Stories By Lorna Shaddick
122 May 2015 Fri
During his visit to Myanmar, US Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has stressed the region's responsibility to improve conditions in Bangladesh and Myanmar's Rakhine state, home to the minority Rohingyas, as thousands of them are stranded at sea.
214 May 2015 Thu
US President Barack Obama faced a stinging rebuke from key members of his own party who announced they would block debate on his Trade Promotion Authority - a bill that would allow him to fast-track trade deals without lawmakers adding any amendments.
312 May 2015 Tue
King Salman of Saudi Arabia will not attend this week’s summit of Gulf leaders at Camp David and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef will head the delegation instead.
409 May 2015 Sat
Thousands of people gathered on Friday (May 8) at the National Mall in Washington DC to watch more than 50 vintage World War II era aircraft fly over the city, to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.
508 May 2015 Fri
An appeals court in New York has ruled that the bulk collection of phone data by the National Security Agency (NSA) is illegal.
605 May 2015 Tue
US authorities have identified the two gunmen who opened fire at an anti-Islam art exhibit in Texas and were shot dead by police on Sunday (May 3), and are investigating whether the men were linked to international terror groups.
730 Apr 2015 Thu
During his address to the US Congress on Wednesday (Apr 29), Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered "eternal condolences" for Japan's wartime actions against the US and played up the potential offered by the still-delayed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
829 Apr 2015 Wed
US President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have been holding talks in Washington aimed at strengthening defence ties between the two countries. The talks also help move negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
928 Apr 2015 Tue
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's historic, week-long trip to the US is a chance for the US to prove its commitment to the much-vaunted rebalancing towards the Asia Pacific, a foreign policy priority for the Obama administration.
1010 Apr 2015 Fri
Members of the Iranian community in the US are hopeful that a permanent nuclear deal can be struck before the Jun 30 deadline, paving the way for sanctions on Iran to be lifted.