Afghan president warns of IS threat to security transition

2015-03-26 09:36:47

Visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday warned that extremist groups such as Islamic State (IS) pose a "grave and present danger" to Afghanistan's security transition.

US military charges ex-Taliban captive Bergdahl

2015-03-26 09:12:26

The US military on Wednesday charged Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a former Taliban captive who was released last year in a prisoner exchange, with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

US states seek China ties at investment summit

2015-03-25 11:25:34

When US Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews said on Tuesday morning that the SelectUSA Investment Summit had a "powerful start" on Monday, he was facing the huge Potomac Ballroom in the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

Obama gloomy about prospect of Palestinian statehood

2015-03-25 10:55:23

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday sounded a gloomy note about the prospect of a Palestinian state, warning that his policy difference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "has great consequences for both countries and for the region."

Obama slows withdrawal of US troops in Afghanistan

2015-03-25 09:18:56

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday granted Afghan requests to slow the drawdown of US troops from Afghanistan and said he would maintain a force of 9,800 through the end of 2015 while sticking to a 2017 exit plan.

Small US businesses using RMB for transactions: Survey

2015-03-25 06:07:15

Small US businesses are embracing the Chinese currency renminbi (RMB or yuan) to settle cross-border trades, more than large or middle-market US companies, according to a global survey commissioned by HSBC bank.

US to seek funding to ensure size of Afghan forces

2015-03-24 16:55:17

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday that the Pentagon is seeking funding to ensure Afghan troops are maintained at its targeted peak level through 2017 as a move to show US commitment to strategic partnership with Afghanistan.

US to strengthen cooperation on clean energy with China: Pritzker

2015-03-24 14:05:51

US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said on Monday it is "exciting" to bring companies to China and to share the UStechnology and capacity on clean energy.

Canada to extend anti-IS mission, strike targets in Syria

2015-03-24 14:00:47

Canada's prime minister will announce a one-year extension of its military mission against the Islamic State group and expand it to include air strikes on targets in Syria.

Hillary has decided advantage as more women will vote in 2016 elections

2015-03-24 11:09:30

The likely 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's status as the only female contender in the race for the White House gives her a decided advantage over other candidates, as more women than men are expected to vote.

Obama meets Hillary Clinton at White House

2015-03-24 10:46:21

US President Barack Obama hosted Hillary Clinton privately at the White House on Monday and discussed "a range of topics," the White House said.

Snow blankets Chicago after spring storm

2015-03-24 10:09:24

A person walks along the street past snow-covered tress during a spring snow storm in Chicago, Illinois, March 23, 2015.