Tag Archives: Beijing


Beijing holds ceremony marking 50 years of Tibet government

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government held a ceremony marking 50 years since it established Tibet as an ethnic autonomous region on Tuesday, lauding its economic successes while activists criticized…


Republicans' tough talk doesn't fit US-China relationship

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) — If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it: Spurred by the stock market's wild…


Global markets languish despite Chinese rate cut

TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets mostly fell Wednesday as initial euphoria over an interest rate cut by China the day before succumbed to lingering worries over longer-term problems with…


Gunman in high-speed train attack charged with terrorism

PARIS (AP) — The Moroccan suspect in a foiled attack on a high-speed train is facing terrorism charges over what authorities say was a plan to unleash carnage among hundreds…


Giant 'Battle Bot' Could Get Makeover Ahead of Epic Duel

Finally, there's a crowdfunding campaign for people who want to watch giant robots fight to the death. MegaBots Inc. — a Boston-based company that builds huge, human-operated, fighting robots —…


U.S. State Department – IAEA 'in no way' handing nuclear inspections to Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department on Thursday said the International Atomic Energy Agency would "in no way" hand over responsibility for nuclear inspections to Iran, after a media…


Marksmen kill endangered species in New Zealand bird cull

A bird cull on a New Zealand island has been abruptly halted after marksmen killed four rare takahe, an endangered species with only 300 known to exist, officials said Friday….


Vomit Machine Proves Viruses Can Go Flying

Bad news: You know that last stomach bug you picked up, the one that gave you stomach cramps, diarrhea & nausea? You might have gotten that one because you received…


Peter Andre is latest celebrity to join Strictly Come Dancing line-up

TV personality & singer Peter Andre is the seventh celebrity who will appear on Strictly Come Dancing 2015. Andre described Strictly as "an incredible show" & said: "I've always loved…