It's not easy being a Muslim in the United States. Many are suspected of being terrorists, after the Fort Hood shootings and the failed attack on Times Square. But things could be about to get even more complicated. Congress, which has a Republican majority, plans to launch an inquiry to how loyal American Muslims are to their country. Critics say it smacks of McCarthyism, while young Muslims are starting to take to the streets on an Islam charm offensive.
Ever heard of "fracking"? Probably not - it's a new way of extracting natural gas from the earth, especially in places where it's previously been difficult. But this method, while it has its advantages, also has disadvantages - mainly for the environment and for water reserves.
The Tea Party movement hit the US political stage in 2009. A group of ultra-conservative activists, it was founded over growing fears of government bailouts and failing banks. Some candidates, such as Christine O'Donnell, were victorious in the November primaries. But some candidates are so extreme that they're actually helping Democrats to win seats...
US and Chinese officials have wrapped up a 2 days summit in Beijing aimed at easing trade strains between the two economic powerhouses. But the issue of China's underrated currency remains a prickly issue for US business.
Twelve months after Barack Obama's historic election, many right-wing voters still haven't digested his victory. Our correspondent travelled to West Virginia, a rural state where anti-Obama sentiments run high.
President Barack Obama’s ambitious healthcare reforms are under pressure. Republicans have staged a highly effective campaign to block what they view as a “socialist” policy, leading to heated scenes in town halls all over the USA.
Turmoil persists in Iran following the re-election of Ahmadinejad as president, but how is the situation perceived from abroad? France 24 journalists in the United States, Lebanon, Iraq and Israel shed some light on the matter.
US President Barack Obama is determined to close the Guantanamo Bay detention centre, but there’s a problem: no one wants to take the detainees. That is, except for one small town in rural Montana that has a brand-new – and empty – prison.
At Quantico, a US Marine training camp an hour away from Washington, DC, young men and women are training to become officers. Most students here are athletes, and all are trained in the basics of martial arts.