Obama speech on NSA welcome, effects remain to be seen

2014-02-01 10:40:02

European Union Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstroem on Friday welcomed a speech made by US President Barack Obama on curbing the activities of the National Security Agency (NSA).

Obama says he believes Sochi is safe

2014-01-31 19:55:28

US President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast on Friday that he believes the Russian city of Sochi is safe and that Americans who want to go to the Olympics should go.

Obama to tap US Navy admiral to head NSA

2014-01-31 10:43:42

US President Barack Obama plans to tap Navy Vice Admiral Rogers to be the next director of the National Security Agency (NSA) which has stirred up huge controversy following Edward Snowden's leaks, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced on Thursday.

Wallace Loh: A steadfast university president

2014-01-31 10:29:18

Wallace Loh, the 33rd president of the University of Maryland and one of only three Chinese-American presidents of a major US university, never thought his term would start with such a hard lesson.

Tian Jiaxin is back

2014-01-31 10:21:42

Following a well-received solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall in February of last year, concert pianist Tian Jiaxin will again join the ranks of world-class musicians with a performance at Lincoln Center on Feb 8.

Department store rings in Chinese New Year

2014-01-31 10:09:16

US department store Bloomingdale’s will welcome Chinese shoppers in style during the Spring Festival this weekend, with a range of in-store activities tailored for the Chinese holiday.

LatAm leaders visit Fidel Castro in Cuba

2014-01-31 08:59:57

Latin American heads of state attending a regional summit in Havana, Cuba, has taken the opportunity to visit retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro, state daily Granma reported Thursday.

US to seek death penalty against Boston bombing suspect

2014-01-31 08:32:46

US federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused of killing three people and injuring more than 200 others with homemade bombs at the Boston Marathon last year.

White House official urges Japan to respect history

2014-01-30 16:09:13

A White House official on Wednesday urged Japan to respect history, as Japan's continued attempt to whitewash its wartime past is stoking regional tensions.

Obama pushes minimum wage hike

2014-01-30 11:34:38

US President Barack Obama, on a road trip to highlight themes from his State of the Union speech that called for narrowing the gap between the rich and poor, urged Congress on Wednesday to raise the minimum wage for millions of low-income Americans.

UN chief congratulates Chinese people on lunar new year

2014-01-30 11:28:39

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Wednesday sent a message to the Chinese people, wishing them a happy lunar new year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Friday.

Nominee for ambassador vows to expand China relations

2014-01-30 02:55:43

Max Baucus, nominated by US President Barack Obama as the country's ambassador to China, vowed to strengthen ties during his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Jan 28.