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The Crowded Syrian Sky
Inside the rival air campaigns of the United States and Russia.
Africa: U.S. Pledges $45 Million in Support to Help Countries Battling Boko Haram
The countries will receive support that builds on the training and military equipment the U.S. has already supplied.
Kerry: Talks with Moscow About Syria Next Step for U.S.
Kerry said the Obama administration hopes talks between Russia and the U.S. will take place soon.
Obama is Drafting Regulations to Ease Cuban Trade and Travel Restrictions
The regulations, to be announced as soon as Friday, include allowing U.S. companies to establish subsidiaries with Cuba.
Why We Celebrate Labor Day Has Never Been More Relevant
A "Second Gilded Age" has brought levels of inequality not seen since labor unions first organized.
Nuclear Watchdog Slams AP’s Iran Inspections Story
Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal have pointed to the report as another reason to block the agreement.
Rising Inequality Is Holding Back the U.S. Economy
As a higher share goes to the well-to-do, the household sector recycles less into spending, which slows growth.
The U.S. Should Stay Out of Asia’s Island Disputes
American interests are few and of middling importance.
U.S. Spy Plane Flight Prompts Complaint By China
The complaint is the latest move in a diplomatic row that has fuelled tension between the world's two largest economies.
In Washington, a Strategic Shift on China—Toward Containment
The U.S. for decades has helped integrate China into the global system. That era may be ending.
Hillary Clinton's Big Benefactor Has Trade Links with Iran
Hillary Clinton's opponents are will likely seize on the backer's possible breach of U.S. sanctions.
U.S.-led Coalition, Iraqis Pound Islamic State in Tikrit
Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi said Iraqi forces would prevail with the support of the international coalition.
Two Officers Shot Outside Ferguson Police Headquarters After Chief Quits
The conditions of the officers is not known but they are both conscious and at a local hospital.
Wikipedia to File Lawsuit Challenging Mass Surveillance by NSA
The company are accusing the NSA of ‘straining the backbone of democracy’.
Netanyahu Arrives in U.S., Signs of Easing Tensions Over Iran Speech
Obama infuriated after Israeli PM accepts Republican invitation to address Congress on Tuesday
North Korea Fights For 'People's Dreams' With Barrage of Slogans
North Korea release a list of more than 300 new political slogans.
E.U. Official Sees No Rift With U.S. Over Arming Ukraine
"We are united when it comes to support to Ukraine," the E.U.'s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, says.
'Life-Threatening' Blizzard Shuts Down Much of U.S. Northeast
Snowstorm could affect up to 60 million people in almost a dozen states.
Republican Hopefuls Appear at Billionaire Koch Retreat
The summit was organized by brothers Charles and David Koch, successful industrialists who bankroll conservative causes across America.
Cuba: More Political Prisoners, but U.S. Policy Marches Onward
Obama should ensure their release or rescind his deal with Castro.
Boehner Survives Conservative Challenge and Is Re-Elected As U.S. House Speaker
Boehner received 216 of 408 votes, with a growing faction of dissident House Republicans opposing him
Palestine Presses Ahead With Plan to Join ICC
Palestinians delivered to U.N. headquarters documents on joining the International Criminal Court and other international treaties.
U.S., Allies Launch 23 Air Strikes Against Islamic State
Strikes near the Syrian cities of Kobani, Ar Raqqah and Al Hasakah destroyed Islamic State vehicles, buildings and fighting positions.
Oil Prices End 2014 on Five-And-A-Half Year Low
Oil prices have collapsed this year as OPEC opted to maintain the same level of output despite a global glut.
U.N. Security Council Rejects Resolution For Palestinian State
The United States voted against the measure.
McCain To Block Blinken's Nomination As Deputy Secretary of State
U.S. Senator John McCain said on Thursday he is blocking President Barack Obama's nomination of Anthony Blinken as the country's number two diplomat.
US Voice Concern Over Politicisation of EU's Google Case
It's come after EU lawmakers made draft plans to break up Google
U.S. Defends Alleged Abuses of Torture Treaty to U.N. Body
The United Nations Committee Against Torture questioned U.S. representatives on issues ranging from force-feedings at Guantanamo to police brutality in Ferguson.
How John McCain Will Rattle Defense and Foreign Policy Worlds
With John McCain set to take over Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hill is going to need a lot more flak jackets.
U.S.-Led Air Strikes Hit Al Qaeda Affiliate in Syria
Air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition set up to fight Islamic State hit the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in northwest Syria overnight, rebels and residents said on Thursday.