Santorum to announce decision on US presidential run on May 27

2015-05-07 09:58:10

Former US Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania told Fox News on Wednesday he will announce on May 27 whether he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

Contest attackers 'probably inspired by IS'

2015-05-07 07:44:24

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad. But counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role.

Sino-US meeting optimistic on growth and cooperation

2015-05-06 19:33:19

Despite an end to China's decades of two-digit growth, those attending an economic roundtable in Beijing on Wednesday expressed optimism concerning growth and greater Sino-US cooperation.

New York to start new direct flight to Cuba

2015-05-06 16:17:20

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a new direct flight to Cuba from New York since travel restrictions were recently eased.

NYC celebrates Asian-American heritage

2015-05-06 11:34:10

The New York City Comptroller's office honored four community leaders on Tuesday for their contributions to the local Asian-American community in the city, in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Suspect in fatal stabbing of Chinese woman charged

2015-05-06 11:19:52

A 35-year-old man has been charged with capital murder in the fatal stabbing of an elderly resident of southwest Houston's Chinatown section, city police announced on Tuesday.

Metgala draws Chinese fashion bloggers' criticism

2015-05-06 10:47:16

The theme was China: Through The Looking Glass. But to Chinese fashion bloggers some of the A-list women who attended the gala at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art were barely dressed and most simply missed the event's theme.

US authorizes ferry service to Cuba

2015-05-06 10:36:13

At least two companies in Florida have been licensed to operate ferries between the US state and Cuba, as Washington-Havana relations are thawing toward normalcy.

'Comfort women' add their voices to history's witness list

2015-05-06 10:11:56

A letter accused the administration of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of questioning the "established history" of the comfort women system and trying to eliminate references to it in school textbooks.

Shanghai, San Francisco boost bilateral investment

2015-05-06 09:23:07

The sister cities of Shanghai and San Francisco are teaming up to boost business with each other.

Farthest known galaxy in universe discovered

2015-05-06 09:16:52

An international team of astronomers said Tuesday they have discovered the most distant galaxy ever measured in the universe.

Cuban wrestlers to face USA in Times Square

2015-05-05 14:21:33

The Cuban national wrestling team will face off against the US in an exhibition in New York's Times Square later this month.