Feb 12, 2015

Obama asks Congress to authorize war on Islamic State

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday sent Congress his long-awaited formal request to authorize military force against Islamic State, meeting swift resistance from Republicans as well as his fellow Democrats wary of another war in the Middle East. Republicans, who control Congress and say ...

Obama asks Congress for war powers to fight Islamic State

Feb 12, 2015

Obama asks Congress for war powers to fight Islamic State

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for its backing to fight the Islamic State group without geographical limits, but with curbs on the use of ground forces. Tantamount to a declaration of war, the authority would allow Obama to prosecute the fight ...

Feb 4, 2015

U.S., Iran discussing nuclear talks compromise over centrifuges

With time for negotiations running short, the U.S. and Iran are discussing a compromise that would let Iran keep much of its uranium-enriching technology but reduce its potential to make nuclear weapons, two diplomats told AP. Such a compromise could break the decade-long deadlock ...

Jan 27, 2015

U.S. Justice Department spies on millions of cars: report

The Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The newspaper said the main ...

Jan 23, 2015

Give Iran diplomacy a chance, Europeans urge Congress

Top European diplomats on Thursday waded into the political fray in Washington over Iran, urging U.S. lawmakers to hold off on new sanctions and pleading for time to allow nuclear talks to succeed. “Maintaining pressure on Iran through our existing sanctions is essential,” four ...