White House says not rule out Obama's visit to Cuba

2015-05-12 06:52:16

The White House said on Monday that it does not rule out a visit made by US President Barack Obama to Cuba "over the course of next year".

Saudi king to skip US-Gulf summit

2015-05-11 10:47:27

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will not join other leaders of Gulf states for a summit with US President Barack Obama scheduled for next week.

US university teaches culture of selfies

2015-05-11 10:45:21

A new university course is delving into the study of selfies, self-portraits taken on cellphones, to analyze its cultural meaning and self-expression in the modern world.

NY nuclear plant fire produced river oil slick

2015-05-11 10:12:56

Part of a New York state nuclear power plant remained offline Sunday after a transformer fire created another problem: thousands of gallons of oil leaking into the Hudson River.

Transformer fire causes shut-down of NYC nuclear reactor

2015-05-10 12:05:57

A nuclear power reactor 40 miles north of New York City was shut down on Saturday after a transformer fire, but officials said the Indian Point plant was stable and there was no threat to residents nearby.

US to launch federal probe into Baltimore police practices

2015-05-08 10:55:55

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch will launch a federal probe into whether Baltimore's police department has engaged in a "pattern or practice" of excessive force.

Al-Qaida says US strike kills man who claimed Paris killings

2015-05-08 10:25:56

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula said on Thursday a US air strike had killed the senior figure who issued the group's claim of responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris.

More storms headed for Great Plains in US

2015-05-08 10:09:22

Thunderstorm and flash flood warnings were issued for several Great Plains states on Thursday, a day after a series of tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma, causing one death, injuring 12 and flattening buildings.

US NSA's phone spying program ruled illegal by appeals cour

2015-05-08 09:51:47

A US spying program that systematically collects millions of Americans' phone records is illegal, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, putting pressure on Congress to quickly decide whether to replace or end the controversial anti-terrorism surveillance.

Yao Ming close to $3m crowd funding for wine company

2015-05-07 11:23:40

Former National Basketball Association star Yao Ming is within reach of his goal to get $3 million from crowd funding to expand his wine business.

Understanding culture called key for foreign businesses in China

2015-05-07 10:51:07

Foreign companies that want to explore and win in the Chinese market should take a bicultural approach, especially in an increasingly competitive space, according to a global business consultant.

AIIB 'backfired' on US: Expert

2015-05-07 10:16:18

They may have dithered on the current level of trust between the two powers, but both US and China experts agreed that Washington's resistance to the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank was a blunder that backfired on US efforts to restore influence in the region.