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A court in North Korea on Sunday sentenced US citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally and committing "hostile acts" against the secretive state. "He committed acts hostile to the DPRK while entering the territory of the DPRK under the guise of a tourist...

The Obama administration has picked General John Allen, who served as the top American commander in Afghanistan before his retirement, as the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter Islamic State (IS), a Sunni extremist group previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

After an extensive search, the US Navy has ended search-and-rescue efforts for the pilot of one of the F/A-18C Hornet aircraft that crashed September 12 approximately 250 nautical miles off the coast of Wake Island. The pilot assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 94 has been presumed deceased, the...

U.S. Secretary John Kerry, on Saturday, met Abdelfattah al-Sisi, the President of Egypt, and discussed several issues including the situation in Iraq, Syria and Libya, in addition to developments related to the cease-fire in Gaza. The U.S. Secretary also met with Secretary General Nabil Eraraby of the...

Israel and the United States have held the latest round of their Strategic Dialogue in Washington, according to a statement issued by the US State Department. The Strategic Dialogue, which is the highest level regularly-scheduled diplomatic meeting between the two countries, was held at the State...

A senior United Nations human rights official warned Friday that digital platforms have sparked troubling concerns about the right to privacy, especially their vulnerability to surveillance, interception and data collection, while acknowledging the digital age has opened the door to emancipation for...

Hillaryclinton-091214.jpg Hillary Clinton has still not officially announced whether she intends to run for president in 2016, but the results of a new CNN/ORC poll show the former Secretary of State with a huge lead in the potentially pivotal state of Iowa.

Obama-putin-091214.jpg Despite the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. Treasury Department on Friday announced a new round of sanctions against Russia for its role in the conflict. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew determined that persons operating within Russia's defense and related materiel sector may now be subject to targeted sanctions.

US Navy said two of its jet planes crashed in the western Pacific Ocean on Friday. Two F/A-18C Hornet jet aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 17 embarked on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson crashed early this morning local time, while operating at sea, a U.S. 7th Fleet news release said. The initial...

Businessinv-091214.jpg Business inventories in the U.S increased in line with economist estimates in the month of July, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The Commerce Department said business inventories rose by 0.4 percent in July, matching the increase reported for June as well as the consensus estimate.

CONSUMER-RETAIL_12Sep14.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has improved by more than expected in the month of September, according to a report released by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan on Friday. The report said the preliminary reading on the consumer sentiment index for September came in at 84.6 compared to the final August reading of 82.5.

importexport-091214.jpg Reflecting a steep drop in prices for imported fuel, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing a notable decrease in U.S. import prices in the month of August. The report said import prices fell by 0.9 percent in August following a revised 0.3 percent drop in July.

Retailsales-091214.jpg With auto sales showing a significant increase, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that U.S. retail sales increased in line with economist estimates in the month of August. The Commerce Department said retail sales climbed by 0.6 percent in August.

The United States called on the government of Venezuela to provide all those detained for protests in the country legal protections and fair trials to which they are entitled. A statement issued by the U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said the United States is deeply concerned...

U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq. Using attack aircraft, they carried out two airstrikes on Wednesday and Thursday near the Mosul Dam in support of Iraqi security forces, said a U.S. Central Command news release. The strikes destroyed...