US presses Cuba on human rights in talks on restoring ties

The United States said it pressed Cuba to improve human rights during historic, high-level talks on Thursday, annoying the Cubans after both sides reported making progress toward restoring diplomatic relations.

Obama, Congress locked in Iran sanctions dispute

The Obama administration enters the year locked in a battle with Congress over whether to go ahead with new economic sanctions against Iran.

US senator scolds China over Philippines aid

A prominent US senator reproached China on Tuesday for not doing more to support the typhoon-hit Philippines, saying the relief effort showed the need for US leadership in the world.

`US immigration bill could exclude many`

Although illegal immigration to the US has been dropping, many tens of thousands still arrive each year.

Clinton leads over Jeb Bush and Rubio in Florida opinion poll

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a double digit lead over two possible Republican presidential candidates, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, in their home State of Florida, opinion poll said.