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North Korea threatens 'ultra-harsh action' on US soil over hacking allegation
The North vowed to surpass the 'proportional response declared by Obama.'
Cuba says US must respect its communist system
President Raul Castro warned that Cuban-American exiles might try to sabotage the rapprochement.
Deadly Debris: The US legacy of unexploded remnants of war
The US has a spotty record of paying for cleanup in areas where its military inflicted damage.
North Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with US
North's foreign ministry said there would be 'grave consequences' if Washington refused to agree to the joint probe.
The Cuban expats are celebrating — the ones in Mexico, that is
Mexico has one of the biggest Cuban immigrant communities after the US. Many are happy Obama's restoring diplomatic relations with Havana, and hoping for an end to the trade embargo.
How Hugo Chavez helped bring the US and Cuba closer together
News analysis: It's going to be a bad year for Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro.
Americans, here's what you've been missing in Cuba all this time (PHOTOS)
A new era in US-Cuba relations could see a travel ban lifted. Here are some of the sights US citizens could be visiting soon.
No, Putin doesn’t know how to fix Russia’s economy
But don’t worry, he says, things will get better. Seeking to calm fears, the president blames the West for his country’s crisis.
Obama just sanctioned Venezuela. Here's what he needs to consider
Analysis: The US president imposed sanctions on Venezuelan government officials. He needs to take these not-so-small issues into account.
Thousands demand justice in Washington over police killings
The families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner were expected among the protesters at the 'Justice For All March.'
The 4 most interesting things about the freed Guantanamo prisoners in Uruguay
The small South American country looks like home for the four Syrians, one Tunisian and one Palestinian — at least for now.
US drops murder charges against death row mother
A US court dropped murder charges Thursday against a German-born woman who spent 23 years on death row over allegedly orchestrating the murder of her four-year-old son, news reports said.
CIA chief admits agency used 'abhorrent' methods on detainees
But CIA Director John Brennan rejected the report's conclusion that the agency had deceived the White House, Congress and the public about its interrogation program.
Read the full text of the bill the US Congress just passed to punish Venezuela
And Barack Obama is expected to approve it.
Read in full: The US Senate Intelligence Committee's summary report on the CIA's use of torture
The report details the harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA against captives in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.
Tensions run high over US Senate's release of CIA torture report (LIVE BLOG)
The report includes details about the interrogation techniques the CIA meted out to captured militants in the years after the 9/11 attacks.
The US Senate is about to blow the lid off the CIA's tortured recent history
Details like sexual threats and other heinous torture techniques used by the CIA are about to go public. US security personnel around the world are gearing up for a possible backlash.
With freed prisoners, Uruguay also receives a high-profile Guantanamo force-feeding case
One of the arrivals, Abu Wa’el Dhiab, is leading a legal battle against the United States for force-feeding him while he was on hunger strike.
Six Guantanamo detainees sent to Uruguay
Uruguay's leftist leader made the 'humanitarian' gesture to help Obama fulfill his long-delayed promise to close the US military prison.
Additional 1,000 US troops to stay in Afghanistan
President Barack Obama approved the move despite an earlier plan to limit the US force to a maximum of 9,800 troops in 2015.
As religious leaders help in Ferguson, US churches remain mostly segregated
Just 13 percent of American churches are racially mixed, an increase since the late 1990s.
Ferguson case reveals US media’s flaws in covering issues of race
Journalism needs less sporadic, more comprehensive coverage of race relations, experts say.
Protesters block NY streets after officer is cleared in chokehold death of Eric Garner
Chokeholds are prohibited by New York police regulations, but the municipal police union said the officers involved in the Garner incident had acted within the law.
Qatar court acquits US couple over daughter's death
The couple, who are of Asian descent, were initially accused of starving to death their child to sell her organs.
7 important stories you may have missed while celebrating Thanksgiving
The news doesn't stop just because you're eating turkey.
More people die from eating too much than from not eating enough
Obesity is a growing problem, wherever you are.
Black Friday is taking over the world
When the gluttony of Thanksgiving just isn't enough, take comfort in the greed of the day after.
Michael Brown's parents call account of events given by officer who killed him 'crazy'
Brown's death, the aggressive police response to protests and now the result of the grand jury hearing have stirred racial tensions in Ferguson and across the US.
Missing students a symptom of a larger crisis in Mexico
Apart from being a human rights atrocity, the case is also a reflection of a faulty government system that the US helped cultivate.
These charts show just how bad gun violence is in the US, compared to developed peers
Ferguson's story isn't just about racial inequality in the United States — it's about guns, too.