The world community must do more, and do better, to tackle the global drug problem, senior United Nations officials stressed Thursday in Vienna, at the start of a two-day review of efforts to address a scourge that poses a serious threat to human life and undermines development.
A dozen more F-16s and 300 personnel based at Aviano Air Base in Italy will augment the US aviation detachment at Lask Air Base in Poland, according to a Pentagon spokesman.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced last week that the United States would augment the aviation detachment in light of...
A majority of Americans still place a major emphasis on their faith, but the results of a new NBC News/Washington Journal poll showed that an increasing number of Americans say religion does not play an important role in their lives.
Attorney General Eric Holder has endorsed a proposed change to the federal sentencing guidelines that would reduce the average sentence for low-level drug offenders by nearly a year.
While New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have both been described as potential favorites in the 2016 presidential election, the results of a new Bloomberg News poll suggest they could be dogged by questions regarding recent controversies.
The US Department of Defense on Thursday announced that an Algerian detainee has been transferred to the Government of Algeria from the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay.
Ahmed Belbacha was released on the basis of a comprehensive review of his case by the inter-agency Guantánamo Review Task Force....
While the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing a moderate increase in U.S. business inventories in the month of January, the report also showed a notable drop in business sales. The report said business inventories rose by 0.4 percent in January following a 0.5 percent increase in December. The increase in inventories matched economist estimates.
With prices for fuel imports showing a significant increase, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that U.S. import prices rose by much more than expected in the month of February. The report said import prices climbed by 0.9 percent in February following an upwardly revised 0.4 percent increase in January.
First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly showed a modest decrease in the week ended March 8th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims edged down to 315,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 324,000.
Retail sales in the U.S. rose by slightly more than expected in the month of February, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday.
The report said retail sales rose by 0.3 percent in February following a revised 0.6 percent drop in January. Economists had expected sales to edge up by 0.2 percent.
The number of people killed in the building collapse in New York City has risen to six on Thursday.
Two buildings in East Harlem, New York City, collapsed on Wednesday morning following a massive explosion and fire, apparently resulting from a gas leak.
Many people are missing, and dozens injured,...
The commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and of U.S. forces in Afghanistan says that all of the Afghan presidential candidates are in favor of signing the Bilateral Security Agreement with the United States, and continued affiliation with NATO.
Briefing the Senate...
The United States has expressed deep concerns over Government of Burundi's actions to prevent or break up two separate meetings of opposition political parties earlier this month, and denounced the subsequent violent clashes between police and opposition activists.
"We deplore the government's use...
Controversial Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced Wednesday that she will not run for another term in office later this year. Announcing her decision at an elementary school in Glendale, Brewer indicated that the time had come to "pass the torch of leadership."
US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to London on March 14 to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov to discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, a US State Department statement revealed Wednesday.
Kerry is making the trip to London on the directions by President Barack Obama. Notably,...