Canada PM vows to track, possibly limit foreign home buyers

2015-08-13 09:18:48

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged on Wednesday to track and possibly limit foreign purchases of Canadian real estate if reelected, but the move was not expected to cool foreign buying anytime soon.

Scaling mountain, challenges in documentary

2015-08-12 10:48:11

Director Jimmy Chin says that "following your passions is not always a beautiful thing".

Hong Kong investors buy Seattle's tallest building

2015-08-12 10:22:13

Hong Kong-based Gaw Capital Partners completed its purchase of the 76-story Columbia Center in Seattle for $711 million on Aug 7.

ISS astronauts get first taste of space-grown vegetables

2015-08-12 09:43:40

The six astronauts currently living on the International Space Station (ISS) have become the first to eat food grown in space, the US space agency NASA said Monday.

Clinton to hand over private email server to Justice Dept

2015-08-12 09:19:49

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has instructed her attorney to give the US Justice Department her private email server and a thumb drive of work-related emails from her tenure as secretary of state, CNN reported on Tuesday, quoting a campaign spokeswoman.

Nancy Reagan invites 16 of 17 Republican candidates to CNN debate

2015-08-12 09:06:00

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan is inviting 16 of the all 17 Republican presidential candidates to ascend the debating stage in the second prime-time TV debate.

Clinton unveils $350b college affordability plan

2015-08-11 11:38:44

US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Monday unveiled a 350-billion-dollar higher education plan aimed at cutting college tuition and easing debt burdens for college loanees.

Chinese real estate firm to buy 2 NY sites for $390m

2015-08-11 09:21:18

Even as data indicate that China's economy is in a fragile state, Chinese demand for New York City real estate remains strong as developer Oceanwide Holdings Group Co has agreed to acquire a pair of sites in Manhattan for $390 million.

State of emergency called in Ferguson after gunfire mars protests

2015-08-11 08:55:53

Authorities declared a state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted during protests overnight.

Gunshots heard as Ferguson protests turn violent

2015-08-10 13:16:43

Gunfire erupted Sunday night in Ferguson, Missouri, as a day of peaceful rallies to mark one year since an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer gave way to a confrontation between police and protesters, a Reuters witness said.

Man charged with killing 8 had violent history

2015-08-10 09:11:19

A family of six children and two parents were killed at a Houston home by a man with a violent criminal history who had previously been in a relationship with the mother.

Protesters in Ferguson mark anniversary of Brown killing

2015-08-09 15:39:52

More than 200 protesters carrying bullhorns, drums and signs demonstrated against police in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday night, with some placing the roasted head of a pig on a barricade in front of officers.