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Venezuelan women protesters bring roses and face riot police

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, proffering roses to security forces who blocked their way.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/7 23:18:39

Cuba hosts first transgender Mass

For decades belonging to a religion and being anything but heterosexual was stigmatized in Cuba, making the Mass held by three transgender pastors in the western Cuban city of Matanzas all the more groundbreaking.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/7 23:03:39

US vows to restore peace in Somalia despite death of service member

The United States on Saturday vowed to deepen its partnership with Somalia to stabilize the country despite the death of its military service member in the Horn of Africa nation on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/7 8:28:58

Former Brazilian president involved in corruption scheme: former Petrobras executive

Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had participated in the Petrobras' corruption scheme that is under official investigation, said a former senior executive of Petrobras on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/6 16:32:06

US, Russian top diplomats discuss efforts to reduce Syria violence

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday discussed with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov about efforts to reduce the conflict in Syria, the US State Department said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/6 10:56:44

Death toll of Venezuelan protests climbs to 37

Venezuela confirmed Friday the death of a 20-year-old man during an opposition protest not far from the capital city Caracas, bringing the death toll to 37 since the protest broke out early April.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/6 10:54:58

Trump to meet EU chiefs in his first overseas trip

US President Donald Trump will meet with European Union (EU) chiefs during his first overseas trip later this month since taking office, a spokesman of European Council President Donald Tusk confirmed on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/6 7:39:20

White House fires its first female chief usher

White House Chief Usher Angella Reid, the first woman and second African-American to hold this job, has been fired, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Friday without giving any reasons.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/6 7:31:28

Mexico deploys 2,000 soldiers to fight fuel thieves

Around 2,000 soldiers have been sent into the central Mexican state of Puebla to help fight organized criminal gangs stealing fuel, Puebla's governor Antonio Gali announced Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/6 7:26:02

Trump downplays tense ties with Australian PM

US President Donald Trump on Thursday played down the strained ties between him and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the past and praised a "tremendous friendship" between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/5 14:37:15

US urges Southeast Asian countries to intensify pressure on DPRK

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to step up economic and diplomatic pressure on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), said a senior US official.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/5 13:49:10

Trump starts 1st homecoming visit in New York

US President Donald Trump walks out of the Air Force One at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, the United States, May 4, 2017. As a native New Yorker, Trump started his first homecoming visit on Thursday since his inauguration in Jan. 20, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/5 11:44:47

Trump adds trips to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican before NATO, G7 summits

The White House said on Thursday that US President Donald Trump's first overseas trip later this month since taking office will include additional stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/5 8:17:23

Obama voices support for French presidential candidate Macron

Former US President Barack Obama on Thursday voiced his support for Emmanuel Macron, the 39-year-old centrist candidate in the running towards French presidency.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/5 8:16:48

Trump invites Colombian president to White House later May

US President Donald Trump has invited his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos to the White House for talks later this month, the White House said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/5 8:16:22

Death of police officer takes total casualty to 35 in Venezuela

A police officer died on Thursday of injuries sustained in Wednesday's confrontation with protesters in the northern state of Carabobo, Venezuelan prosecutor-general announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/5 8:13:28

US Republican-controlled House passes bill to repeal Obamacare

As a sudden but predicted victory for US President Donald Trump, Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday pushed through a new version of American Health Care Act aimed to repeal and replace Obamacare, by 217 to 213 votes.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/5 8:06:46

Caracas in flames

A demonstrator catches fire during clashes with riot police at a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to rewrite the constitution, in Caracas on Wednesday. The man was badly injured. Protesters accused the president of dodging elections to cling to power. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/5/4 23:53:39