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Hurricane Michael downgraded to Category 3, still life-threatening

Hurricane Michael was downgraded to still life-threatening Category 3, hours after making landfall in U.S. state Florida earlier on Wednesday with maximum-sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, just shy of a Category 5 storm and causing massive damage.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/11 10:31:41

Trump weighs possible successor to replace Haley as ambassador to UN

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration is contacting Dina Powell, his former senior advisor, on a possible replacement of outgoing Nikki Haley as new US ambassador to the United Nations, while not ruling out other people for the post.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/11 10:06:55

Cuba celebrates 150th anniversary of independence war

Cuban leaders on Wednesday attended celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the 1868 Cuban War of Independence, the first of three wars fought against Spanish colonialists.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/11 10:02:41

Nikki Haley exit fuels political speculation

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley exits President Donald Trump's cabinet as the most high-profile female member, potentially putting her back into play as a candidate for a Republican Party struggling with women voters.
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/10 21:53:40

Florida orders evacuation as monster storm approaches

Hurricane Michael strengthened into a Category 4 storm early on Wednesday before it was expected to plow into Florida's Gulf shore with towering waves and roof-shredding winds as 500,000 people were under evacuation orders and advisories.
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/10 21:43:40

Trump to appoint new ambassador to UN in two or three weeks

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he was going to name a new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations within two or three weeks following Nikki Haley's resignation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/10 9:23:06

Trump accepts Nikki Haley's resignation as U.S. ambassador to UN

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he has accepted Nikki Haley's resignation as the country's ambassador to the United Nations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/10 1:39:11

US Supreme Court takes hard right turn as Kavanaugh is sworn in

The US Supreme Court is supposed to be a sacred institution impervious to partisan politics but the newly confirmed justice Brett Kavanaugh gives the court its staunchest conservative majority in decades.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/9 23:18:41

Haley resigns

Reports indicate that Nikki Haley has resigned as United States ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday. US President Donald Trump has accepted her resignation. In this file photo Haley is seen attending a UN Security Council meeting in New York on April 10.
Source: VCG | 2018/10/9 23:18:40

Alphabet to shut Google+ after data breach

Alphabet Inc's Google will shut down the consumer version of its failed social network Google+ and tighten its data sharing policies after announcing Monday that private profile data of at least 500,000 users may have been exposed to hundreds of external developers.
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/9 22:03:39

Pivot or perish

Brazil's leftist presidential hopeful Fernando Haddad will have to pull off an extreme feat of political acrobatics if he wants to reverse a first-round beating at the hands of a far-right rival on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/9 21:43:39

Venezuela confirms suicide of councilman related to attack against Maduro

Venezuela's Prosecutor General Tarek William Saab on Monday confirmed the suicide of an opposition councilman Fernando Alban, who jumped from the building of the National Intelligence Service (SEBIN) where he was detained.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 13:51:15

Peace talks with rebels suspended until fighting stops: Colombian president

Colombian President Ivan Duque said on Monday that peace talks with National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas will remain suspended until the rebels stop fighting.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 13:34:53

Two American economists share 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics, or officially the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, was awarded Monday jointly to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 9:37:59

New Yorkers celebrate Columbus Day while more U.S. cities drop it

Gloomy overcast skies on Monday did not stop thousands of people, mostly Italian-Americans, to march up the iconic Fifth Avenue of New York City to celebrate Columbus Day, which marks the landing of the Italian-born explorer Christopher Columbus in the Caribbean in 1492.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 9:35:03

Leading Brazil candidate works on coalition

The main political adviser to Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said Monday he will work to stitch together alliances with individual lawmakers to ensure a runoff victory for the former Army captain.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/8 22:28:40

SpaceX launches satellite, recovers rocket on land

US private spaceflight company SpaceX launched an Argentine Earth-observing satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 12:58:19

Bolsonaro thanks supporters, calls for mobilization in run-off

Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday evening thanked voters for putting him in the second of the presidential election.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 12:57:30