According to the White House, "President Obama spoke with [South] Korea President Lee Myung-bak to discuss the situation on the Korean Peninsula."
Jimmy Carter, during a three-day visit to Cuba this week, called for a release of the Cuban Five and an end to the long-standing U.S. blockade against the island nation.
The EU sanctions come as a result of controversy surrounding the Dec. 19 presidential elections in Belarus, in which Lukashenko won with nearly 80 percent of the vote.
U.S.-Mexico relations remain irritable after undiplomatic comments about Mexico by U.S. officials, and now because of a U.S. government program that ended up putting even more high powered weapons into the hands of drug cartels.
Polls have consistently shown a significant majority of Americans favor normal relations with Cuba.
WASHINGTON - In what seems to be a growing diplomatic spat, the United States State Department announced it was cancelling the diplomatic visa of Bernardo Alvarez, the Venezuelan ambassador here in Washington, Dec. 29.
Behind the ceremony, Indo-China relations remain strong.
The head of the de-facto government which ousted Honduras' left-leaning president, Manuel "Mel" Zelaya in a military coup spat defiance and refused to give an inch to the entreaties of a last ditch delegation of Organization of American States foreign ministers on Tuesday. The ministers admitted that their mission was a failure.
South Korean media has reported that Pyongyang has invited top envoys of US President Barack Obama to visit the country for what would be the first nuclear negotiations between the two countries under his presidency.