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Trump vows not to 'cave in' on shutdown

US President Donald Trump had a message Tuesday for Democrats hoping he'll relent in the political arm wrestling that has seen funds blocked to parts of the government for a record 32 days: "No Cave!"
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 22:03:42

US Police Hunt 'Armed & Dangerous' Suspect After Two Puppies Stolen

Police in Washington, DC, and Maryland are searching for a suspect who is said to have stolen two pit bull puppies while holding their owner at gunpoint in the southeast region of the US capital.
Source: Sputnik News | 2019/1/23 21:52:05

Panama youth meeting offers Pope Francis respite from sex scandals

Pope Francis jets into Panama on Wednesday for a gathering of young Catholics that will likely see him speak out strongly in defense of Central American migrants and human rights.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 21:13:41

Venezuela accuses US of ordering coup

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday accused Washington of ordering a coup against his government and called for a "total revision" of ties with the US.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 21:08:43

New initiative by Mexico to tackle fuel theft crisis

Mexico's president announced a series of social programs Tuesday aimed at developing poor areas where fuel theft has become a booming industry, after a pipeline tap gone wrong killed 93 people.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 19:43:42

Govt workers forced to use food banks

Most never needed help from a food pantry. But a month since the US government shutdown began, dozens of federal employees have been lining up in Brooklyn for basics.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 19:43:41

U.S. Supreme Court awards government temporary win on transgender military ban

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the U.S. government to temporarily impose a ban on transgender people serving in the military, but stopped short of granting full legality of the move.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/23 10:08:37

Longest US gov't shutdown inflicts worse economic damage than expected

As the partial government shutdown stretched to the second month, experts and lawmakers warned it would inflict far greater damage on US economy than previously anticipated, and the longer the stalemate lasts, the more widely effects will be felt.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/23 9:54:59

Paying homage

Residents of the city of Ibarra in northern Ecuador pay homage to the Ecuadorian woman who was murdered by a Venezuelan man on Monday, in downtown Ibarra. A femicide or gender-based murder generated outbreaks of xenophobia against Venezuelan nationals that led the government to call for calm, but also to impose stiffer measures against migration.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/22 21:43:40

U.S. black female senator joins race for presidency

First term U.S. Senator of the State of California Kamala Harris announced her presidential bid on Monday, joining a large pool of Democrats who seek to challenge U.S. President Donald Trump next year.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/22 13:23:30

Chinese Spring Festival gala to be staged in Houston

A Chinese Spring Festival gala is going to be staged in February in Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, the organizer said at a press briefing on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/22 8:15:18

Lunar eclipse around world


Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/22 8:08:44

Death toll from central Mexico fuel explosion increases to 85

The death toll from a fiery explosion in central Mexico rose to 85 on Sunday as authorities vowed to hold accountable those responsible for a deliberate fuel-line puncture that drew hundreds of people looking to gather gasoline before it ignited.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/21 21:03:40

Future up in the air

US President Donald Trump bitterly attacked top Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Sunday and she again insisted that Trump should end the government shutdown before border security talks can begin, but there were hints of possible movement.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/21 17:43:40

Total lunar eclipse visible across California

Stargazers across California watched the full moon slip into the Earth's shadow during an eclipse on Sunday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 17:36:43

S. Korean foreign minister, Pompeo hold phone talks over 2nd DPRK-US summit

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held phone talks Monday morning over the second summit between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States, according to Seoul's Foreign Ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 14:10:15

California officials work to promote Chinese acupuncture in US

California officials joined activists on Sunday to promote Chinese medicine and acupuncture in the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 14:08:44