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Obama1-092314.jpg Before heading to New York for meetings with other world leaders at the United Nations, President Barack Obama delivered a statement on Tuesday regarding U.S. airstrikes in Syria. Obama highlighted the fact that the U.S. was joined in the attack by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain, and Qatar.

We are not here to talk, we are here to make history, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told world leaders at an "unprecedented and important gathering" that aims to raise ambition, mobilize resources, and generate action towards a universal climate deal. "The human, environmental and financial...

The United States on Tuesday announced that it will not use anti-personnel landmines outside of the Korean Peninsula, "where our actions are governed by the unique situation there." Announcing this, NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said that the United States will not assist, encourage, or induce...

US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced that the United States intends to provide a $15 million contribution to the World Bank's new Pilot Auction Facility for Methane and Climate Change Mitigation, an innovative climate finance instrument to stimulate funding for projects that reduce methane...

Officials from U.S. Strategic Command, the Defense Department, and three allied nations signed a memorandum of understanding Monday on combined space operations to strengthen deterrence, enhance resilience and optimize resources. At a meeting in Ottawa, Canada, officials from DoD, Stratcom, Australia,...

DeptOfTheTreasury-092314.jpg With lawmakers failing to address corporate tax reform before adjourning for the campaign season, the Treasury Department announced Monday that it is taking targeted action to reduce the tax benefits of corporate tax inversions.

Arctic sea ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year as the ice declined to its annual minimum on Sept. 17, according to the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Over the 2014 summer, Arctic sea ice melted back from its maximum...

U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq. On Monday, they conducted four airstrikes using a mix of attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft near the city of Kirkuk. The airstrikes destroyed two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL tank, and damaged an ISIL Humvee, all west-southwest...

Monday, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States is providing more than $71 million in additional life-saving humanitarian assistance to help meet emergency needs in Gaza. More than 58,000 people, displaced by the Israeli shelling, are still sheltering in United Nations facilities....

Airstrikes-092314.jpg Defense forces of the United States and Arab partner nations have begun airstrikes inside Syria targeting terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday. The nations fighting alongside the US include the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which has a Sunni majority. Overnight, a mix of fighters, bombers, remotely piloted ai

Heavy rains and flooding devastated parts of the Philippines, France and Italy over the weekend and may be further indications of the 'new normal' that the world will have to deal with if no accelerated action is taken to curb global warming, the head of United Nations Disaster Reduction Office said...

The G20 Finance Ministers on Monday endorsed a package of measures to tackle international corporate tax avoidance. The meeting of the Ministers in Cairns, Australia, agreed on a first set of recommendations to address key areas in the OECD's Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) which,...

existinghomesales-092214.jpg After reporting four consecutive monthly increases, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Monday showing an unexpected drop in U.S. existing home sales in the month of August. NAR said existing home sales fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million in August.

Mars-Atmosphere-092214.jpg A US satellite to study Mars' upper atmosphere has entered the Red Planet's orbit. NASA said its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered the orbit at 10:24 p.m. EDT Sunday, completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles, or 711 million kilometers. MAVEN is the first spacecraft dedicated to exploring the tenuous higher atmosphere of Mars.

U.S. fighter aircraft have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq in recent days, U.S. Central Command officials reported. Two airstrikes on Sunday destroyed an ISIL mortar position northeast of Sinjar and an ISIL semi-tractor trailer carrying munitions southwest...