WASHINGTON — The next wave of American troops will begin moving into Iraq in a couple of weeks to train local forces, the top U.S. commander for the mission said Thursday while cautioning that it will take at least three years to build the capabilities of the Iraqi military.
This week the Associated Press revealed that the U.S. government attempted and failed to co-opt the hip-hop scene in Cuba to “spark a youth movement against the government.” Trish Wilson of the Associated Press joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C with the latest. Continue reading
After reviewing the recent use of history of torture in the United States, the United Nations Committee Against Torture expressed concern that the United States has not gone far enough in the “absolute prohibition of torture and ill-treatment” of detainees,” as well as how the U.S. holds undocumented immigrants and inmates in the U.S. prison system. Continue reading
This week, the U.S. returned hundreds of ancient artifacts to Thailand. The collection of items including bronze objects, pottery and stone tools were taken from a UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site decades ago, and had made their way to a museum in California. Continue reading
President Barack Obama confirmed Saturday at the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, that the U.S. would pledge up to $3 billion to help poor countries on climate issues, according to news reports. Continue reading
A group of Wal-Mart employees seeking higher wages said it is planning protests at 1,600 Wal-Mart stores nationwide on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year in the U.S. Continue reading
The Department of Energy announced a $425 million budget Friday that will be allocated towards research and construction of supercomputers. A $325 million deal with IBM and Nvidia will see the creation of two new supercomputers that would claim the title of fastest in the world; with $100 million going towards the research into the future of supercomputer science.
BEIJING — When Xi Jinping took the reins of a booming China two years ago, President Barack Obama saw an opportunity to remake America’s relationship with the Asian power. But even after Obama’s unusually robust efforts to forge personal ties with Xi, the two leaders are meeting in Beijing amid significant tensions, both old and new.
The 2016 presidential race was about the new Republican-controlled Congress even before the polls closed Tuesday night. As the GOP rout became clear late on election night, would-be Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton found herself with a ready-made foil in the Republican-led Congress that begins next year. Continue reading
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday that heroin-related overdoses more than doubled from 2010 to 2012. Continue reading