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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.