Mar 17, 2009 5:45pm

A Darker Shade of Green? Perhaps not

ABC News’ Kirit Radia reports: There was a sober tint, not seen in years, to this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Washington, D.C. when Irish leaders came to mark the day with at the White House. Amid Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s shamrock lapel… Read More »

Mar 17, 2009 3:02pm

North Korea Rejects US Food Aid, Kicks Out US NGOs

ABC News’ Kirit Radia Reports: North Korea has informed the United States it no longer wishes to receive American food assistance, the State Department said today. "North Korea has informed the United States that it does not wish to receive additional U.S. food assistance at… Read More »

Mar 17, 2009 3:01pm

DOD Sexual Assault Report

ABC News’ Luis Martinez reports: The Pentagon’s annual report on sexual assault shows a sharp 8 percent increase overall in reports of sexual assault over last year’s survey, but data compiled for the report show an even sharper 26 percent increase specifically in Iraq and… Read More »

Mar 16, 2009 4:52pm

Clinton invokes Bush-era pick in defense of Chris Hill

ABC News’ Kirit Radia and Z. Byron Wolf report: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stood behind Ambassador Christopher Hill, the Obama administration’s pick for ambassador to Iraq who has been opposed by GOP senators McCain, Graham, and Brownback, saying he is just as qualified as… Read More »

Mar 16, 2009 2:23pm

Source Close to AIG: ‘Everyone Gets That This Doesn’t Look Good’

ABC News’ Matt Jaffe reports: "AIG gets it," a source close to the company told ABC News today when asked about the widespread outrage about the $165 million in payments for executives as part of a retention program for members of the company’s Financial Products… Read More »

Mar 13, 2009 6:57pm

Treading Carefully, U.S. Hints It Wants to Engage Cuba, Venezuela

ABC News’ Kirit Radia reports: It’s a debate as old as the Monroe Doctrine: how should the United States engage its neighbors in the Western hemisphere? More often than not, the answer has been with a heavy hand. The Obama administration appears ready to buck… Read More »

Mar 13, 2009 5:51pm

Murdered Peace Corps Volunteer Identified

ABC News’ Kirit Radia Reports: Today the Peace Corps identified the victim of this week’s tragedy in west Africa as 24-year-old Catherine "Kate" Puzey of Cumming, Ga. Puzey was found dead outside her home Thursday in a small village in the western African nation of… Read More »

Mar 13, 2009 2:39pm

Obama Admin Defends Pick for Ambassador to Iraq From GOP Critics

ABC News’ Kirit Radia Reports: The Obama administration is standing by its man. Yesterday GOP senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Sam Brownback issued statements opposing Ambassador Christopher Hill’s nomination to be the next US ambassador to Iraq. McCain and Graham cited Hill’s lack of… Read More »

Mar 12, 2009 5:13pm

US Warns North Korea Not to Launch Satellite, But Not Sure How to Deter Them

ABC News’ Kirit Radia Reports: The State Department today confirmed that North Korea had informed various international agencies that it plans to launch "some sort of experimental communications satellite" during the first week of April. Acting spokesman Robert Wood warned that such a launch would… Read More »

Mar 12, 2009 4:18pm

Peace Corps Volunteer Murdered in Africa

ABC News’ Kirit Radia Reports: A Peace Corps volunteer was found dead early this morning in the west African nation of Benin, the State Department said today. The victim’s name and age were not provided. A State Department official said she had been stationed about… Read More »