US-led strikes against IS in Syria 'ineffective'

2014-12-22 10:13:54

The strikes of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State, also locally known as Daesh, in Syria are "ineffective" in halting the progress of the terror group, Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi has said.

Obama vows again to close Guantanamo prison

2014-12-22 10:06:52

US President Barrack Obama vowed Sunday that he will do everything possible to close the US military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Minneapolis looks to Harbin for cold weather-tourism tips

2014-12-22 09:19:07

Betsy Hodges, the mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, will visit China next month for advice on developing tourism in cold weather.

Chinese developer buys Los Angeles Airport Marriott

2014-12-22 09:18:36

Chinese developers seeking higher returns on their investments are snapping up hotel properties in US cities.

Obama: Cyber attack on Sony not 'act of war'

2014-12-22 09:16:44

US President Barack Obama said Sunday that he regards the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) as an "act of cyber vandalism" rather than an "act of war", while reiterating the US will respond proportionately.

Florida police officer killed; suspect charged with murder

2014-12-22 09:12:12

A veteran Florida police officer was shot and killed while on duty early Sunday by a man described as transient, according to law enforcement officials, who gave no motive for the suspect now charged with murder.

Obama expresses condolences to NY police commissioner after shooting

2014-12-22 05:05:26

US President Barack Obama called New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton on Sunday to express his condolences for the Saturday killing of two New York police officers and to offer any needed assistance.

Cuba's famed cigars get a foot in door of US market

2014-12-21 17:55:24

Milagros Diaz has been rollingcigars for 48 years, so long she cannot even smell tobaccoanymore, and she is thrilled that the US market is finallyopening up for her handmade Cuban "habanos".

Two New York police officers killed, gunman dead

2014-12-21 09:07:57

A gunman fatally shot two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car and then killed himself, in what may have been a revenge attack over police treatment of minorities.

China officially approves imports of Bayer GMO soy variety

2014-12-21 07:35:08

China has officially approved imports of a genetically modified Bayer CropScience soybean variety after seven years of review, said the company.

Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba

2014-12-20 17:35:49

President Barack Obama says he doesn't expect the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the US economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation.

Obama imposes ban on new investment in Crimea

2014-12-20 16:57:27

US President Barack Obama on Friday signed an executive order, imposing a ban on new investment in Crimea and barring export or import of goods, technology or services with the Ukrainian region.