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The United Nations in a flagship report released Thursday, said reducing vulnerability and strengthening resilience are critical to securing human development progress. The 2014 Human Development Report, launched in Tokyo by the UN Development Program (UNDP), examines the risks posed by natural or...

On Thursday, the Government of Tunisia closed on its offering of a $500 million sovereign bond issuance guaranteed by the United States, acting through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). As President Obama noted during the April visit of Tunisian Prime Minister Joma to Washington,...

NewHomeSales-072414.jpg New home sales in the U.S. showed a notable decrease in the month of June, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday, with the steep drop offsetting the jump seen in the previous month.

The European Court of Human Rights has found Poland complicit in the US Government's rendition, secret detention, and torture of alleged terrorism suspects. The court was ruling on complaints filed by two alleged members of al-Qaeda that they were subjected to torture by the CIA during their detention...

JoblessClaims-072414.jpg After reporting a modest drop in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that initial jobless claims unexpectedly fell to their lowest level in over eight years in the week ended July 19th.

Though the United States must protect its people and is helping Iraq to face the threat posed by the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, it is up to Iraq to do the heavy lifting, a senior Defense Department official said on Wednesday. Elissa Slotkin, performing the duties of the...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has authorized more temporary housing to shelter an additional 5,000 unaccompanied alien children anticipated to arrive in the United States from Central America in the coming months. Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said Hagel approved the additional space...

The United States has lifted its ban on US carriers flying to the Ben Gurion airport in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, where a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip landed on Tuesday. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered three US carriers - Delta, United and US Airways...

Russia is continuing to arm and train pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in spite of international doubts about Moscow's possible role in the last week's downing of a Malaysian commercial airliner over the region, a Pentagon spokesperson said Wednesday. According to Col. Steve Warren, Russia...

US Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated Joko Widodo on his election as Indonesia's next president, and hailed the July 9 elections as free and fair. Kerry said in a statement issued late Tuesday that people of Indonesia have once again shown their commitment to democracy through free and fair...

UScapitol-072314.jpg While final passage of the bill is far less certain, the Senate voted overwhelming in favor of formally debating legislation to end tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas.

uscapitol-062509_23Jul14.jpg House Republicans revealed a series of recommendations to address the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday, although party differences may prevent a final bill from being passed before the August recess.

davidperdue-072314.jpg Businessman David Perdue narrowly defeated eleven-term Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga., in a runoff for the Republican Senate nomination in Georgia on Tuesday. With all precincts reporting, unofficial results show Perdue with a slim 50.9 percent to 49.1 percent lead over Kingston.

The United States has alerted U.S. citizens in Russia to the ongoing tensions along the border with Ukraine and the potential for increased clashes between pro-Russian groups and Ukrainian forces. The Department of State in a Travel Alert update on Tuesday said that the U.S. government currently has...

The escalation of international conflicts in the first half of 2014 prompted a 50-fold surge in the amount of humanitarian cargo transported by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) when compared to the same period last year, it was revealed Tuesday. "Dealing with simultaneous emergencies in...