These are the moments OPEC exists for: A sharp drop in global oil prices has reduced the amount of money OPEC countries take in by nearly US$1 billion a day.
U.S. President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and Republican congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment.
Bill Clinton tried. So did George W. Bush. Neither succeeded. As U.S. President Barack Obama's own second term winds down, he is getting closer than either of his immediate predecessors to the goal of improving U.S. relations with Iran. But he's not there yet, and plenty stands in the way, including a messy and brutal conflict in Iraq and Syria.
U.S. airlines are saving tens of millions of dollars every week because of lower prices for jet fuel, their largest expense. So why don't they share some of the savings with passengers?
U.S. President Barack Obama is getting his first glimpse of life as a lame-duck president traveling overseas. And so far, he has reason to like what he sees.
Newly surfaced videos are adding fresh energy to the efforts of U.S. congressional conservatives to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, feeding into their contentions that the overhaul was approved through a scheme of deception.
What happens next in Japan-China relations depends not only on what they do, but also on what they don't do.
Henry David Thoreau was a rare American intellectual who built a small cabin beside Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts in 1845 and lived there alone for two years and two months. Thoreau detested anything that attempted to oppress and control the individual or deprive him of his autonomy of action and thought.