Obama spin doctors hired to shake up deadlocked UK vote

2015-03-30 14:26

Rival parties in Britain's election campaign have hired former strategists for US President Barack Obama in an attempt to sway one of the most unpredictable elections in years ahead of polling day.

Pope weighs in on US-Cuba talks, hails move

2014-12-18 10:25

Pope Francis led a chorus of global plaudits for the breakthrough in US-Cuban relations, hailed as 'historic' in Europe and South America and prompting celebrations on the streets of Havana.

Rita Ora loved performing for the Obama family

2014-12-17 17:00

Rita Ora has admitted it was an ''indescribable honour'' to perform Do They Know It's Christmas for the Obama family.

Obama removes Alaskan bay from drilling

2014-12-17 08:50

President Barack Obama has announced that he's removing more than 135 000km of waters off Alaska's coast from consideration for oil and gas exploration or drilling.

CIA torture is brutal and ineffective - US senate

2014-12-10 15:47

CIA torture of al-Qaeda suspects was far more brutal than acknowledged and failed to produce useful intelligence, the US Senate says.

Qaeda threatens US hostage in new video

2014-12-04 18:34

Al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen has threatened an American hostage, kidnapped over a year ago in a new video, giving Washington three days to meet unspecified demands.

US scores low on protecting gun rights

2013-09-20 20:06

A growing number of Americans are questioning the government's protection of the constitutional right to bear arms, according to a recent poll.

W Africa: the new theatre in US war on drugs

2013-06-21 21:41

President Barack Obama begins his African tour in Senegal next week in the heart of a region becoming a focus for federal agents prosecuting the US war on the international drug trade.

FBI: Man held in suspicious letters case

2013-04-27 19:00

The FBI says a Mississippi man whose home and business were searched as part of an investigation into poisoned letters sent to President Barack Obama has been arrested.

Prepare for higher body count – Algeria

2013-01-21 08:43

Algeria has warned other nations to prepare for a higher body count from a hostage bloodbath at a gas plant that was overrun in what France called an "act of war" by Islamist militants.


SA hails Obama’s US-Cuba initiative

2014-12-18 12:45

South Africa has hailed US President Barack Obama's announcement of moves to 'normalise' his country's diplomatic ties with Cuba.

Miami Cubans slam Obama's 'betrayal'

2014-12-18 09:21

Cubans in Miami's Little Havana have reacted with anger to President Barack Obama's dramatic bid to end a half-decade Cold War with the communist-ruled island.

Putin holds late-night Ukraine talks with EU

2014-12-17 13:16

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts have agreed in a phone call that talks surrounding eastern Ukraine are to resume as soon as possible.

British govt under pressure over CIA link

2014-12-12 14:32

The British government is under pressure to appoint a judge to investigate whether its spy agencies were complicit in the torture of terrorist suspects by the CIA after 9/11.

Police cases stir US protests, debate

2014-12-05 17:11

Thousands of people of diverse races and ethnicities have taken to the streets from New York City to San Francisco for a second straight night to protest the "Garner ruling".

US ups pressure in South Sudan

2013-12-23 07:50

The US – a key backer of South Sudan’s 2011 independence – is increasing diplomatic pressure amid an intensifying conflict there but will not consider military intervention, experts say.

Kerry seeks EU support on Syria

2013-09-07 14:27

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet EU ministers to rally support for military strikes against Syria, after a G20 summit failed to resolve bitter international divisions on the issue.

Kenyans to sue UK over Mau Mau

2013-06-04 17:17

More than 8 000 Kenyans are seeking millions of dollars in compensation from former colonial rulers Britain, claiming mistreatment during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising, the country’s law society says.

2 Gaza rockets hit southern Israel

2013-04-19 12:19

Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip have hit southern Israel without causing casualties or damage, a police spokesperson says.

Clinton returns to work

2013-01-07 22:04

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has returned to work, after a month-long absence caused first by a stomach virus, then a fall and a concussion, and finally a brief stay in hospital.

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