US House passes bill to tighten visa waiver program

2015-12-09 09:50:31

The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to tighten restrictions on travel to the United States by citizens of 38 nations who are allowed to enter the country without obtaining a visa.

Obama, Modi vow to secure 'strong' climate change agreement

2015-12-09 09:10:20

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday exchanged views with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the Paris climate conference, the White House said Tuesday.

US scientists picked for top China panel

2015-12-08 11:32:53

When C.D. Mote Jr, president of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), was asked by China Daily on Monday to share his thoughts on becoming a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), he said he was not aware of the news.

US, Brazilian presidents discuss progress of climate conference

2015-12-08 10:59:26

US President Barack Obama spoke by phone on Monday with his Brazilian counterpart, discussing ongoing progress in the Paris climate conference, the White House said.

Donald Trump urges ban on Muslims entering United States

2015-12-08 09:59:41

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States in the most dramatic response by a candidate yet to last week's shooting spree by two Muslims who the FBI said had been radicalized.

Southern California shooters radicalized 'for some time': FBI

2015-12-08 09:56:37

Investigators believed that the suspect couple who killed 14 people and injured 21 others in a deadly shooting in San Bernardino of Southern California had been radicalized "for some time," the FBI said on Monday.

US marks 74th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attacks

2015-12-08 09:16:35

Veterans participate in a wreath laying marking the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, during a ceremony at the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., the United States, Dec 7, 2015.

Families thanked for opening homes

2015-12-07 23:05:49

Since China opened its doors to overseas adoption of Chinese children in 1992, about 100,000 children have been taken in by US families. In the Bay Area, around 2,000 Chinese children are living in American households.

Chinese box office grows by 48 percent

2015-12-07 11:26:53

China's box office grew by 48 percent this year through December compared with 2014 totals — the biggest jump ever — fueled by successful local-language film releases.

Obama acknowledges Americans' fear of terrorism but vows to overcome threat

2015-12-07 09:55:01

US President Barack Obama tried to counter mounting criticism that he has not acted decisively enough to keep US safe from terror threats after California shooting.

Breathtaking views of Pluto from NASA

2015-12-07 07:13:50

Blocks of Pluto's water-ice crust appear jammed together in the informally named al-Idrisi mountains in this high-resolution image from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft released December 4, 2015.

Jimmy Carter says he now has no cancer

2015-12-07 05:18:29

Former US President Jimmy Carter said on Sunday he was now cancer-free, local media reported.