Washington state wildfire destroys 100 homes, hundreds evacuate

2014-07-20 16:56:11

A wildfire raging unchecked for a sixth day east of Washington state's Cascade Mountains has destroyed about 100 homes, displaced hundreds of residents and left thousands without electricity.

UN boosts clean energy

2014-07-19 08:34:50

A sustainable development and sustainable energy initiative launched by the United Nations and a Hong Kong-based think tank could be a boost to relationships between the UN and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in developing countries, including China, according to an official with the China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC).

Cultural divide appears at symposium on empowering women

2014-07-19 08:34:50

Speakers at the Love Together - Empowering Women through Design 2014 symposium pose for a group photo after an event which discussed empowering women in business and design globally at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Friday.

US orders airliners to avoid eastern Ukraine airspace

2014-07-18 12:51:27

The US Federal Aviation Administration said the restricted area includes the entire Simferopol and Dnepropetrovsk flight information regions.

US: Israel must do more to protect Gaza civilians

2014-07-18 11:03:23

The Obama administration accused Israel on Thursday of failing to do all it can to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza during cross-border attacks.

Obama stresses 'unimpeded' probe of Malaysian airliner crash

2014-07-18 09:40:28

Obama expressed his condolences to the people of the Netherlands for the tragic death of Dutch citizens traveling on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

US widens sanctions on Russia

2014-07-17 09:22:03

The United States on Wednesday escalated sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, targeting firms in the financial, energy, and arms sectors of Russia.

China, US agree to boost cooperation on fighting terrorism

2014-07-17 00:12:19

China and the United States have agreed to increase cooperation on fighting terrorism, according to Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping.

Obama vows intelligence cooperation to Merkel

2014-07-16 11:26:12

US President Barack Obama spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday for the first time since a new spy scandal dented relations between the two allies.

Hagel calls French DM over Iraq situation

2014-07-16 10:44:25

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke over the phone with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday to discuss events unfolding in Iraq, a Pentagon spokesman said.

SPINEXPO puts Chinese textiles front and center

2014-07-16 08:54:21

More than 80 exhibitors from the global textile industry set up shop on at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood.

Henry Kissinger undergoes heart surgery

2014-07-16 08:54:21

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who is credited with opening diplomatic channels with China, underwent heart surgery at a New York hospital on Tuesday.