As President Obama and Speaker Boehner dig their heels in, there's a lot of talk about the need to "save face" and resolve the shutdown standoff. That concept of "saving face" is common in other cultures, especially in Asian nations like Japan.
For the third time, President Obama has put off visits to Asia for domestic political reasons. But a former White House advisor says that does not mean the administration is giving up on its commitment to 'rebalance' American foreign policy toward the Asia-Pacific region and away from the Middle East.
Planning a large gathering is always tricky. Will the guests get along? Where will they sit? So what happens when world leaders just happen to awkwardly bump into each other in the United Nations hallway? It's high stakes diplomacy at work.
It'll be high states diplomacy when world leaders and dignitaries gather tomorrow at the UN General Assembly meeting. Host Marco Werman gets the behind-the-scenes look from Joel Rubin, a former state department official.
Many in Haiti fled the country in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, in some cases leaving family members behind. Those family members were supposed to follow them to the United States in short order -- but bureaucracy and paperwork have intervened.
This just may be a "perfect storm," in terms of the number of high-profile, contentious cases set to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court this year, in the months before the U.S. presidential election. With immigration, affirmative action, and, of course, the healthcare law, the Supreme Court will be front-and-center on important campaign issues.
The vote Tuesday in Congress authorizing President Obama to use military force, has residents of Damascus concerned about a possible escalation of the civil war. Anchor Marco Werman speaks the the BBC's Jeremy Bowen in Damascus.
A new United Nations report says there is solid proof that chemical weapons were used in an attack last month outside of the Syrian capital, Damascus. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stopped short of assigning blame. But he said, "this is a war crime."
US District Court Judge Richard Leon has ruled that the NSA's mass collection of millions of Americans' phone records is likely unconstitutional. And that directly contradicts a ruling by the special court that Congress established to oversee surveillance.
On Monday, the White House says "Venezuelan officials past and present who violate the human rights of Venezuelan citizens and engage in acts of public corruption will not be welcome here, and we now have the tools to block their assets and their use of US financial systems."
President Obama announced a new US missile defense plan ï¿½ it shifts away from a previous plan by the Bush Administration to build a missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic. The World's Jason Margolis begins our coverage.
President Obama's Asia visit will conclude this week in South Korea. Many South Koreans are more worried about their government's decision to dispatch troops to Afghanistan. Jason Strothers previews the President's visit.
President Obama today supported India's bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.
Pakistan has strongly criticized this move. Washington Post UN correspondent Colum Lynch says India would benefit greatly from a permanent place on the Council.
The Libyan revolt appears to have reached deadlock. The crisis poses a dilemma for the US and the international community: whether or not outside powers should intervene militarily inside the Libya. The World's Jeb Sharp examines the options.