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JuliaPierson-100114.jpg Under pressure due to a recent series of high-profile security lapses, Julia Pierson is stepping down as the Director of the Secret Service.

The United States has expressed its "deep concern" regarding reports that Sudanese security forces have arrested dozens of political activists and civil society leaders in the lead-up to the anniversary of the September 2013 demonstrations. "We echo UN Independent Expert on the situation of human...

The United Nations on Wednesday encouraged Governments and people throughout the world to ensure that older persons are able to fully participate in society and that their rights and dignity are protected. "Older persons are making wide-ranging contributions to economic and social development," UN...

election-US-100114.jpg Democrats have climbed into the lead on a generic ballot, according to the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll, although the results may not be as positive for the party as they first appear.

Jens Stoltenberg took up his post as NATO Secretary General on Wednesday. He also chaired his first North Atlantic Council as NATO chief on Wednesday. "I am really looking forward to start and it's a great honour to be the Secretary General of NATO," Stoltenberg said arriving at NATO headquarters. The...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has authorized the deployment of 700 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division headquarters element to Liberia to help with the Ebola epidemic there. Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters that the soldiers will deploy in late October, and...

ConstructionSpending-100114.jpg With spending on private and public construction both showing notable decreases, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing an unexpected drop in U.S. construction spending in the month of August.

ISM-Manufacturing-100114.jpg Growth in U.S. manufacturing activity saw a notable slowdown in the month of September, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Wednesday, with the index of activity in the sector pulling back off a three-year high.

ADPChart-100114.jpg Employment in the U.S. private sector increased by more than expected in the month of September, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday, with employment rising by more than 200,000 jobs for the sixth straight month.

A group of United Nations experts applauded the announcement by President Barack Obama that the United States will develop a national action plan to promote responsible and transparent business conduct, in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and called for an all-inclusive...

US-India-Mars-Exploration-100114.jpg The space agencies of the United States and India have agreed to launch a satellite mission to observe Earth and establish a pathway for future joint missions to explore Mars. In a meeting Tuesday in Toronto, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) chairman K. Radhakrishnan signed two documents for the joint venture. While attending the International Ast

U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria on Monday and Tuesday using a mix of attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct 11 airstrikes. Two airstrikes near Dayr ar Zawr destroyed an armored vehicle and an armed vehicle of ISIL. Five strikes in northeast Syria...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Texas Health Department have confirmed that the first case of the deadly Ebola virus infection in the United States is diagnosed. The CDC said on Tuesday that the Ebola infection was diagnosed, through laboratory tests, in a person who had traveled...

United States has urged the Iranian authorities to reexamine the evidence in the case against Iranian woman Reyhaneh Jabbari, who was sentenced to death, with utmost transparency. Jabbari was due to be executed on Tuesday for killing a man she said she stabbed in self-defense during a sexual assault....

US President Barack Obama has held talks with visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Tuesday, with both leaders pledging to boost the bilateral relations between the two nations. The two leaders told reporters later that their discussions covered issues delaying the implementation...