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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award he received in 2004 from the American Jewish Congress after the group accused him of "dangerous rhetoric" against Israel, it was announced Tuesday. The Profile of Courage award was given to Erdogan for his Middle east peace efforts....

Russia has tested a new ground-launched cruise missile in violation of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, media reports said citing an unnamed Obama administration official. The 1987 INF Treaty was signed by the then US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev...

Obama1-072914.jpg US President Back Obama on Tuesday announced a new round of sanctions against Russia over Moscow's continued involvement in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, hours after the European Union decided to expand its own sanctions imposed on Russia over the same issue. "Because we are closely coordinating our actions with Europe, the sanctions we are announcing today will have an even bigger bite.

Voicing grave concern over the reported access to and seizure of oilfields and pipelines in Syria and Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Jabhat Al-Nusra, the United Nations Security Council has underscored that there should be no trade in oil with these terrorist groups. In...

bobmcdonald-072914.jpg A day after lawmakers announced an agreement on compromise legislation to reform the Veterans Affairs Department, the Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm a new head of the scandal-plagued department.

climatechange-021712_29Jul14.jpg Looking to increase pressure on Congress, the White House released a report on Tuesday warning of the economic costs of delaying action to address climate change.

Boehner-072914.jpg With the August recess looming, House Republican leaders are hopeful they can pass legislation to address the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border before the end of the week. The House is expected to vote on a bill providing $659 million in funding for the border crisis, well below the $3.7 billion requested by the Obama administration.

consumerconfidence-072914.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. improved for the third consecutive month in July, according to a report released by the Conference Board on Tuesday, with the consumer confidence index jumping to its highest level in almost seven years.

homesales-030411_29Jul14.jpg Home prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas continued to increase at a slower pace in the month of May, Standard & Poor's revealed in a report released on Tuesday. The report said the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Home Price Index increased at an annual rate of 9.3 percent in May compared to the 10.8 percent growth reported for April.

Russian troops continue to mass along the border with Ukraine, and heavy and sophisticated Russian equipment continue to flow across the border to Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said on Monday. Around 12,000 Russian combat troops remain along Ukraine's...

Scientists using mission data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. Their analysis suggests it is possible for liquid water to reach from the moon's underground sea all the way to its surface, NASA said in a press release. These...

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to New Delhi for the 5th U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, which he will co-chair with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on July 31. Kerry will be accompanied by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, who will lead discussions to strengthen economic...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has spoken over the phone with Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Monday. In a statement, Kirby said Hagel congratulated Heletey on his recent appointment and asked for his assessment of developments...

With 1.4 million deaths every year attributed to acute and chronic liver disease, the United Nations health agency marked the World Hepatitis Day on Monday by calling on countries to intensify efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat one of the world's most serious diseases. "For years, viral hepatitis...

img5-072814.jpg House and Senate negotiators revealed Monday that they have reached an agreement on compromise legislation to reform the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.