US govt likely to avoid shutdown

One month until funding deadline, US politicians suggest another shutdown is not on the cards.

US working on Iraq, Syria, Russia strategies: Obama

US President says no immediate plans for expanded military action, slams Russian incursion.

Germany spied on Kerry: report

by AFP
German secret service intercepted a conversation involving Kerry 'by accident' in 2013.

Rick Perry vows to fight indictment

by AFP
2016 Republican presidential candidate to challenge allegations of abuse of power.

US expands offensive in northern Iraq

America's military launches two additional rounds of strikes; Abbott concerned about Islamic State.

US planes start airstrikes on Iraq militants

American fighter jets strike IS artillery position in Northern Iraq.

The case for suing the US President

Rewriting Obamacare laws on the fly is a violation of the constitutionally mandated separation of powers.

Separatists to blame: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry adamant rebels to blame for MH17 disaster.

Russia faces criticism after MH17 crash

US intelligence blames plane crash on ground-to-air missile; Abbott hits back at Russian response.

Germany and US still 'great friends'

by AFP
US Secretary of State John Kerry says spying row doesn't diminish strategic relationship.

US mute on Germany spy row

by AFP
Germany expels CIA station chief in Berlin as tensions between two nations escalate.

Germany probing second alleged spy case

by AFP
Germany-US relations strained amid another case of alleged US spying.

Germany anxious over US spy claims

by AFP
Fears raised of fresh tensions between the two allies on new spying allegations.

US pressure on banks 'blackmail': Putin

by AFP
Russian president says BNP Paribas fine linked to French-Russian warship deal.

Boehner to file suit against Obama

by AFP
Republican House Speaker says his chamber plans to sue President for abuse of executive power.

Climate change like GFC: Paulson

Former US Treasury secretary equates climate risks to financial crisis, calls for carbon tax.

Iraq govt steps up Baghdad defence

Iraqi govt turns back a bid by militants to seize the heart of a strategic province near the capital.

Gridlock nation: US politics takes a hardline turn

New research has shown that Americans are at their most divided in a generation. As the left and right grow further apart consensus in Washington will be increasingly hard to achieve.

Abbott, Obama strengthen defence ties

by AAP
More American troops and military assets could come to Australia as a result of PM's trip to Washington.

US may aid Iraq: Obama

US President says America could offer assistance to Iraq after outbreak of violence.