Obama vows more airstrikes on Islamic State

2014-09-11 09:10:45

US President Barack Obama will deliver a prime time address Wednesday night to tell the Americans that he will combat the Islamic State (IS) forces with airstrikes "wherever they exist," according to the excerpts of Obama's address released by the White House.

Cuba says embargo costs nation $3.9b

2014-09-11 07:12:21

US economic sanctions against Cuba have cost the island nation $3.9 billion in foreign trade over the past year, raising the overall estimate of cumulative economic damage to $116.8 billion over the past 55 years, Cuba said on Tuesday.

Kung Fu Hero musical will feature local performers

2014-09-10 10:39:40

A Broadway-themed musical based on a legendary Chinese kingfu master, will be performed for free in Mandarin and English in Houston at the Miller Outdoor Theatre on September 19 and 20.

Obama says he has authority to take action against IS

2014-09-10 09:17:48

US President Barack Obama told top lawmakers Tuesday that he has the authority he needs to take action against Islamic State (IS) militants.

Apple unveils new phones, watch

2014-09-10 07:00:51

Technology giant Apple Computers announced three new products: two new iterations of their iPhone smartphones, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple's first foray into to the wearable market — the Apple Watch.

Apple unveils the Watch, larger iPhones at star-studded event

2014-09-10 01:30:46

Apple Inc unveiled the "Apple Watch" alongside two new iPhones with sharper and larger displays on Tuesday, calling the wearable device the next chapter in its history.

Apple kicks off gala event with larger iPhones

2014-09-10 01:30:46

Apple Inc unveiled two new iPhones on Tuesday with sharper and larger displays, confirming longstanding speculation it will move into a market segment dominated by arch-rival Samsung Electronics.

Chinese FM meets US security advisor

2014-09-09 16:51:58

It is necessary for China and the United States, both permanent members of the UN Security Council, to keep regular strategic communication for safeguarding world peace and stability.

Obama promises aid to stem Ebola outbreak

2014-09-09 14:26:01

US President Barack Obama is pledging more US assistance to help contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

China ready for indoor football league in 2015

2014-09-09 14:02:56

China is definitely not a market that most sports fans would associate with American football, but a dedicated group of US businessmen are trying to change that perception by helping bring a professional indoor football league to China.

HK tycoon donates $350m to Harvard School of Public Health

2014-09-09 10:52:27

Hong Kong tycoon Ronnie Chichung Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Group and Hang Lung Properties, and his brother Gerald Lokchung Chan, have donated $350 million to Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). It is the largest single donation the American university has ever received.

Painting the real picture of China's poor

2014-09-09 09:27:10

Taking into consideration the economic vulnerability resulting fromnatural disasters, illness and unemployment, about 30 percent of the Chinese are under the poverty line, said Wei Shangjin, chief economist of the Asian Development Bank.