By Gabriel Debenedetti NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Hillary Clinton rubs shoulders with financial executives and philanthropic giants at the Clinton Global Initiative's meeting this week, it will underscore the tension between her elite connections and populist image likely to feature in her expected 2016 presidential campaign. Seen by liberal critics as a close ally of the global elite, she will h
By Kevin Drawbaugh and Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Moving against tax avoidance by corporations, the Obama administration took several actions on Monday to curb "inversion" deals that allow companies to escape high U.S. taxes by reincorporating abroad. The Treasury Department announced new rules, effective immediately, that will reduce the tax benefits available to companies that have inver
By Dave Sherwood PORTLAND Maine (Reuters) - The Democrat trying to unseat Maine's famously confrontational governor, Republican Paul LePage, criticized him on Tuesday for threatening to call off all their debates ahead of the November election. Tension has been building between the incumbent and five-term U.S. Congressman Mike Michaud for months over the challenger's use of a June statement in whi
By Julia Edwards and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A decorated Iraq war veteran who scaled a fence on Friday night and got into the White House had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and had been arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map on which the executive mansion was marked, a federal prosecutor said on Monday. An internal review of the United States Secret Service
Hours after plunging the United States into new warfare in the heart of the Middle East, President Obama insisted Tuesday that international support proved that “this is not America’s fight alone.”
A Syrian Twitter user appeared to break the news of U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria overnight before the Pentagon announced them.
The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria. Here are some facts about the military action, as provided by U.S. Central Command.
Some of the estimated 100 Americans who have tried to get to Syria and join up with groups like the Islamic State have returned to the United States and are under FBI scrutiny, a top official told reporters on Monday.
A new surveillance video shows the path taken by the White House intruder on Friday after he hopped the fence, ran across the North Lawn, up the stairs and through the front door before he was stopped.
US Uses Tomahawk Missiles and Stealth F-22 Raptor Fighters
Algerian Fighters Give French President 24 Hours to Stop Its Part in Offensive Against ISIS in Iraq
Every Manhattanite dreads this week. Motorcades flood the area for miles around the U.N. headquarters and presidential suites at the city’s swankiest hotels are booked solid. By the looks of it, NYPD occupies every street corner around for blocks radiating out from the U.N.’s East...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama says the climate is changing faster than efforts to address global warming.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Months before becoming president-elect of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai began spending tens of thousands of dollars on lobbyists in the United States, using his ties to the West to seek influence in Washington.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Arab allies launched what leaders declared would be a long and sustained military assault against Islamic State strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and the U.S. simultaneously targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting imminent attacks on American and other Western interests, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
DODGE CITY, Kansas (AP) — A newly upholstered chair and an American flag dominated Village Square Mall on the west side of Dodge City, the Kansas hometown of Sen. Pat Roberts, who is seeking re-election. But the man who took the seat — and who commanded the audience of more than 200 — wasn't Roberts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a separate action from the air strikes against the Islamic State group, the U.S. bombed a cell of al-Qaida militants in northwestern Syria after concluding they were close to attacking the U.S. or Europe, Pentagon officials say.
Super PAC acknowledges a $300,000 gift came from parents of GOP Senate candidate Dan Sullivan, not a wealth management firm.
Firms no longer would be allowed to rate their own work
Two coal-state senators plan to introduce legislation to reform the federal benefits program for black lung victims.
New York (AFP) - Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that Turkey had pledged to take part in the US-led coalition against Islamic militants following the release of 49 Turkish hostages.
Madrid (AFP) - Spain's justice minister resigned on Tuesday over a failed bid to restrict women's right to abortion, which had sparked mass protests and international condemnation.
Cairo (AFP) - Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Cairo on Tuesday agreed to schedule new talks on a durable Gaza ceasefire for the last week of October, a Hamas official said.
Paris (AFP) - President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday not to give in to jihadists who have threatened to kill a French hostage in Algeria, as troops raced against time to find him.
Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday the coalition of Arab nations involved in the first US air strikes in Syria, showed the United States was not alone in combating the Islamic State group.
Hebron (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Israeli troops on Tuesday killed two Palestinians in the West Bank suspected of the murders of three Jewish teenagers in June, which sparked events leading to the devastating war in Gaza.
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Paris will not make any concessions to jihadists who have threatened to kill a French hostage in Algeria, President Francois Hollande said Tuesday.
Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Pro-Russian rebels defiantly announced Tuesday they will stage their own elections in just six weeks, raising the stakes in a standoff with Kiev despite both sides moving to end five months of deadly fighting.
Brussels (AFP) - The number of Europeans joining Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq has surged to about 3,000 from 2,000 only months ago, the EU counter-terrorism chief said Tuesday.
London (AFP) - Oil prices were mixed on Tuesday following better-than-expected Chinese manufacturing data and as markets reacted to US-led bombing raids against jihadists in Syria.