The US Senate passed a controversial “fast-track” trade bill in a 62-37 vote on Friday. It is a key part of President Barack Obama's pivot to Asia, which aims to counter China's rising economic and diplomatic power via the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Google has announced it is working to fix algorithms employed by its Google Maps program to end instances in which offensive, racially-charged search terms involving the N-word do not direct a user to the White House.
Heated debate and partisan politics marked the House and Senate committee discussions on how to reform US law enforcement after a White House task force recommended a number of changes following the events in Ferguson, New York and Baltimore.
Under new rules endorsed by President Obama, US law enforcement will be banned from using some military equipment, such as tracked vehicles, grenade launchers, bayonets, heavy machine guns and most camouflage uniforms.
Police in the United States won’t be able to get a wide range of military grade equipment, including tanks and high-caliber firearms, from other federal agencies. The White House has introduced new restrictions prompted by the riots in Ferguson.
US President Barack Obama doesn’t see the civil war in Syria ending anytime soon, stating on Friday that it may continue even after he leaves office in 2017. He also objected to the idea that the situation could be resolved by American interference.
The US is accusing Iran of being a “sponsor of terrorism” while ignoring their Saudi allies are slaughtering Yemeni civilians, funding Al-Qaeda, and have occupied Bahrain, said political analyst at Tehran University Seyed Mohammad Marandi.
With most of the GCC countries skipping the summit at Camp David, it reflects the failure of US policy in the Middle East, as well as its declining power and influence, geopolitical analyst Ajamu Baraka from the Institute for Policy Studies told RT.
Washington fabricated several key claims regarding the 2011 mission in which a US Navy SEAL team killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, according to legendary journalist Seymour Hersh in the latest challenge to the White House’s narrative of the raid.
President Barack Obama has pitched a controversial trade agreement it was negotiated between the United States and 11 others at the headquarters of Nike. The footwear giant says it expects to add 10,000 domestic jobs if the deal is approved.
Providing Kurds with weapons through the Iraqi central government lets the US maintain its influence over it while direct weapon supplies to the Kurds serves none of the US strategic interests, former US diplomat Peter Mark Van Buren told RT.