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San Francisco climate summit delegates place high hope on huge benefits from stepped up climate action

More than 4,500 participants of an international climate summit held Friday maintained that huge economic and environmental benefits can be achieved from climate action to be taken before the critical year of 2020.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/15 17:08:07

Pompeo slams Kerry for 'inappropriate' meetings with Iran officials

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday lambasted his predecessor, John Kerry, for meetings with Iranian officials in back-channel talks and accused him of "actively undermining" the Trump administration's policy toward Tehran.
Source: CGTN | 2018/9/15 13:52:54

Five killed in U.S. East Coast as Hurricane Florence weakening to tropical storm

At least five people have been killed so far in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence which was downgraded Friday afternoon to a tropical storm with winds of 70 mph (110 km/h) along the U.S. East Coast.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/15 10:08:32

Former US vice president underlines need for US return to Paris Agreement

Former US Vice President Al Gore on Friday cited the frequent occurrence of many of natural disasters in the world this year as a justifying reason for the US return to the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/15 9:54:05

Trump's ex-campaign chief Manafort to cooperate with Mueller

Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, will cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller "fully and truthfully" as part of his guilty plea deal, a prosecutor said in Washington D.C. federal court on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/15 7:33:42

U.S. halfway to its 2025 Paris Agreement goal

Thanks to bottom-up efforts from cities, states and businesses to reduce carbon emissions, the United States is almost halfway to meeting its original 2025 Paris Agreement goal without federal policy support, according to a newly released report.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/14 14:25:30

US, Cuba meet in Washington on "acoustic attack" incidents

US and Cuban officials met in Washington on Thursday to discuss the "acoustic attacks," said the US State Department.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/14 13:15:05

Imposing tariff "a very detrimental policy": US scholar

Imposing tariff is "a very detrimental policy" and destroying the trade system, Roy Wehrle, a reputed economist and economic consultant to former US President John Kennedy, said in a recent interview with Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/14 11:41:05

US not ready to unveil Middle East peace plan, says State Department

The United States has yet to be ready to unveil its Middle East peace plan, a long-awaited proposal that had already been rejected by the Palestinians, said the US State Department on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/14 10:14:53

Multiple gas explosions set homes ablaze near Boston, forcing evacuations

Dozens of suspected gas explosions and fires hit across three communities north of Boston, the US state of Massachusetts, on Thursday, prompting numerous evacuations of neighborhoods, state police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/14 8:23:30

Gunman kills five, self in a series of shootings in SoCal

An unidentified gunman shot and killed his wife and four other people in a series of shootings on Wednesday in Southern California before taking his own life, police said.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/13 21:18:40

Florence haunts S.Carolina residents

For people in South Carolina, Hurricane Florence is playing a scary game of cat and mouse.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/13 21:13:40

Feature: US East Coast braces for fearsome Hurricane Florence

September is usually one of the best months to visit Wilmington, a seaside city with pearly white beaches and colorful beach houses.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/13 17:49:46

President Trump authorizes sanctions against U.S. elections meddling

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order on Wednesday to punish any foreign interference in U.S. elections, a latest attempt by the administration to show its resolution to fight against elections meddling, said U.S. officials.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/13 11:28:45

President Trump authorizes sanctions against US elections meddling

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order on Wednesday to punish any foreign interference in U.S. elections, a latest attempt by the administration to show its resolution to fight against elections meddling, said U.S. officials.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/13 10:26:56

Trilateral NAFTA deal to be reached soon: Mexican economy chief

Canadian and US negotiators could soon reach a deal that would save the trilateral nature of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/13 8:42:04

Egg & spoon

A girl plays the traditional egg-and-spoon race during an event with female members of the Military Police of Public Order in Tegucigalpa, on Tuesday. The murders of women in Honduras have left an estimated 15,174 children orphaned in the last 12 years, according to an investigation by human rights organizations released on Tuesday during a forum.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/12 22:33:42

US to miss Paris accord target

The US will fall short by a third on its commitment under the Paris climate treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report released Wednesday in San Francisco.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/12 22:33:40