Volkswagen's top U.S. executive offered apology for emission cheating scandal in front of U.S. lawmakers on Thursday but no remedy schedule was announced.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff received a major blow to her leadership on 7 October when a federal audit court in the country ruled that her government violated Brazil's fiscal responsibility law by disguising a widening fiscal deficit as she campaigned for re-election.
There were no new Ebola cases reported for the week that ended on Sunday, making it the first complete week with zero new cases since March 2014, UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said here on Thursday.
Syrian troops patrol against ISIL on outskirts of Damascus
Doctors Without Borders, the international aid group whose hospital was hit last weekend by missiles in a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan, told CBS News Thursday that as many as 24 more of its staff could still be missing amid the rubble of the facility.
China has always backed a political solution to the Syrian crisis, and called for a new Geneva conference on Syria, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Thursday.
NATO's chief Jens Stoltenberg decried a 'troubling escalation' by Russian forces in Syria and the use of 'some of their most modern weapons' near NATO's borders.
Moscow reports launching new attacks against ISIL targets
The Doctors Without Borders, also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), on Thursday repeated its call for an independent international committee to probe an airstrike against its hospital allegedly conducted by U.S. forces in northern Afghan province of Kunduz, saying the impartial probe was absolutely necessary for the incident.
China is open to any mechanism that follows the rules of the World Trade Organization and can boost the economic integration of the Asia-Pacific region, said a Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Thursday.
US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived in Beijing for an official visit. Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi met with him in the capital on Thursday. Blinken will also visit Shanghai on Friday.
The Russian military has used high-precision weaponry in strikes against Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria, the Russian Armed Forces General Staff said Wednesday.
EU justice and home affairs ministers arrive for a meeting where they are set to agree on plans to step up deportations of illegal immigrants.
The British government is urging the European Union to speed up the deportation of people who do not qualify for asylum. The call from British Home Secretary, Theresa May, comes ahead of a meeting of EU interior ministers in Luxembourg.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a conciliatory letter to South Korean President Park Geun-hye, seeking to sit down for a bilateral summit.
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders has held a news conference in Kabul. Representatives talked about the US airstrike on the MSF hospital in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people, including 12 staff.
NATO defense ministers are meeting Thursday in Brussels. Russia's military involvement in Syria is expected to be high on the agenda. For more on the talks, let's hear from our correspondent Jack Barton in Brussels.
Warplanes from the coalition led by Saudi Arabia attacked a wedding celebration in Yemen's southwestern province of Dhamar Wednesday night, killing 26 civilians including seven children. Dozens of others were wounded.
The UK is also bullish over the benefits of the huge amount of Chinese visitors, especially those who came during the Golden Week holiday. There is still a great deal of optimism despite a survey that shows it is no longer in the top 10 destinations for Chinese.
German authorities are examining whether to make additional demands of Volkswagen after the carmaker handed in its plans to repair diesel engines affected by the emissions scandal. That's according to the country's transport minister.
On the subject of the shakeup of the media world, perhaps no one is more qualified to talk about traditional media versus new media than Li Ruigang, former president of the Shanghai Media Group and founding chairman of China Media Capital.
Today’s focus for our internet plus series – is our very own industry -- media. Will traditional media die out as the media channel loses its relevance? Or will there be more opportunities as media becomes a gateway to commerce and more? Cheng Lei checks out how technology and consumers’ changing needs are redefining the media industry.
The International Monetary Fund released its latest Global Financial Stability Report, saying that overall financial stability improved in advanced economies. But major risks are rotating from developed economies to emerging ones.
China set up a new system to facilitate its yuan usage worldwide. Cross border interbank payment system, or CIPS, starts operation Thursday, to raise efficiency and cut costs for cross-border yuan clearing and settlements.
For much of China’s civilized 5,000-years' history, rural farm villages had played the most pivotal role in the economy. However, the appeal of rural life had lost its luster as Beijing embarked on a huge urbanization drive.
NATO defence ministers are meeting today in Brussels. Russia's military involvement in the Syrian conflict is expected to be high on the agenda. For the very latest, let's go to our correspondent Jack Barton in Brussels.
China's Ministry of Commerce has decided that effective September 29th, the country will extend an existing anti-dumping tariff against PVC products imported from the US, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
The deputy governor of the People's Bank of China addressed concerns over the Chinese economy at the IMF annual meeting in Lima, Peru.
In recent months, the market has faced aggravating concerns over substantial outflows of Chinese cross-border capital.
Earlier, our correspondent U-Jean Jung in Seoul, she said she was informed by the South Korean unification ministry and the Red Cross that the lists of 100 people from each side would be exchanged between 12 to 1 p.m. local time.
German auto-maker Volkswagen will start in January to recall millions of diesel cars fitted with emissions-cheating software. Company CEO Matthias Mueller wants all vehicles fixed within 12 months. It could be a tough task.
The US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has wrapped up her two-day visit to Cuba. She said her mission in Cuba was meant to explain President Barack Obama's recent relaxation of the US trade embargo.
Japan's Kyodo news agency says Russia and Japan are scheduled to hold deputy foreign ministerial-level talks in Moscow today, to discuss the territorial dispute between the two nations.
US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived in Beijing for an official visit at the invitation of Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui.
During the intensive air campaign this past week, some 50 Russian planes based in the Syrian government's heartland of Latakia have been active. The Russian defense ministry says the strikes have hit over 100 ISIL targets -- including command points, ammunition stores, and factories producing explosives -- since the campaign started on September 30th.
China's central bank Thursday launched the China International Payment System, or CIPS, a worldwide payments superhighway facilitating trade settlement and investment dominated in the yuan.
Spain has agreed to accept almost 18,000 refugees over the coming months. This is despite the Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arguing for less given the country's high unemployment rate.
Acting as a gateway to the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean, the Suez Canal shortens the distance between the east and the west. It has great strategic and economic value. The Suez canal project will not only benefit Egypt, but also meets China's ambitious 'one belt, one road' initiative.
US President Barack Obama has apologized to Doctors Without Borders for the air strike on its hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz. And he offered condolences to Afghanistan's President.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his defence minister Sergei Shoigu to seek cooperation with foreign countries, including the US, in airstrikes against Islamic State militants.
Turkish military reports that Russian airstrikes on Syria has infringed Turkey's airspace, prompting a strong reaction from Ankara. Turkey's Prime Minister has criticized the alleged incident.
It's been over a week since Russia started its air campaign against what it has called "terrorist" targets in Syria... and Moscow is intensifying the airstrikes.
American colleges recongnize netural branch of transgenders
Geopolitical dynamics in Syria
Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles Wednesday as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive in central Syria in the first major combined air-and-ground assault since Moscow began its military campaign in the country last week.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in his strongest message to date, said Wednesday the U.S.-led coalition will not agree to cooperate with Russia in the fight against the Islamic State and no collaboration is possible as long as Moscow continues to strike other targets.
China launched a group of four satellites on Wednesday at noon for commercial remote-sensing services, an important step in the development of remote-sensing space technology.
Su Shulin, governor of east China's Fujian Province, has been put under investigation for suspected serious disciplinary offenses, the top anti-graft authority said Wednesday.
Three scientists share 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Wednesday.
French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel jointly called for a strong and united Europe on Wednesday in order to address the multiple crises facing the European Union (EU).
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe retained close allies in key posts in a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, playing it safe as he pivots back to the economy after enacting divisive security legislation that dented his popularity.
U.S. President Barack Obama has called Doctors Without Borders to apologize to it for the U.S. mistaken bombing of the organization-run hospital in Afghanistan, White House said Wednesday.
Death toll of three suicide attacks early Wednesday in Nigeria's northeastern state of Yobe has risen from 16 to 18 as the army said 100 terrorists were killed in a repelled attack.
As the nations' economy develops, a large affluent class has emerged. And they are hungry for social status, and long for more than just material prosperity. One of the new trends among them is to hire a European-style butler. But for those hoping to craft a career in the industry, it's an uphill battle to become a perfectly-groomed and well-trained servant.
With dozens of metal plates and nails in his body, Hu Yongsheng - from the city of Taiyuan in North China's Shanxi province - is being called a real-life Iron Man. Hu has been fighting tumors for 17 years, since he was a teenager. Pictures of him and his X-rays have recently gone viral online.
Tourism sites around the world are seeing a surge of Chinese tourists during the country's national day holidays. And there's no better time for Chinese to spend their hard-earned RMB than during the Golden Week holiday.
China plans the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road as a route linking Europe, Asia and Africa through the sea, and views Kenya's two ports, Mombasa and Lamu, as important links to expand trade and connectivity with the African continent.
China's yuan has overtaken the Japanese yen and become the fourth most-used world payment currency.
As today marks the last day of the week-long National Day holiday, millions of travellers around the country are experiencing a hard time making their way back home.
Consumption during the national day holiday has also increased. Figures show that the overall consumption volume during the 7-day period increased by nearly 29% compared to last year.
China's tourism industry is wrapping up its busiest time of the year -- the week-long National Day holidays. What's changing in this huge market? CCTV's Hou Na spoke to Dai Bin, president of the China Tourism Academy about new trends in this year's golden week holiday.
The internet plus theme is extended to the selling of cars, which have traditionally been bought in person. But some entrepreneurs are determined to change that and want to provide reliable platforms for buying cars online.
For more on the aftermath of the VW emissions scandal, let's cross over to Guy Henderson, live from Berlin, Germany.
Volkswagen's new CEO, Matthias Mueller said the company will present technical solutions to Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority this week. He said the recall of affected cars could start by January and finish by the end of 2016.
The World Bank expects the Latin American economy to stall this year or fall slightly. That's due to lower commodity prices and a weak Brazilian economy.
The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady today, in line with market expectations.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says only two of Russia's air strikes on Wednesday had targeted Islamic State militants in Syria.
Russian military officials have reiterated that the purpose of their air campaign in Syria is to eliminate terrorists. They said it's possible to attain their goal within three or four months if the US-led coalition does not interfere.
Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi will pay an official visit to South Africa from Oct. 9 to 11.
The Syrian army and its allies have carried out ground attacks on insurgent positions in Syria backed by Russian air strikes, in their first major coordinated assault since Moscow intervened.
Prime Minister Abe is hoping to win support by reshuffling his cabinet. But it's not enough, as some people have already lost faith in his government.
The G20 gathering wrapped up in Istanbul on Tuesday. China's commerce minister urged the 20 member group to play a bigger role in rejuvenating the global economy.
China's foreign exchange reserves, the world's largest, decreased for the fifth consecutive month in September.
Banners reading "Refugees Welcome" hang outside city halls in Barcelona and Madrid. The big question though is, are they really? Spain has agreed to accept almost 18,000 refugees over the coming months. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had argued for less, given the country's high unemployment rate.
The International Organization for Migration, or IOM, said Tuesday that more than half a million migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year. Nearly another 3 thousand have died attempting the crossing.
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says British intelligence agency GCHQ, or Government Communications Headquarters, has "total control" over users' smartphones.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact was finally sealed by 12 Pacific Rim nations on Monday after more than five years of negotiation. The following are several things about the deal you need to know.
Last month, the China Britain Business Council, or CBBC, together with the UK Foreign Ministry, published a report on China's "Belt & Road" Initiative.
Why should advanced economies like Germany accept China's overtures in infrastructure building and industrial cooperation? To find out, I sat down with Joschka Fischer, former German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister.
China has been a front-runner in manufacturing. The manufacturers' expansion overseas shows that China is also moving to upgrade its industrial structure.
Chinese bankers are also getting in on the action. The world's largest commercial bank by total assets, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, or ICBC, is making the most of growing ties between China and India. It's gradually expanding its niche market in India.（
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to reshuffle his cabinet and top executives of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Key government ministers and the top five LDP executives are likely to retain their posts.
Russia and Turkey have in recent years sought to step up cooperation. They agreed to build a new gas pipeline beneath the Black Sea and Turkey's first nuclear power plant, while targeting 100 billion dollars in bilateral trade for 2023.
China's yuan became the fourth most-used world payment currency in August. Global transaction services organisation SWIFT said Tuesday that the yuan overtook the Japanese Yen to reach this ranking.
Typhoon Mujigae has claimed 19 lives and left four people missing since it landed in south China's Guangdong Province Sunday.
Severe transport congestion is expected around mega-cities today, the final day of China's week-long National Day holiday.
Italy's coast guard says more than 1,800 migrants have been rescued from six vessels found adrift in the Mediterranean, off the coast of Libya.
NATO says that Russia's military operation in Syria is a "strategic mistake". With fundamental differences on how to approach the Syrian crisis, both Moscow and NATO exchanged strong-worded rhetoric on Tuesday.
Russia's defense ministry says its air force has hit 12 Islamic State targets, in a fresh wave of strikes in Syria.
You see the headline of this commentary and you might think this is about an upcoming sequel to Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker’s famous "Rush Hour" movies.
Residents say unidentified assailants have fired rockets at a hotel in Aden used by Yemeni government officials and at a compound housing troops of the government's Gulf Arab allies.
Turkey has threatened to respond to two reported Russian incursions into Turkish airspace in two days. The US and NATO have also denounced Moscow's move. The White House called the incursions a "provocation," and US Secretary of State John Kerry said they could lead to an escalated Syrian conflict.
China’s love affairs with movies and the web are not lost on the country’s internet titans. Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba -- all have waded knee-deep into the film business.