Lagarde says G20 should focus on policy spillovers

2016-02-20 09:54:18

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Friday that G20 finance ministers and central bank governors should focus on global economic spillovers from their policy decisions when they meet in Shanghai next week.

UN chief to visit Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan

2016-02-20 05:15:42

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave New York over the weekend for a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan, where dire humanitarian situation attracts global attention, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here Friday.

Obama's Cuba visit 'a win-win'

2016-02-20 02:59:35

US President Barack Obama will end decades of hostility and mistrust by visiting Havana in March, in a swan song gesture during the final year of his presidency. Observers said the move will also free Beijing to develop closer ties with Havana without hindrance from Washington.

Republican Trump backed Iraq war in 2002 interview, says views changed

2016-02-19 13:41:04

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, who frequently touts his opposition to the Iraq war, appeared to support the idea in a newly unearthed 2002 interview, but said on Thursday he became an opponent by the time the invasion occurred.

Shark fin ban back on burner

2016-02-19 11:11:19

Two Chinese groups in San Francisco Bay Area said they were confident that the Supreme Court will accept their petition for writ of certiorari to reverse an appeals court's decision not to overturn California's ban on sale, distribution and possession of shark fins.

World Bank announces funding to combat Zika outbreak in Latin America

2016-02-19 05:56:45

The World Bank Group on Thursday announced that it has provided $150 million to help countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to combat the Zika virus outbreak.

Obama signs bill to slap tougher sanctions on DPRK

2016-02-19 05:34:14

US President Barack Obama has signed into law the legislation to impose more stringent sanctions on Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the White House said Thursday.

Obama says he will visit Cuba March 21-22

2016-02-18 22:24:01

US President Barack Obama said on Thursday he would travel to Cuba on March 21 and 22 and meet with Cuban President Raul Castro.

New Yorkers meet an approachable Confucius at Hello Kongzi event

2016-02-18 14:52:01

Ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius now has a new look for the US market with the ongoing cultural event Hello Kongzi that was co-organized by Shandong Tourism Bureau and Shenzhen Broad Link Culture &Creative.

Obama preparing to visit Cuba as soon as March: source

2016-02-18 10:32:58

US President Barack Obama is preparing to visit Cuba as soon as March, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.

US firm says experimental Zika vaccine works in mice

2016-02-18 04:24:08

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, a small US drugmaker, said Wednesday that its experimental vaccine for the Zika virus can induce robust and durable immune responses in mice.

Analysis: ASEAN states to avoid risks as statement drops China

2016-02-17 14:15:54

After a two-day gathering, leaders of the US and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states released a joint statement that avoided directly naming China as observers said most ASEAN countries understand the risks brought about by the US flexing its muscles in the region.