Snowden seeks Brazil asylum, offers help

2013-12-17 20:53:45

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has offered to collaborate with a Brazilian investigation into the NSA surveillance program he revealed earlier this year.

Bolivian president to visit China

2013-12-17 18:02:48

Bolivian President Juan Evo Morales Ayma will pay a state visit to China from Thursday to Saturday at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, announced Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying here on Tuesday.

US hails EU supporting Israeli-Palestinian talks

2013-12-17 16:05:43

Washington on Monday welcomed an aid package offered by the European Union to support final status talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

Protest against demolishing museum in Rio

2013-12-17 13:58:54

Brazil's riot police arrested 26 people during a protest against scheduled demolition of the Indian Museum in Rio de Janeiro on Monday.

Chile's president-elect to unveil cabinet in Jan

2013-12-17 11:01:30

Chile's President-Elect Michelle Bachelet said Monday she will announce the cabinet lineup later January.

US first lady visits children in medical center

2013-12-17 10:59:25

US first lady Michelle Obama reads to young patients and their families at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, December 16, 2013.

US judge: NSA snooping likely unlawful

2013-12-17 09:48:32

The US government's gathering of Americans' phone records is likely unlawful, a judge ruled on Monday, raising "serious doubts" about the value of the National Security Agency's so-called metadata counter terrorism program.

Obama to meet tech executives on HealthCare.Gov

2013-12-17 09:14:35

US President Barack Obama will meet executives from leading technology companies like Google and Apple on Tuesday to discuss ways to improve the functioning of the health care website,

Bomb scare resolved at Harvard University

2013-12-17 05:32:19

A bomb threat at Harvard University led to evacuations of four university buildings on Monday, and final exams in the buildings were canceled or postponed. No explosives were found.

Harvard reopens all evacuated buildings after bomb scare

2013-12-17 04:49:49

Harvard University on Monday reopened four buildings at the heart of its centuries-old campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that had been evacuated earlier after reports that explosives had been planted on the premises.

US Secretary of State to visit Philippines

2013-12-16 16:52:20

United States Secretary of State John Kerry will begin his two-day visit to the Philippines on Tuesday to hold bilateral talks with government officials.

Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine dead at 96

2013-12-16 15:55:12

Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine, one of the last of the leading ladies from Hollywood's Golden Age, died on Sunday at age 96.