from Reuters Investigates:

Intrigue in China’s U.S. Treasury buying

June 30, 2011

A Reuters exclusive today describes a method China used recently to hide some of its U.S. Treasury purchases - "US caught China buying more Treasuries than disclosed."

from FaithWorld:

U.S. shifts to closer contact with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

June 30, 2011

(U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a news conference in Budapest June 30, 2011/Bernadett Szabo)

from FaithWorld:

U.S. to resume formal Muslim Brotherhood contacts, official says

June 30, 2011

(The skyline of Washington DCl, May 22, 2009/Larry Downing)

The United States has decided to resume formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, a senior U.S. official said, in a step that reflects the Islamist group's growing political weight but that is almost certain to upset Israel and its U.S. backers.  "The political landscape in Egypt has changed, and is changing," said the senior official, who spokeon Wednesday on condition of anonymity. "It is in our interests to engage with all of the parties that are competing for parliament or the presidency."

from FaithWorld:

National impact expected from New York gay marriage law: experts

By Reuters Staff
June 26, 2011

(A rainbow flag symbolizing gay pride hangs from the awning of a store in New York June 22, 2011/Shannon Stapleton)

from FaithWorld:

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania turns to God for fiscal relief

By Reuters Staff
June 18, 2011

(The state capitol dome over Harrisburg, 24 December 2004/Pollinator)

 

Pennsylvania's debt-ridden capital of Harrisburg has tried every form of fiscal belt-tightening, from layoffs to furloughs to filing for bankruptcy. Now, it is turning to God.

from FaithWorld:

Ayman al-Zawahri: Suburban doctor who became chief of al Qaeda

June 16, 2011

(Ayman al-Zawahri speaks from an unknown location, in this still image taken from video uploaded on a social media website June 8, 2011/Reuters TV)

from FaithWorld:

U.S. working dads’ top priority is giving family love – survey

By Reuters Staff
June 15, 2011

(Colt Groff, carrying his daughter Peyton Groff (L), and Jason Hill, carrying Trayson Groff, look at the smoke from the Wallow wildfire in Apache County, Arizona June 9, 2011/Joshua Lott )

from FaithWorld:

Q+A: Women’s rights in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban

June 13, 2011

(Afghan men and women teachers attend their graduation ceremony in Kabul March 30, 2011/Omar Sobhani)

from FaithWorld:

Liberal U.S. Catholics say their Church is not listening

By Reuters Staff
June 12, 2011

(St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, 4 March 2005/Tom Heneghan)

Members of a liberal group of U.S. Catholics called on Sunday on Church leaders to open talks with their members on controversies ranging from the ordination of women to allowing priests to marry. Members of the American Catholic Council, meeting in Detroit, said they had grown concerned that the Church hierarchy was not listening to its members on issues such as the role of women, married clergy and the treatment of homosexuals.

from FaithWorld:

U.S. atheists sue to run bus ads for a God-free lifestyle

By Reuters Staff
June 11, 2011

(Bus ad created with Bus Slogan Generator/Photo: Jon Worth c/o atheistbus.org.uk)