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The growth of global seaborne shipping over the past year has reflected the "stumbling" progress of the world economy, the United Nations trade and development body announced Friday as it presented its latest report on the "volatile and gloomy" state of the shipping industry. In its Review of Maritime...

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during a visit to the Karmelava Airspace Control Center in Lithuania said the Alliance's Air Policing Mission over the three Baltic States was a concrete example of NATO solidarity in action, according to a statement issued Friday. ''Collective defense is our...

Boehner-112114.jpg On the heels of President Barack Obama's controversial decision to take executive action on immigration, House Republicans have filed a lawsuit over the president's unilateral actions on the healthcare reform law known as Obamacare.

Pope Francis has urged leaders attending a United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) nutrition conference in Rome to view food and nutrition and the environment as global public issues at a time when nations are more tightly linked with each other than ever before. "When solidarity is lacking in one...

Warren-Headshot-112114.jpg Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has repeatedly stated she does intend to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, but the results of a new Democracy for America poll suggest she is the clear choice among progressives.

The U.S. military effort to help prevent the spread of Ebola in West Africa could be extended beyond its six-month mission if there is a surge of new cases of the deadly disease, the Pentagon says. Despite a reported drop in new cases in hardest hit Liberia, it's too soon to determine whether this...

U.S. Central Command reported on Thursday airstrikes against Islamic state militant groups and the al-Qaida-affiliated Khorasan group in Syria, a move the Pentagon press secretary called a success. Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby said at a press conference that an air strike targeting a Khorasan weapons...

The United States on Thursday announced the release of five detainees from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Four of them are Yemenis and one Tunisian. The Department of Defense said Salah Mohammed Salih Al-Dhabi, Abdel Ghaib Ahmad Hakim, and Abdul Khaled Al-Baydani were transferred to Georgia,...

Western New York's snow emergency forced the state to close the New York State Thruway, Interstate 90, from Rochester west to the Pennsylvania state line. Some 100 cars were reported stranded along that 140-mile stretch of the highway. While a storm blowing off Lake Erie since Monday dumped up to...

Obama1-112114.jpg President Barack Obama laid out his plans to take executive action on illegal immigration during a primetime speech on Thursday, touching off a firestorm of public and congressional controversy on the divisive issue.

President Barack Obama unveiled his plans during a primetime speech on Thursday to take executive action on immigration, touching off a firestorm of public and congressional controversy on this divisive issue. "Our immigration system is broken and everyone knows it," Obama said. The points or the...

The US-led fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group is showing good signs of progress, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a PBS interview. He added that the first of 1,500 additional US troops that President Barack Obama ordered to Iraq should begin arriving...

Despite progress in advancing child rights over the past 25 years, including a marked reduction in the number of children dying before the age of five and increased access to education and clean water, urgent action is needed to prevent millions of children from missing out on the benefits of innovation,...

World nations have pledged more than $9.3 billion towards the initial capitalization of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at the first pledging conference, being held in Berlin, Germany. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday welcomed the pledges. The UN chief's spokesperson in a statement...

Jimwebb-112014.jpg Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb has taken the first step toward running for president in 2016 by launching an exploratory committee. Webb would likely be a significant underdog to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination but is the first candidate from either of the two major parties to officially move toward a campaign.