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N.Korea rebuffs US offer of December talks

The Foreign Ministry of North Korea on Thursday called for a direct dialogue with the United States at any place and at any time in response to a new US proposal.
Source: Xinhua-AFP | 2019/11/15 21:43:40

S.Korea, US to hold talks for upkeep cost-sharing for USFK

Negotiators from South Korea and the United States will hold talks next week in Seoul to share the upkeep cost for the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), Seoul's foreign ministry said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/15 21:19:45

Trump administration proposes 83-percent increase in cost to become US citizen

The Trump administration on Thursday officially proposed an 83-percent increase in cost to become a US citizen, claiming that "current fees do not recover the full costs of providing adjudication and naturalization services."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/15 13:25:28

Pompeo meets with NATO secretary general in Washington D.C., US

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) shakes hands with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during their meeting in Washington D.C., the United States, on Nov. 14, 2019. (Photo by Ting Shen/Xinhua)
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/15 9:56:13

At least 2 killed in Southern California high school shooting

At least two people were killed and three injured following a shooting Thursday morning at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Southern California, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/15 7:53:55

"Don't be a fool" letter returned to Trump, says Erdogan

Visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that he has returned a letter from US President Donald Trump that urged him not to be "a fool" on attacking Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/15 7:29:12

Impeachment probe shifts to high gear

Two top US diplomats delivered gripping testimony on Wednesday about Donald Trump's efforts to get Ukraine to investigate his potential 2020 rival Joe Biden, as the impeachment inquiry into the president shifted into a new phase of high-stakes televised hearings.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/14 22:08:41

Clashes continue as acting Bolivia leader aims to end power vacuum

Bolivia's interim president Jeanine Anez moved Wednesday to fill the power vacuum left by the resignation of Evo Morales, who said he was ready to return from exile in Mexico to "pacify" the country, as riot police clashed with his supporters and one was killed.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/14 21:58:40

AI, privacy concerns spark calls for tech industry to share wealth

We need to respect the fact that those data are actually being created by the very people who these companies are claiming are no longer relevant. And we need to acknowledge that by compensating them.
Source: Reuters | 2019/11/14 18:03:40

In Brazil, dentists give battered women a new life

Millions of women are victims of domestic violence in Brazil. Their faces and teeth are often targeted in the violent assaults at the hands of their partners. But a network of volunteer dentists are helping victims to smile again by reconstructing their teeth and in doing so, helping them to rebuild their lives.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/14 17:41:24

NASA's rover to hunt for microscopic fossils on Mars

NASA scientists have discovered a potential place for its Mars 2020 rover to look for signs of ancient life in Jezero Crater where the rover will land in February of 2021.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/14 15:53:55

US Senate confirms Trump appointee to head DHS

The US Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Chad Wolf as undersecretary in charge of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office of Strategy, Policy and Plans, a move that paved the way for him to become the acting DHS chief as he was earlier appointed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/14 15:48:51

US Fed chairman says current monetary policy "likely to remain appropriate"

The current stance of US monetary policy is "likely to remain appropriate" as long as the US economy stays on track, US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Wednesday at a hearing held by the Joint Economic Committee of Congress.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/14 11:31:06

US House holds first public hearing in Trump impeachment inquiry

The US House Committee on Intelligence held the first public hearing Wednesday since House Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump in September to determine whether he abused his office in his interactions with Ukraine.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/14 7:47:19

Bolivia moves to end power vacuum

A senator proclaimed herself Bolivia's interim president on Tuesday in an effort to fill the power vacuum left by the abrupt resignation of Evo Morales, who immediately condemned the move as a “sneaky coup.”
Source: AFP | 2019/11/13 23:03:41

New clashes, calls for general strike as Chile's peso drops to historic low

Violent protests broke out in Chile's capital Santiago on Tuesday as the country's currency dropped to a historic low after weeks of mass street demonstrations that have left the South American country in crisis.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/13 21:28:40

Top court hears 'Dreamers' case

The conservative majority on the Supreme Court appeared sympathetic on Tuesday to US President Donald Trump's decision to end a program which protected nearly 700,000 young immigrants known as “Dreamers” from deportation.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/13 21:18:40

Will power: Could property inheritance help close US 'wealth gap'?

Property values have gone up so much, our children can't afford to buy a home in West Oakland
Source: Reuters | 2019/11/13 18:18:40