Democratic effort to define Jeb Bush starts with Mitt Romney

2015-02-09 14:34:04

Democrats, despite many months until the first votes are cast in the 2016 presidential race, are already drawing comparisons between former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the Republican Party's 2012 White House nominee Mitt Romney - and they don't consider them flattering.

Alabama set to allow same-sex marriage licenses

2015-02-09 14:12:42

Alabama appeared set within hours to become the 37th state where gays can legally wed, prompting one couple to pitch a tent outside a courthouse even as the state's chief justice made a last-minute bid to keep the weddings on hold Monday.

Another big storm bears down on US Northeast, may last days

2015-02-09 11:24:33

Winter-weary residents of the Northeast US, which has been battered recently by a series of major snowstorms, braced Sunday for even more, as schools and courts announced closures and drivers were warned to stay off roadways.

US pledges to develop constructive relationship with China

2015-02-09 10:37:43

In a new national security strategy unveiled last Friday, the Obama administration pledged to develop a "constructive" relationship with China that can benefit both peoples and promote security and prosperity in Asia and around the world.

Ice canoe races in Quebec

2015-02-09 09:54:57

Team La Capitale hits an ice wall while they compete during the Quebec Winter Carnival ice canoe race on the St. Lawrence River in Quebec City, February 8, 2015.

Ice hotel presented to public in Quebec City, Canada

2015-02-09 09:10:55

The hotel that boasts some 40 rooms with various themes and decorations can host up to 100 overnight guests who can enjoy an onsite bar as well as a cathedral and reception area made exclusively of ice.

US-China cooperation stronger than ever before: former ambassador

2015-02-08 16:50:35

Former US Ambassador to China Gary Locke on Saturday expressed confidence in the future of US-China relations, noting that bilateral cooperation is "stronger than ever before."

Rice: US invites Xi for state visit

2015-02-07 15:12:45

The United States government has invited Chinese President Xi Jinping for a state visit this year, US National Security Advisor Susan Rice said on Friday.

China opposes any country receiving the Dalai Lama

2015-02-06 16:53:50

China voices opposition to any country receiving the Dalai Lama and interfering in China's internal affairs in the name of issues regarding Tibet.

Canadian detained on suspicion of stealing state secrets

2015-02-06 11:13:16

A Canadian man has been formally detained on suspicion of stealing and prying into State secrets by the State Security Bureau of Dandong, Northeast China's Liaoning province, while his wife was granted bail, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Thursday.

Taking fashion inspiration from children

2015-02-05 17:20:17

A new trend where grownups dress in adult-size versions of clothes they wore as children is developing in New York.

4 children killed in Texas house fire

2015-02-05 15:46:00

Four children aged between four and eight were killed in a fire that engulfed a mobile home in the US state of Texas Wednesday.