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MIT professor quits in protest over laboratory links to Epstein

The head of a research center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has said he will quit in protest after the revelation of financial ties between the institution and disgraced hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/22 20:38:40

Trump slams Danish premier

Donald Trump snapped back Wednesday at the Danish prime minister's “nasty” dismissal of his attempts to purchase Greenland, heightening a row which has already prompted the US president to scrap a state visit.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/22 20:33:39

US military drone downed in Yemen

US officials on Wednesday acknowledged reports that a US military drone was shot down in Yemen late Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/22 8:14:09

US Fed officials divided over rate cut in July, minutes show

US Federal Reserve officials were divided over whether to cut interest rates when they gathered in July, according to the minutes of the Fed's latest monetary policy meeting.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/22 8:11:11

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on US missile launch

United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Thursday afternoon on the cruise missile test conducted by the United States on Sunday, the UN confirmed Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/22 8:10:04

NASA astronauts complete a 6.5-hour spacewalk

Two US astronauts completed the fifth spacewalk of this year out of the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, installing a "parking lot" for future commercial crew spacecraft.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/22 7:44:25

Trump's tariffs to cost average US household 580 USD: report

Tariffs imposed by the Trump administration amid its ongoing trade disputes with countries around the world are expected to reduce the average US household's income by 580 US dollars by 2020, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said in a report Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/22 7:31:53

Trump considers multiple tax cuts as recession fear swirls

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is considering multiple tax cuts to bolster the economy that experts fear will enter into recession, a view the president denied.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/21 10:38:22

US prepared to end INF Treaty long ago: Russian FM

Washington's latest test of a missile previously banned by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty proves that it started preparing to pull out of the arms control treaty long in advance, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/21 7:33:06

China warns of new global arms race

China warned Tuesday that the testing of a medium-range cruise missile by the US would start a new "arms race," one day after the US Department of Defense announced that it tested a new ground-based cruise missile which can hit a target after more than 500 kilometers of flight.
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2019/8/20 21:38:40

Trump calls India, Pakistan leaders

US President Donald Trump spoke with the leaders of India and Pakistan on Monday, discussing prospects for improved trade ties with Washington and stressing the need to reduce tensions over Kashmir between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/20 21:13:41

Epstein put assets in trust two days before suicide: report

Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein wrote a will two days before he died, putting his $578 million in assets into a trust with unnamed beneficiaries, the New York Post reported Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 18:53:40

Tech giants decry French digital tax

American tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google joined forces on Monday to decry the French digital tax as retroactive and discriminatory.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 18:48:41

Havana carnival draws thousands despite constant rain

Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 10:39:11

Japan's trade surplus with US soars as they prepare to restart FTA talks

Japan's politically sensitive trade surplus with the United States grew more than 15 percent in July, data showed Monday, as negotiators from the two economic powerhouses prepare to restart talks over a free trade deal.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/19 21:33:40

Iran warns US against seizing ship

Tehran said Monday it has warned its arch-foe Washington against attempting to seize an Iranian tanker that has set sail from waters off Gibraltar after being impounded for six weeks.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/19 21:28:40

US economists expect recession in 2020 or 2021: survey

A majority of economists expect a US recession in the next two years, but have pushed back the onset amid Federal Reserve actions, according to a survey released Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/19 21:23:40

Prince Andrew 'appalled' by Epstein case

Britain's Prince Andrew has said he was "appalled" by allegations of sexual abuse surrounding Jeffrey Epstein after a video was released purporting to show him at the home of the convicted pedophile in 2010.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/19 21:18:40