NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said that NATO and Russia have restarted military-to-military contacts in an effort to address pressing security concerns. Those contacts have been frozen since last August when Russian troops occupied a part of the Republic of Georgia.
President Obama said the unrest in Iran and the crackdown on demonstrators makes it harder for the US to engage Iran directly over its nuclear weapons program. He also dismissed a call by the Iranian President that he apologize for interfering in the country's election. NPR's Don Gonyea reports.
According to witnesses in Tehran, there were more clashes today between police and protestors with reports of baton-wielding riot police striking demonstrators and firing tear gas and rounds of ammunition into the air.
Emergency officials in Washington DC are investigating the collision of two subway trains in northeast Washington today. The incident involving two of the city's Metro trains is said to have taken place on Metro's Red Line.
Iranian police made a show of force on the streets of the capital Tehran today and opposition supporters largely stayed away after more than a week of protests over June 12th disputed presidential election.
A suicide truck bomber detonated a powerful blast outside a Shiite mosque in northern Iraq today just as worshippers were leaving. The explosion killed at least 63 people and injured nearly 200 others.
The Obama administration says it shares concerns expressed by the House of Representatives today about Iran's crackdown on political protests. But the White House remains wary of wading too deeply into Iranian politics. NPR's Scott Horsley has more.
President Obama today called for a new consumer protection agency as part of his sweeping effort to rewrite the financial rules of the world and avoid future economic meltdowns. NPR's John Ydstie reports.
President Obama is weighing in today on the disputed presidential race in Iran, though he also appears to be treading cautiously, not wanting to, as he put it, meddle in Iranian politics.
With thousands of people marching through the streets of Tehran today to protest the disputed presidential election, the country's top cleric has called for an inquiry into opposition claims the election was rigged.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has for the first time given his endorsement to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, a change the White House is calling an important step forward. But Netanyahu says Israel’s willingness to accept a Palestinian state as a neighbor comes with conditions.
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insisted the official vote count, showing him with a landslide reelection win, was in his word "free and healthy". But supporters of his main opponent Mir Hossein Mousavi took to the streets to protest what they say was a rigged election.
The polls have now closed across Iran after a day that saw a massive number of Iranians cast their votes for president. NPR's Mike Shuster reports from Tehran.
President Barack Obama kicked off a campaign for health care reform today in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He disputed claims he wants to socialize medicine. He also said there's a moral-led economic imperative to make health care more affordable and accessible.
A suspected white supremacist who opened fire inside Washington DC's Holocaust Museum, killing a guard before being wounded by other guards, is in critical condition today. Authorities say the alleged gunman tentatively identified as 88-year-old James von Brunn appeared to have acted alone.
A large bomb that exploded at a luxury hotel in Peshawar, Pakistan has claimed the lives of at least 11 people and left 55 others wounded today. Officials say militants attacked the Pearl Continental Hotel popular with foreigners with guns and a truck bomb.
The Supreme Court has put the sale of Chrysler on hold. The court granted a temporary stay in the bankruptcy proceeding that would allow the company be acquired by the Italian automaker Fiat. NPR's Adam Hochberg has more.
Search crews have recovered four more bodies from the Atlantic Ocean in the area where an Air France jet is thought to have crashed last week and more bodies have been spotted in the water. French military spokesman Christophe Prazuck says objects that may be debris from the jetliner were floating near the bodies.
There is a strong realization here that this will be one of the last years where veterans who took part in the liberation of Normandy will be around to participate in commemorations.
President Obama today toured the Buchenwald concentration camp and crematorium. The President joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the camp where an estimated 56, 000 people died has not lost its horror with the passage of time.
President Obama is spending the night in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia after a day of meeting there with King Abdullah. Tomorrow, the president heads to Cairo for the most important speech of his trip. NPR's Don Gonyea reports.
From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.Brazilian officials are confirming that floating debris spotted earlier today in the water including what they say appears to be an airplane seat and an
As part of General Motors's bankruptcy announcement this morning, the automaker said it will idle or close 14 manufacturing plants including one in Spring Hill, Tennessee, that's where the Saturn brand was developed in the mid-80s. From member station WPLN in Nashville, Blake Farmer reports.
A senior State Department official says Cuba has agreed to open direct talks with the United States on a range of issues including immigration matters and cooperation on anti-drug trafficking efforts.
The deadline has now passed for General Motors' bondholders to accept or reject an offer to exchange their unsecured debt for stock, giving them a small ownership stake in the troubled automaker. Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton reports.