Both sides insist a budget deal is near that will avoid another federal government shutdown, but most voters still want budget cuts and remain skeptical that such a deal is coming, a new Rasmussen Reports survey finds. Just 12% of likely U.S. voters favor a federal budget that increases government spending, according to the national […]
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is in Pakistan with an aim to defuse tensions over Washington’s controversial drone strikes in the country. Hagel flew from Kabul to Islamabad to meet with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other top officials including the new army chief. Ties between Washington and Islamabad have been seriously strained over Washington’s deadly […]
A crowd of around 400 people set fire to vehicles and clashed with police in the Indian district of Singapore late on Sunday after a man was hit and killed by a bus, the first major riot in the city-state for more than 40 years. Police said they had arrested 27 suspects after the riot, […]
A month after Typhoon Haiyan hit, the challenge is to get people working again in the Philippines. A fully rebuilt country is months, if not years, away. But there’s a major work-for-cash effort to revive local economies in disaster zones.
The mood was both somber and celebratory in South Africa as people gathered to honor Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy in the Soweto township where he lived as a young lawyer, and outside his home in Johannesburg.
Some forecasters say a deadly winter storm is the worst to hit the United States in years, grinding the nation’s midsection to a halt, caused the cancelation of thousands of flights, snarling travel and power outages for hundreds of thousands of residents. The line of ice, snow and freezing temperatures stretched from the Texas-Mexico border […]
In this week’s address, President Obama says that before Congress leaves for vacation, they should extend unemployment benefits for 1.3 million hardworking Americans who will lose this lifeline at the end of the year.
Denmark and Norway have offered naval boats to transport chemical weapons out of Syria. It is part of an international deal which will see the 1,300 tonnes stockpile of sarin, mustard gas and other lethal agents removed by the end of this year.
France say it’s UN-backed military operation is underway in the Central African Republic. The former French colony has slipped into chaos since mainly Muslim rebels seized power in March. That’s led to tit-for-tat sectarian violence with the Christian majority.