A former New York bomb squad detective credited with saving countless children's lives during the Troubles, and hailed by former President Bill Clinton as a symbol for the North's peace process, is the subject of a new documentary.
US President Barack Obama lifted a decades-old arms export embargo for Vietnam during his first visit to the communist country today, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner even as he pushes for better human rights from the one-party state.
Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton admitted she and her family paid a State Department staffer with personal funds to maintain a private email server that she used for both personal and government matters while secretary of state.
Lawyers for victims of the September 11 attacks say they have new evidence that agents of Saudi Arabia “directly and knowingly” helped the hijackers, including sworn testimony from the so-called 20th hijacker and from three principals of the US government’s two primary probes of the attacks.
President Barack Obama was cutting short his holiday and returning to Washington today as a senior Democrat warned that the US appeared to be heading over the year-end “fiscal cliff” of higher taxes and deep spending cuts that could spin the still-fragile economy back into a recession.
Barack Obama is counting on former President Bill Clinton and Bruce Springsteen, top supporters, to carry his message. But he also has enlisted an army of A-list performers and public figures – from Lady Gaga to Billie Jean King, from Jay-Z to Crosby, Stills and Nash.
President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney launched a frenzied final weekend of campaigning today seeking an edge in a handful of battleground states that will decide the outcome of a tight presidential race that is going down to the wire.
The dispute over American health care dominated the presidential race with Republican challenger Mitt Romney altering his stand on President Barack Obama’s signature overhaul of the system, telling voters he would keep several important parts of the law that he has vowed to repeal.