Russia and Turkey have joined SA in expressing outrage over revelations that the UK and the US spied on foreign delegates at G20 meetings in 2009.
The top US intelligence official launched an aggressive defence on Saturday of a secret government data collection program.
From the Cuban missile crisis to a fossil fuels frenzy, the powerhouse appears to be intent on winning the race to disaster.
A group of 'Americans forced into exile in South Africa' pen a letter to the Unites States President.
Two bombs have gone off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring over a hundred. Two South Africans have been hurt.
The United States says it will soon send a missile defence system to Guam to defend it from "a real and clear danger" from North Korea.
As the US prepares to ship most of its weapons home after more than a decade in Afghanistan, the bill for the move will be a staggering $6-billion.
A blizzard hammered the north-eastern United States on Saturday, shutting down travel and leaving at least nine people dead.
A legal review has concluded that the US president can order pre-emptive cyberstrikes if the country finds evidence of a digital attack against it.
In tracking down illegal weapons in the United States, the smoking gun may not be a gun at all.
US use of drones has soared during Obama's time in office, with the White House authorising attacks in at least four countries.
Fans of cliff-top dramas should settle back and prepare for another episode as the March deadline approaches.
US stocks are poised to begin the year with gains after the late passage of a Bill to avoid harsh tax hikes and crimped economic growth.
Barack Obama is due to host congressional leaders including his Republican rivals in a last-ditch bid to halt America's slide over the fiscal cliff.
US home prices rose in most cities in October compared with a year ago, pushed up by rising sales and a decline in the supply of available homes.
In Afghanistan, where US troops are fighting in America's longest conflict, the re-election of President Barack Obama was met with a war-weary shrug.
A change in leadership in the United States and China - the world's two biggest economies - will see a transformation in fiscal and monetary policies.
Fuel supplies headed toward disaster zones in the US north-east on Saturday and a million customers regained electricity.
South Africans may complain often and loudly, but that is far better than Americans' paralysis, writes Sisonke Msimang.
We showcase some of the most outstanding photographs shot around the world this week, from jaguars in Indonesia to the World Parachuting Championship in Dubai.