NYC's Met extends Chinese fashion exhibition

2015-07-01 09:50:34

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition has drawn more than 350,000 visitors since opening, and will be extended three weeks through Labor Day, Sept 7, museum officials announced on Tuesday.

US, Cuba to announce reopening of embassies on Wednesday

2015-07-01 09:36:02

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce that the US and Cuba have reached an agreement to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana, local media reported, quoting senior US officials.

China bests MDGS for improved drinking water, sanitation

2015-07-01 09:29:52

China surpassed the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGS), a set of eight anti-poverty targets, for improving water and sanitation goals while the world as a whole met only the goal for improved drinking water, two UN agencies reported Tuesday.

US, Cuba to announce plan to open embassies

2015-07-01 06:40:56

The Obama administration will announce Wednesday that the US and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington.

Suspect arrested for death of Chinese student in Iowa

2015-06-30 10:25:01

Chinese police, in cooperation with their US counterparts, has arrested Li Xiangnan, who suspectedly killed her girlfriend surnamed Shao studying in an Iowa university, police said Tuesday.

Obama signs trade bills into law, giving boost to TPP talks

2015-06-30 10:00:44

US President Barack Obama on Monday signed several trade bills into law, including the legislation giving him the so-called fast-track authority to negotiate trade deals with other countries, injecting new momentum to the stalled Asia-Pacific trade talks.

New York prison break ends with shooting of 2nd fugitive

2015-06-29 09:27:30

David Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a local hospital on Sunday, two days after his accomplice was killed, authorities said.

Disney bans selfie sticks at theme parks over safety concerns

2015-06-29 08:57:23

Walt Disney Co will ban selfie sticks starting next week at its theme parks around the world, the company said on Friday, joining a growing list of attractions that restrict the camera accessories for safety reasons.

TCM cancer treatment enters final trials in US

2015-06-29 07:33:22

A traditional Chinese medicine preparation used to treat cancer has been given the go-ahead for a third phase of clinical trials in the US.

Escaped New York convict killed by police

2015-06-27 15:18:50

One of the two inmates who escaped from a maximum-security prison in upstate New York earlier this month was shot dead by police Friday afternoon.

White House lit in rainbow colors after historic ruling

2015-06-27 15:18:39

The White House is lit up in rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage.

Legal battles remain on US gay rights despite momentous ruling

2015-06-27 07:05:18

The US Supreme Court's declaration on Friday of a right to same-sex marriage resolved a momentous question, yet the ruling left many others unanswered.