Bahia Emerald case to continue despite Brazil's efforts

2015-04-02 16:09:02

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled that a trial to determine ownership of the prized Bahia Emerald will continue despite efforts by the Brazilian government to have the gem returned to its country of origin.

High-ranking US Democratic senator indicted on corruption charges

2015-04-02 14:02:55

US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday indicted New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, on corruption charges.

Acrobatic ocean giants

2015-04-01 14:19:18

Two humpback whales breach the ocean in Hawaii, US.

US 'miscalculated' on AIIB: Albright

2015-04-01 13:43:03

Forty-six countries had joined or applied to become founding members of the China-led bank by Tuesday's deadline, including some key US allies such as Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy.

Two shot as vehicle tries to ram NSA gate

2015-04-01 07:49:55

Two people tried to run their vehicle through a National Security Agency gate near Washington on Monday before guards shot them, one fatally.

More states to allow 'kill switch' for phones

2015-04-01 07:49:55

US lawmakers in at least eight states are trying to mandate a "kill switch" for smartphones in an attempt to reduce thefts and robberies, local media reported on Monday.

Ford unveils return of the Continental

2015-04-01 07:49:55

Elvis Presley had one; so did Clark Gable. It was even the sedan of presidents. Then the name vanished amid an invasion of luxury cars from Europe and Asia.

Anniversary of Selena's murder marked

2015-04-01 07:49:55

Twenty years after Selena's murder, the Latin world still remembers "The Queen of Tejano" with concerts, look-alike contests, dances and a massive festival. But her father has mixed feelings about the celebrations.

US, Cuba meet over human rights issues

2015-04-01 10:17:30

The United States and Cuba met here on Tuesday over human rights issues, with both sides voicing readiness to cover "a wide range of topics" in following " substantive" talks.

Canadian parliament backs extention, expansion of military mission against IS

2015-03-31 15:03:52

The House of Commons of Canada passed a motion Monday to extend and expand the country's military mission against the Islamic State (IS) extremist militant group.

US to pledge up to 28 percent emission cut in global treaty

2015-03-31 13:52:40

The United States will pledge Tuesday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 28 percent as part of a global treaty aimed at preventing the worst effects of climate change.

1 dead, 2 hurt in US spy agency shooting

2015-03-31 10:31:24

Two people tried to run their vehicle through National Security Agency's entrance gates near Washington on Monday before guards shot one of them dead, and the vehicle's second occupant and a police officer were injured, officials said.