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In 2014, U.S. Budget Deficit Falls To Pre-Recession Level

In 2014, U.S. Budget Deficit Falls To Pre-Recession LevelAs tax revenues increased and spending cuts took effect, the 2014 budget deficit dropped to the lowest level in six years.

Afghanistan Signs Deal Allowing 10,000 U.S. Troops To Remain

Afghanistan Signs Deal Allowing 10,000 U.S. Troops To RemainAfghanistan has signed a pact with the U.S. to allow about 10,000 troops to remain in the country after the end of the year, when most American forces are to be withdrawn.

Hong Kong Leader To Protesters: ‘Stop Campaign Immediately’

Hong Kong Leader To Protesters: ‘Stop Campaign Immediately’Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying is appealing to pro-democracy demonstrators who've brought parts of the Asian financial hub to a standstill in recent days to halt their campaign "immediately" because, he says, Beijing won't accede to their demands.

Turkey Signals Willingness To Join Coalition Against ISIS

Turkey Signals Willingness To Join Coalition Against ISISSaying his country will do "whatever is needed" to help fight the extremist group ISIS, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has reached what local media are calling "a point of determination."

U.N. Security Council Unanimously Passes Anti-Terrorism Resolution

U.N. Security Council Unanimously Passes Anti-Terrorism ResolutionIn a vote presided over by President Obama, the U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a historic resolution aimed at stopping the flow of foreign extremists to battlefields around the world.

White House Announces Campaign Against Campus Sexual Assault

White House Announces Campaign Against Campus Sexual AssaultThe "It's On Us" campaign, which includes several new public service announcements, is backed by the NCAA and promoted by media giant Viacom.

Ukrainian President Thanks Congress For Supporting Freedom

Ukrainian President Thanks Congress For Supporting FreedomUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko addressed a joint meeting of Congress Thursday, thanking lawmakers for their support of Kiev in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.

Senate Approves Measure To Arm And Train Syrian Rebels

Senate Approves Measure To Arm And Train Syrian RebelsThe Senate joined the House on Thursday in rare bipartisanship by approving a measure to train and equip members of the Syrian opposition.

Dempsey Says If Needed He Would Recommend Ground Forces In Iraq

Dempsey Says If Needed He Would Recommend Ground Forces In IraqDempsey and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined the White House plan to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State.

Leaders Meet In Paris To Forge Fight Against Islamic State Militants

Leaders Meet In Paris To Forge Fight Against Islamic State MilitantsWorld leaders and diplomats from more than 20 countries have gathered in Paris to discuss strategies for defeating the Islamic State insurgency.
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