Putin, Obama praise Iranian nuclear deal over phone: Kremlin

2015-07-16 09:23:59

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama praised the recently clinched Iranian nuclear deal in a phone conversation, the Kremlin press service said Wednesday.

Obama: Iran deal is only alternative to more Mideast war

2015-07-16 09:18:19

President Barack Obama, seeking to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptical U.S. lawmakers and nervous allies, insisted on Wednesday the landmark agreement was the only alternative to a nuclear arms race and more war in the Middle East.

US to impose punitive duties on Chinese tires

2015-07-15 17:27:06

The United States will impose punitive duties on certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires imported from China, a US trade authority ruled Tuesday, despite China's repeated strong objections.

Obama urges reform of criminal justice system biased against minorities

2015-07-15 10:47:01

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for swift reforms to the US criminal justice system which he described as "a source of inequity" that affects the African-American and Hispanic communities in the country.

Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts

2015-07-15 10:01:47

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday laid out an expansive vision for fixing the US criminal justice system by focusing on communities, courtrooms and cellblocks.

Obama sending defense chief to Middle East to reassure on Iran

2015-07-15 09:35:47

US President Barack Obama is sending his defense chief next week to the Middle East, where he faces the unenviable job of reassuring allies such as Israel that a nuclear deal with Iran will not undermine America's commitment to their security.

China 'constructive' on Iran nuclear deal: foreign minister

2015-07-15 09:22:41

China has played a uniquely constructive role in the historic nuclear deal concluded on Tuesday in Vienna, Austria, between Iran and six world powers, according to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Unigroup in reported $23b bid for Micron

2015-07-15 09:12:49

Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd, a Chinese state-backed technology conglomerate, is looking to buy US chipmaker Micron Technology Inc for $23 billion.

Little Pluto bigger than scientists thought as flyby looms

2015-07-14 20:57:31

On the eve of NASA's historic flyby of Pluto, scientists announced Monday that the New Horizons spacecraft has nailed the size of the faraway icy world.

Money managers see some China stock bargains

2015-07-14 13:52:16

Although leery about Chinese stocks despite another day of gains for the beleaguered market, some money managers are beginning to look for bargains.

US feeds China's hunger for wood

2015-07-14 13:52:04

Timber demand is on the rise in China and they can't grow enough of it themselves fast enough.

Experts urge more China-US cooperation in Mideast

2015-07-14 10:47:39

The United States and China should find common ground and cooperate more in the Middle East in order to help strengthen stability and progress in the region.