White House confirms Obama to pick Garland for Supreme Court

2016-03-16 23:20:24

US President Barack Obama will nominate appellate court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, the White House confirmed, emphasizing his readiness for the job and history of support from Republicans and Democrats.

UN Secretary-General honored by women's rights group

2016-03-16 16:35:08

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was awarded for his efforts promoting the health, rights and well-being of girls and women by a global organization on Tuesday.

Dolby, Jackie Chan join forces

2016-03-16 10:05:17

Dolby Laboratories is bringing its advanced cinema technology to the Jackie Chan Cinema's Beijing Wukesong location, a top-grossing movie site in China, this summer, following its January announcement of launching 100 Dolby Cinemas at Wanda Cinema Line over the next five years.

Apple submits final argument before court hearing on terrorist's phone

2016-03-16 09:58:13

Apple Inc. picked up US history on Tuesday to fend off the attempt by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to seek help in trying to hack into the phone of a terrorist killer.

China pushes for peace in areas of conflict

2016-03-16 09:42:59

China is becoming increasingly active in its efforts to forge peace and security in conflict-affected states, according to an expert.

Cuba, US to restore direct mail links

2016-03-16 09:40:50

Cuba and the United States will restore direct mail service between the two countries, Correos de Cuba, the state-owned mail company, said on Tuesday.

Kerry to travel to Russia, meet Putin on Syria next week

2016-03-16 05:44:33

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that he will go to Russia next week to meet President Vladimir Putin, discussing the crisis on Syria.

Trump calls campaign 'a lovefest'

2016-03-15 15:54:38

US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump hunted for votes in three states on Monday before a crucial round of nominating contests.

China's Anbang aims to become global hotelier

2016-03-15 10:17:39

China's Anbang Insurance Co is about to make major forays into the US lodging business with offers for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc and a US luxury hotel collection from the Blackstone Group LP.

State senator requests leniency for Liang

2016-03-15 10:17:39

New York state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky on Monday called on Judge Danny Chun to issue a lenient sentence for Peter Liang, the former New York police officer convicted of manslaughter in the death of Akai Gurley.

State Senator requests light sentence for Liang

2016-03-15 00:21:37

New York State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky on Monday called on Judge Danny Chun to issue a lenient sentence to Peter Liang, the former New York convicted of manslaughter in the death of Akai Gurley.

Experts urge US to stop politicizing human rights

2016-03-15 00:02:54

Human rights experts on Monday urged the United States to improve its own human rights record and stop using human rights as a foreign policy tool.