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SeanParnell-082014.jpg Setting the stage for a highly competitive general election campaign, former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan emerged victorious in Alaska's Republican Senate primary on Tuesday. Sullivan will face off against Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, D-Ak., in November in a potentially important race to Republican efforts to retake control of the Senate.

Human Rights Watch has called on US Attorney General Eric Holder to press state and local officials during his visit to Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday, to reform police practices to improve respect for basic rights. Holder should also support federal reforms that could help address concerns about policing...

The Islamic State (IS) militant group on Wednesday published video of execution-style killing of a US reporter who went missing in Syria in 2012. The video, published online by the Islamic State (formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, ISIS), purports to show freelance reporter James...

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media has urged U.S. law enforcement authorities to investigate arrests of reporters covering civil disturbances in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. Dunja Mijatovic urged the Government to respect the right of media to cover public events without undue...

A meeting of the Colombia-United States Security Cooperation Coordinating Group (SCCG) has endorsed the U.S.-Colombia Action Plan on Regional Security Cooperation for 2015. The plan will be presented for approval at the next bilateral High-Level Strategic Security Dialogue (HLSSD). As part of U.S.-Colombian...

The Pentagon has denied charges that U.S. involvement in the operation to retake the Mosul Dam from Sunni terrorists represents "mission creep." "Mission creep refers to the growth or expansion of the goals and objectives of a military operation -- that the goals and objectives change, morph into...

The United States has designated the Gaza-based Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under the Immigration and Nationality Act and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity. The US State Department in a statement issued Tuesday...

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Tuesday called for ensuring the protection of humanitarian workers as he marked World Humanitarian Day with a special briefing to the Security Council, addressing a subject critical to people caught in conflict. Recalling that the Day commemorates...

Obama1-081914.jpg President Barack Obama revealed Monday that he is dispatching Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, amid ongoing violence in the St. Louis suburb. Obama said Holder will travel to Ferguson on Wednesday to meet with the FBI agents and Justice Department personnel conducting an investigation of the shooting death of Michael Brown.

CPIChart-081914.jpg Consumer prices saw only a modest increase in the month of July, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Tuesday, with higher prices for shelter and food offset by decreases in prices for energy and airline fares. The Labor Department said its consumer price index ticked up by 0.1 percent in July after rising by 0.3 percent in June.

HousingSarts-081914.jpg After reporting a notable decrease in new residential construction for the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing a substantial rebound by U.S. housing starts in the month of July. The report said housing starts jumped 15.7 percent to an annual rate of 1.093 million in July after falling 4 percent to a revised 945,000 in June.

Police fired tear gas on Monday night to disperse angry crowds demonstrating their protest against the killing of Michael Brown in the US town of Ferguson. Several people were arrested after demonstrators hurled molotov cocktails at police and two people were injured by gunfire. A photographer...

US President Barack Obama has announced that Iraqi forces, aided by on-going U.S airstrikes, have recaptured Mosul Dam from ISIL terrorists. U.S. military officials said American aircraft had conducted a total of 68 targeted airstrikes since Aug. 8, most of them directed at setting the conditions...

As protests intensify over the killing of an American teenager in Missouri, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged all parties to exercise restraint and for authorities to respect the right to peaceful assembly. According to Ban's spokesperson, the UN chief is aware that United...

The United States has finished neutralizing Syrian Government's deadliest chemical weapons aboard its ship MV Cape Ray. US Secretary of State John Kerry described it as "a milestone in our unrelenting work to ensure the end of the Assad regime's deadly chemical arsenal." Thursday marks the first...