Obama urges Britain to stay in EU

2015-07-24 10:33:05

US President Barack Obama has urged Britain to stay in the European Union (EU), saying that having Britain in the bloc "gives us much greater confidence about the strength of the transatlantic union.

IS poses bigger threat than al-Qaida: FBI chief

2015-07-24 10:24:06

The terror group Islamic State (IS) is a bigger security threat to the US than the al-Qaida after the head of an al-Qaida affiliate group was killed, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) chief was quoted as saying Thursday.

Pearl Buck's life told in dance

2015-07-24 09:52:09

Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), the author whose works so deeply influenced the world's view of China, will now have her life story told.

Chinese firm contracted to build 600 MW coal-fired power plant in Zimbabwe

2015-07-24 09:13:40

A Zimbabwean independent power producer on Thursday contracted China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) to construct a 600-MW coal-fired power plant in the country's northwestern region to ease its chronicle power shortages.

Astronomers discover most Earth-like planet yet

2015-07-24 07:31:46

A planet believed to be remarkably similar to Earth has been discovered orbiting a distant sun-like star, bolstering hopes of finding life elsewhere in the universe.

US defense chief makes surprise visit to Iraq

2015-07-23 16:29:26

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Thursday on an unannounced visit to meet with Iraqi leaders over the battles against the Islamic State (IS) militant group, an official television reported.

Immigration measure stirs debate in San Francisco

2015-07-23 10:01:54

A number of advocacy groups in the San Francisco Bay Area on Wednesday issued a statement opposing proposed legislation aimed at deported undocumented immigrants who re-enter the United States illegally.

Obama to meet and visit with extended family members in Kenya

2015-07-23 09:19:37

US President Barack Obama is going to meet and visit with some members of his extended family who still live in Kenya during his forthcoming trip to the African country, the White House announced Wednesday.

New York to raise state minimum wage to $15 for fast-food workers

2015-07-23 09:16:46

New York moved on Wednesday to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour by the end of 2018 in New York City and by mid-2021 in the rest of the state.

Taylor Swift partners with JD.com and Alibaba

2015-07-23 08:56:16

Like other big brands, US pop star Taylor Swift is attempting to tackle counterfeits being sold in China, and products being made with her likeness without her permission.

Charleston church shooter charged with federal hate crimes

2015-07-23 08:52:29

The white gunman who allegedly killed nine Charleston African-American churchgoers last month in South Carolina was indicted on 33 counts of federal charges, including hate crimes, the US Justice Department said on Wednesday.

US tells Chinese bank to combat money laundering

2015-07-23 06:52:08

China Construction Bank has been ordered to tighten money-laundering controls at its New York branch to resolve an enforcement action brought by the US Federal Reserve.