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  • US to restart limited adoption program in Vietnam

    2014-09-12 14:37

    Vietnam and the United States will soon resume limited inter-country adoptions, the US Embassy said Friday, six years after a ban was imposed because of allegations of widespread baby-selling and children offered without the consent of their birth parents.

  • Police: Escaped school shooter captured

    2014-09-12 16:14

    Authorities have apprehended the convicted killer of three Ohio high school students who escaped from prison.

  • US beef talks continue

    2014-09-12 15:23

    Talks to allow US beef imports to China are still ongoing, a US food safety official has said.

  • CIA estimates IS has up to 31,500 members

    2014-09-12 11:19

    The Islamic State terrorist group has between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters in Iraq and Syria, much higher than the previous estimate.

  • Obama leads US in remembrance of Sept 11 victims

    2014-09-12 10:59

    Led by President Barack Obama, Americans commemorated the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Thursday by observing moments of silence for the thousands killed that day at New York City's World Trade Center.

  • Americans remember 9/11 on 13th anniversary of attacks

    2014-09-11 23:14

    US President Barack Obama and US first lady Michelle Obama observe a moment of silence on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at the White House in Washington Sept 11, 2014.

  • Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    2014-09-11 10:33

    US President authorized airstrikes inside Syria for the first time and expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists.

  • McDonald's faces headwinds in US and abroad: Analysts

    2014-09-11 09:51

    McDonald's Corp announced earlier this week that it experienced across-the-board declines in its global sales for August, partly due to meat supplier scandal in China.

  • Chinese firms advised: Learn the ropes

    2014-09-11 09:42

    Despite continuous growth of China's direct investment in the United States and China-sponsored projects in California, Chinese enterprises still have a long way to go to get familiar with the American business culture, as well as government regulations and rules, warned policy makers and industry insiders.

  • American mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

    2014-09-11 09:32

    A woman stands among some of the 3,000 flags placed in memory of the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 attacks, at a park in Winnetka, Illinois, September 10, 2014.

  • Obama vows more airstrikes on Islamic State

    2014-09-11 09:10

    US President Barack Obama will deliver a prime time address Wednesday night to tell the Americans that he will combat the Islamic State (IS) forces with airstrikes "wherever they exist," according to the excerpts of Obama's address released by the White House.

  • Obama says he has authority to take action against IS

    2014-09-10 09:17

    US President Barack Obama told top lawmakers Tuesday that he has the authority he needs to take action against Islamic State (IS) militants.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.