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America’s debt jumps to $17 trillion after raising the debt ceiling

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White House orders government agencies to begin shutting down

Washington — The White House budget director late Monday ordered federal agencies to begin closing down after Congress failed to pass a budget to...

US Department of Defense to review security worldwide after Navy Yard...

WASHINGTON - A senior Pentagon official confirmed on Tuesday US Department of Defense (DoD) would carry out a comprehensive security review at its installations around the...

Americans widely back NSA phone tracking: poll

Washington, June 10, 2013 (AFP) A solid majority of Americans support the US government's programs tracking telephone records to try to uncover terror, a Washington...

US moving 200 marines to Sicily for Libya: Italy

ROME, May 15, 2013 (AFP) Italy on Wednesday said the United States was transferring 200 marines and two planes to its base at Sigonella in Sicily to deploy in Libya in...

Probe into how America’s Cup boat ‘nose-dived,’ killing Brit

SAN FRANCISCO, May 10, 2013 (AFP) America's Cup bosses announced Friday a probe into why the AC72 yacht on which Briton Andrew Simpson died "nose-dived"...

Boston bombers planned July 4 strike

WASHINGTON, May 03, 2013  (AFP) Alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told investigators he and his brother had originally planned to commit suicide attacks during...

Secret services intercept a poison-tainted letter addressed to President Obama

By Tarik Elbarakah Morocco World News Rabat, April 17, 2013 US president Barack Obama has been reported to be addressed a letter that tested positive for containing...

U.S. Navy to deploy laser weapons in 2014

April 09, 2013 (AFP with Al Arabiya) The U.S. Navy said Monday it is preparing to roll out a sea-based laser weapon capable of disabling...

Hunger strike at Guantanamo after Quran seizures

WASHINGTON- March 12, 2013 (AFP) Detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp are staging a hunger strike to protest the confiscation of personal items, including...

Washington DC ad campaign seeks to ‘expose’ Israeli lobby in America

March 03, 2013 An advertising drive is expected to take Washington D.C by storm on Monday as the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation...

US ‘sequester’ cuts to hit US, global growth: IMF

By Veronica Smith WASHINGTON — Feb 28, 2013 (AFP) The broad US "sequester" spending cuts that take effect beginning Friday will slow growth in the world's...

Obama asks Supreme Court to scrap gay-marriage ban

WASHINGTON, February 23, 2013 (AFP) The Barack Obama administration took another step toward institutionalizing gay marriage, formally asking the US Supreme Court to strike down...

State of the Union Speech, An Encouraging Agenda

By Said Temsamani Morocco World News Washington, February 15, 2013 Americans expected President Obama's message during the State of the Union to have a more conciliatory tone...

Dozens suspended in Harvard cheat scandal

New York, February 2, 2013 (AFP) Around 60 students at Harvard University have been suspended and others disciplined in a mass cheating scandal at the...

Syrian regime ‘has no future’ says US

December 24, 2012 (AFP) Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi held "constructive" talks in Syria with President Bashar al-Assad, as Washington warned that his regime's days are...

Barack Obama, Person of the Year 2012: Time Magazine

By Jamal Boubakri Morocco World News Washington, December 19, 2012 The President of the United States, Barack Obama, was chosen as the person of this year by...

White House describes gun control measures Obama supports

Washington, December 18, 2012 (Reuters) The White House spelled out some gun control measures on Tuesday that President Barack Obama would support in the aftermath...