Biden urges Ukrainian President to defuse crisis

2014-01-29 16:13:56

US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday "strongly encouraged" Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to work with the opposition to find compromises critical to ending the country's current political crisis.

US envoy nominee pledges to strengthen ties

2014-01-29 10:48:18

Max Baucus, President Barack Obama's pick for the new American ambassador to China, on Tuesday promised to work hard to improve Sino-US relationship, which he called as "one of the most important bilateral relationships in the world."

Musical celebration of Fab Four anniversary

2014-01-29 10:28:46

Paul McCartney (L) and Ringo Starr perform during the taping of "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles", which commemorates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, in Los Angeles.

Replace dollar with super currency

2014-01-29 09:04:42

The World Bank's former chief wants to replace the US dollar with a single global currency, saying it will create a more stable financial system.

US, Britain use smartphone apps to collect data

2014-01-28 12:55:29

US and British spy agencies are tapping popular smartphone apps such as Angry Birds and Google Maps to collect users' personal information.

NASA calls for commercial lunar landers

2014-01-28 10:55:49

Under a new program called Lunar Catalyst, US space agency NASA will provide free technical expertise, equipment, facilities and software to help selected companies develop lunar landers.

Cold shuts schools, delays travel in US Midwest

2014-01-28 09:50:26

Bitter cold and high winds surging down from the Arctic pushed wind chills to dangerous lows across the US upper Midwest on Monday.

US, tech firms reach deal on spying data

2014-01-28 09:48:41

The Obama administration and major US technology companies have struck a deal that would allow the companies to tell the public in greater detail about the spying-related court orders they receive.

Zhejiang performers lead Chinese New Year's party on US West Coast

2014-01-28 00:10:46

Forty-five Chinese performers and artisans from Zhejiang Province, along with Chinese Consul General Liu Jian, kicked off the Chinese New Year celebration at a California luxury shopping center.

More than 300 fall ill on Royal Caribbean ship

2014-01-27 13:56:12

More than 300 passengers and crew members fell ill aboard on Royal Caribbean cruise ship, many with vomiting and diarrhea, the Centers for Disease Control said on Sunday.

US mall shooting gunman identified

2014-01-27 10:05:55

A gunman who shot and killed two people at a Maryland mall was a 19-year-old who lived with his mother in a nearby Washington suburb and arrived at the shopping center in a taxi about an hour before opening fire, police said on Sunday.

Anti-World Cup protests wane in Sao Paulo

2014-01-27 09:35:26

The year's first major protest against the World Cup drew more than 2,000 demonstrators into the streets of Brazil's largest city on Saturday, as frustration over the cost of the tournament lingers in the host country.