The US Congress has passed a one-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security. The vote came just hours before the department faced a partial shutdown.
Senators in the US avoided a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security at midnight by extending funding for a week. The department manages borders, coastlines and oversees anti-terror initiatives.
The genie's out of the bottle - the rapprochement between Cuba and the United States is starting to take shape. In April the two countries will take the first step by reopening their embassies.
Seven are dead following a Missouri mass murder, including the suspected gunman, who police say took his own life. It appeared that seven were shot in four different residences in the small Bible Belt town of Tyrone.
Mexican federal police have nabbed Servando Gomez, leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel and one of the country's most wanted fugitives. He is the fourth drug boss from the group to be taken down.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced talks in Switzerland to discuss the ongoing Ukraine fighting and an Iran nuclear deal. The meeting with Russia comes after Kerry accused Moscow of lying to his face.
An Argentine judge has rejected a bid to charge President Cristina Fernandez with covering up Iran's alleged involvement in a Jewish center bombing in 1994. It follows the mysterious death of a prosecutor.
A German federal commissioner has apologized over the apparent use of German weapons in the case of 43 missing Mexican students, believed murdered. Christoph Strässer visited the students' college.
US authorities say three men have been arrested on charges of allegedly trying to either join or support the "Islamic State" group fighting in Syria.
A former US Marine has been sentenced to life in prison for killing ex-Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield. Kyle's life inspired the film "American Sniper."
The man who shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012 will not face federal charges, the United States Justice Department says. George Zimmerman was previously acquitted of second-degree murder by a state jury.
Venezuelan opposition leader and Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma has been arrested amid allegations of a planned coup attempt. Camouflaged police forced their way into the home of the longtime Socialist government critic.
The US anti-extremism summit tried to offer ways to combat violent ideology that sparked attacks in France, Denmark, and Egypt. But not everyone thinks such meetings are necessary, reports DW's Gero Schliess.
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