China calls for 'de-Americanized world' not dependent on the dollar as a reserve currency
Republicans and Democrats continue to blame each other as shutdown crisis worsens
Not all government functions will simply evaporate — Social Security cheques will still get mailed, and hospitals will stay open. But many federal agencies will send their employees home, from the Environmental Protection Agency to hundreds of national parks. Here’s a look at how a shutdown will work.
If Congress cannot agree on a spending bill by Tuesday the government will run out of money for non-essential services
Brotherhood warns of 'civil war' if generals launch expected crackdown
Each profession has a handful of ground-breakers, and for American journalism, Helen Thomas was one of them. When she set out, women were confined to writing about family, fashion and tips on cooking. By the end she was the uncontested doyenne of the White House press corps, traditionally the summit of the trade.
Huawei responds, calling allegations 'tired' and 'unsubstantiated'
Muslim Brotherhood tells its members to take to the streets, as the US warns interim government against “arbitrary arrests” of opposition
Israel however is sceptical Rouhani will usher in change
Appointment seen as a resounding vote of confidence from the President after US ambassador to UN was lambasted by Republicans for her role in the Benghazi controversy
The inventor of the Gif file has revealed that the world has been mispronouncing his creation.
David Cameron will today confront his Tory critics by making the positive case for continuing European Union membership as he holds talks with President Barack Obama over a giant US-EU trade deal that could provide a £10bn annual boost to the British economy.
Chuck Hagel and John Kerry reveal nerve gas has been used – but they will not invade for now
Hollywood heroes Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart dropped in to see British troops last night, ahead of a special screening of their new movie.
Barack Obama is to forgo 5 per cent of his official salary in a move designed to show common cause with government workers hit by the so-called sequestration – budget cuts that are eliminating overtime for some and forcing others to take an unpaid leave of absence.
Gerard Butler tonight joked he did not think his new action film would have been as exciting set in Downing Street.