2015 Pulitzer prizes honor Ebola, Ferguson coverage

2015-04-21 06:56:50

The New York Times won two prestigious Pulitzer prizes on Monday for coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa for courageous and vivid journalism.

March was hottest month worldwide since 1880

2015-04-20 09:00:20

Rising temperatures across the planet have set more new records, as the US government announced Friday that the globe experienced its hottest month of March since record-keeping began in 1880.

Top 10 foreign holders of US Treasuries

2015-04-17 09:22:26

Japan has surpassed China as the biggest official holder of US Treasuries, a position Japan last held in August 2008, as the falling yen exchange rate attracts more dollars into the country and the higher-yielding bonds lure Japanese investors.

US mobile banking platform banks on global good

2015-04-17 12:04:08

You may never expect to spend more on banking services than food, but that is the sad reality for many underprivileged US citizens.

Hainan Air links to San Jose

2015-04-17 12:03:48

Hainan Airlines, China's largest privately owned airline, celebrated its new air route linking Beijing and San Jose, in California, on Wednesday with representatives of the City of San Jose and the Mineta San Jose International Airport.

Chinese teachers mark progress

2015-04-17 11:45:38

More than 1,400 people gathered in Atlanta to attend the largest annual gathering in the US of teachers, administrators and policymakers engaged in the teaching of Chinese language and culture.

World Bank, IMF: will work with AIIB

2015-04-17 11:43:34

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are ready to cooperate with China and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the World Bank Group president says.

A day for centenarians at MOCA

2015-04-17 11:32:36

Maude Pettus, a 101-year-old self-proclaimed China lover, helped treat the wounded in fighting between China and Japan during World War II.

WikiLeaks creates online archive of hacked Sony documents

2015-04-17 11:14:54

Whistleblower site WikiLeaks on Thursday put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year's crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment into a searchable online archive.

NASA MESSENGER spacecraft to crash into Mercury soon

2015-04-17 09:21:18

US space agency NASA said Thursday that its 11-year-old MESSENGER spacecraft will crash into the surface of Mercury, most likely on April 30, after it runs out of fuel.

Top US lawmakers give Obama 'fast track' on trade deals

2015-04-17 09:17:39

Senior US lawmakers reached agreement on Thursday on a bill to give the White House "fast track" authority to negotiate a trade pact with 11 other Pacific nations that is central to President Barack Obama's strategic shift toward Asia.

America, Europe told to work with BRICS

2015-04-17 08:56:06

A completely new economic system, initiated by the BRICS, is emerging with extremely rapid speed, said an international think tank Thursday, urging the United States and Europe to ditch geopolitics and work with them.