Obama names new envoy to Russia

2014-07-11 11:07:16

US President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated a career diplomat with a good knowledge of European and Eurasian affairs as his new ambassador to Russia, as bilateral relationship has slipped to a new low.

Chinese Navy leave Pearl Harbor to join RIMPAC drill

2014-07-11 00:17:44

Chinese PLA Navy ships leave Pearl Harbor to join sea drills as part of the 2014 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise from June 26 to Aug 1 around the Hawaiian Islands.

Six killed in Houston-area shooting

2014-07-10 19:34:02

A gunman shot six people to death, four of them children, in what appeared to be a domestic dispute in a Houston, Texas.

Whale stranded on Gold Coast

2014-07-10 13:02:32

Marine rescue workers from Sea World attempt to help a juvenile humpback whale stranded at Palm Beach on the Gold Coast, in Queensland July 9, 2014.

Obama urges Congress to tackle immigrant crisis

2014-07-10 11:24:15

US President Barack Obama ratcheted up pressure on Congress to authorize some $3.7 billion in fund to deal with the recent influx of child immigrants from Central America.

Ex-mayor sentenced to 10 years in US

2014-07-10 11:05:51

The former mayor of New Orleans, a port city in the southern United States, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for corruption, local media reported.

Snowden asks to extend stay in Russia

2014-07-10 09:55:11

Former employee of the US National Security Agency Edward Snowden has asked to extend refugee status in Russia, his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said Wednesday.

5 killed in Houston shooting

2014-07-10 09:52:28

Five people, including three children, were shot dead at a home in the US city of Houston Wednesday, while two more were injured, according to local media outlets.

Chinese are No 1 buyers of US residential property

2014-07-10 07:38:25

China may be the second-largest economy in the world, but when it comes to buying residential real estate in the United States, it's No 1.

Insurer's office to serve Chinese community

2014-07-10 07:38:25

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company will open its first office in Flushing, Queens, to serve that New York community's growing Chinese-American population.

China-US investment treaty on fast track

2014-07-10 06:52:59

Timetable for Bilateral Investment Treaty negotiations will soon be announced at the sixth China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

China, US unite against illegal wildlife trafficking

2014-07-10 06:28:36

China and the United States will enhance their cooperation in combating wildlife traffickers by strengthening law enforcement and increasing public awareness, leaders of the two nations said at the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue on Wednesday in Beijing.