IMF chief mourns passing of Mandela

2013-12-06 09:00:04

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Thursday mourned the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, extending condolences to his family and the people of South Africa.

Obama: 'Courageous' Mandela left legacy of freedom, peace

2013-12-06 06:53:59

President Barack Obama hailed former South African President Nelson Mandela on Thursday as a leader who left his country with a legacy of freedom and peace with the world.

Year of the Horse money product unveiled

2013-12-06 05:30:57

Next year Chinese will celebrate the Year of the Horse, according to the lunar calendar, and the US Treasury unveiled its latest Chinese zodiac product for the event.

San Francisco mayor lauds Optics Valley

2013-12-06 01:14:36

Silicon Valley has enhanced its ties with China's Optics Valley in Wuhan because development in Central China benefits the United States.

Reasons behind Detroit bankruptcy

2013-12-05 18:11:46

On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that the US city of Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy protection. Such a ruling is not only an economic or legal consequence, but is also an outcome led by its own long-term political system.

Gay couples challenge Utah's marriage ban

2013-12-05 16:15:19

A challenge to Utah's same-sex marriage ban by three gay couples is scheduled to be back in court Wednesday as a federal court judge hears arguments in a case being closely watched around the US.

JPMorgan warns 465,000 card users on data loss

2013-12-05 15:08:28

JPMorgan Chase & Co is warning some 465,000 holders of prepaid cash cards issued by the bank that their personal information may have been accessed by hackers who attacked its network in July.

Microsoft assures intl customers on spying

2013-12-05 14:00:51

Microsoft Corp pledged to fight against any attempt by US intelligence agencies to seize its foreign customers' data.

Suspect of killing 8 Mexican official captured

2013-12-05 11:26:27

A man suspected of killing eight Mexican government workers 13 years ago has been captured in California and deported to Mexico, a US official said on Wednesday.

Obama banned from using iPhone

2013-12-05 11:00:41

The troubled mobile phone maker BlackBerry still has at least one very loyal customer: US President Barack Obama.

10 beached whales die in Florida Everglades

2013-12-05 09:58:29

Ten beached whales have died and rescuers were trying to save dozens more that were swimming in dangerously shallow waters near shore in Everglades National Park in southwest Florida, park and wildlife officials said on Wednesday.

US unveils lucky money notes for China's Year of the Horse

2013-12-05 07:48:52

The US Treasury Department unveiled the latest seasonal addition to its $1-note "Lucky Money" collection on Tuesday to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the Horse in 2014.