Winning $1.6 bln Powerball tickets sold in three US states

2016-01-14 16:32:09

Winning tickets in the nearly $1.6-billion Powerball lottery were sold in California, Florida and Tennessee, leaving at least three people to split the jackpot.

Obama mulls more sanctions against DPRK: aide

2016-01-14 11:31:49

US President Barack Obama is considering additional sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic Korea (DPRK) in response to its nuclear test, his aide said Wednesday.

Historic $1.5 bln Powerball jackpot sparks US ticket-buying frenzy

2016-01-14 11:30:27

The frenzy to buy tickets was expected to push the largest-ever US lottery prize even higher by the time the six winning numbers are picked on Wednesday.

US Nobel Prize laureates appeal for justice for wronged Chinese-American scientists

2016-01-14 10:21:24

More than 20 renowned scientists published a petition asking an independent investigation into the cases of Chinese-American scientists to determine whether race, ethnicity, or national origin played an illegal role.

Kerry says implementation of Iranian nuke deal likely within coming days

2016-01-14 04:04:04

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that the implementation of the Iranian nuclear deal will take place likely in the coming days.

Obama backs TPP so China doesn't 'set the rules'

2016-01-13 13:34:12

In his final State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama singled out China in a bid to push Congress to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Obama delivers final State of the Union address

2016-01-13 10:56:18

US President Barack Obama accused critics of playing into the hands of Islamic State by comparing the fight against the militant group to World War Three.

US House passes harsher sanctions against DPRK

2016-01-13 09:43:01

US House of Representatives on Tuesday easily passed legislation to impose harsher sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in response to its nuclear test.

Rupert Murdoch, Jerry Hall announce engagement

2016-01-12 14:28:39

Media baron Rupert Murdoch announced his engagement to former supermodel Jerry Hall in an advertisement published on Tuesday in The Times newspaper.

Canada Post issues stamps to mark Chinese Year of Monkey

2016-01-12 14:09:44

Canada Post issued the Year of the Monkey domestic rate stamps and collectibles on Monday in celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar Year of the Monkey.

Obama to deliver final State of the Union speech

2016-01-12 13:36:10

President Barack Obama is expected to deliver his final State of the Union speech Tuesday evening. It is believed that he will sum up the legacy of his mandate and speak of the country's future.

US citizen indicted for supporting African terrorist group

2016-01-12 13:31:40

A US citizen from the state of Maryland has been indicted on charges of supporting and receiving military training from the African terror group al-Shabaab, the Justice Department announced Monday.