UN membership dues reflect China's strength

2015-12-29 09:57:55

Beijing's contributions to membership dues and peacekeeping budget will account for 7.921 percent and 10.2 percent respectively.

US jury acquits white police officer accused of fatally shooting black teenager

2015-12-29 09:53:16

A grand jury in Cleveland in the US state of Ohio on Monday acquitted a white police officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old black teenager last year.

Canadian PM to visit US in March

2015-12-29 09:11:15

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to pay an official visit to the United States on March 10, US Ambassador to Canada Bruce A. Heyman said here Monday.

State of emergency declared in southern US states to deal with severe weather

2015-12-28 18:27:34

A state of emergency has been declared in some southern US states on Sunday after severe weather, including tornadoes, has been sweeping through the states since Saturday night and killed more than 40 people.

Christmastime storms, tornadoes kill at least 43 in US

2015-12-28 09:03:36

Storms hit the US South, Southwest and Midwest over the Christmas holiday weekend, unleashing floods and tornadoes that killed at least 43 people, flattened buildings and snarled transportation for millions during a busy travel time.

Obama, ASEAN leaders to meet in California retreat

2015-12-25 21:36:26

The United States will host Southeast Asian leaders at a summit next year at the Sunnylands estate in southern California.

One dead as fight leads to fatal shooting at North Carolina mall

2015-12-25 14:07:05

An armed male in a fight inside a mall packed with Christmas shoppers in Charlotte, North Carolina, was shot by an off-duty officer working security and died at the scene on Thursday.

At least 11 killed as storms, tornadoes hit southern US states

2015-12-25 13:27:47

At least 11 people died and dozens were injured in severe storms and tornadoes that continued to hit parts of the southern US states of Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas.

New York City has warmest Christmas Eve on record

2015-12-25 09:25:37

New York City had its warmest Christmas Eve on record when the temperature climbed 72 Fahrenheit degrees (22 Celsius degrees) on Thursday.

Americans advised caution in traveling during holiday season

2015-12-25 09:12:35

The US State Department on Thursday urged US citizens to exercise caution while traveling during the Christmas and New Year holiday season.

Trump's lead bodes well for Hillary Clinton's presidential bid

2015-12-25 08:50:18

Ironically for the Republican Party, the candidate who seems headed for the nomination is the one who is least likely to beat Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race.

China becomes second largest contributor to UN peace-keeping funds

2015-12-24 16:24:54

A senior Chinese official to the United Nations announced China will become the second-largest financial contributor after the United States for United Nations peacekeeping operations in the next budget year on Wednesday.