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US embassy in Montenegro hit by explosive suicide attack

A suicide attacker blew himself up after throwing an explosive device into the US embassy compound in Podgorica, the Montenegrin government said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/22 23:28:39

Hate groups proliferate in Trump's first year, says civil rights watchdog

The number of US hate groups expanded last year under President Donald Trump, fueled by his immigration stance and the perception that he sympathized with those espousing white supremacy, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/22 23:23:39

Arm teachers to deter shootings: Trump

US President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers to deter mass shootings as he faced broken voices, tears and demands for action at a meeting with survivors of the gun rampage that killed 17 people at a Florida high school.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/22 23:15:42

Popular appeal

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hugs a boy during the launch of his pre-candidacy for the presidency, at the Expominas in Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais, Brazil, on Wednesday. The capital of Minas Gerais is the first to host an event of this kind since Lula's conviction for corruption was upheld by a federal appeals court.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/22 23:13:39

Loving tribute

Alexa Mesch (left) and Heather Mesch place flowers in a makeshift memorial setup in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in memory of the 17 people killed on February 14, on Wednesday in Parkland, Florida. Police arrested 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz for the high school attack. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/2/22 22:43:39

Who is behind the #NeverAgain movement?

They survived the Parkland school massacre and now a group of Florida teens – driven, empowered and united – are spearheading a #NeverAgain activist movement that hopes to pressure US lawmakers into tightening gun laws.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/22 19:38:39

Spotlight: Trump promises strong background checks amid pleas for gun restrictions

US President Donald Trump promised strong background checks and mental health screenings for gun buyers after hearing pleas from survivors of the recent Florida school shooting and affected families on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 16:25:15

US-Mexico border wall construction begins in California

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Wednesday that US government has started work on construction for a border wall replacement near downtown Calexico, about 190 km east of San Diego in the state of California.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 16:16:19

Brazilian Gov't says federal intervention in Rio not an electoral move

The Brazilian Government's decision to put the public security of the state of Rio de Janeiro under federal intervention is not an electoral move, a government official said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 14:44:40

Trump promises to strengthen background checks on gun buyers

US President Donald Trump promised strong background checks and mental health screenings for gun buyers as he heard pleas from survivors of the recent Florida school shooting and families affected at the White House on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 10:33:55

Brazilian president denies Rio's state of emergency political ploy

President Michel Temer denied on Wednesday, through his spokesperson Alexandre Parola, that the federal state of emergency declared about public safety in Rio de Janeiro had any political motivations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:40:24

Trump's first economic report predicts stronger economy

The US economic growth rate will increase to 3.1 percent in 2018 and remain above 3 percent through 2020, according to President Donald Trump's first official economic report to Congress released on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:39:22

44 killed in bus crash in southern Peru

The number of deaths from a bus crash on Wednesday near Arequipa in southern Peru has climbed to 44.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:38:23

Ivanka Trump to lead US delegation to attend closing ceremony of PyeongChang Olympic Games

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump, will lead the US delegation to attend the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea on Sunday, said the White House on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:37:11

School shooting plot at Los Angeles high school thwarted: police

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said Wednesday that deputies last Friday thwarted a student's plot to open fire at El Camino High School in Whittier, 30 kilometers east of the Los Angeles downtown, just two days after the fatal mass shooting occurred in Florida.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:22:35

Chile victim of sex abuse gives testimony to Vatican probe

A Chilean man who was sexually abused by a priest said he was hopeful that the testimony he shared on Tuesday with a Vatican investigator would lead to better protection for children.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/21 23:36:30

Gay Oklahoma man jailed for life over hate-crime killing of Lebanese neighbor

An Oklahoma man convicted of the hate-motivated killing of his Lebanese American neighbor was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/21 23:36:29

Lawyer linked to Trump aide pleads guilty to lying to FBI

A lawyer linked to a former campaign aide of US President Donald Trump pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents Tuesday, as the probe into Russian election meddling gains pace.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/21 23:28:40