Former FBI agent pleads guilty in leak case

2013-09-25 08:21:01

A former FBI agent agreed to plead guilty and likely go to prison for telling a reporter about a US operation to disrupt a bomb plot.

Smithfield deal 'great' for US shareholders: CEO

2013-09-25 05:17:51

Smithfield Foods Inc. CEO Larry Pope announced shareholders had approved the pork giant's acquisition by Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd.

Quotes from general debate of UN General Assembly

2013-09-25 03:25:34

The following are quotable quotes from the general debate of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly held in New York Tuesday.

Obama urges tough UN resolution on Syria

2013-09-25 02:28:53

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for a resolution that will "mandate consequences for Syria" if the country fails to hand over its chemical weapons.

UN General Assembly starts its annual debate

2013-09-24 23:13:03

The 68th session of the UN General Assembly began its annual general debate Tuesday.
Quotes from UN general debate
Obama urges tough UN resolution on Syria
UN weapons inspectors to return to Syria

Gorilla to get therapy for sexist attitude

2013-09-24 16:54:45

A gregarious male gorilla at the Dallas Zoo will be sent to South Carolina for therapy after he bit one female gorilla and sneered at others.

Microsoft revamps Surface to challenge Apple

2013-09-24 10:24:09

Microsoft Corp. on Monday unveiled two new models of its tablets family, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, along with an expanded portfolio of new Surface accessories in New York.

Obama pledges US support after Kenya 'outrage'

2013-09-24 10:19:19

US President Barack Obama on Monday condemned an attack at a mall in Kenya as he prepared for a speech to the UN General Assembly in which he will call for international solidarity against a fresh wave of violence from Islamist extremists.

Leader calls strategic links with Beijing a model

2013-09-24 02:44:05

Venezuela's leader has suggested linking his Latin American country's development strategy with China's development prospects through increased cooperation.

Maduro aims to build trade plan with China

2013-09-24 02:33:07

Visiting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday called on China to build a shared agenda to secure development.

Obama attends Navy Yard shooting memorial

2013-09-23 10:08:35

US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend a memorial service after visiting with families of the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting at Marine Barracks in Washington Sept 22, 2013.

Harvard seeks $6.5b in record fundraising drive

2013-09-22 10:11:52

Harvard, the richest university in the United States, said on Saturday it would seek to raise some $6.5 billion in donations to fund new academic initiatives and bolster its financial aid program.