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An independent panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that certain conditions which Argentina introduced for firms wishing to import goods into the country break WTO law. The ruling was on an official complaint filed against the Argentinian measures by the European Union, the United...

scottbrown-082214.jpg Republican Scott Brown has significantly narrowed the gap in the race against incumbent New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., according to the results of a new WMUR Granite State Poll.

Obama11-053012_22Aug14.jpg Americans are divided regarding President Barack Obama's handling of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, according to the results of a CBS News/New York Times poll.

ClaireMcCaskill-082214.jpg On the heels of the violent clashes between local police and protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., announced that she will hold a Senate hearing in September to examine the militarization of local police departments.

The threat from Al Qaeda has changed and morphed into a number of loosely connected terror groups, according to the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. The threat from ISIS is a serious representation of the threat from terror groups, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said during a Pentagon news...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday that US air strikes and military assistance to Iraqi and Kurdish security forces have stalled the advance of the Islamic State, a Sunni extremist group previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), around Irbil, Iraq. This assistance...

The European Union on Thursday strongly condemned the execution-style killing of American freelance reporter James Foley by an Islamic militant belonging to the Islamic State (IS), a Sunni jihaddist group engaged in the ongoing conflict in Iraq as well the Syrian civil war. "We strongly condemn...

Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa have been discharged from hospital after being cured, media reports citing local officials said Thursday. According to the American media, Dr. Kent Brantly, a 33-year-old doctor who contracted the Ebola...

Obama1-082114.jpg Republicans have not found much to like about President Barack Obama's nearly six years in office, but the results of a new Washington Post-ABC News poll show that a vast majority support the president's decision to launch airstrikes in Iraq.

LeadingIndicatorIndex-082114.jpg Suggesting that the economy is gaining traction, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing a bigger than expected increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in July.

PhiladelphiaFed-082114.jpg Results of a survey released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday showed that regional manufacturing activity unexpectedly grew at an accelerated rate in the month of August, with the index of activity in the sector reaching a three-year high.

ExistingHomeSales-082114.jpg Existing home sales in U.S. unexpectedly rose to a ten-month high in the month of July, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Thursday. NAR said existing home sales climbed to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.15 million in July from a downwardly revised 5.03 million in June.

joblessclaims-082114.jpg Initial jobless claims in the U.S. fell by slightly more than expected in the week ended August 16th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The Labor Department said jobless claims dropped to 298,000, a decrease of 14,000 from the previous week's revised level of 312,000.

NATO's summit meeting in Wales will principally focus on five themes, the alliance said on Thursday. NATO readiness to reinforce collective defence, and investing in capabilities to ensure the Alliance remains ready to face any challenge will be a subject of discussion. The two-day summit will...

The United States has vowed that it will hold those responsible for the killing of freelance US reporter James Foley accountable. "Make no mistake: we will continue to confront ISIL wherever it tries to spread its despicable hatred. The world must know that the United States of America will never...