German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the Forbes list of the world's 100 most powerful women for the fifth consecutive year, edging past US presidential candidate Hilary Clinton, who came in second in the 2015 annual ranking.
The historic process of restoring long-severed diplomatic relationship between the US and Cuba that began Dec. 17 will likely come to a successful end in a matter of weeks, a US senator said during a visit to the island Wednesday.
China's participation in the Global Market Forum during the upcoming Bookexpo America will provide the American public with more access to understand it, Chinese Consul General to New York Zhang Qiyue said on May 26.
Torrential rains have killed at least 16 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including four in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous US city, officials said on Tuesday.
More than two dozen marine mammals and nearly 40 birds, most of them pelicans, have been collected dead and alive from along California's oil-fouled coastline near Santa Barbara in the week since a petroleum pipeline ruptured there, wildlife officials said on Tuesday.
Charter Communications Inc said it would buy Time Warner Cable Inc in a deal valued at $78.7 billion, as the second and third largest U.S. cable operators look to better compete with market leader Comcast Corp.