Spat erupts over claims CIA spied on US Senate panelA public row erupted Tuesday between the CIA and the US lawmakers who oversee its intelligence work, with the agency's director angrily denying claims it spied on Senate staff...
World's largest wireless carrier begins selling iPhonesChina Mobile, with 760 million subscribers, began selling the iPhone in its stores this Friday. Both giants hope the partnership will lead to a greater market share. China's s...
'Bernanke bounce' sends shares soaring after Fed taperingWall Street hit record highs after Ben Bernanke announced the Federal Reserve would reduce its stimulus programme from January, but by only $10 billion per month. That optimism als...
US budget deal reached to avoid shutdownUS House and Senate negotiators reached a tentative budget deal on Tuesday to avoid a January 15 government shutdown. Senate Democrat Patty Murray and House Republican Paul Ryan un...
USA - IRAN
Could US Congress derail Iran nuclear deal?Opposition from US lawmakers, who are pushing for new sanctions against Iran, could prove a threat to Sunday’s landmark deal over Tehran’s nuclear programme.
African-American political star sworn in to SenateCory Booker, the 44-year-old African-American political star from New Jersey, was sworn in to the US Senate on Thursday, becoming only the ninth black senator in US history and giv...
Americans protest against NSA spyingToday on the net: Americans protest against NSA spying. It’s now possible to buy firearms via Instagram in the United States. And a vocal group pays tribute to Beyoncé.
In The Papers
IN THE PAPERS
PhinDeli Town Buford, Wyoming: Population 1INTERNATIONAL PRESS – Fri. 18/10/13: The US shutdown debacle continues to dominate the world papers today. China Daily is critical of the “unthankful” deal which is only temporary...
Congress votes to end US government shutdownThe US Senate and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted in favour of a bipartisan deal Wednesday night to end the government shutdown and extend the debt ceiling...
Senators reach deal on ending US shutdownDemocratic and Republican lawmakers announced a bipartisan Senate deal Wednesday to end the government shutdown and extend the US debt ceiling to February 7. The US Congress passed...
In The Papers
IN THE PAPERS
What would Jesus eat?INTERNATIONAL PRESS – Weds. 16/10/13: International papers continue focus on the debt-ceiling crisis. The Independent says it’s time to do away with the “redundant and dangerous” d...
US Senate leaders near deal on fiscal crisisUS Senate leaders were upbeat on Monday as they neared a deal to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown, just days before a deadline to avoid a possible default.