World News Stories
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa next week to pay respects to Nelson Mandela. White House press secretary Jay Carney says the Obamas will participate in … Continue reading
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will seek a seventh term in 2014, setting up a Republican primary that pits an established incumbent who has brought billions of dollars to his home state against a tea party-backed … Continue reading
There may come a day when President Barack Obama has to say whether he’d rather hand the keys to the White House to Vice President Joe Biden or former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. That day is not today. “Not … Continue reading
Like many countries around the world, Spain has been hit hard by recessionary conditions in recent years, and its unemployment rate currently stands above 25 percent, more than three times that of the United States. That means when job opportunties … Continue reading
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi announced on Friday that he will run for re-election next year, ending speculation that one of the longest serving Republicans in Congress was ready to retire. Cochran, who turns 76 on Saturday, … Continue reading
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is open to finding a way to offset the budgetary costs of extending emergency jobless benefits, a top official said on Friday. White House economic adviser Jason Furman said economists generally believe programs like … Continue reading
6 December 2013 Last updated at 04:22 ET Mr Biden met South Korean leader Park Geun-hye, a close US ally US Vice-President Joe Biden has urged Japan and South Korea to “improve their relations and co-operation”. Mr Biden was in … Continue reading
6 December 2013 Last updated at 05:26 ET Abu Omar has been in Egypt since resurfacing after his 2003 abduction An Egyptian Muslim cleric kidnapped by CIA agents in Italy in 2003 has been sentenced in absentia to six years … Continue reading
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