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  • Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific nations in Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers meeting post in TPP Ministers "Family Photo" in Atlanta, Georgia October 1, 2015.  REUTERS/USTR Press Office/Handout
    Trans-Pacific Partnership Approved by 12 Countries

    The United States and 11 Pacific Rim countries have reached a trade deal. The Trans-Pacific Partnership will set up a model for global commerce and worker standards. Supporters say it will provide opportunities and lower tariffs. Opponents claim it will encourage the export of manufacturing jobs to low-wage countries, limit competition and drive prices higher

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  • An Afghan helicopter carries Afghan special forces as they arrive for a battle with the Taliban in Kunduz city, northern Afghanistan September 29, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
    Afghan forces battle to regain control of city after stunning loss

    KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan forces backed by U.S. air support battled Taliban fighters for control of the northern city of Kunduz on Tuesday, after the militants seized a provincial capital for the first time since their ouster 14 years ago. The sudden fall of Kunduz on Monday was a major setback for the government of

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