5 countries elected as non-permanent members of UN Security Council

2015-10-16 09:16:22

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Thursday elected Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay as non-permanent members of UN Security Council, which will serve a two-year term starting from Jan 1, 2016.

5,500 US troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016 'enough': Pentagon

2015-10-16 09:07:49

The Pentagon said on Thursday keeping 5,500 US troops in Afghanistan into 2017 would be enough, as US President Barack Obama broke his promise to bring all US troops home before leaving office.

Obama slows pace of US troop withdrawal in Afghanistan

2015-10-16 00:22:02

US President Barack Obama says the US will maintain a force of 9,800 in Afghanistan through most of 2016, prolonging the 14-year US engagement there.

Democratic rivals back Clinton on emails, but little else in scrappy debate

2015-10-14 14:36:35

With a smile and a handshake, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton secured unexpected support from chief rival Bernie Sanders over an email scandal during their first debate, helping to defuse an issue that has dogged her campaign.

US dismisses cooperation with Russia on curbing IS in Syria

2015-10-14 10:18:20

US defense chief Ash Carter said on Tuesday the United States would not cooperate with Russia in the fight against the extremist group, the Islamic State (IS).

Giant panda gives birth to twin cubs at Toronto Zoo

2015-10-13 23:23:45

A giant panda at the Toronto Zoo gave birth to twin cubs on Tuesday, the first baby pandas born in Canada since the zoo accepted two pandas on loan from China in 2013.

China and the US should set up global standards on cyber security

2015-10-13 10:18:44

As cyber security emerges as the main agenda issue during President Xi’s state visit to the US, China and the US are actively seeking common ground to create a more global standards regarding cyber environment.

Chinese all-cash buyers of US homes have tripled since 2005

2015-10-13 09:31:22

An analysis of housing sales in the US shows that 46 percent of Mandarin Chinese-speaking buyers who purchased homes in the 17 months ending in May 2015 paid all-cash, according to RealtyTrac.

IMAX targeting wealthy Chinese

2015-10-13 09:29:45

IMAX is looking to target high net-worth individuals in China and real estate developers in the country with its new $400,000 home theater system, according to a company executive.

PLA's training ship docks at Pearl Harbor

2015-10-13 09:16:01

The People's Liberation Army Navy's training ship Zheng He is arriving at Pier 26 pf Pearl Harbor on Monday for a four-day port call.

Chinese say corruption among officials is No 1 problem

2015-10-13 09:03:46

Chinese citizens say corruption among officials, environmental pollution and rising income inequality are their country' top three problems, according to a survey released on Thursday.

US airdrops ammunition to Syrian rebel groups

2015-10-13 09:01:09

The US military said Monday it had airdropped small arms ammunition for Syrian rebel groups currently fighting the Islamic State (IS) inside Syria.