Firm oversees $60m renovation of hotel

2014-09-02 04:53:11

A Pasadena, California landmark, the historic Hotel Constance, will have a grand opening in September under a new name DusitD2 Constance Hotel following a $60 million renovation project.

Turkey summons US envoy over spying report

2014-09-02 02:15:35

Turkey's foreign ministry on Monday summoned the US envoy in Ankara over a media report that the United States had spied on Turkey.

Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

2014-09-01 13:53:11

President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine.

Chinese injured in bus crash in W Canada

2014-08-31 10:05:18

Six Chinese mainland passport holders are among the 54 passengers injured in a highway bus crash on Thursday in the western Canadian province of British Columbia, the tour company that chartered the bus said Friday.

US launches air strikes on IS rebels

2014-08-31 08:30:34

The US military launched fresh attacks on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter aircraft and drones to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam, the Pentagon said on Saturday.

Google building delivery drones

2014-08-30 06:56:53

Google is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

Drug overdose deaths rises in New York

2014-08-29 14:15:20

New dada from the New York City Health Department show that, from 2010 to 2013, drug overdose deaths in the metropolis increased by 41 percent.

Obama signals timing of new immigration measures in question

2014-08-29 11:00:11

US President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he still planned to take steps on his own to improve the US immigration system.

Obama blames Russia for violence in eastern Ukraine

2014-08-29 09:40:34

US President Barack Obama on Thursday blamed Russia for the violence in eastern Ukraine, threatening "more costs" for Moscow.

Obama to mull options against Islamic State

2014-08-29 08:32:06

US President Barack Obama said on Thursday he has asked his administration to prepare a range of military options against the Islamic State (IS) forces in Iraq and Syria.

'Rubble Bucket Challenge' in US to support Palestinians

2014-08-29 08:07:20

Mubarak Awad gets sand poured over his head during the "Rubble Bucket Challenge" as he supports Palestinians while in the street in front of the White House in Washington, Aug 28, 2014.

Chinese buyers' impact on Vancouver's housing 'limited'

2014-08-28 16:16:30

While Vancouver's houses are ranked among the most expensive worldwide, the Chinese factor only has an impact on selected neighborhoods, says a Canadian real estate.