President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday that the United States would reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, a country whose Communist government has been condemned for half a century’s worth of gross human rights violations.
A top U.S. diplomat on Wednesday warned Russia against deploying nuclear weapons in Crimea and said the United States and its allies would respond if the Kremlin opts to do so.
NATO has warned Russia that its military flights pose a threat to civil aviation in the Baltic region after a close encounter between a Russian air force jet and a Swedish airliner, Reuters reports.
An average of 13 people are dying each day in the Ukraine conflict despite the existence of a peace agreement, according to the United Nations.
An immigrant advocacy group that receives taxpayer funding condemned Republicans on Sunday and encouraged undocumented residents seeking deportation relief to solicit political support from young voters.
A top lawmaker is urging the Pentagon to review its military engagement policy with China amid concerns that cooperation has provided more benefits to Beijing and failed to convince the Chinese military to cease aggressive actions in the Asia-Pacific.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on Thursday that it would allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to resume contributions to two housing trust funds, a move Republicans said puts taxpayers at risk.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) knew the White House Christmas party this week would be her last chance as a member of Congress to speak directly to President Obama. She didn’t waste the opportunity.
A 13-year old child worker recently died at a shoe factory in China, highlighting what activists say is a worsening labor environment in the country.
Housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Monday released the final guidelines for low down payment mortgage loans, reviving a practice that critics say could eventually lead to defaults and another financial crisis.
Fannie and Freddie announced that eligible first-time homebuyers could now obtain mortgage loans with down payments as low as 3 percent. Both entities still purchase a majority of loans in the housing market and remain under government conservatorship after the 2008 crisis.