China demands U.S. close Chengdu consulate in tit-for-tat move

World Jul 24, 2020

China demands U.S. close Chengdu consulate in tit-for-tat move

China ordered the U.S. to close its consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu, after the American government forced China to leave its mission in Houston earlier this week in a rare decision. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Friday that ...

Climate protesters ejected from Houston energy conference

Business Mar 14, 2019

Climate protesters ejected from Houston energy conference

Protesters tried to interrupt the biggest U.S. energy conference, holding signs and using a microphone to shout "Climate Change is Genocide." It's the first time in recent memory that environmental activists have made their presence felt at the CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston, ...

Chemical plant blasts spark new worry in storm-soaked Texas

World Sep 1, 2017

Chemical plant blasts spark new worry in storm-soaked Texas

Explosions at a chemical plant near Houston posed a fresh worry for storm-battered Texas on Thursday while rescuers searched block-by-block for survivors of Hurricane Harvey and the death toll rose to 35 people. The explosions in Crosby, Texas, were the latest consequence of the historic ...