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The United States on Thursday condemned Israel's shelling on a UN-run school housing Palestinian civilians in Gaza, and urged the Jewish nation to ensure the safety of Palestinian civilians in the ongoing conflict. At least 16 people were killed when artillery shells struck a UN-run school designated...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has held a telephonic conversation with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon to discuss the situation in Gaza, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby. Kirby said Ya'alon thanked Hagel for his support for the defense of Israel, particularly the...

The United States has confirmed the death of an American in Nigeria after being infected by the Ebola virus in Liberia. According to US State Department spokesperson Marie Harf, the patient had traveled from Liberia to Nigeria while infected with the virus. She said US embassy officials in Nigeria's...

UScapitol-073114.jpg In an embarrassment for the new Republican leadership, the House will not vote on a bill to address the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border before lawmakers leave town for the August recess.

The United States has urged the Qatari Government to lift the current travel ban on U.S. couple Matthew and Grace Huang who are held up in that country over ongoing legal proceedings following the tragic death of their daughter, Gloria. A statement by the U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson...

Boehner-073114.jpg In the latest sign of the hyper-partisan environment that exists in Washington, the Republican-controlled House voted Wednesday evening to approve a resolution authorizing House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to sue President Barack Obama.

Joblessclaims-073114.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rebounded in the week ended July 26th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday, with initial jobless claims bouncing off the fourteen-year low seen in the previous week.

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change, the US space agency said. A laser-based...

The United States has announced an additional humanitarian assistance of $378 Million to help those battered by the conflict in Syria. Announcing the aid, US Secretary of State John Kerry said "The world must act quickly and decisively to get life-saving assistance to the innocent civilians who are...

The Pentagon has said that it is aware of reports that North Korea has fired short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, and called on that nation to end its military buildup. "Rather than spend their money polluting the waters around North Korea, they should spend their money feeding their...

Obama1-073014.jpg President Barack Obama took Congress to task in remarks on the economy on Wednesday, accusing Republicans of wasting valuable time by voting on a resolution regarding whether or not to sue him over his use of executive actions.

uscapitol-062509_30Jul14.jpg In a surprise move, the Senate voted Tuesday to make changes to an important House highway funding bill, raising questions about whether the legislation will receive final approval before lawmakers leave town for the August recess.

The United States has imposed restrictions on travel to the country by a number of Venezuelan government officials who have been responsible for or complicit in human rights abuses in their country. The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday that the Secretary of State decided the visa ban on Venezuelan...

NATO has called on Russia to work constructively to resolve an issue that developed out of its violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and preserve its viability by returning to full compliance in a verifiable manner. The United States earlier this week briefed the North Atlantic...

GDPchart-073014.jpg After reporting a notable contraction in U.S. economic activity in the first quarter, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that gross domestic product rebounded by more than anticipated in the second quarter.