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Study shows US war cost since 9/11 may top 6 trillion dollars next year

The United States has appropriated and is obligated to spend an estimated 5.9 trillion dollars on the war on terror through Fiscal Year 2019, including direct war and war-related spending and obligations for future spending on post 9/11 war veterans, according to a study released Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/15 8:10:57

CNN sues over barring of reporter, White House vows vigorous defense

A federal judge was set to hold a hearing Wednesday on CNN's lawsuit against Donald Trump's administration alleging the White House violated correspondent Jim Acosta's constitutional rights by revoking his press credentials following a heated exchange with the US president.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/14 22:08:40

Trump says reports on NK missile sites 'nothing new'

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the United States was aware of undeclared North Korean missile bases revealed by US researchers but insisted all was fine.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/14 22:03:42

Picking up pieces

Katherine Marinara and her son Luca find what they came back to look for, old family photographs, at their burnt down house resulting from the Woolsey Fire on Busch Drive in Malibu, California on Tuesday. At least 50 deaths have been reported so far from the late-season wildfires, and with hundreds of people unaccounted for the toll is likely to rise.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/14 22:03:40

Facebook shuts more political accounts

Facebook on Tuesday said it shut down more accounts aimed at influencing the US midterm elections and that it is exploring a possible link to Russia.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/14 21:53:41

Death toll from northern California wildfire climbs to 48

The death toll from the raging Camp Fire in the US state of California has increased to 48 as rescuers continue to search for missing residents in and around the town of Paradise, local authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 17:25:20

US looks to infrastructure investment to boost economy

The United States is working on a multi-pronged infrastructure plan -- one that involves improving the nation's aging roads, bridges and airports, as well as increasing energy exports -- to further boost economic growth, senior US officials said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 13:53:10

Trump lashes out at Macron over NATO burden share, trade, nationalism

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron over the NATO burden share, bilateral trade deficit and Macron's remarks against nationalism.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 8:40:20

20 injured as car crashes into building in US state New Jersey

Up to 20 people were injured after a car on Tuesday crashed into the lobby of a Social Security building in Egg Harbor Township, eastern US state New Jersey, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 8:00:40

CNN sues Trump administration for barring Jim Acosta

CNN is filing a lawsuit against US President Donald Trump and several of his aides in response to the White House's suspension of reporter Jim Acosta's press pass.
Source: CGTN | 2018/11/13 22:58:07

Deadliest fire in California history kills 42

The death toll from a huge blaze in northern California rose to 42 on Monday, making it the deadliest wildfire in state history.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/13 21:13:41

Suspected drug lord El Chapo's trial set for opening arguments in US

Prosecutors and defense lawyers are set to deliver opening statements in the New York trial of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, one of the world's most notorious criminals accused of spending a quarter of a century smuggling cocaine into the United States.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/13 21:13:40

The midterm election results will increase resistance to Trump's moves but may not stop him entirely

The much-anticipated US midterm elections did not throw up surprises. In the House of Representatives, Democrats secured the 218 seats needed to regain control, while the Senate saw Republicans expand their majority.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/13 18:38:40

Wildfire's wrath

The remains of a luxury home stand amid burnt out tree trunks in the beachside community of Point Dume, in Malibu, California, on Sunday, as the battle to control the Woolsey Fire continues. The Woolsey Fire is threatening mansions and mobile homes alike in Malibu. The death toll has been limited to two who were found in a vehicle on a private driveway
Source: AFP | 2018/11/12 23:33:40

Camp Fire reaches grim milestone

The death toll in a raging California wildfire has reached 31, matching the deadliest in the state's history as firefighters battling blazes at both ends of the state on Monday braced for strong winds.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/12 22:03:40

Death toll in Northern California's massive wildfire rises to 29

The death toll in Northern California's massive wildfire climbed to 29 after six more bodies were recovered from the fire zone on Sunday, making it the deadliest wildfire in the history of the western US state of California.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/12 13:18:05

Pompeo speaks with Saudi crown prince over phone on Khashoggi case

The US State Department said on Sunday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a phone conversation with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Khashoggi's death.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/12 11:24:53

Upon centenary of WWI armistice, Macron warns rising risk of nationalism to world peace

With world leaders gathered, church bells rang and Bach's Sarabande played, French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday held a solemn ceremony to mark the centenary of the Armistice of the First World War.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/12 10:25:06