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The United States has strongly condemned Saturday's terrorist attack that left more than 20 Egyptian soldiers dead in the North African country's western desert near al-Farafra. "We extend our condolences to the families of the victims, and hope for the quick and full recovery of the wounded," US...

healthcare-court-072214.jpg Two federal appeals courts have issued contradictory rulings over the federal government's ability to provide subsidies under Obamacare, suggesting that the future of President Barack Obama's healthcare law could once again end up in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court.

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel telephoned Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and offered his personal condolences for the Australians who lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby. In a statement summarizing the call,...

USIsrael-072214.jpg A majority of Americans believe Israel is justified in taking military action against Gaza, according to the results of a new CNN/ORC International survey, although opinions about the amount of military force the Israelis have used are more divided.

Existinghomesales-072214.jpg After reporting a sharp increase in existing home sales in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Tuesday showing that existing home sales once again rose by more than expected in the month of June.

CPIchart-072214.jpg With energy prices showing a significant increase amid rising gasoline prices, the Labor Department released a report on Tuesday showing that U.S. consumer prices rose in line with economist estimates in the month of June.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday announced that it will set up a fund to help Developing Countries and Least Developed Countries implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement. The deal, approved last December by the WTO's 159 members at the time, aims to streamline customs procedures around...

The United States has pledged an immediate assistance of $47 million to try to alleviate some of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. This was announced by US Secretary of State John Kerry after his meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Cairo on Monday. Addressing a joint press conference...

The United States on Monday voiced deep concerns over the convictions of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and magazine editor Bheki Makhubu for contempt of court in the Kingdom of Swaziland. According to the US State Department, Maseko and Makhubu were arrested convicted for publishing an article...

The new global sustainable development agenda that Members States are currently working on must include specific references to indigenous peoples and the challenges they face, a group of United Nations experts stated Monday. "Indigenous peoples face distinct development challenges, and fare worse...

Obama1-072114.jpg With his second term becoming increasingly dominated by turmoil overseas, President Barack Obama addressed both the conflict in Gaza and the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine in remarks on Monday.

worldmap-072114.jpg While conflicts overseas have recently attracted a lot of attention, the results of a new Politico poll found that battleground voters oppose U.S. involvement in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria by large margins.

The US Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive counterterrorism "sting operations" based on religious and ethnic identity, says a report released on Monday. Many of the more than 500 terrorism-related cases prosecuted in US federal...

US Secretary of State John Kerry is due in Egypt's capital Cairo on Monday to seek an immediate cessation of hostilities based on a return to the November 2012 ceasefire agreement. US President Barack Obama informed this to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over phone on Sunday, their second...

The six major powers and Iran agreed to extend nuclear talks for four more months after failing to meet a July 20 deadline to reach a comprehensive deal to resolve the dispute over Tehran's nuclear program. The announcement came after nearly three weeks of intensive talks in Vienna, which were meant...