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18 US states to increase minimum wages from 2018

About 18 states in the United States will increase minimum wage from the beginning of 2018, which will benefit over 4.5 million workers across the country, according to a report released by the Washington-based think tank Economic Policy Institute.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:27:44

US suspending security assistance to Pakistan: State Department

US State Department announced on Thursday that the nation is suspending its security assistance to Pakistan.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:09:21

"Bomb Cyclone" batters eastern US, causing travel chaos, deaths

An intense "bomb cyclone" is battering the US East Coast on Thursday with high winds and heavy snowfalls, leaving thousands of flights cancelled, numerous schools and offices closed, and millions of Americans bracing for potential power shortages
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:06:50

More than 44,000 Americans without power in bitter winter storm

More than 44,000 Americans are without electricity, at least eight million people are under blizzard warnings, and 58 million are in the path of this bitter winter storm, according to a CNN report.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:06:27

US State Department designates 3 individuals as global terrorists

US State Department on Thursday designated three individuals as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:05:56

US court verdict against Turkish banker to worsen bilateral ties

The US court verdict that convicted a Turkish banker of evading Iran sanctions will further aggravate the already trouble-plagued ties between Washington and Ankara.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:05:07

US Treasury Department sanctions five Iranian entities

US Treasury Department on Thursday announced sanctions against five Iranian entities.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:04:46

Trump administration proposes to open nearly all US offshore to oil drilling

The US Department of Interior on Thursday announced a proposal which will allow nearly all US offshore areas open to oil drilling, a reversal from Obama-era policy.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:04:30

Passenger buses, trucks barred from deadly highway in Peru

Passenger buses and trucks have been temporarily banished from a stretch of highway near Peru's capital Lima, to prevent a repeat of a tragic crash that claimed 53 lives earlier this week, officials said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:03:18

Chile detects 8,000 quakes in 2017

Chile registered 8,094 earthquakes in 2017, the highest number since 2010, the National Seismological Center reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:02:58

Trump says Bannon 'lost his job... lost his mind'

US President Donald Trump has unleashed a spectacular denunciation of one of his closest political allies, describing former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon as insane and irrelevant.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/4 23:03:39

High alert

Policemen stand guard outside the hospital where former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was admitted after developing a heart condition, in Lima on Wednesday. The 79-year-old had been serving a 25-year sentence for corruption and human rights abuses during his time in office, when he received a presidential pardon that sparked street protests. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/1/4 22:38:40

Trump gets poll boost after golf vacation

US President Donald Trump enjoyed a modest bump in popularity over the Christmas break, prompting pollsters to wonder whether he's more popular when he stays out of the news.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/4 22:03:40

US hardline rhetoric against DPRK signals attempt to maintain "maximum pressure"

The current US administration's recent escalation of hardline rhetoric against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) reveals its attempt to maintain "maximum pressure" against the Asian nation in 2018, US experts said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 14:37:06

White House, Congressional leaders hold "positive" budget talks

White House officials and US congressional leaders from both major parties on Wednesday held a "positive" talk in which they shared their priorities for a bipartisan spending agreement, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 11:37:59

EU stands with Cuba despite US policy changes, says foreign relations chief

The European Union (EU)'s representative for foreign affairs and security policy on Wednesday said the bloc stands with Cuba in its reform process regardless of recent US policy changes which seek to isolate the island nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 11:37:16

Trump disbands controversial voter fraud commission

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to disband his voter fraud commission, slamming multiple states' refusal to cooperate on submitting voter data.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 11:36:56

New York City to install 1,500 security barriers

Pedestrians walk past metal bollards at Times Square in New York, the United States, on Jan. 3, 2018. New York City plans to install 1,500 new security barriers in high-profile locations to guard against vehicle attacks and other terror-related incidents.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 8:39:23