President Eduard Shevardnadze of Georgia is shown during a meeting with Secretary of Defense William Cohen, not shown, at the Pentagon in 1997. (Source: DOD)
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >> Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default.
As the government shutdown stretches on, it increasingly affects American life in less obvious ways—like beer production. Southbound Brewing Co., a craft beer company based in Savannah, has been workingMore >> As the government shutdown stretches on, it increasingly affects American life in less obvious ways—like beer production. Southbound Brewing Co., a craft beer company based in Savannah, has been workingMore >>
The U.N.'s top human rights official is accusing Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the latest Gaza war.More >> Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.More >> Taiwan's National Fire Agency says 15 people were killed and 228 were injured a series of gas leak explosions in a southwestern city.More >> A series of gas explosions on the streets of a southern Taiwanese city killed 15 people and injured 228 others late Thursday night, authorities said.More >> The United States and United Nations are announcing that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire to start Friday morning for 72 hours.More >> Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire to start Friday morning for 72 hours, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday.More >> The president of Sierra Leone has declared a public health emergency as the Ebola crisis deepens across West Africa.More >> The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the...More >> Israel's military says it is calling up another 16,000 reserves.More >> Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attacks inside Israel, "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up...More >>
A look at those who have passed away so far in 2014.More >> A look at those we've lost so far in 2014.More >>