Obama spells out budget priorities for Congress

2013-11-03 01:49:14

US President Barack Obama urged Congress on Saturday in his weekly address to pass a budget that favors infrastructure and education.

Cuba's Bellamar Caves proposed for World Heritage site

2013-11-02 11:13:11

Sections of Cuba's Bellamar Caves are being considered for UNESCO's World Heritage status, the official Granma daily reported Friday.

Hundreds in US protest against ABC's offensive skit

2013-11-02 10:03:32

Hundreds of demonstrators, mainly from a large Chinese community living in Houston, the fourth largest US city, gathered Friday outside ABC's local office building to protest the offensive skit the company aired, in which a kid suggested Americans should "kill everyone in China" as a way to solve US debt problem.

Snowden ready to help German probe into US spying

2013-11-02 09:46:28

US whistleblower Edward Snowden is willing to help the German government in its probe into US spying in Germany that included alleged monitoring of mobile phone communications of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

TSA agent killed, six hurt in Los Angeles airport shooting

2013-11-02 03:08:41

A gunman opened fire with an assault rifle in a terminal of Los Angeles Intl airport on Friday, killing a Transportation Security Agent and injuring at least 6 other people before he was shot and captured.

US-Japan plan to retake islands not true: Washington

2013-11-01 23:28:40

Washington has made a clarification to Beijing to dismiss a Japanese media report on a so-called US-Japan joint combat plan for "retaking" China's Diaoyu Islands, the Foreign Ministry confirmed on Friday.

Brazilian vice-president to visit China

2013-11-01 17:40:29

Brazilian Vice-President Michel Temer will pay an official visit to China from November 4 to 10.

Flooding sweeps Texas, killing 2

2013-11-01 15:12:46

A strong storm battered central and southeast Texas Thursday, killing at least two people and causing high water, flash floods, and power outages across the US state.

White House defensive; health website still flounders

2013-11-01 13:45:52

This week saw continued problems with the website that comprises the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare overhaul, with the White House going into full damage control mode.

US ramps up efforts to lure foreign investment

2013-11-01 12:35:42

President Barack Obama on Thursday pledged an aggressive expansion of US efforts to draw foreign investment by clearing away red tape and having US diplomats court investors who want to break into the market.

Ecuador awards Chinese military doctors

2013-11-01 10:53:46

A group of Chinese military doctors were awarded Ecuador's highest military honor on Thursday for their outstanding performance over the past year in the country.

US Air Force drone crashes in New Mexico

2013-11-01 09:21:02

The US Air Force confirmed Thursday that one of its Predator drones crashed near a military base in New Mexico a day earlier during a training exercise.