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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

2nd Trump-Kim summit expected to be held in Vietnam: report

The second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), is expected to take place in Vietnam, with three candidate cities being under consideration, U.S. media reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 10:02:24

Trump offers compromise deal

US President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to temporarily shield a million immigrants from deportation if Congress authorizes funding for his Mexican border wall - an idea Democrats rejected, making the US government shutdown likely to grind on.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/20 22:18:40

Blaze victim

Forensic personnel transport a body at the scene of a massive blaze triggered by a leaky pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state in Mexico on Saturday. An explosion and fire killed at least 73 people who were collecting fuel gushing from a leaking pipeline in central Mexico, the Hidalgo state governor said on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/20 22:18:22

School apologizes after students in Trump hats mock Native American

A Catholic school in Kentucky condemned a group of its students, many of whom wore “Make America Great Again” hats, after they were recorded harassing a Native American Vietnam veteran in a video that went viral on Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/20 18:43:41

Mexico pipeline blaze kills 73

An explosion and fire in central Mexico killed at least 73 people after hundreds swarmed to the site of an illegal fuel-line tap to gather gasoline amid a government crackdown on fuel theft, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/20 18:43:41