Key events in the history of US gay rights

2015-06-27 00:27:57

The US Supreme Court on Friday legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, finding that the Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean that states cannot ban gay marriages.

US Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage nationwide

2015-06-26 23:03:36

The court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean that states cannot ban same-sex marriages.

Obama, Putin discuss situations in Mideast, Ukraine over phone

2015-06-26 15:28:04

US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Thursday discussed the situations in the Middle East and Ukraine in a phone conversation, the White House said.

Report criticizes US human rights violations in other countries

2015-06-26 10:49:01

A report on the US human rights situation has accused the US of making human rights violations in other countries, citing the stomach-turning torture methods, the notorious overseas monitoring project and its indiscriminate drone strike killings.

Victims of Charleston massacre mourned

2015-06-26 10:22:06

South Carolina took a small step toward healing the wounds of last week's massacre at a historic black church in Charleston as mourners gathered for the funerals of two of the nine victims, and a wake for the slain pastor.

Plane with nine aboard crashes in southeast Alaska

2015-06-26 10:01:08

An excursion plane carrying eight passengers from a Holland America Line cruise ship crashed on Thursday in southeast Alaska, the company said.

US police fatally shoot unarmed black man in domestic dispute

2015-06-26 09:44:10

An unarmed black man from the US State of Maryland, who was shot by three police officers at his home, has died, police said Thursday.

US Supreme Court upholds key Obamacare insurance subsidies

2015-06-25 22:39:05

The US Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, handing a major victory to the president.

More Canadian food products to land on Chinese tables

2015-06-25 15:46:49

An official delegation of agricultural and food associations from Canada visited China last week and brought more Canadian products to Chinese tables.

China, Canada seek to increase agricultural trade

2015-06-25 15:46:10

China and Canada are looking to further boost their trade and technological cooperation in the agricultural sector as the two countries mark the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations, according to experts and officials from the two countries.

Canada urged to mobilize RMB hub

2015-06-25 15:44:00

Canadian financial institutions and businesses were urged to take advantage of renminbi (RMB) globalization at Canada's inaugural RMB event, held in Vancouver.

Finding common ground to protect oceans

2015-06-25 14:33:41

China and the United States on Wednesday agreed to make new efforts to explore opportunities of deepening cooperation on ocean protection.