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In this week's address, the U.S President Barack Obama discussed the measures the U.S is taking to respond to Ebola cases at home, while containing the epidemic at its source in West Africa. The President emphasized that it's important to follow the facts, rather than fear, as New Yorkers did yesterday...

An independent United Nations expert has told the General Assembly that pursuit of development by nations must expand beyond economic gains and include claims of justice, non-discrimination and opportunities. In presenting her latest report to the UN body on Thursday, Gabriela Knaul, the Special Rapporteur...

The world wastes enough food to feed an estimated two billion people, the United Nations said Friday as its three Rome-based food agencies announced the launch of a digital platform designed to take aim at the growing problem of "food loss." The new online program, called the Global Community of Practice...

Two US nurses who contracted the Ebola virus while providing care to the first US patient with the infection have been declared free of the virus. The two nurses - Nina Pham and Amber Vinson - got infected with the virus while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital...

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was briefed on operations and activities by the Alliance's top military commander, General Philip Breedlove, during his first visit to NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium on Friday, according to a NATO statement. "It is...

ScottBrown-102414.jpg Looking to capitalize on news of an Ebola diagnosis in New York City, Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown issued a statement Friday criticizing his Democratic opponent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., for "waffling" on a travel ban.

Obama1-102414.jpg Following news that a patient at a New York City hospital has tested positive for Ebola, President Barack Obama called both Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday.

teapartyprotest-102414.jpg In another troubling sign for Democrats, the results of a Gallup poll released on Friday show that Tea Party Republicans are much more motivated to vote in the upcoming midterm elections than other Americans. The poll found that 73 percent of Tea Party Republicans are "extremely" or "very" motivated to vote in this year's elections.

NewHomeSales-102414.jpg While the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing a modest increase in new home sales in the U.S. in the month of September, the uptick came from a significantly downwardly revised level in August.

The US Navy will commission its latest attack submarine North Dakota, during a ceremony Saturday at Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. North Dakota, designated SSN 784, honors the state's citizens and veterans and their strong military support and heritage from the Frontier Wars through...

ISIl-102414.jpg The terrorist group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is earning about $1 million each day by smuggling oil out of the Middle East, according to the US Treasury Department. Speaking at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on Thursday, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen said "ISIL has raised a significant amount of its money - many

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that the U.S.-led strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is working, but he emphasized that the fight against the terrorist group will be a "complicated, difficult contest." In an exchange with reporters at the Pentagon after...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke via telephone with newly appointed Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al Obeidi on Thursday to congratulate him on his position and assure support for the minister's counterterrorism pursuits, the Pentagon press secretary reported. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Hagel...

While the world's 48 most vulnerable nations continue to make in-roads into poverty reduction, a far greater effort is needed if these countries are to eradicate extreme poverty by 2020, according to a new report by the United Nations. The study conducted by the UN Office for Least Developed Countries,...

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo have reached an agreement related to the wartime control of allied forces during the 46th Security Consultative Meeting held at the Pentagon, it was announced Thursday. The two defense leaders agreed to implement South...