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Alibaba’s Jack Ma meets with Trump

Jack Ma, the billionaire founder and executive chairman of the Alibaba Group, met with US president-elect Donald Trump on Monday, and Trump said they had a "great meeting".

US President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address in Chicago

US President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, US, January 10, 2017.

Vandals chop up statue of Messi

A statue in Buenos Aires of soccer superstar Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Argentine national team fame has been vandalized, with the head, torso and arms all being removed, leaving only the legs and a soccer ball on display.

The rooster gets a stamp or two in Canada

Canada Post has given Lunar New Year celebrants something to crow about: two Year of the Rooster stamps.

So long from White House: Obama aims final messages at Trump

Barack Obama stepped behind the White House podium for the last time Wednesday, fielding questions from the crush of journalists crammed in for the occasion and offering assurances to Americans watching on TV.

Obama shortens Manning’s term, grants clemency to hundreds

President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of leaking more than 700,000 US documents to go free nearly three decades early.

Obama shortens sentence of Manning, who gave secrets to WikiLeaks

President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former US military intelligence who was responsible for a 2010 leak of classified materials to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, the biggest such breach in US history.

White House concedes it won’t close Guantanamo after all

The White House said Tuesday that the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled.

Chinese rider to lead troop in DC parade

Chinese student Tsz Ham (Kevin) Tai will be leading the Culver Military Academy Black Horse Troop as squadron commander, riding in the upcoming Presidential Inaugural Parade on Friday.

Chinese rider to lead troops in DC parade

Chinese student Tsz Ham (Kevin) Tai will be leading the Culver Military Academy Black Horse Troop as squadron commander, riding in the upcoming Presidential Inaugural Parade on Friday.

Chinese rider to lead troops in DC parade

Chinese student Tsz Ham (Kevin) Tai will be leading the Culver Military Academy Black Horse Troop as squadron commander, riding in the upcoming Presidential Inaugural Parade on Friday.

Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs

President Barack Obama celebrated the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Monday and spoke about the power sports has to unite people.

FBI arrests widow of Orlando nightclub shooter

The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, has been arrested by the FBI in connection with the attack, authorities said Monday.

At least 5 dead, 15 hurt in shooting at Mexico’s BPM music festival

At least five people, including foreigners, were killed and 15 were wounded early on Monday when a shooter opened fire at a nightclub in Mexico's Playa del Carmen resort during the BPM electronic music festival.

Outgoing CIA chief rips into Trump on Russia threat

The outgoing CIA director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States, delivering a public lecture to the president-elect that further highlighted the bitter state of Trump's relations with American intelligence agencies.

US groups protest Tsai’s stopover in San Francisco

Members of three groups in San Francisco Bay Area gathered on Thursday to protest Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen's planned stopover in San Francisco on Friday as she returns from a Central American trip.

Poll reflects political polarization during Obama’s tenure

As US President Barack Obama prepares to leave office after eight years, 47 percent of Americans say he will be remembered as an "outstanding" or "above average" president, while 35 percent rate him as "below average" or "poor," a Gallup Poll released Thursday showed.

Obama surprises Vice President Biden with Medal of Freedom

US President Barack Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday by awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction in an emotional White House ceremony that celebrated their partnership over eight years in office.

Tillerson’s animosity toward China bodes ill if acted upon

It remains a question whether United States president-elect Donald Trump's nomination of Rex Tillerson, former Exxon Mobil Corp chairman and chief executive, as secretary of state will get through Senate scrutiny.

US Senate approves measure launching Obamacare repeal process

The US Senate on Thursday took a first concrete step toward dismantling Obamacare, voting to instruct key committees to draft legislation repealing President Barack Obama's signature health insurance program.

Tillerson: US-China friendly, adversarial

Rex Tillerson, US President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, described interactions between the United States and China as "both friendly and adversarial."

Highlights of US President-elect Donald Trump’s news conference

The following are highlights from US President-elect Donald Trump's hour-long news conference in New York on Wednesday, nine days before he takes the oath of office.

Trump warned Russian hackers claim to have compromising information on him

Classified documents that the heads of four US intelligence agencies presented last week to President-elect Donald Trump included claims that Russian intelligence operatives have compromising information about him.

In final address, Obama touts values and prods Trump

US President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, US, January 10, 2017.

Jury condemns Dylann Roof to death for South Carolina church massacre

White supremacist Dylann Roof deserves to die for the hate-fueled killings of nine black churchgoers at a Bible study meeting in a Charleston, South Carolina, a US jury said on Tuesday after deliberating for less than three hours.

Obama to give farewell address to America

President Barack Obama will give a farewell speech to the nation on Tuesday, looking back at his legacy as he encourages supporters demoralized by the election of Republican Donald Trump to feel optimism about the future of the country.

Venezuelan president installs “anti-coup command”

Venezuelan president installs "anti-coup command"

Ma, Trump discuss plan to create 1m jobs in US

Alibaba's ambitious plan to create 1 million US jobs has highlighted the importance of the Chinese market to the incoming Trump administration while boosting the win-win economic relationship between China and the United States, analysts said.

McDonald’s sells most of China business to CITIC, Carlyle for $2.1 billion

Fast-food giant McDonald's Corp is selling a controlling stake in its China business to a group of investors led by state-owned Chinese conglomerate Citic Ltd in a deal worth up to $2.1 billion, the companies said Monday.