Despite a last-minute save from Capitol Hill that averted what could have been financial Armageddon, the damage to Americas reputation will be lasting, according to the experts But what is a sovereign credit rating and does it really matter?
Fridays historic phone call between the presidents of the US and Iran could be a welcome sign that decades of distrust are ending. Or not.
The joint US-Russian plan to secure Syrias chemical weapons provides a lickety-split approach to dealing with Syrias chemical weapons that glosses over many devilish details.
Manning was speaking out for the first time since March, and his attitude was markedly different from his pre-trial statement.
Washington and Moscow arent exactly chummy these days, but dont blame Edward Snowden.
Analysis: U.S. embassy closures and a travel alert after "significant" and "specific" threats give Americans a rare moment of bipartisan unity, just when the surveillance pot was starting to boil.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko shocked and amused the world last week when he just had to spin a taller fish tale than his old nemesis and Russias head honcho, Vladimir Putin. But what else can you expect from a president who hates gays, loves Hitler and thinks hes the queen of England?
What about Bradley Mannings leaked video allegedly showing a brutal US airstrike on Garani, Afghanistan, that WikiLeaks never released?
Bradley Mannings acquittal on charges of aiding the enemy has encouraged his supporters, but the case casts a long shadow over the Obama administration.
Analysis: Allies are few and critics are fierce as the Obama administration engages in increasingly desperate semantic acrobatics over Egypt.
Divulging classified information can get you branded a traitor and stranded in a Moscow airport. Or it could get you the top job at the CIA.
Over the past two days, nation after nation has given NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden the cold shoulder. At the moment, his options seem to be shrinking to just a few: Venezuela, Bolivia, or an indefinite stay in the transit area of Moscows Sheremetyevo airport.
As Washington prepares to widen its intervention in the Syrian civil war, it is haunted by actions it took and failed to take in the past.
Pouncing on The Associated Press phone records probe and the IRS scandal, right and left finally unite in excoriating the White House.
News analysis: Were the Tsarnaev brothers Chechen nationalists? Global jihadists? Alienated youth? The varied, often self-serving explanations continue to pour in.