US hints Iran could get some sanctions relief

2013-10-04 08:39:26

The United States held out the possibility on Thursday of giving Iran some short-term sanctions relief in return for concrete steps to slow uranium enrichment and shed light on its nuclear program.

Chile in huge cross losses from frost

2013-10-04 08:28:59

Chile declared a state of emergency on Thursday after a late frost due to unusually low temperatures caused widespread damage to fruit crops in central Chile, potentially hitting wine production in one of South America 's top fruit exporters.

Driver shot dead in car chase at US Capitol

2013-10-04 07:54:23

A dramatic car chase through the streets of Washington from near the White House to the US Capitol ended in gunfire when law enforcement officers shot and killed the driver as lawmakers and aides huddled in a lockdown.

Twitter unveils IPO filing

2013-10-04 07:42:40

Twitter Inc will seek to raise $1 billion in the largest Silicon Valley IPO since Facebook Inc's 2012 coming-out party.

Gunfire forces brief lockdown at US Capitol in Washington

2013-10-04 05:27:28

The US Capitol was briefly locked down on Thursday after gunshots were fired outside the building following a car chase across central Washington which ended with the woman who drove the car being shot.

US Capitol on lockdown after gunshots

2013-10-04 03:03:11

The US Capitol was locked down briefly on Thursday after gunshots were fired outside the building and a number of people were hurt.

NY SUV driver's wife: We were in 'grave danger'

2013-10-04 02:55:01

The driver of an SUV involved in a bloody weekend confrontation with a throng of motorcyclists was put in grave danger and feared for the life of his family inside when he drove through the crowd, striking a biker on the street, his wife said Thursday.

Tropical Storm Karen aims for US Gulf Coast

2013-10-04 02:26:39

Tropical Storm Karen formed in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on Thursday and could become a hurricane before hitting the US coast between Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle, forecasters at the US National Hurricane Center said.

Shutdown in 3rd day with Obama, Hill at impasse

2013-10-03 22:54:14

The government limped into a third day of partial shutdown Thursday with no sign of a way out.

Obama, congressional leaders still deadlocked on shutdown

2013-10-03 10:50:54

Obama met with Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress on Wednesday to try to break a budget deadlock that has shut wide swaths of the federal government, but there was no breakthrough and both sides blamed each other.Obama cancels visit
Shutdown shoots down travel plans

Obama cancels visit amid stalemate

2013-10-03 07:56:10

US President Barack Obama has canceled an official trip to Malaysia next week after the federal government went into a shutdown, Malaysian media quoted Prime Minister Najib Razak as saying on Wednesday.

Diplomatic game

2013-10-03 07:44:20

Bob Hindmarch is a name that is all too familiar to many Chinese athletes at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where Canada's National Hockey Program was born.