UNITED NATIONS — With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers launched a fresh effort Friday at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief.
WASHINGTON — Congress’ must-pass budget bill ignores the Obama administration’s request to accelerate spending on immigration courts to handle the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border even as it boosts spending flexibility for Border Patrol agents and detention centers.
WASHINGTON — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Obama outlined scarcely a week ago.
WASHINGTON — In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House Thursday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitor’s urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists.
William McInerney, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increa…