FAO, China celebrate 40th anniversary of partnership

2014-01-15 17:27:29

In 1973 the People's Republic of China resumed its membership of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Venezuela to strengthen 'political' role of communes

2014-01-15 11:27:30

This year the Venezuelan government plans to turn the country's budding community collectives, or communes, into self-sufficient units of production and "design a new political culture".

US Congress rejects Obama's funding plan

2014-01-15 11:24:22

The US Treasury Department said Tuesday it was disappointed by Congress' failure to include a plan that would help the International Monetary Fund (IMF) carry out its quota and governance reform package.

US, India to get ties back on track

2014-01-15 10:53:33

A senior US diplomat met India's ambassador to the United States on Tuesday with the aim of getting bilateral ties back on track after the arrest and strip search of a female Indian diplomat and tit-for-tat expulsions.

US judge nixes state's same-sex marriage ban

2014-01-15 10:07:53

A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban, saying it violates the US Constitution.

US, India officials meet to resume co-op

2014-01-15 09:47:05

Senior US and Indian diplomats met in Washington on Tuesday to discuss strains in relations between the allies over the arrest of a senior Indian consular official in New York last month on charges of visa fraud.

N.J.'s Christie apologizes again

2014-01-15 09:47:04

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie offered a fresh apology and vowed to cooperate with an investigation into a traffic scandal rocking his administration, but mostly touted the state's bipartisan cooperation during a key speech on Tuesday.

Boy, 12, opens fire at US New Mexico school

2014-01-15 09:28:03

A 12-year-old boy armed with a shotgun opened fire at a middle school in New Mexico on Tuesday, seriously wounding two students before a staff member persuaded him to put down the firearm, authorities said.

Two students hurt in New Mexico school shooting

2014-01-15 06:09:27

A shooter opened fire at a middle school in New Mexico on Tuesday, seriously wounding at least two teenage students before being taken into custody, police and hospital officials said.

Chinese have new friend for US tours

2014-01-14 20:11:38

Capital Region USA, an organization that promotes Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland as travel destinations, recently appointed BrandStory Inc as its representative to establish a China office, adding to its others in Brazil, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

15 flu-related deaths reported in Arkansas, US

2014-01-14 14:58:24

Health officials in the US state of Arkansas confirmed Monday that at least 15 people have died from influenza virus this season.

Detroit auto show features fuel-efficient cars

2014-01-14 14:10:59

The 2014 North American International Auto Show kicked off in Detroit Monday with the debut of more than 50 new and concept cars, featuring fuel-efficient and lighter-weight models.