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US, Guatemala sign agreement on immigration asylum

The United States and Guatemala on Friday afternoon inked a deal on immigration asylum, days after President Donald Trump threatened to slap tariffs on the Central American country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/27 9:29:21

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela-related individuals, entities

US Treasury announced on Thursday that it has imposed sanctions on ten individuals and 13 entities which it claimed have formed a corruption network to profit from a Venezuelan food subsidy project.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/26 14:21:21

Mark Milley confirmed as next US Joint Chiefs of Staff chair

The US Senate on Thursday voted to confirm Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/26 8:44:28

Suspect arrested in Los Angeles deadly shooting rampage

A gunman, accused of killing four persons and injuring two others in a series of shooting from Thursday morning to afternoon, was taken into custody, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) confirmed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/26 8:29:41

US House passes 2-year budget deal to raise spending, suspend debt ceiling

US House passed a budget deal Thursday that will boost overall spending levels and suspend the federal debt ceiling for the next two years.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/26 8:16:03

Trump vetoes block to Saudi arms sales

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed three congressional resolutions barring billions of dollars in weapons sales to US allies including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which are engaged in a devastating war in Yemen.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/25 20:53:41

Cleaning up

A crew works on seepage of more than 900,000 gallons of oil and brine water oil from an abandoned well at the Chevron Corps Cymric Oil Field that has transformed a dry creek bed into a black lagoon, on Thursday near McKittrick, California.
Source: VCG | 2019/7/25 20:48:41

Embattled Puerto Rico governor resigns after 2 weeks of mass protests

Puerto Rico's embattled governor Ricardo Rossello announced his resignation late Wednesday following two weeks of massive protests triggered by the release of a text exchange in which he and others mocked gay people, women and hurricane victims.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/25 20:38:40

Judge blocks Trump's asylum rule

A federal judge in California on Wednesday issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration's new rule barring most immigrants from obtaining asylum in the US if they transit through Mexico.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/25 20:33:40

Despite pushbacks, Facebook clings to Libra

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday reaffirmed his commitment to the social network's quest to launch Libra cryptocurrency despite pushback from governments and critics.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/25 18:33:42

Billionaire found injured in cell: media

US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually assaulting underage girls, was found injured in his jail cell after a possible suicide attempt, according to sources cited in multiple media reports.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/25 18:33:41

Embattled Puerto Rico governor says to step down

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said late Wednesday that he's resigning effective on Aug. 2 amid public anger over obscenity-laced online chats involving him and his aides.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/25 12:59:04

Trump vetoes resolutions blocking arms sales to Arab countries

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed congressional resolutions that intend to block the Trump administration's efforts to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/25 10:08:20

Boeing posts loss of 3 bln USD in Q2 from 737 MAX impact

US top aircraft manufacturer Boeing Company on Wednesday posted a loss of about 3 billion US dollars in earnings for the second quarter of 2019 as a result of the global grounding of 737 MAX airplanes.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/25 10:05:59

Trump not exonerated of obstructing justice in Russia meddling probe: Mueller

Former special counsel Robert Mueller said here on Wednesday that his investigative report on the Russia probe did not exonerate US President Donald Trump of obstructing justice.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/25 7:09:12

UN nuclear watchdog searches for new chief

The UN's nuclear watchdog has announced it will meet Thursday to start the hunt for a new director general to replace Yukiya Amano, who died last week.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/24 21:23:39

US finally gets new Pentagon chief after Senate confirms Mark Esper

Former soldier Mark Esper was sworn in as US secretary of defense Tuesday after earning Senate confirmation, filling America's longest-ever Pentagon leadership vacuum as Washington faces mounting tensions with Iran and struggles to end the long-running Afghanistan war.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/24 21:13:40

Pressure mounts on Mueller

Pressure mounted on Robert Mueller, who headed the probe investigating Russian meddling, to spell out clearly in Congressional testimony Wednesday if he believes President Donald Trump committed a crime.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/24 21:08:41