UN General Assembly adopts resolution, calling for end to US embargo against Cuba

2015-10-28 09:20:38

The UN General Assembly on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to adopt a resolution, calling for ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba.

New York mayor pledges to fight gun violence

2015-10-28 09:07:29

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced indictment of six gun traffickers for selling illegal guns in the city and vows to step up efforts to combat gun violence.

Indonesia wants to joint Trans-Pacific Partnership

2015-10-27 15:11:13

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday expressed the country's willingness to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal that was reached between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim countries earlier this month.

Platts rankings show China's ascendancy in global energy

2015-10-27 11:06:00

Three of the top 10 companies in the latest Platts Global Energy Company rankings are in China, reflecting how the mainland has become a major participant in the global energy sector, according to observers.

Air China links Newark direct

2015-10-27 10:54:29

China's national carrier, Air China Ltd, launched a new four-time weekly nonstop service between Beijing and Newark at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) on Monday.

Obama to visit Turkey, Philippines, Malaysia

2015-10-27 10:55:48

US President Barack Obama is going to travel to Turkey for a G20 summit, followed by visits to the Philippines and Malaysia for several summits next month, the White House said Monday.

Debt limit, budget deals take shape in US Congress

2015-10-27 10:40:35

US House Speaker John Boehner and other congressional leaders raced to finalize a sweeping two-year budget deal and an extension of the federal debt ceiling until March 2017 before Boehner transfers power to his expected successor, Paul Ryan.

Five Britons killed in sinking of Canada whale-watching boat

2015-10-26 22:16:56

The five people who were killed when a Canadian whale-watching boat sank on Sunday were British nationals.

Rain swamps Texas in wake of Patricia

2015-10-26 07:58:13

Heavy rains fueled by the meeting of two storm systems, one the remnants of Hurricane Patricia, pounded southeastern Texas, triggering flash floods and derailing a freight train as heavy weather descended on Houston early on Sunday.

Car slams crowd at Oklahoma parade

2015-10-26 07:58:13

A car with a suspected drunken driver at the wheel barreled into crowds watching a homecoming parade at Oklahoma State University on Saturday, killing four people and injuring more than 40 others, authorities said.

Candidate Carson touts US health savings accounts for elderly

2015-10-26 12:42:39

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, who is making inroads against front-runner Donald Trump, on Sunday denied he would end the Medicare healthcare program for the elderly, saying he would provide the option of using a government-backed savings account to buy health insurance.

Canadian whale-watching boat sinks, killing at least four

2015-10-26 11:41:15

A Canadian whale-watching tour boat with 27 passengers on board sank off the coast of British Columbia on Sunday, killing at least four people, rescue officials said.