09/19/2013 11:13amEven as the economy shows signs of improvement and poverty levels off, new U.S. census data suggests the gains are halting and uneven. Depending on education, race, income and even marriage, not all segments of the population are seeing an economic turnaround.
09/19/2013 1:36pmIranian President Hasan Rouhani says his people should be free to think, speak and seek information on the Internet, subject to "the protection of our national identity."
09/19/2013 2:48pmInternational Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde urged the U.S. on Thursday not to "put a brake on this beginning of recovery" by failing to resolve an impasse over the budget and cutting back government spending too deeply.
09/19/2013 3:46pmThe United States on Thursday welcomed Myanmar's signing of an agreement with the U.N. atomic watchdog that will require it to declare any nuclear activities and allow inspections _ the latest step by the former pariah nation toward openness.
09/19/2013 4:11pmSpillover from the Syrian war has cost neighboring Lebanon billions of dollars, deeply damaged its economy and harshly strained social services such as health, education and electricity, according to a new report by the World Bank.