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"Irresponsible" US Jerusalem decisions add woe to troubled Middle East

US wayward decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has brought further misery to the already troubled Middle East, causing rising tensions in the region and a growing rift between the United States and its European allies.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/11 16:44:47

Canada to unveil plan for fighter jet acquisitions

The Canadian government is expected to announce this week that it will both purchase Australia's used F/A-18 Classic Hornets and unveil its plan to acquire a permanent fleet of fighter jets.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/11 16:12:04

False shooting reports put Houston police on high alert during holiday season

Houston police were on high alert Sunday as three false shooting incidents were reported in the past 10 days in the fourth largest city in the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/11 13:21:22

US Beirut embassy targeted

Palestinian protests waned in the occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip on Sunday while violence flared near the US embassy in Beirut over US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/10 23:43:39

Black leaders stay away as Trump opens museum

US President Donald Trump flew to Mississippi on Saturday to attend the opening of a civil rights museum, but his visit was marred by the absence of top African-American leaders who stayed away in protest of his policies and record on race relations.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/10 22:18:40

As winds relent, scorched California hopes for fire relief

Brutal winds that fueled southern California wildfires finally began to ease Saturday, giving people hope for a respite as the destructive toll of the blazes came into focus.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/10 22:18:40

Campaigners hold rich nations, companies accountable for global warming, on the streets and in court

People around the world beset by the impacts of global warming like droughts, heat waves and storm surges are calling for “climate justice,” and many are pleading their cases in court.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/10 20:43:39

California governor says wild fires as 'new normal' because of climate change

California's Governor Jerry Brown said Saturday that climate change has pushed weather to the most extreme, and the US western state must better prepare for a constant threat of wildfire which is a "new normal."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/10 14:52:48

First snowfall this season comes to New York

The first snowfall of the season arrived in New York on Saturday morning, and is expected to continue until early Sunday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/10 8:23:54

5.0-magnitude quake hits 83 km SW of Atka, Alaska -- USGS

An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted 83 km SW of Atka, Alaska at 18:37:35 GMT on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/10 8:22:12

US finds itself isolated at UN Security Council over Jerusalem

The US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Nikki Haley, found herself isolated at Friday's emergency meeting as 14 out of all the 15 members of the UN Security Council spoke against her country's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/10 8:13:25

Pilot, 2 Chinese trainees presumably dead after plane crash in Florida

One pilot and two Chinese trainees are thought to have died after their plane crashed into a lake in the US state of Florida Friday, reports have said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/10 7:27:39

Pilot, 2 Chinese trainees presumably dead after plane crash in Florida

One pilot and two Chinese trainees are thought to have died after their plane crashed into a lake in the US state of Florida Friday, reports have said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/10 0:05:00

Brazil's ruling coalition faces split as another minister quits

Brazil's Minister of Government Secretariat Antonio Imbassahy resigned Friday, a day before his party is expected to hold a critical national convention to decide whether to leave the ruling coalition of President Michel Temer.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/9 18:20:30

Senior aide to Trump to leave White House

US President Donald Trump's deputy national security adviser, Dina Powell, will step down from her position early next year, the White House said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/9 13:26:40

US congressman resigns amid allegations of sexual harassment

US House Representative Trent Franks charged with sexual harassment by his former aides announced Friday that he's resigning immediately instead of early next year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/9 12:22:15

US mulls deploying intermediate-range missile systems, citing 'Russian violation'

US State Department said Friday that Washington is considering deploying "conventional, ground-launched, intermediate-range missile systems" to defend itself and allies against Russia's "violation" of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/9 11:32:02

President Trump vows to punish third-largest US bank with higher fines

US President Donald Trump warned the third-largest US bank Wells Fargo on Friday that fines against the bank could be increased in an ongoing investigation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/9 8:11:20