with British Prime Minister David Cameron after he called the presumptive Republican presidential nominee "divisive, stupid and wrong" for proposing a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States.
May 16, 2016

Hiroshima atomic bomb survivors want Obama to feel their pain

When U.S. President Barack Obama visits Hiroshima later this month, some survivors of the world’s first atomic attack hope he will officially acknowledge the devastating loss and suffering caused by America’s use of nuclear weapons on Japan at the end of World War II.
May 10, 2016

Current Greek counter-terrorism threat assessment

As long as Greece remains a ‘transit’ country rather than a ‘prestige’ target, the overall danger level will be lower than that of Belgium or France.
Ioannis Michaletos: May 9, 2016

US welcomes Denmark's expansion of airstrikes against Islamic State

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has welcomed Denmark's decision to expand its military campaign against Islamic State militants to include airstrikes in Syria.
April 21, 2016

US, EU back Albania’s regional center to fight radicalism

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said Thursday that preparations were underway in his country to set up a regional center for the fight against radicalism.
April 15, 2016

Greek Americans react to refugee crisis

On a sun drenched day, an elaborate parade rolled out on the central street of Baltimore, Maryland’s Greek town, marking the 195th anniversary of Greece’s independence from the Ottoman Empire.
April 6, 2016

Erdogan's last stand

Turkish head of state faces hard time ahead as he managed to destabilize Turkey.
Ioannis Michaletos: April 7, 2016

European intel sharing ‘getting better’ with US push

Diplomats and law enforcement officials say European security agencies are sharing more information and intelligence — and doing it more quickly — thanks in part to help from the United States.
April 1, 2016