The president of the Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday asked member nations to reflect on a June proposal that called for the establishment of an informal working group to help break a longstanding deadlock over how to proceed with the body's activities, United Nations Office at Geneva said in a statement posted to its website.
The ability of an independent Scotland to join NATO was thrown into doubt when top alliance officials told a Scottish delegation that no country could achieve membership if there were any unresolved military or territorial disputes with another NATO nation, the London Guardian reported.
On Tuesday, construction began in Texas on what will be the largest wind farm in the United States -- and one that is to play a role in nuclear weapons work, Time reported.
No Republican has received more public pressure from immigration advocates over the recess than House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California. In a show of force Wednesday, thousands of activists rolled into McCarthy's Bakersfield-area district. Their demands: A vote on an immigration-reform bill that includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already in the United States. And they want the vote by Sept. 30.
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first statement on the rapidly deteriorating situation in Egypt Thursday morning.
The president breaks his silence with the death toll in the hundreds.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Output at U.S. factories declined slightly in July, reflecting a drop in auto production. The decline was expected to be temporary given the banner sales year automakers are having.
A two-alarm fire broke out on Wednesday in a laboratory facility under construction at Fort Detrick, Md., the Frederick News-Post reported.
Washington's most senior military officer this week sought Israeli assurances that the Middle Eastern nation is not planning an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities that the United States and its allies fear could be stepping stones to atomic arms, according to a public radio report cited by Agence France-Presse on Wednesday.
A team of chemical experts on Wednesday assembled by the United Nations was about to travel to Syria, having received the go-ahead from President Bashar Assad's government after extended negotiations, CBS News reported.
President Obama weighs in on the recent violence in Egypt.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose slightly last month as gas costs increased at a slower pace. Overall, the figures showed that inflation remains mild.
President Obama on Thursday offered tough talk and a small—and perhaps symbolic—action to condemn the bloodshed in the streets of Cairo, keeping strategic aid in place while canceling a long-standing military exercise with Egypt."Our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual as civilians are being killed in the streets, rights are being rolled back," the president said in a statement while on vacation in Martha's Vineyard. But don't mistake these words for the president completely cutting off ties with the region. He made no mention of the contested $1. ...
Australia might beat out the United States in the race for most ridiculous election season. Plus, Obama golfs while on vacation.