Shares, dollar slide on Ukraine scare

2014-04-26 07:24:48

US and world stock indexes fell on Friday as tensions between Ukraine and Russia weighed heavily on global equity markets and the rouble, while yields on the 30-year US Treasury bond reached the lowest in nearly a year.

Despicable Me-themed ride opens in LA

2014-04-25 20:30:56

Universal Studios Hollywood theme park in Los Angeles recently unveiled its Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride and Super Silly Fun Land amusement park, which are based on Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's international blockbuster Despicable Me and its sequel.

Michelle honors 'Take our daughters and sons to work Day'

2014-04-25 11:05:33

US first lady Michelle Obama speaks with children of Executive Office employees at the White House's annual "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" in Washington April 24, 2014.

1 killed in shootout at Houston nightclub

2014-04-25 10:31:47

One person was killed and three others injured early Thursday during a shooting at a nightclub in the US city of Houston, local media reported.

HK trade official says China's wine consumption can grow

2014-04-25 09:08:49

"China is a large consumer market for a number of products: cars, perhaps consumer electronic items and why not wine?"

Pop-up cat cafe opens in New York

2014-04-25 08:30:36

The cat cafe is a pop-up promotional cafe that features cats and beverages in the Bowery section of Manhattan.

Former US envoy honors Nanjing victims

2014-04-25 07:13:01

Former US ambassador to China Gary Locke paid an unexpected visit to the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall on Thursday, saying "history cannot be forgotten".

Obama's loss of balance

2014-04-25 07:12:03

US PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA MAY HAVE CONGRATULATED himself in private for apparently pulling off a difficult balancing act, but if so, he is being a little too hasty.

US key to DPRK nuclear issue

2014-04-25 07:12:03

On Wednesday, President of the Republic of Korea Park Geun-hye asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to persuade the Democratic People's Republic of Korea not to conduct a fourth nuclear test when US President Barack Obama visits the ROK.

World's largest model railway 'Northlandz'

2014-04-24 17:23:39

World's largest model railway "Northlandz" which has been open to the public since 1997 - contains more than 3,000 miniature buildings, set up in idyllic cities and villages, as well as 50,000 street and 40 foot bridges spanning vast canyons.

Local artist seeks to establish art museum

2014-04-24 16:56:46

Houston artist Wily Wang is donating his major art works that are not in private collections to the public and is seeking to build a museum in the Houston area to exhibit them.

Infrastructure projects set to boost growth

2014-04-24 16:00:33

China announced 80 major public infrastructure projects on Wednesday to reverse the economy's slowdown while experimenting with wider access for private and overseas investors.