Dinner with ‘frenemies’: Tension on China menu – ‘Who wouldn’t want to be in...

WASHINGTON: It's never good when tension is on the dinner menu. When Chinese President Xi Jinping and wife Peng Liyuan visit Washington later this...

Is climate change killing American starfish? – ‘They are as charismatic as you can...

FORKS, United States: On the remote rocky shores of the western United States, low tide brings visitors to wave-splashed tide pools to marvel at...

Pope visits home province of Cuba’s Castro brothers – Pontiff says Mass on anniversary...

HOLGUIN, Cuba: On a special anniversary for him, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in east Cuba yesterday on the last full day of a trip...

Hacking, maritime claims overshadow Xi’s US visit – ‘Suspicions regarding Chinese intentions are growing’

BEIJING: As Chinese President Xi Jinping makes his first state visit to Washington this week, the outlook for relations is decidedly murkier than when...

Biden urged to challenge Clinton in US 2016 race – Democratic donors seek to...

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON: A group of prominent Democratic Party fundraisers on Friday began circulating a letter to encourage a hesitant Vice President Joe Biden to...

Trump declines to rebut anti-Muslim questioner – Republican frontrunner under fire over exchange

WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential candidates slammed Donald Trump yesterday for failing to challenge a questioner who wrongly claimed President Barack Obama was a Muslim and...

Chile quake kills at least eight, million evacuated – 8.3 magnitude earthquake sparks tsunami...

SANTIAGO: A powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile Wednesday, killing eight people, forcing the evacuation of a million and sparking warnings that tsunami waves...

Swiss to extradite Figueredo to US

GENEVA: Switzerland ruled yesterday that former FIFA vice president Eugenio Figueredo should be extradited to the US, the first suspect facing a forced transfer...

Trump, Republicans ready for intense debate battle – There are likely to be fireworks

LOS ANGELES: America's Republican presidential hopefuls were finalizing their battle plans Tuesday for the hotly-anticipated debate, with all eyes on anti-establishment frontrunner Donald Trump...

California doctor charged in $150 million insurance scam

LOS ANGELES: An orthopedic surgeon was charged as the ringleader in one of the state's biggest health fraud schemes, which included unnecessary operations by...

California declares state of emergency as wildfires rage

LOS ANGELES: A state of emergency has been declared as raging wildfires spread in the northern part of drought-ridden California, possibly killing one person...

Pomp and protocol await Pope Francis on White House visit

WASHINGTON: When Pope Francis arrives in the United States, he will get an airport welcome that few world leaders have ever received: A planeside...

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