By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - China agreed Thursday to negotiate a bilateral investment treaty with the United States, a move hailed by Washington as a significant step in the Asian giant's economic reforms that could level the playing field for American businesses.
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge Thursday ordered the government to stop genital searches of Guantanamo Bay detainees who want to meet with their lawyers, concluding that the motivation for the searches is not to enhance security, but to deter the detainees
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican lawmaker introduced a bill Thursday to halt the $1.5 billion in annual U.S. aid to Egypt, the first such legislation since last week's military overthrow of the government.
Several senators have urged the suspension of military
MOSCOW (AP) - Got an old typewriter in your garage? Call the Kremlin, they need some.
Russia's Federal Protective Service, a KGB successor agency in charge of protecting President Vladimir Putin and his officials, has placed an order for 20 typewriters and is ready to pay $750 each for them,
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two senators who played a big role in an immigration overhaul in Congress say they're encouraged legislation will move forward despite resistance from the Republican-controlled House.
Sen. Chuck Schumer says it seems that a "large percentage" of the House realizes that doing
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Climate change and extreme weather already are causing disruptions in the U.S. energy supply that are likely to worsen as more intense storms, higher temperatures and more frequent droughts occur, the government says in a new report.
By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - A showdown approaching, the Senate's top party leaders clashed in unusually personal terms on Thursday over the confirmation - or lack of it - of President Barack Obama's top-level appointments.
Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., went
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing sharp criticism from a Senate panel, a senior Obama administration official expressed optimism Thursday that the U.S. will reach an agreement with the Afghan government allowing American troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will meet with Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang later this month at the White House.
The meeting is scheduled for July 25. The White House says Obama and Sang will discuss cooperation on regional issues
PARIS (AP) - Two human rights groups filed a lawsuit in Paris on Thursday seeking an investigation into whether the U.S. National Security Agency violated French privacy laws by secretly collecting huge amounts of personal data.
Privacy rights groups are trying to put pressure on the U.S. after