Stories tagged: United States
Tue., April 23, 2019, 12:31 p.m.
The U.S. government is moving forward with plans to use military funds to build border barriers in Arizona and New Mexico.
Tue., April 23, 2019, 12:08 p.m.
Central American migrants traveling through southern Mexico toward the U.S. on Tuesday fearfully recalled their frantic escape from police the previous day, scuttling under barbed wire fences into pastures and …
Mon., April 22, 2019, 11:26 a.m.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Afghanistan’s president over the weekend to express Washington’s disappointment over the indefinite postponement of Afghan talks with the Taliban, according to a statement …
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Ancestry.com on Friday apologized for an ad that showed a mixed-race couple discussing escaping to the North during the Civil War era.
Fri., April 19, 2019, 12:02 p.m.
Health officials on Friday said this flu season has been officially going for 21 weeks. That makes it the longest U.S. flu season in 10 years, and among the longest …
Thu., April 18, 2019, 1:27 p.m.
After two decades of relative stability fueled by cheap Venezuelan oil, shortages of food and medicine have once again become a serious daily problem for millions of Cubans.
Fri., April 12, 2019, 11:26 a.m.
In a decision decried as “deeply flawed” and a “devastating blow for victims,” International Criminal Court judges on Friday rejected a request by the court’s prosecutor to open an investigation …
UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 5:55 p.m.
A bearded and shouting Julian Assange was pulled from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and hauled into court Thursday, the start of an extradition battle for the WikiLeaks founder who …
Wed., April 10, 2019, 5 p.m.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told the Security Council the Trump administration is determined to remove President Nicolas Maduro from power, preferably through diplomatic and economic pressure, but “all options …
Wed., April 10, 2019, 12:45 p.m.
The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts totaling nearly $1 billion for removal and replacement of vehicle fencing with pedestrian fencing along two sections of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Tue., April 9, 2019, 11:03 a.m.
The United States wants to tax $11.2 billion worth of EU goods – from airplanes to Gouda cheese – in what some experts say marks another attempt by the Trump …
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 5 p.m.
US forces: 3 American service members, 1 US contractor killed in roadside bombing near main US air base in Afghanistan
U.S. forces in Afghanistan say three U.S. service members and a contractor have been killed in a roadside bombing near the main American air base in the country. The Taliban …
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
U.S. measles cases are continuing to jump, and most of the reported illnesses are in children.
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 8:55 p.m.
The White House has touted a two-mile stretch of fencing President Donald Trump visited Friday as the first section of his proposed border wall to be built.
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Interior ministers from the Group of Seven advanced economies pledged Friday to jointly tackle world’s top security challenges, including fighting migrant trafficking.
Tue., March 19, 2019, 11:22 a.m.
President Donald Trump praised Brazil’s new far-right leader Tuesday as he welcomed him to the White House, saying the man who’s been described as the “Trump of the Tropics” has …
Sun., March 17, 2019, 9:41 p.m.
For generations dating back to the 1930s, throughout Mexico, the young would head north to seek out their own version of the American Dream: Jobs. No more.
Tue., March 5, 2019, 11:17 a.m.
The top U.S. commander for Europe says he would recommend the United States not sell its high-tech F-35 fighter jet to Turkey, if Ankara moves ahead with plans to buy …
Sun., March 3, 2019
China’s ceremonial legislature is due to endorse a law meant to help end a bruising tariff war with Washington by discouraging officials from pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology.
Sun., March 3, 2019
South Korea and the U.S. are ending their massive springtime military drills as part of efforts to support diplomacy aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis
Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:14 a.m.
The U.S. ambassador to Britain has attacked what he described as a “smear” campaign against American agriculture by interests with a protectionist agenda.
Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 12:35 p.m.
President Donald Trump said Thursday he takes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “at his word” that Kim was unaware of the alleged mistreatment of an American college student who …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
The nuclear summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has collapsed amid a standoff over U.S. sanctions
Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 12:18 p.m.
The World Trade Organization panel has ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute with China over agricultural subsidies, saying Beijing went beyond WTO limits in its support …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 11:29 a.m.
The U.S. government’s fight to ban Chinese tech giant Huawei from next-generation internet networks appears to be flagging.
Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 10:41 a.m.
Under pointed questioning from senators, the top U.S. general for homeland defense said Tuesday that he sees no military threat coming from the southern border with Mexico, but his focus …
Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 10:35 a.m.
The Taliban and Washington’s peace envoy are close to reaching an agreement on U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, a spokesman for the Islamic insurgents said Tuesday amid a new round …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 12:18 p.m.
U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with one of the founders of the Taliban for the first time on Monday ahead of the latest round of talks with the insurgents aimed …
Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 11:48 a.m.
The United States military says it has killed 35 fighters from the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in central Somalia, not far from the Ethiopian border.
Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Top defense officials toured sections of the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday to see how the military could reinforce efforts to block drug smuggling and other illegal activity, as the Pentagon weighs …