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Mexico vigilantes parade through Knights Templar stronghold

Mexican vigilante groups have paraded through a stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel in the troubled state of Michoacan.
BBC: February 10, 2014

Holder says Justice Department will aggressively defend same-sex marriage

Attorney general vows to apply landmark supreme court ruling
Guardian: February 9, 2014

Merkel condemns US over EU insult

Germany's Angela Merkel says a US official's apparent insult of the EU's work in Ukraine in a leaked recording is "totally unacceptable".
BBC: February 7, 2014

US bans carry-on liquids on direct flights to Russia

The US government has banned all liquids from carry-on bags on nonstop flights to Russia, on the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
BBC: February 7, 2014

US points to Russian role in allegedly leaked Ukraine phone call

The U.S. State Department is firing back at Russia for its role in the alleged leak of an apparently bugged telephone conversation, about Ukraine, between two senior American diplomats, in which they are said to make disparaging comments about the European Union.
February 7, 2014

Sochi 2014: US warns airlines of Russia 'toothpaste' bomb threat

The US has warned airlines with direct flights to Russia that explosives hidden in toothpaste tubes could be smuggled onto planes.
BBC: February 6, 2014

Kerry to meet with Ukraine opposition in Munich

U.S. officials say Secretary of State John Kerry will hold his first meeting with members of the Ukrainian opposition who have been leading anti-government protests in the country since November.
January 31, 2014

Obama to promote State of the Union Goals

U.S. President Barack Obama is using a two-day, four-state tour to promote the goals he laid out Tuesday night in his State of the Union address, highlighted by a pledge to advance his economic agenda, even without Congressional support.
January 29, 2014

Kerry praises Greece for tough economic choices

US Secretary of State John Kerry praised the Greek government Friday for making "tough choices" to resolve the country's economic crisis and said he believed the situation was improving.
AFP: January 18, 2014

President Papoulias meets with AHEPA, AHI and CoP delegations

President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias on Wednesday received representatives of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) and other Jewish-American organizations' delegations.
January 16, 2014