U.S. and Iranian negotiators struggled to clinch a nuclear deal as Tuesday’s self-imposed deadline drew ever nearer, even as critics said the White House already had given up a key point of leverage by easing pressure on Iran’s economy in the months leading up to a prospective deal.
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter announced Monday that the military will have to do more to recruit the best of the next generation, including helping to pay off student loans, improving transition assistance and expanding programs that offer a mid-career break.
Drones that can hibernate for years on the ocean floor before being remotely activated to burst through the surface and into the air could be a reality soon as military researchers begin testing the technology this year.
The FBI says terrorism is not a suspected motive in a Monday morning shooting at the gate of the National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade.
President Obama said Monday he supports the recommendations of a military commission that would reduce the size of traditional military retirement pay by about 20 percent and offer a new defined-contribution benefit for troops who leave before 20 years of service.
The Embassy of Libya chargé d’affaires is calling for a global task force to produce an international charter that establishes laws for how nations can react to the whims of radical religious groups that commit acts of terrorism.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.
A series of airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition have shaken Yemen’s capital into the early morning amid the group’s campaign against Shiite rebels and their allies.
Nigerians are waiting in hope and fear for results of the tightest and most bitterly contested presidential election in the nation’s turbulent history. Collation of results starts at noon (1100 GMT) and winner could be named later Monday or Tuesday, electoral officials say.
As the world’s richest horse race galloped to a thrilling conclusion over the weekend, event host and UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum rushed from the royal box to the winner’s circle and left behind a swirl of conversation that covered Gen. David Petraeus, the new Chinese elite and the threat of the Islamic State.
The White House denied reports Monday that Iran has backed out of an agreement to ship nuclear material out of its country as part of a broader agreement with the U.S. and other countries.
Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.