Veteran U.S. journalist Helen Thomas dies

2013-07-21 02:38:44

Veteran US journalist Helen Thomas, who covered 10 consecutive presidents dating back to John Kennedy in the White House press corps, died.

Decline of tax base cause of Detroit bankruptcy

2013-07-20 17:34:30

A steep decline of the tax base is the direct cause of the recent bankruptcy of Detroit, the once thriving US auto industry heartland.

H1N1 flu death toll rises to 36 in Argentina

2013-07-20 15:43:41

Thirty-six people have died from the H1N1 flu virus so far this year in Argentina, local media reported Friday quoting health authorities.

Robbery of breed dogs have quadrupled in Mexico

2013-07-20 14:13:52

Criminal gangs which operate mostly in public parks threaten owners with guns or use dogs in heat to lure their pets and kidnap them. Ransoms for these breed dogs can go up to an estimate of sevenfold the value of the pet. Canine Advocacy Programs suggest that the average cost of having adopted pets spayed or neutered and implanted with an identification chip is around $50.

Brazilian Navy showcase operational capacity

2013-07-20 09:52:05

Amphibious vehicles from the Brazilian Navy take part in an exhibition showcasing their operational capacity to combat attacks and riots, ahead of World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro July 19, 2013. Pope Francis will travel to Brazil on his first international trip as pontiff in July, with the main purpose of presiding over the Catholic Church's World Day of Youth. The pope's participation in World Youth Day events will begin on the evening of July 25 in Rio's famed Copacabana Beach area, and will culminate with a huge open-air Mass in the Guaratiba area of the city on July 28.

US court says reporter must testify in leak case

2013-07-20 09:51:19

A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that a New York Times journalist must testify in a high-profile government leak case.

Trainer jet crashes in US, pilots injured

2013-07-20 08:16:23

A jet trainer crashed near a US Air Force base runway in the state of Texas Friday, injuring two pilots aboard.

Motor City on its last gasp

2013-07-20 08:05:22

Detroit became the largest city in US history to file for bankruptcy protection on Thursday after decades of decline and mismanagement rendered the home of auto industry insolvent.

Venezuela VP defends support for Snowden

2013-07-20 07:55:44

Visiting Venezuelan Vice-President Jorge Arreaza expressed his support for Snowden and said that he hopes he can overcome his difficulties no matter where he eventually settles.

Obama to attend G20 meeting in Russia

2013-07-20 07:36:08

Obama will attend the G20 summit slated for September in the Russian city St. Petersburg despite 2 senators' call for a relocation of the meeting over row about Snowden.

Motor City on its last gasp

2013-07-20 07:22:20

Detroit became the largest city in US history to file for bankruptcy protection after decades of decline and mismanagement rendered the home of the nation's auto industry insolvent.

A new start and a chance to cleanse debt

2013-07-20 07:22:20

The story of Detroit - its spectacular rise as the US car capital, and now, unfortunately, its epic, historic slide into a bankruptcy filing, the largest ever in US history - fascinates Chinese automotive buffs, particularly the suppliers from China who have recently opened for business in the area.