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Topic - U.S. Government
Encrypted email, secure instant messaging and other privacy services are booming in the wake of the National Security Agency's recently revealed surveillance programs. But the flood of new computer security services is of variable quality, and much of it, experts say, can bog down computers and isn't likely to keep out spies.
The Obama administration is offering to destroy some of Syria's deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a nearly 700-foot, U.S. government-owned ship, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Typhoon Haiyan — perhaps the strongest tropical storm ever to make landfall — has shifted the international humanitarian-assistance machine into high gear.
House Speaker John A. Boehner said Sunday an interim deal to curb Iran's nuclear program should be met with "healthy skepticism and hard questions," making it clear he thinks negotiations have just begun.
Thousands of people protesting U.S. drone strikes blocked a road in northwest Pakistan on Saturday used to truck NATO troop supplies and equipment in and out of Afghanistan, the latest sign of rising tension caused by the attacks.
House Republicans released another round of Obamacare-related emails late Thursday that shows concern among administration officials days before the flawed launch of a federal website charged with linking many American to health coverage.
The Obama administration is funding a joint nuclear security center in Beijing designed to stem nuclear weapons proliferation — despite recent state-run media reports showing Beijing's plans to hit U.S. cities with nuclear missiles that would kill millions of Americans during a conflict.
A bipartisan bill to halt a proposed U.S. Customs and Border Protection pre-clearance facility in the United Arab Emirates is aimed at protecting domestic airlines from their foreign competitors.
Night raids by American forces have been one of the touchiest issues in the 12-year-old war and an agreement to allow them to continue, even on a conditional basis, would clear a major obstacle that has held up the pact. U.S. officials said Monday that Karzai had conceded that the Americans could maintain exclusive legal jurisdiction over U.S. soldiers and contractors after 2014 as part of the deal.
U.S. government job numbers were intentionally skewed to paint a brighter economic picture in the lead-up to the 2012 presidential election, a source told the New York Post.
The United States will maintain exclusive legal jurisdiction over American soldiers and contractors in Afghanistan after 2014 as part of a draft U.S.-Afghan security pact, congressional aides said Monday, providing details of an agreement that entails key concessions for each side.
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is joining private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC.
For Mexico's former ambassador to the U.S., the hot-and-cold relationship between the two countries reminds him of the Dickens novel "A Tale of Two Cities."
China, the world's second-largest economy and a key member of the Asia-Pacific community of nations, is providing the Philippines with an initial disaster relief package totaling $100,000 — an international example of the government's stingy response to humanitarian disasters.
In response to declining defense budgets and recent sequestration, Bethesda-based contractor Lockheed Martin said Thursday it is cutting 4,000 jobs — 3.5 percent of its workforce — and closing or downscaling several facilities around the country.