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ExistingHomeSales-122214.jpg After reporting U.S. existing home sales at their highest level in a year in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Monday showing that existing home sales pulled back by much more than expected in the month of November.

Fox-Dish-122214.jpg Dish Network is no longer carrying Fox News in yet another dispute for the television provider. Fox News, which changed the face of cable news with its ardent advocacy of conservative issues, went dark Sunday, replaced on Dish by The Blaze, Glen Beck's new right-leaning channel. Fox Business channel...

Armstradetreaty-122214.jpg The global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) will enter into force on Wednesday, marking a breakthrough for human rights after more than two decades of campaigning by human rights organizations and NGOs around the world. As the first-ever legally binding treaty of its kind, it will block the flow of arms to governments that would use them to commit atrocities, and could save the lives of millions. The A

North Korea on Saturday rejected the U.S. accusation that Pyongyang was behind a recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures and proposed conducting a joint investigation with the United States. The attack has prompted the U.S.-based Sony Pictures Entertainment or SPE to cancel the Christmas Day release...

The U.S. Department of Defense announced the repatriation of Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani, and Mohammed Zahir from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. As directed by the president's January 22, 2009, executive order, the interagency...

US President Barack Obama said that America's resurgence is real, and expressed his commitment to working with Congress in the coming year to make sure Americans feel the benefits. In his weekly radio address, the President reflected on the significant progress made by the country in 2014, and in...

Obama2-122014.jpg President Barack Obama said Friday he believes Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" with its decision to scrap the release of "The Interview" amid threats from hackers. Obama expressed sympathy for Sony but warned that the move sets a dangerous precedent.

NorthKorea-122014.jpg Confirming widespread speculation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday formally accused North Korea of the recent cyber-attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. The FBI said it began an investigation shortly after attack and has concluded that the North Korean government is responsible.

immigration-121914.jpg On the heels of national protests over the police-involved deaths of two black men, the results of a new Gallup poll showed a sharp jump in the percentage of Americans naming "race relations" or "racism" as the most important problem in the U.S.

The US Department of State has designated the Egyptian Ajnad Misr group and Ibrahim al-Rubaysh, a senior leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), as Specially Designated Global Terrorists. The designation prohibits U.S. persons from engaging in transactions with Ajnad Misr or al-Rubaysh. All...

Mars-121914.jpg NASA says an international team of planetary scientists found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface. Though controversy still surrounds the origin, abundance and history of water on Mars, this discovery helps resolve the question of where the "missing Martian water" may have gone. Scientists continue to study the

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq have broken a four-month siege of Mount Sinjar by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and freed thousands of civilians, reports say. Regaining control of the strategic city on the borders of Syria is seen as the Kurdish forces' biggest victory yet against...

US President Barack Obama spoke by phone Thursday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to discuss the political and security situation in Iraq and the progress of Iraqi Security Forces in their efforts to counter ISIL. The President commended the steps that Prime Minister al-Abadi has taken...

The Pentagon has confirmed that several senior and mid-level leaders of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have been killed in coalition airstrikes since mid-November. We believe that the loss of these key leaders degrades ISIL's ability to command and control current operations against...

Thursday, officials from the U.S. and Japan announced their decision to delay the final report on the revision of the Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation scheduled for release later this month. The decision was based on ensuring consistency between the revised guidelines and the development...