President Barack Obama has signed into law new legislation which greatly reforms the US's much-criticised state surveillance programme.
Barack Obama says that the US would focus its attack on al-Qaeda-linked groups in Africa but had no intention of going to war on the continent.
US President Barack Obama and his aides have attempted to convince a doubtful Congress that the country needs to intervene - with force - in Syria.
United States congressman Todd Akin, under fire for controversial remarks on abortion and rape, insists he will not leave the Missouri Senate race.
Republicans may need to give up hopes of a better candidate defeating Barack Obama in 2012 presidential race.
US forces found Osama bin Laden not in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan, but in a million-dollar compound in an upscale summer resort in Pakistan.
Barack Obama said on Thursday Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's statement that he would hand over power to his vice-president was not enough.
Leaders will agree to set vague "indicative guidelines" measuring economic imbalances at Friday's summit but leave details to be hammered out in 2011.
Indian media on Sunday hailed US President Barack Obama's decision to ease export controls and support India's membership of powerful nuclear groups.
President Barack Obama launches a last-ditch bid to salvage his stalled healthcare overhaul on Thursday at a televised summit.