Kerry: US willing to work with Iran to halt ISIS
2014-06-16 16:12:14 UTC
The US and Iran are poised to enter into a potentially groundbreaking military cooperation to halt the advance of Sunni extremists fighters in Iraq, in a desperate effort to halt the country's slide into a sectarian civil war.
The US secretary ...
Iraq conflict: US sends warship to the Gulf
2014-06-15 18:16:34 UTC
The US says it is sending a major warship into the Gulf to provide it with military options should the situation in Iraq deteriorate further.
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the USS George HW Bush, which carries dozens of fighter jets,...
Casey Kasem dies at 82
2014-06-15 18:02:55 UTC
Casey Kasem poses after receiving the Radio Icon award during the 2003 Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas. Photograph: Eric Jamison/AP
Casey Kasem, the US radio personality with the distinctive voice who counted down the top pop music hits on a popu...
Florida enacts abortion law requiring doctors to evaluate foetus survival
2014-06-14 16:34:30 UTC
The Republican governor of Florida, Rick Scott, on Friday signed into law a bill prohibiting women from obtaining abortions if the fetus is deemed able to survive outside the womb.
The late-term abortion law, HB 1047, requires women seeking an ...
U.S. Coast guard rescues Scottish rower
2014-06-14 16:33:05 UTC
A man trying to row across the Atlantic from New York to a Scottish island was rescued during a storm early on Saturday by a US coast guard team who plucked him from choppy waters off Long Island, an official with the agency said.
Niall Iain Ma...
Freed war prisoner Bergdahl leaves Germany for US
2014-06-13 08:46:06 UTC
Bowe Bergdahl was scheduled to touch down in the US in the early hours of Friday morning, having flown out of western Germany on Thursday evening. His destination: the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.
"Our first priority is making sure ...
Hillary Clinton: Sending US ground troops to Iraq is not going to happen
2014-06-13 07:30:56 UTC
The US should not stage another military intervention in Iraq despite the recent gains made by Islamic extremists, the nation's former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, has said.
The White House has said that air strikes were under considera...
Islamist victories could pull US military back to Iraq
2014-06-13 06:04:14 UTC
Barack Obama has set the stage for renewed US military action in Iraq after the authorities in Baghdad proved powerless to stop relentless Islamist insurgents from seizing further swaths of a country in danger of breaking apart.
The US presiden...
Hagel defends 'tough call' to swap Bergdahl for Taliban prisoners
2014-06-11 17:53:01 UTC
US defence secretary Chuck Hagel has defended the Obama administration's swap of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl for five Guantanamo Bay detainees.
Mr Hagel told a House panel the deal was "a tough call" by the president "but I support it and stand by it".
Obama: 'We're the only country where this happens'
2014-06-10 23:28:37 UTC
President Obama commented on the school shooting that killed two, saying congressional opposition to gun control is 'shameful'.
Obama spoke out once again in favor of stronger gun controls in the wake of a school shooting in Oregon on Tuesday t...
74th U.S. School shooting since Sandy Hook
2014-06-10 22:32:23 UTC
Tuesday morning's fatal shooting at Reynolds High School is the 74th shooting on an American school campus since a lone gunman's attack on Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012.
The list of shootings, which includes 13 schoo...
Hillary Clinton's new book: A foundations for a potential presidential run
2014-06-10 21:39:48 UTC
Hillary Clinton launched her memoir, Hard Choices, on Tuesday, laying the foundations for a potential presidential run with a carefully crafted self-portrait of a battle-hardened politician who has bounced back from her bruising defeat in 2008 arm...
Graham would provide a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants
2014-06-09 09:03:10 UTC
Sen. Lindsey Graham appeared to put himself in political jeopardy when he wrote and championed an overhaul of immigration laws, but he is poised to lap the field in Tuesday's Republican primary in South Carolina. GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennes...
Michelle Obama salutes Maya Angelou's example to all women
2014-06-07 23:54:03 UTC
In a moving tribute to a woman she called “one of the greatest spirits our world has ever known”, first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday thanked the writer Maya Angelou for empowering young black women like herself with her clever, sassy words.
D-Day 70th anniversary: Obama and Putin chat about 10 minutes
2014-06-06 19:45:24 UTC
BENOUVILLE, France — A White House official confirmed that an "informal" meeting took place between Putin and Obama on Friday, saying it had lasted 10-15 minutes.
The meeting, which took place as the pair waited to head to a D-Day 70th anniversa...
The end of World War Two started in Normandy
2014-06-06 09:10:14 UTC
On the anniversary to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied D-Day landings - an event which helped change the course of World War II - attention was paid to the American, British, Canadian and other Allied veterans who risked their lives ...
Military Fighter Jet Crashes Into Southern California
2014-06-05 08:36:03 UTC
A US military jet has crashed into homes in the California desert, about 90 miles east of San Diego.
Television footage showed at least one home on fire on a residential street in the city of Imperial, following the crash on Wednesday evening.
Sterling agrees to Clippers sale and drops lawsuit
2014-06-04 23:13:12 UTC
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has agreed to sell the team for $2b and drop his lawsuit against the league, his lawyer says.
Maxwell Blecher told reporters his client had "made an agreement with the NBA to resolve all their differen...
G7 leaders willing to step up sanctions on Russia
2014-06-05 08:28:31 UTC
The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) issued their joint statement on Wednesday evening, calling upon Russia to take concrete measures to calm the situation in Ukraine's east - or face the consequences.
"We stand ready to intensify targeted sanc...
Obama meets Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko
2014-06-04 10:14:23 UTC
US President Barack Obama is meeting Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko in Warsaw, to discuss providing economic support.
Obama has said he will offer US support as Kiev tries to settle a gas bill with Russian supplier Gazprom, which ha...
Obama's billion-dollar 'European Reassurance Initiative'
2014-06-03 17:30:11 UTC
Barack Obama has pledged a billion-dollar military program of reinforcements in Europe to assuage east European alarm at the Kremlin's expansionist ambitions following the Ukraine crisis.
Arriving in Warsaw to mark 25 years since the first semi...
New NSA director: 'Our gentleman in Moscow' was "probably not" working for a foreign intelligence agency
2014-06-03 17:13:13 UTC
The new director of the National Security Agency says he believes whistleblower Edward Snowden was "probably not" working for a foreign intelligence agency, despite frequent speculation and assertion by the NSA's allies to the contrary.
In one ...
Obama unveils historic rules to reduce coal pollution by 30%
2014-06-02 16:29:01 UTC
The Obama administration unveiled historic environment rules cutting carbon pollution from power plants by 30% on Monday, spurring prospects for a global deal to end climate change but setting up an epic battle over the environment in this year's ...
US parties clash over Taliban- prisoner deal
2014-06-02 06:32:26 UTC
The main US political parties have clashed over the deal to swap five Guantanamo Bay detainees for a Taliban-held soldier, with Republicans warning it could put American lives at risk.
Senator John McCain said the detainees, who were transferre...
China denounces US-Japan speeches
2014-06-01 06:37:03 UTC
Chinese army general Wang Guanzhong said Chuck Hagel and Shinzo Abe's comments at the Shangri-La Dialogue were "unacceptable".
Mr Hagel had earlier said China was "destabilising" the South China Sea.
Meanwhile, Japan's PM Shinzo Abe had vowe...