Ex-general, CIA chief Petraeus gets probation

2015-04-24 09:13:13

Former US military commander and CIA director David Petraeus was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay a$100,000 fine after pleading guilty to mishandling classified information.

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Fiorina to launch presidential bid

2015-04-23 15:05:40

Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina will launch her campaign for the 2016 US Republican presidential nomination on May 4, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

Civil lawsuit to be filed Thursday in Michael Brown's death

2015-04-23 11:26:43

Lawyers for the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb, have announced that they plan to file a civil lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday.

Seattle, Shenzhen sign, sign, sign

2015-04-23 11:23:09

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray welcomed Deputy Mayor of Shenzhen Tang Jie and a delegation of more than 60 business leaders at the Four Seasons hotel in downtown Seattle on Wednesday.

US returns ancient artifacts to Egypt

2015-04-23 10:40:52

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Wednesday returned dozens of illegally smuggled ancient artifacts to Egypt, including a Greco-Roman style Egyptian coffin.

Coal use in China to get cleaner

2015-04-23 10:14:50

China's relianceon coal isn't going to change anytime soon, but it could get cleaner, according to a new report.

Sino-US nuclear cooperation proposal lauded

2015-04-23 10:07:36

The 30-year Sino-US nuclear cooperation agreement proposed by US President Obama can play a key role in international nuclear safety, security and nonproliferation, experts said.

Love of wildlife motivates films on rare monkeys

2015-04-23 09:17:43

Filmmaker Xi Zhinong's encounter with the snub-nosed monkeys of Yunnan two decades ago changed both his life and that of the rare animals.

Nielsen flourishes in China cyberspace

2015-04-23 05:56:39

Nielsen, a leading global insights provider of what consumers watch and buy, will take digital solution as its biggest profit source in China within three to five years, the company's top management said on Tuesday.

China loves California almonds, a crop blamed for soaking up too much water

2015-04-23 04:24:13

The demand for California almonds from places like China is running smack into the drought-plagued state's water politics.

S.Korea, US reach deal on nuclear energy pact

2015-04-22 13:35:47

South Korea and the United States reached a deal Wednesday on nuclear energy pact after four and a half years of negotiations, Seoul's foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Mexico bans poultry, egg imports from bird flu-hit Iowa

2015-04-22 10:38:51

Mexico, the biggest buyer of US chicken, has halted imports of live birds and eggs from the US state of Iowa due to an outbreak of deadly bird flu there.