A US diplomat was ordered to leave Russia after the Kremlin's security services said he tried to recruit a Russian agent.
Syria's main opposition bloc wants to consult its allies before deciding to join a US-Russia initiative.
North Korea says a Korean-American man sentenced last week to 15 years' hard labour smuggled in unspecified inflammatory literature.
The US wants to keep nine bases in Afghanistan after US combat troops withdraw in 2014.
The United States and Russia pledged yesterday to set aside more than two years of differences over Syria's civil war.
US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday argued the US case to Russian President Vladimir Putin for Russia to take a tougher stance on Syria.
North Korea says an American detained for nearly six months has been sentenced to 15 years of "compulsory labour" for crimes against the state.
President Barack Obama is signalling that he would consider military action against Syria if he obtains evidence of chemical weapons use.
An honours student at an all-male Catholic high school tried to commit suicide in his first-period classroom Monday (local time).
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Afghan President Hamid Karzai made a show of unusual unity between their two nations.
Tests show that George Zimmerman's was the only DNA that could be identified on the grip of the gun used to shoot Trayvon Martin.
Security was increased at American embassies and consulates around the world on Thursday.
Mitt Romney has promised America jobs if he wins the White House.
Hurricane Isaac sidestepped New Orleans on Wednesday.
A hair-cutting attack on an Amish bishop left him so ashamed that he stopped preaching and refused to attend a family wedding.
Hurricane Isaac raked the Louisiana coast and headed for a shuttered New Orleans late Tuesday, with brutal timing that made up for much of what it lacked in punch.
The current West Nile outbreak is one of the largest in the US, with four times the usual number of cases for this time of year.
The amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the US has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years.
Prices for corn, wheat and soybeans are settling higher again with no relief in sight from the drought blanketing farming states in the US.
Scientists say July was the hottest month ever recorded in the lower 48 states.
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