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Haiti, the Sahel and Sudan now rank among the UN's highest alert areas for food insecurity, requiring "urgent" action from the international community, food agencies warned Monday. The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) said Afghanistan, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen remain at the highest alert level. And now…
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President Joe Biden and Republican leader Kevin McCarthy announced a deal Saturday to raise the debt ceiling, dragging the United States....
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President Joe Biden said Friday that Democratic and Republican negotiators were on the verge of resolving a debt ceiling standoff, as the deadline for a potentially catastrophic US default was pushed back to June 5.
The United States on Thursday called Iran's missile program a "serious threat" after the clerical state unveiled a new model with its longest range to date.
President Joe Biden offered to freeze government spending at current levels during crunch debt talks with Republicans, which would reduce the deficit by $1 trillion, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Wednesday.
Anxieties were mounting in Washington ahead of President Joe Biden's Monday meeting with Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy over negotiations to raise the US debt ceiling
Gunmen in Ecuador opened fire in a restaurant in a beach town popular with tourists, killing at least six people and wounding six more, prosecutors said Sunday.
US President, Joe Biden, on Sunday invited the leaders of Japan and South Korea to formal three-way talks in Washington, a senior US administration official said.
The world must urgently assess the impact of generative artificial intelligence, G7 leaders said Saturday, announcing they will launch discussions this year on "responsible" use of the technology.
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Saturday in the Pacific Ocean to the east of New Caledonia, the US Geological Survey said, a day after a major quake hit the same area.
Talks to avoid a US debt default were on a knife edge Saturday as President Joe Biden warned he would not accept "extreme" Republican demands but said he remained optimistic. "I still believe we'll be able to avoid a default and we'll get something decent done," he told reporters at the G7 summit in Hiroshima,…
The US government is facing increased borrowing costs due to the political crisis surrounding the nation's borrowing limit, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Tuesday.
AI has the ability to create human-sounding recordings -- at assembly-line speed -- while bypassing at least part of the services of the human professionals who for years have made a living with their voices.
With tough new asylum rules in place, many migrants on the US-Mexico border were seeking legal routes to enter the United States on Saturday, despite warnings of a chaotic surge in crossings.
US President Joe Biden on Friday nominated Philip Jefferson to the number two job at the Federal Reserve, a position left vacant since Lael Brainard left for the White House in February.
"Hostile" US policies on China risk splitting the world into two blocs, Nobel-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz told AFP on Friday, urging the West to offer investment not "lectures" to developing countries.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Monday that there is a "big gap" between the positions of US President Joe Biden and Republican leaders when it comes to a decision on raising the debt limit.
Wildfires in the Canadian province of Alberta continue to spread despite rain and falling temperatures, authorities said on Sunday.
At least eight people were killed and several others injured on Sunday when an SUV ran a red light and plowed into a group waiting at a bus stop outside a migrant aid center in the US state of Texas, police said.