BOGOTA, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Data from 17 countries and territories across the Americas, including the United States, Canada and Chile, show they may have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the U.N. Show More Summary
In the November 1904 issue of the general-interest publication the Century magazine, writer Gustave Michaud published an article titled "The Brain of the Nation." Using the 1901 edition of Who's Who in America, Michaud mapped birthplaces...Show More Summary
When Le Palais Royal made news in September of 2014, it was because the 60,000 square foot Florida mansion was the most expensive home for sale in the continental United States. Despite its long list of opulent (and perhaps over-the-top) features, this beachfront behemoth failed to entice a billionaire buyer. And now, it’s more expensive than
Leaders from over 165 nations have come to the Paris climate talks with new climate commitments in hand. That includes the United States. President Obama said at the first session of the conference, "America not only recognizes our role...Show More Summary
In the early days of the air campaign of the 1991 Gulf War, the United States undertook a concerted effort to track and strike Iraqi president Saddam Hussein. The effort was predicated on the belief that eliminating Saddam Hussein would have two effects — it would throw the Iraqi military...
“The odds of ‘Fifty Nifty United States’ becoming a beloved children’s classic were slim. Kraft Music Hall wasn’t exactly must-see TV—in the season that ‘Fifty Nifty United States’ made its first appearance, it wasn’t even in the top 30 most-watched shows on TV.”
some 66 percent of respondents say the United States should "join an international treaty requiring America to reduce [carbon] emissions in an effort to fight global warming," according to the poll.
According to a new Gallup poll, a tiny fraction of would-be Syrian refugees say their desired home lies in the United States or Canada. The survey, which was conducted in January through face-to-face interviews, found that only 6 percent of Syrians who said they were contemplating leaving their country imagined North America as their chosen destination. […]
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Sunday condemned the West’s “double standards” in a letter to the youth of America and Europe following the Paris attacks that killed 130 people. “Anyone who has benefited from affection and humanity is affected and...
The United States of America has given thanks for another year, and that means Black Friday has also been and gone. Yes, you survived it yet again, managing to avoid being crushed under foot by stampeding bargain-hunters. Congratulations, one and all. Show More Summary
U.S. Representative Alan Grayson thinks that the President of the United States of America should be an American, but he isn’t part of the so-called “birther” movement that has sought President Obama’s ouster for so long. Grayson has taken aim instead at Ted Cruz, and threatened to sue should he actually get the Republican nomination.... Show More Summary
Places like St. Louis and New York City were once similarly prosperous. Then, 30 years ago, the United States turned its back on the policies that had been encouraging parity.
Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet could get very serious, very quickly. With America pledged to defend Turkey, our NATO ally, any shooting conflict with Russia could draw in the United States – and our 60 nuclear bombs stored just miles from the Syrian border. These air-dropped bombs are located in...
Lewis Hamilton has strong links to the United States, having secured his third Formula One title at the Circuit of the Americas in October. His victory in Austin, Texas, was his fourth career win on American soil, and Hamilton is eager...Show More Summary
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Officially, the United States of America has plans to land an astronaut on Mars by 2030, but there’s a very real chance this may not come to pass. As you may have already […]
Cranberries are all-American (Photo: Cjboffoli/Wikimedia) Thanksgiving is all about two things: food and the United States of America. And, by tradition, those two things are supposed to meld into one: at Thanksgiving dinner, the food is supposed to be very American. Show More Summary
A new ISIS video taunts America and the West while mocking the suicides of U.S. soldiers. The United By Islam video posted to YouTube tells the United States to “bring it on.” President Barack Obama recently dismissed statements by Republican presidential candidates referring to the Islamic State as dangerous Islamist extremists. Show More Summary
There’s no shortage of people who want to be the next President of the United States of America. But beyond the big names – the Marco Rubios, Hillary Clintons and Bernie Sanders – there’s a legion of lunatic and joke candidates you probably haven’t heard of. Show More Summary