Senior US official to visit China next week

2013-09-04 17:20:02

China confirmed on Wednesday that US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel will visit China in mid-September.

Record alligator caught in Mississippi River

2013-09-04 11:40:23

Dustin Bockman is pictured with his record setting alligator, weighing 727 pounds (330 kg) and measuring 13 feet (3.96 m), captured in Vicksburg, Mississippi on September 1, 2013 and released to Reuters on September 3, 2013.

Senate agrees on draft authorization on Syria

2013-09-04 10:52:25

Leaders of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee reached an agreement on a draft authorization for the use of military force in Syria.
Syria showdown triggers concern over Asian pivotUS support for military strike on Syria is low
Syria debate 'is about the world's red line': Kerry

US missile destroyers stand by in Mediterranean

2013-09-04 10:02:39

The guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52), (front) pulls into formation with the French Marine Nationale anti-submarine frigate Jean de Vienne (D 643) during Exercise Proud Manta 2013 (POMA 13) in this February 26, 2013 handout photo provided by the US Navy.

US support for military strike on Syria is low

2013-09-04 08:20:08

Obama has failed so far to convince most Americans that US should launch a limited military strike against Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government.
Syria debate 'is about the world's red line': Kerry

Brazil says US spying revelations 'unacceptable'

2013-09-03 15:35:15

Brazil said Monday it considered claims the U.S. spied on President Dilma Rousseff to be "very serious," and, if proved, were "an inadmissible and unacceptable violation of sovereignty."

Microsoft in $7.2b deal for Nokia handset biz

2013-09-03 12:53:57

Microsoft Corp is buying Nokia Corp's devices and services business for $7.2 billion to expand its share of the smartphone market.

Rousseff consults cabinet on US spy claims

2013-09-03 08:36:14

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called an emergency meeting with several cabinet members to discuss new revelations about US intelligence agencies spying on personal emails.

Woman, 64, sets record with Cuba-to-Florida swim

2013-09-03 08:22:06

American 64-year-old long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad on Monday became the first person to swim across the Florida Straits from Cuba without a shark cage, succeeding on her fifth attempt at the feat.

Protesters march through Mexico City

2013-09-02 11:01:39

Protesters confront police standing behind shields during a protest against the government of President Enrique Pena Nieto before the opening a new year of legislative session as well as the sending off of the first government annual report by Pena Nieto, in Mexico City, September 1, 2013.

US rally lawmakers' support on Syria vote

2013-09-02 10:03:02

Senior US government officials on Sunday held a classified briefing on Syria with a group of high-ranking lawmakers in a bid to win their support in pending Congressional vote on authorizing a military strike.

Burning Man arts and music festival in Nevada

2013-09-02 08:37:09

The Man burns during the Burning Man 2013 arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2013.