Obama to use G20 for Syria attack justification: lawmaker

2013-09-02 02:30:37

US President Barack Obama is expected to bring the Syria issue to a Group of Twenty (G20) summit to solicit support for military intervention, a Russian lawmaker said.

Obama seeking lawmakers' OK for Syria strike

2013-09-01 02:33:47

US President Obama says he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack.
Putin pressures Obama over Syria
Iran warns of spillover of possible war on Syria

Obama vows 'limited, narrow' strikes on Syria

2013-08-31 16:22:10

US President Barack Obama said Friday the United States was considering "limited, narrow" military strikes on Syria but he set no timetable for action.

Top US judge to preside over gay wedding

2013-08-31 09:22:06

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is to officiate at a wedding ceremony between two men.

Fast-food outlets in a pickle amid strike

2013-08-31 08:16:41

Thousands of workers at McDonald's and other fast food outlets across the United States halted work on Thursday in what organizers called the "largest-ever strike" to hit the $200 billion industry.

US states get approval to legalize pot

2013-08-31 08:16:41

The Obama administration has begun giving US states leeway to experiment with pot legalization and started by letting Colorado and Washington state carry out new laws permitting recreational use.

US boosts troops in Philippines amid South China Sea tension

2013-08-31 01:58:19

The US defense chief reaffirmed the progress Washington and Manila have made to allow a bigger US military footprint in the Philippines.
China urges the Philippines to back on track

San Diego mayor resigns over sexual harassment allegations

2013-08-30 21:47:09

The mayor of one of the largest US cities is leaving office in disgrace Friday amid sexual harassment allegations from more than a dozen women - and the question of how someone who acknowledged mistreating women for many years could have survived for so long in politics.

Activists in US protest military action on Syria

2013-08-30 14:51:03

The "Act now to stop war and end racism" (ANSWER) coalition holds a rally outside the White House in Washington, August 29, 2013.

Fast-food protests under way in US

2013-08-30 11:41:36

Fast-food protests were under way in US cities including New York, Chicago and Detroit, with organizers expecting the biggest national walkouts yet in a demand for higher wages.

Six children killed in Honduras landslide

2013-08-30 11:11:35

Six children, five of them brothers and sisters, were killed in northern Honduras Thursday when a landslide buried two homes under a ton of soil.

IMF names new resident representative in Greece

2013-08-30 11:05:12

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday announced the appointment of Wes McGrew as IMF's resident representative in Greece.