The U.S. is one of 12 Pacific Rim nations to reach a pact this week that would liberalize commerce, affecting the costs of products ranging from dairy to biotech drugs.
The U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalization pact in a generation.
Iran is unlikely to normalize relations with the United States despite a landmark nuclear deal reached with America and other major powers and the first handshake between a U.S. president and a high-ranking Iranian official in more than 30 years.
Special forces from the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan battled insurgents near the northern city of Kunduz that was captured by the Taliban this week.
The U.S. government is imposing sanctions against 25 people and five groups around the world connected to the Islamic State.
President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at the United Nations in a rare one-on-one meeting between the former Cold War foes.
Russia and the United States agreed on Monday to look for a diplomatic end to the Syrian civil war but clashed over the central question of whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should retain power.
Putin, who will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in New York on Monday, branded U.S. support for rebel forces in Syria as illegal and ineffective and said Damascus should be included in international efforts to fight Islamic State.
Immigrants and their descendants will drive U.S. population growth over the next half century, transforming the country into one where no racial or ethnic group is a majority.
President Barack Obama will host Chinese President Xi Jinping for his first U.S. state visit on Friday, but the pomp and pageantry will not be enough to mask tensions over alleged Chinese cyber spying, Beijing’s economic policies and territorial disputes with its neighbors.
Pope Francis told Congress that the U.S. should reject hostility to immigrants and treat them humanely, directly addressing a thorny subject that is dividing the country and stirring debate in the 2016 presidential campaign.
The Obama administration says the fingerprints of 5.6 million people who applied for or received a federal security clearance were stolen — not 1.1 million as first believed.
Pope Francis urged the U.S. to help tackle climate change and touched on other divisive issues such as immigration and economic inequality on his first visit to the world's richest nation.
Pope Francis comes to America bearing a message that the power and wealth that Washington symbolizes should be made to serve humanity, and not the other way around.
U.S. officials call it a national security concern and a critical factor in U.S.-China relations.
Pope Francis is expected to draw huge crowds throughout his first visit to the United States this week, with the faithful and the curious straining to get a look at a man who has fascinated Americans with his humble and open tone.
The United States will increase the number of refugees it takes in by 15,000 over each of the next two years, bringing the total to 100,000 by 2017.
A growing crowd of several thousand migrants resumed their bid to march on Turkey's Greek border on Friday.
The upcoming visit by the most socially progressive pope in generations threatens to drive a further wedge between Republicans and the Hispanic voters it needs to win back in order to retake the White House.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday warned that continued uncertainty about U.S. military spending levels would send "the wrong message at the wrong time" when Russia and China are rapidly advancing their technologies.