Beckham picks Miami for MLS franchise

2013-10-30 09:36:31

Retired England soccer star David Beckham has chosen Miami for a new US Major League Soccer expansion team, a source familiar with the negotiations said on Tuesday.

UN urges end of US embargo on Cuba

2013-10-30 08:04:28

The UN General Assembly ( UNGA) on Tuesday adopted a resolution urging the United States to end its long-running embargo against Cuba.

NSA head denies reports on US spying in Europe

2013-10-30 07:21:18

US National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander told lawmakers that the recent media reports about the agency's spying on European allies are "completely false."
Spy scandal 'will weaken' US global credibility
US spying prompts reversal by anti-terror lawmaker

US approves sanitizer chemical probes against China

2013-10-30 05:48:07

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) on Tuesday approved countervailing duties and antidumping probes on imports from China and Japan of a chemical often used to sanitize water in swimming pools.

Spying to weaken US credibility

2013-10-30 00:45:29

Anger over US eavesdropping on world leaders and citizens has shown no signs of abating, as observers say using anti-terrorism as an excuse.

Medicare chief apologizes for 'Obamacare' woes

2013-10-29 23:18:33

Stressing that improvements are happening daily, the senior Obama official closest to the administration's malfunctioning health care website apologized Tuesday for problems that have kept Americans from successfully signing up for coverage.

US spying prompts reversal by anti-terror lawmaker

2013-10-29 23:09:55

He gave more surveillance power to US government spies, railed against civil liberties advocates who warned about privacy abuses, and famously shut down a 2005 hearing to silence critics.

US-China relations improve: US experts

2013-10-29 16:51:58

US experts discussed the improved Sino-US relationship on Monday at an annual event organized by the National Committee on United States-China Relations (NCUSCR).

US-China ties at crucial moment: Albright

2013-10-29 15:03:32

The United States and China are at a crucial moment in their bilateral relationship and the two countries should work with each other to help resolve world issues.

Ellis Island reopens for 1st time since Sandy

2013-10-29 12:37:17

Ellis Island, the patch of land on New York Harbor where millions of immigrants first touched US soil, partially reopened to the public Monday, almost a year after it was submerged by Superstorm Sandy's floodwaters.

Hawaii debates over gay marriage legalization

2013-10-29 11:26:44

Hawaii started debating on Monday a proposal that would make the popular wedding and honeymoon destination the 15th US state to legalize same-sex marriage.

High-speed rail project a threat to historic Chinatown?

2013-10-29 09:01:42

Rushing for GDP growth, China has been undergoing a high-speed rail-building spree under the government's economic stimulus program. The national network is expected to hit the ceiling of 17,600 km by the end of 2015.