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Argentina agrees to IMF talks aimed at new financing program

Argentina and the IMF announced Saturday that they have agreed to start talks aimed at reaching a new financing agreement for the heavily indebted South American nation.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/23 22:03:40

Biden campaign jubilant after 2nd place finish; Butigiege falls to third

Bernie Sanders' convincing win in the Nevada caucuses signaled his campaign is gathering strength and reaching voters who had previously eluded him, putting him on a path - for now - toward the Democratic presidential nomination.
Source: Reuters | 2020/2/23 19:43:40

Trump's national security adviser denies evidence of Russia helping Trump reelected

US President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said that he had not seen any evidence that Russia will help Trump get reelected, according to US media on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/23 8:54:54

US jobless claims rise to 210,000 last week

The number of initial jobless claims in the United States rose last week, according to a report released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/21 19:29:14

Late and chaotic, US evacuates frightened Americans from Diamond Princess

As the US government finally evacuated 330 Americans from the Diamond Princess cruiseliner and ordered them to another 14-day quarantine period on US soil, its late and chaotic response had enraged US passengers who told CNN that the trip was merely“trading one ordeal for another.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 22:36:02

Democrats bare fangs at Bloomberg in fiery debate

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg endured a punishing assault in his debut Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday from rivals who savaged him for parachuting in late and throwing astronomical amounts of money at the race.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/20 21:58:40

Trump hires Germany ambassador as top national intelligence chief

President Donald Trump on Wednesday named the current ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, as his top intelligence advisor, immediately drawing criticism that the politically outspoken figure is unsuited to such a sensitive position.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/20 17:53:40

For Americans, flu far greater a threat than novel coronavirus

For Americans, the flu is a far graver health threat than novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, despite all the anxieties and media hype on the latter, new statistics from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/20 9:48:48

Trump pardons the rich and powerful

US President Donald Trump came under fire Tuesday for commuting the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the ex-Illinois governor convicted of trying to peddle Barack Obama's vacated US Senate seat.
Source: Reuters | 2020/2/19 19:08:40

US Boy Scouts files for bankruptcy after abuse scandal

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for bankruptcy Tuesday in what it said was an effort to safeguard compensation payouts for sexual abuse victims.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/19 18:03:40

SpaceX announces partnership to send tourists into orbit

SpaceX announced a new partnership Tuesday to send four tourists deeper into orbit than any private citizen before them, in a mission that could take place by 2022 and easily cost more than $100 million.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/19 17:48:40

Maduro 'not afraid' of US military

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday said he is "not afraid of military combat," accusing his US counterpart Donald Trump of plotting to invade Venezuela with the support of regional allies.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/18 21:43:41

Doctors say Assange's detention is torture; extradition begins Monday

More than 100 doctors on Monday called on Britain to end Julian Assange's “torture” in prison pending his extradition on espionage charges to the United States.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/18 19:58:41

Bolivian govt honors police who went on one-day strike

Bolivia's interim government on Monday honored police from the Cochabamba department that went on strike a day before former president Evo Morales dramatically resigned in November 2019.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/18 19:48:40

Bolton concerned White House could suppress book

John Bolton, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump, raised concern on Monday about his unpublished book being "suppressed" by the White House and suggested he should be able to respond to the president's tweets about him.
Source: Reuters | 2020/2/18 19:43:40

SpaceX rocket launches 5th batch of 60 internet satellites into space

US private space company SpaceX launched its fifth batch of 60 Starlink satellites into space on Monday, in an effort to build at minimum a 12,000-strong satellite network capable of providing broadband internet services.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/18 9:15:49

Operation Rubicon exposes US old trick of thief crying "Stop thief"

While Washington continues to spin certain Chinese tech companies as data thieves with no solid evidence, new leaks detailing how US intelligence, via rigged Swiss products, secretly intercepted classified government communications for decades have unmasked the real thief.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/18 7:57:37

US farmer wins legal case over Bayer AG, BASF herbicide

A US jury has awarded $265 million to a Missouri farmer who blamed herbicide from chemical giants Bayer AG and BASF for destroying his peach orchards, in a case set to bolster 140 other lawsuits.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/17 19:38:40