After meeting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo, George Mitchell said on Saturday that the US would put "great energy" into pursuing a two-state Mideast peace settlement. The US envoy met Israeli and Palestinian leaders earlier in the week.
US President Barack Obama said he was willing to move US-Cuban relations in a new direction, at the Fifth Summit of Americas in Trinidad and Tobago. Obama also pledged to open a new era of equal partnership with the Americas.
US cargo ship captain Richard Philips, rescued from Somali pirates earlier this week, returned home to Vermont on Friday. In his first public statement he thanked the US Navy for his rescue, insisting they were "superheroes".
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has shifted course by deeming carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases a health risk. The move marks a significant shift away from the Bush administration on the issue of climate change.
Citigroup, the US bank rescued by the government after massive losses in 2008, ended a five-quarter losing streak with a 1.6-billion-dollar first-quarter profit. Citi suffered losses of 5.1 billion dollars in the same period last year.
US envoy George Mitchell has met with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank, a day after Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said that a Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state was a precondition for Mideast peace talks.
US President Barack Obama on Thursday backed Mexico's fight against drug cartels, saying the US would help stem the flow of US guns to cartels south of the border and that he would urge the US Senate to ratify a regional arms-trafficking treaty.
US President Barack Obama and most of his Latin American counterparts gathered for the first time at the Fifth Summit of the Americas, where he hopes to reinvigorate Washington’s shrinking ties and influence in the region.