Marriott unlikely to top Anbang offer for Starwood: Observers

2016-03-21 09:42:23

Marriott international Inc may increase its bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc, but it is unlikely to top an enhanced offer from China's Anbang Insurance Co for Starwood, according to analysts.

Pentagon gender barrier falls as Air Force general makes history

2016-03-21 09:26:37

For the first time ever, a woman has been tapped to head a US military combatant command, one of the most senior jobs in the armed services.

Obama arrives in Cuba to begin visit in thawing of ties

2016-03-21 07:10:45

US President Barack Obama arrived on Sunday in Cuba, in a historic visit that could mark the beginning of a new era in US relations with its neighbor after more than 50 years of Cold War-era animosity.

Obama swaps jokes before visit

2016-03-21 02:20:00

On the eve of his visit to Cuba, US President Barack Obama cracked jokes on Saturday with the country's most popular comedian, in a surprise exchange.

Brazil's Lula sworn in over protests as Rousseff faces impeachment

2016-03-18 10:18:52

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sworn in as chief of staff to his successor Dilma Rousseff on Thursday as a judge sought to block his appointment and Congress began proceedings to impeach her amid the country's deepening crisis.

China, US team up on nuclear security

2016-03-18 10:22:56

China and the United States are strengthening nuclear security cooperation ahead of the Fourth Nuclear Security Summit to be held in Washington later this month.

Chinese biopharma debuts on Nasdaq

2016-03-18 10:01:56

Hutchison ChinaMediTech Ltd, a Hong Kong-based biopharmaceutical company, started trading on Thursday on the Nasdaq Stock Market in New York.

Global temperature continues to set new record in February: NOAA

2016-03-18 02:44:56

Record warmth across the globe, aided by a strong El Nino that peaked during the winter, has continued into February, leading to a 10-month streak of breaking monthly global temperature records.

Little horse, big medicine

2016-03-17 15:25:42

Handler Jorge Garcia-Bengochea holds Honor, a miniature therapy horse from Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses, as they visit with patients at the Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai.

US Embassy: 10-year visa is here to stay

2016-03-17 10:52:02

The Embassy of the United States in Beijing has responded to people's concerns of EVUS on March 15, saying that the system under development would be launched in November.

Show brings lost history to life

2016-03-17 10:52:02

A multi-media theater work titled Golden Gate will highlight the overlooked history and experiences of the early Chinese immigrants who helped build the American West. Through storytelling by local community members, the performance aims to reinvigorate a forgotten cultural heritage.

Obama picks centrist high court nominee; Republicans unmoved

2016-03-17 08:59:16

President Barack Obama selected Merrick Garland for the US Supreme Court on Wednesday, choosing a centrist judge meant to win over recalcitrant Senate Republicans whose leaders wasted no time in spurning the Democratic president.