Obama says anti-IS fight continues to be difficult

2015-12-15 09:03:48

US President Barack Obama said the fight against the extremist group the Islamic State "continues to be a difficult fight."

China opposes putting DPRK human rights situation on Security Council agenda

2015-12-11 16:56:18

China opposes putting the situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) by the Security Council on its provisional agenda citing human rights reasons, a Chinese envoy said on Thursday.

First planeload of Syrian refugees arrives in Canada

2015-12-11 16:27:09

The first Canadian government planeload of Syrian refugees landed in Toronto, aboard a military aircraft met by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center offers festive joy

2015-12-11 13:15:11

An annual holiday favorite, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center offers three-program holiday celebration of the Baroque at the joyous Baroque Festival from Dec 4 through Dec 15 in Alice Tully Hall.

Outlook for strong El Nino maintains in US

2015-12-11 10:46:46

A US government weather forecaster on Thursday said the El Nino weather phenomenon that is underway is expected to remain strong through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2015-16, before tapering off during the late spring or early summer.

Obama signs education reform bill into law

2015-12-11 09:13:41

US President Barack Obama signed a sweeping rewrite of the nation's education law which changes how teachers and public schools would be evaluated across the country.

US returns forfeited Chinese artifacts

2015-12-11 08:59:37

A microraptor fossil estimated to be about 120 million years old and 22 forfeited Chinese artifacts were returned on Thursday afternoon to the Chinese government by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

At New York anti-Trump rally, protesters express anger, fear

2015-12-11 09:07:08

Hundreds of activists rallied on Thursday in front of Donald Trump's hotel in midtown New York City to condemn the Republican 2016 presidential candidate's call to bar Muslims temporarily from entering the United States.

Protesters demand Chicago mayor's resignation

2015-12-10 14:04:34

More than 300 protesters marched through downtown Chicago on Wednesday, asking for the resignation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel.

7 half-pound mutts become first test-tube puppies in world

2015-12-10 11:34:54

A team of veterinarians, scientists and lab workers gathered around a surrogate hound and watched her give birth to seven half-pound puppies, the first dogs ever conceived in a test tube.

San Bernardino shooters radicalized at least two years ago: FBI director

2015-12-10 09:39:07

Director of U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey said Wednesday both shooters of San Bernardino carnage were radicalized long before they started online dating.

US Republican candidates talk tough on terror, but lack concrete plans

2015-12-09 16:12:09

The US war on terrorism is expected to top the agenda of many Republican Party (GOP) candidates running for the party's nomination after the terror attack in California, but none of them has so far produced a solid plan.