US expert on China finds job 'rewarding'

2013-10-17 00:31:09

When Stephen Orlins started learning Mandarin in 1970, he never imagined the decision would change the rest of his life and lead him to become one of the most respected China hands in US today.

US lawmakers begin last-ditch effort on debt ceiling

2013-10-16 14:38:29

After a day of stop-and-go negotiations, the top Democrat and Republican in the US Senate were said to be close to agreeing on a proposal to raise the debt limit and reopen the government.

Mexico demands US response over spying scandal

2013-10-16 14:22:18

The Mexican government is demanding a "clear and precise" answer from the United States for allegedly spying on President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Gas plant explosion leaves 4 killed in Mexico

2013-10-16 14:02:54

At least four people were killed and three others injured on Tuesday after an explosion at a gas plant in the Industrial Park of Chachapa, a town in central Mexico's Puebla state.

Chevron goes to trial over $18b Ecuador award

2013-10-16 11:01:41

Chevron Corp will try to convince a US judge this week that a group of Ecuadorean villagers and their US lawyer used bribery to win an $18 billion judgment against Chevron from a court in Ecuador, in the latest chapter in a long-running fight over pollution in the Amazon jungle.

US inches toward deal to reopen govt

2013-10-16 07:20:29

US Senate leaders were nearing a deal on Tuesday in talks to reopen the US government and prevent a default on American debt that economists say could tip the global economy back into recession.House Republicans look for a way out of fiscal impasse US lawmakers begin last-ditch effort on debt ceiling

House Republicans look for a way out of fiscal impasse

2013-10-16 02:18:40

Republicans in the House of Representatives struggled to find a strategy on Tuesday to end a fiscal impasse, complicating prospects for a deal with President Barack Obama to reopen the government and raise the country's borrowing authority.

Chinatowns under threat from gentrification

2013-10-16 01:12:38

Like other ethnic neighborhoods in large US cities, Chinatowns are at risk of disappearing due to accelerated gentrification, according to a new report.US Chinatowns face risk of disappearing: year-long study warns

Chinese firm reportedly in talks to buy NJ site

2013-10-16 00:00:19

A Chinese construction company is in talks to acquire a prime New Jersey development property that could support a 1,000-unit apartment complex.

Small plane with 14 aboard missing in Mexico

2013-10-15 14:42:03

A small plane carrying 14 people has been missing in northwestern Mexican state of Baja California Sur.

NSA collects millions of contact lists

2013-10-15 10:26:25

The US National Security Agency collects hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal email and instant messaging accounts around the world.

New Yorkers celebrates Columbus Day

2013-10-15 09:48:51

Tens of thousands of marchers, together with dozens of marching bands and floral boats celebrate the Columbus Day on Monday.