Wednesday, May 22, 2013
U.S. home-improvement retailer The Home Depot reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings Tuesday and raised its full-year outlook thanks to the U.S. housing market recovery.
Two senior aides to U.S. President Barack Obama knew weeks ago about a watchdog report on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeting of conservative groups, a spokesman said on Monday, shifting the focus to the White House in a fast-moving controversy.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Myanmar President Thein Sein for his leadership in pushing through startling political reforms, but warned that violence against Muslims must stop.
U.S. President Barack Obama will leave on his first major African tour next month, visiting Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa, but his itinerary released on Monday bypasses Kenya, an ancestral homeland.
China's new leader Xi Jinping will confer with U.S. President Barack Obama next month in California, months earlier than their expected first meeting, as both sides seek to stem a drift in relations, troubled by issues from cyberspying to North Korea.
Guatemala's top court overturned the genocide conviction of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt and ordered on Monday that his trial restart.
U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has decided to give the Pentagon control of some drone operations against terrorism suspects overseas that are currently run by the CIA, several government sources said on Monday.