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Model claiming Trump secrets deported from Thailand

A Belarusian model who claimed she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office was deported from Thailand on Thursday after being convicted of participating in a “sex training course.”
Source: AFP | 2019/1/17 21:43:42

Trump pushed to delay speech

With the partial US government shutdown now in its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address - a move that could deny him the opportunity to use the pageantry of the speech to attack Democrats in their own chamber over the impasse.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/17 20:18:41

U.S. military says American soldiers killed in Syria explosion

A number of U.S. soldiers were killed in a blast on Wednesday while conducting a routine patrol in northern Syria, the U.S. military said, the first U.S. casualties since President Donald Trump announced his plan to pull out of troops from the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/17 11:13:57

U.S. house speaker asks Trump to delay State of the Union address over shutdown

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to delay his State of the Union address scheduled for Jan. 29, since federal agencies designated to provide security for the event have not been funded due to the ongoing partial government shutdown.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/17 10:10:30

NYC tourism hits record-high in 2018 with increased Chinese visitors

New York City has welcomed a record 65.2 million tourists in 2018, marking a ninth consecutive year of growth, the city's tourism board said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/17 9:12:54

Anti-Trump Senator Gillibrand launches presidential bid

Democratic US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, an outspoken Donald Trump critic and champion of women's issues including the #MeToo movement, announced Tuesday she is running for president.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/16 20:03:42

EX-Mexican president took $100m bribe: trial witness

Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto, an ex-Guzman ­associate testified Tuesday that he previously told US authorities.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/16 20:03:41

One in three UN employees has been sexually harassed: survey

A third of United Nations employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years, according to the findings of the first-ever survey on such misconduct released Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/16 18:23:44

Chinese American woman lawyer sworn in as NYC civil court judge

Wendy Li, an immigrant from China, was sworn in as new judge of the New York City Civil Court on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/16 15:04:00

Chinese grant patents grow in US due to innovation, long-term strategy: expert

The total number of US grant patents for Chinese mainland companies increased in 2018 as all other countries declined, an indication of strengthened innovative ability and effort on the part of Chinese companies to expand long-term presence in the US market, an expert has told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/16 8:11:48

UN Postal Administration issues stamps to celebrate Chinese "Year of the Pig"

The UN Postal Administration (UNPA) has issued a special stamp sheet featuring the Year of the Pig in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/16 8:08:39

US extends troop deployment at border

The Pentagon said Monday it would extend until September 30 the deployment of active-duty soldiers and Coast Guard members at the US-Mexico border, while expanding the mission to include surveillance and detection.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/15 20:18:40

Spotlight on interpreters

Explosive allegations that US President Donald Trump concealed conversations with Russia have thrown an unwelcome spotlight on interpreters, whose quick wit is vital to diplomacy and who stay scrupulously in the shadows.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/15 20:13:40

US court blocks Trump order to limit health plan contraceptive coverage

A judge in the US on Monday blocked an order by President Donald Trump's administration that would have stripped free birth control from some American women.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/15 19:08:40

LA teachers on strike for smaller class sizes, more support staff, better pay

More than 32,000 Los Angeles teachers and staff took to the streets on Monday to demand smaller class sizes, more support staff at schools and better pay.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 17:09:35

Part of Houston Airport's security check closed due to gov't shutdown

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint in Terminal B at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport remained closed on Monday due to shortage of staff.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 16:48:23

High-level DPRK-US talks expected to be held this week to discuss 2nd summit: S.Korean media

High-level talks between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States were expected to be held in Washington this week to discuss the second DPRK-US summit, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday citing diplomatic sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 15:50:26

US to extend troop deployment at Mexico border through September

The US Department of Defense announced a decision Monday to extend the military mission at the border with Mexico to Sept. 30.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 10:46:09