Five Republicans neck and neck in 2016 race: Poll

Five White House hopefuls are tied atop the Republican nomination race, a national poll released on Thursday showed, making it anyone`s guess who will battle Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016.

2016 US hopeful Rubio to unveil foreign policy `doctrine`

 Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio will set out an uncompromising doctrine for wielding American power Wednesday, in the first major foreign policy address of his White House campaign.

Clinton, Rubio lead in 2016 US election poll

Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio are early frontrunners to become the next president of the United States, according to a well-regarded poll released on Thursday.

Marco Rubio - the 2016 presidential campaign's $40 million man

Less than a week after announcing his 2016 campaign for president, Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida doesn`t need to worry about money.

As Clinton eyes presidency, so does Republican Rubio

US Democrats have their 2016 presidential frontrunner in Hillary Clinton, but the Republican field remains wide open -- and it got even wider Monday, with first-term Senator Marco Rubio joining the race.

Republican Rubio makes leap into 2016 White House race

US Senator Marco Rubio of Florida told top donors on Monday that he will run for the White House because he is "uniquely qualified" to represent the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential race, the Associated Press reported.

US officials cautious as Cuba political detentions decline

Political detentions have declined in Cuba since the Dec. 17 US-Cuban rapprochement but it is unclear if this is a trend, a US human rights official told a congressional hearing on Tuesday.

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.