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Over the next two weeks, U.S. embassies and missions around the world will work to raise awareness of the irreparable harm caused by gender-based violence. This was announced by US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women,...

The United States has called on the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to initiate a prompt, thorough investigation into recent attacks on civilians in the country, and to hold all responsible to account. A statement by the U.S. State Department also called for urgent, intensified...

The United States has said that the repetitive and disproportionate number of one-sided General Assembly resolutions condemning Israel damages the prospects for peace in the Middle East. U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power, speaking at the UN General Assembly on the...

The commander of US Army Europe has confirmed that soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and later replacement units will rotate to locations in Eastern Europe through the end of next year as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon from Vilnius, Lithuania, via a video...

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has thanked the Dutch government for its continuing support to the alliance's operations, in talks with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in The Hague, a NATO statement said. "The Netherlands has been for many years a valuable and reliable Ally", the NATO Secretary...

ConsumerConfidence-112514.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly deteriorated in the month of November, according to a report released by the Conference Board on Tuesday. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index dropped to 88.7 in November from a downwardly revised 94.1 in October.

homesales-030411_25Nov14.jpg Home prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas experienced a broad based slowdown in the month of September, according to a report released by Standard & Poor's on Tuesday.

GDPchart-112514.jpg Economic activity in the U.S. unexpectedly increased by more than previously estimated in the third quarter, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday.

US President Barack Obama has appealed for calm in the US suburb of Ferguson where protesters went on a violent rampage Monday following the Grand Jury decision not to indict a police officer accused of shooting black teenager Michael Brown. According to Obama, Americans "need to accept that this...

Police fired tear gas to quell rioting and looting in the US suburb of Ferguson Monday following the Grand Jury decision not to indict a police officer accused of shooting black teenager Michael Brown. The angry protesters burned shops and police vehicles. 29 people were arrested, reports say. Police...

Registration now is open for NASA's Cube Quest Challenge, the agency's first in-space competition that offers the agency's largest-ever prize purse. Competitors have a shot at a share of $5 million in prize money and an opportunity to participate in space exploration and technology development, to...

Three new crew members representing the United States, Russia and Italy have arrived at the International Space Station (ISS). NASA said the Soyuz TMA-15M vehicle docked to the International Space Station at 9:48 p.m. EST Monday, above the Pacific Ocean, approaching the coast of Ecuador. Terry Virts...

The United States and NATO have said that they will not recognize the so-called treaty on alliance and strategic partnership signed between the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia and Russia on Monday. The United States made its position on Abkhazia and South Ossetia clear by saying that "these...

One in three known victims of human trafficking is a child, and girls and women are particularly targeted and forced into "modern slavery," according to the 2014 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, released Monday by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna. "Unfortunately,...

The United States on Monday said it was "dismayed" by the decision of Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh to sign into law a new legislation that further restricts the rights of LGBT individuals. Jeff Rathke, Director of the Bureau of Public Affairs, said in a statement that Washington was also "deeply...