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Tuesday, the Government of Jordan closed on its offering of a total $1.5 billion in sovereign bonds guaranteed by the United States. These guarantees are part of a broader U.S. commitment to support Jordanian stability, security, and economic growth, U.S. Department of State said in a press release Tuesday....

As expected, Greece went past midnight on Tuesday to miss the deadline for the payment of EUR 1.6 billion or $1.7 billion to the International Monetary Fund, after several weeks of prolonged and protracted negotiations. The fallout comes after eurozone members stayed put and refused to extend Greece's...

christie-063015.jpg New Jersey Governor Chris Christie officially kicked off his campaign for president at an event on Tuesday, joining an already crowded Republican field. Speaking at a rally at his former high school in Livingston, New Jersey, Christie declared he is ready to fight for the people of the United States of America.

jebbush-063015.jpg In an effort to underscore his commitment to transparency, former Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will release thirty-three years of his personal income tax returns.

Lee Wolosky has been appointed as the US State Department's Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure. Announcing the appointment Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry said "Lee will lead our ongoing diplomatic engagement to make possible the closure of the Guantanamo detention facility in a timely manner,...

Obama1-063015.jpg Following several recent victories for the administration, the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll showed President Barack Obama's approval rating has reached its highest level in two years. The poll found that 50 percent of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling his job as president.

LeapSecond-063015.jpg The last minute of this June will have 61 seconds in it, as an extra "leap second" is added to the official time set by atomic clocks, after a gap of three years. The mean solar day - the average length of a day, based on how long it takes Earth to rotate - is about 86,400.002 seconds long. As Earth's rotation gradually slows down due to gravitational forces and other influences, atomic time (UTC

The United States has decided to lift the holds on security assistance to the Bahrain Defense Force and National Guard that were implemented following Bahrain's crackdown on demonstrations in 2011. "While we do not think that the human rights situation in Bahrain is adequate - as our statement on...

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano met U.S. Secretary of State John KerryMonday to discuss the ongoing negotiations between Iran and the so-called P5+1 countries. The meeting in Vienna was part of the IAEA's continued engagement with P5+1 and Iran to help make a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action technically...

microsoft-layoff-063015.jpg Software giant Microsoft Corp. will cut 1,200 jobs as it shuts down its web display advertising business and hands the operations over to AOL Inc. and AppNexus Inc., Bloomberg reported Monday, citing a person with knowledge of the matter. Microsoft is closing the business as it plans to sharpen focus on key areas.

Wimbledon defending champion Novak Djokovic opened his title defense with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round Monday. It was his first match since losing the French Open final three weeks ago. In the Women's section, Serena Williams is up and running after a scratchy...

ford-062915.jpg Automaker Ford Motor Co. will launch a pilot car-sharing program for select customers in six U.S. cities and in London. Ford Motor Credit said the pilot program, "Peer-2-Peer Car Sharing," will be offered to 14,000 customers in six U.S. cities and to 12,000 customers in London.

Solar-impulse-062915.jpg After waiting for nearly two months for a clear weather window, a Swiss long-range solar-powered plane has resumed its record-breaking journey across the Pacific Ocean. Already behind schedule in an endeavor to fly around the world in five months to encourage the use of clean technologies, the so-called Solar Impulse-2 attempts the eighth and longest leg of the mission, between Japan and Hawaii.

DavidSweat-062915.jpg The twenty two days of intense search for the murder convicts, who escaped from the highly guarded Clinton Correctional Facility, ended Sunday, as sergeant Cook shot down and captured David Sweat from woodlands in upstate New York. Sweat was seriously wounded and has been admitted to a local hospital.

The second U.S. prisoner who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison earlier this month was caught after being shot by police on Sunday. David Sweat, who has been on the run after he and his cell-mate Richard Matt broke their cell walls using power tools on 6 June to escape from the Clinton...

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