January 26, 2012 RSS feed / World

Reshaped defense budget surfaces

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is preparing to tighten its belt, but with an election-year battle looming in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wants to stress the positive: Parts of the budget devot More...

Durable goods orders rise in December

WASHINGTON ( AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long- lasting manufactured goods increased in December, lifted by solid business spending on machinery and equipment. More...

President says Iran ready for nuke talks

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is ready to revive talks with the world powers, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said today, as toughening sanctions aim at forcing Tehran to sharply scale back its nuclear program. More...

Several groups sue over Navy sonar use

SEATTLE (AP) — A group of conservationists and American Indian tribes are suing over the Navy’s expanded use of sonar in training exercises off the Washington, Oregon and California coasts, saying the noise can harass and kill whales and More...

Obama turns his attention toward energy issues

LAS VEGAS ( AP) — President Barack Obama is announcing the sale of oil and gas drilling leases for nearly 38 million acres in the Gulf Coast and promoting the completion of a highway corridor for vehicles that run on liquefied natural gas, a re More...

More people seek unemployment aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to a seasonally adjusted 377,000, after a nearly four-year low the previous week. More...

Syrian troops storm Damascus suburb

BEIRUT ( AP) — Syrian troops stormed a flashpoint suburb of Damascus today, rounding people up in houseto house raids, while tens of thousands of backers of President Bashar Assad poured into the streets of several cities in a show of support f More...

Blizzards hit eastern, central Europe hard

BUCHAREST, Romania ( AP) — The Balkans and parts of eastern and central Europe were hit hard by heavy snow today, forcing Romania’s prime minister to call in army tanks to clear roads and leaving a hundred communities in Bulgaria without More...

Egypt bans a number of Americans from leaving

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has banned the son of U.S. More...