Israel's top spy: Iran bomb possible in 2 years

2011-01-26 09:24:58

Sanctions have not held up Iran's nuclear programme and it could produce bombs within two years, Israel's new top spy said on Tuesday, staking out a conservative timeline in the face of rosier US assessments.

Sino-Russian relations key to peace, security

2011-01-26 08:16:01

Trade between China and Russia is becoming increasingly interdependent, but the two still need to do more to promote sustainable global development, experts said.

'Golden channel' to boost trade links

2011-01-26 08:13:52

The Kunming-Bangkok Highway has every prospect of becoming a "golden channel" connecting China and Southeast Asia with annual trade increasing by hundreds of millions of dollars over the next few years.

Pro-life protest in Washington

2011-01-25 10:23:35

On the 38th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion-rights decision, thousands marched to the US Supreme Court to voice their opposition to abortion rights.

McDonald's may raise prices as food costs rise

2011-01-25 10:08:59

McDonald's affordable food drew even more customers in its fourth quarter, but the burger chain said it may raise prices this year as its own food tab rises.

Google awards $100 million to Eric Schmidt

2011-01-25 09:25:48

Google Inc has awarded $100 million worth of equity to Eric Schmidt, who is stepping aside as CEO but will stay with the company as executive chairman.

UN Security Council condemns Moscow airport bombing

2011-01-25 09:07:58

The UN Security Council on Monday condemned "in the strongest terms" the bombing in Moscow's Domodedovo airport as a "heinous act of terrorism."

NATO sets dialogue with China a priority

2011-01-25 06:22:35

The NATO's chief has set three priorities for the alliance in 2011, including transition in Afghanistan, reform and more effective partnership, particularly seeking dialogue with China, India and other key players in the world.

Man shoots 4 cops at Detroit police station

2011-01-24 13:30:41

A gunman opened fire inside a Detroit police precinct on Sunday, wounding four officers including a commander before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said.

Climate lawsuits a growing field shrouded in legal fog

2011-01-24 07:55:23

From being a marginal and even mocked issue, climate-change litigation is fast emerging as a new frontier of law where some believe hundreds of billions of dollars are at stake.

Shandong hit by worst dry spell in 60 yrs

2011-01-24 06:56:21

Shandong province's worst drought in six decades is escalating, causing a shortage of drinking water for 240,000 people.

Iran blames West for nuclear talks collapse

2011-01-24 06:40:32

Iran blamed the western countries on Sunday for the failure of a nuclear meeting in Turkey and said that it is still ready for further talks.