US announces $30 bln to boost ties with Africa

2014-08-06 09:42:35

Over $30 billion commitments were announced at the first US-Africa summit to boost economic ties between the world's largest economy and the continent.

NYC spurs small business

2014-08-06 07:50:30

One out of three people in New York City are immigrants and they generate $215 billion in the local economy every year, but more can be done to help small businesses thrive in the city, government officials said.

Second Ebola patient to arrive in US

2014-08-06 07:05:09

The second American aid worker infected with Ebola in West Africa is due to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday in serious medical condition, while a New York hospital completes tests on a man for the deadly virus.

Two double-decker buses collide in New York

2014-08-06 05:51:18

More than a dozen people were injured Tuesday when a double-decker tour bus struck a pole and another one at the intersection of 47th St. and Seventh Ave. in Times Square, witnesses and officials said.

2 Canadians probed in theft of State secrets

2014-08-06 01:54:09

China is investigating a Canadian couple who ran a coffee shop on the Chinese border with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for the suspected theft of military and intelligence information and for threatening national security, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

Patient in NYC tested for possible Ebola virus

2014-08-05 19:17:06

A patient at a New York City hospital has been isolated and is now undergoing medical tests for possible Ebola virus, health official said on Monday.

UN chief urges Palestinians, Israelis to abide by ceasefire

2014-08-05 14:19:20

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday night called on the Palestinians and the Israelis to abide by the 72-hour Gaza ceasefire they had both approved.

UN Security Council slams attacks on Lebanese Armed Forces

2014-08-05 09:59:59

The UN Security Council on Monday condemned the attacks by violent extremist groups against the Lebanese Armed Forces and Internal Security Forces in Arsal, an eastern town of Lebanon near its border with Syria.

Rain-triggered mudslides ravage California

2014-08-05 09:44:37

Mudslides and flash floods that raged through Southern California mountains following heavy rains killed one man, damaged homes and cut off a foothill community, leaving rescuers clearing blocked roads and residents cleaning up on Monday.

US-Africa summit starts with fora

2014-08-05 09:33:21

The United States started its first ever summit with 50 African leaders with a series of fora on more traditional development issues like food security.

Second Ebola patient headed to US

2014-08-05 06:14:41

The second American aid worker who contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa was expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday in serious condition, while a New York hospital was testing a man with symptoms of the deadly disease.

China probes two Canadians for stealing state secrets

2014-08-05 00:34:59

Two Canadian nationals are under investigation for suspected theft of state secrets about China's military and national defense research, Chinese authorities said on Monday.