A ploy to soften up Russia and Iran might inflict collateral damage on its own shale industry.
During secret negotiations, the US pledged to cut its emissions by 28% by 2025 and China promised to reach a peak in emissions by 2030.
China and the US will sign a deal that will ensure negotiations on targets for climate change are agreed on at next year's climate talks in Paris.
Midterm poll defeat will rattle presidential heir-apparent Hillary Clinton.
Dagga laws are loosening up in the United States, and campaigners believe this trend will continue.
Stinging remarks by US President Barack Obama's officials have added fuel to the United States's row with Israel.
Ebola should bring home to American conservatives that they are part of humanity.
Air strikes won't solve anything in Iraq and Syria, where the West is the problem, not the solution.
Islamic militants released US journalist Peter Theo Curtis on Sunday, less than a week after grisly footage emerged of the execution of James Foley.
Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun to abate after a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager on August 9.
A union leader could be the next Chicago mayor, signalling a shift towards progressive politics.
Recent events show that international and humanitarian law are often no more than forms of convenient discourse for those at war.
Many Africans feel America is lagging behind China and others in its engagement with their continent.
Noam Chomsky states that if Israel is boycotted, the same fate should befall the United States. He further believes that a boycott could backfire.
Georgia was always a Republican stronghold, but the Democrats' base is growing fast.
The last US prisoner of war held in Afghanistan has been handed over to the US Special Operations in a dramatic swap for five Taliban detainees.
The last of the United States military forces will leave Afghanistan by the end of 2016, 15 years after the September 2001 attacks in New York.
A 22-year-old man - the son of a Hollywood director - killed six people before taking his own life.
Nigeria is wary of American aid, for fear the US military may gain a foothold in the country.