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#MeToo NY Fashion show spotlights sexual harassment of runway models

Eight models, all subject to sexual harassment or assault in one form or another, took advantage of New YorkFashion Week on Friday to raise awareness for the #MeToo movement sweeping the US.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/10 23:38:40

Carnival beat

Revelers of the Mancha Verde samba school perform at the first night of carnival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, early Saturday. Carnival of Brazil is an annual festival held between the Friday afternoon (51 days before Easter) and Ash Wednesday noon, which marks the beginning of Lent.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/10 23:38:39

Washington school children send a love message to China

The auditorium at Alice Deal Middle School in Washington D.C. was filled Friday afternoon, as an audience of circa 700 waited for the big finale of the show, a chorus of a Chinese song "I love you China."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 22:56:51

California governor optimistic about cooperation with China

California Governor Jerry Brown said Saturday that he is looking forward to cooperating with China on climate change and pollution reduction.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 22:47:47

US California governor pledges to enhance cooperation with Canada on climate action

California Governor Jerry Brown said Friday that his state expects to expand cooperation with Canada on climate action, trade and criminal justice reform, the governor's office said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 20:24:27

Trump delays release of Democrat-drafted rebuttal memo on Russia probe

US President Donald Trump on Friday blocked for now the release of a Democrat-drafted classified rebuttal memo to the previous Republican document alleging FBI and Justice Department surveillance abuses in the Russia probe.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 13:39:23

Trump to release letter about Democrat-drafted memo on Russia probe

US President Donald Trump said Friday he would soon release a letter about a Democrat-drafted classified memo defending the FBI and Justice Department's behavior during the Russia probe.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 7:11:14

US imposes sanctions on individuals, entities related to IS

The US Treasury said on Friday that it has imposed sanctions on three individuals and three entities for their alleged support of the Islamic States (IS) militant group.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 6:58:47

Trump signs deal to end brief govt shutdown

US President Donald Trump signed a wide-ranging bipartisan deal into law on Friday morning, ending a brief government shutdown that began just after Thursday midnight.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 0:37:53

Cohosting 2026 World Cup could benefit North American economy, study shows

Cohosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup in Canada, Mexico and the United States could generate more than five billion US dollars in short-term economic activity across North America, a new study shows.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 0:08:56

Pentagon introduces new anti-harassment policy

The US Department of Defense on Thursday announced a new policy to tackle combat misconduct, bullying and any kind of harassment, such as offensive jokes, stereotyping, violence and discrimination, in the US military.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/9 15:16:31

US gov't shuts down at midnight after Senate recess

The US government is shutting down at midnight as the Senate went into recess and missed a midnight deadline to pass a short-term funding bill.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/9 13:58:03

US gov't to shut down at midnight as Senate recesses until 12:01 am Friday

The US government is to shut down at midnight as Senate went into recess and missed a midnight deadline to pass a short-term funding bill.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/9 13:34:13

President Maduro guarantees int'l observers for Venezuela election

President Nicolas Maduro vowed Thursday that his government was ready to receive international observers to oversee presidential elections on April 22.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/9 9:28:08

Trump's approval rating best in 7 months: poll

US President Donald Trump's approval rating hit 40 percent, the highest since June 2017, the latest Quinnipiac University poll showed.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/9 8:41:04

Court upholds baker's right to refuse order from gay pair

A California court has recognized a pastry chef's right to refuse to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple, as the Supreme Court debates a similar case with weighty implications.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/8 23:48:40

Saving man's best friend

A man carries a dog from mud and stones after a river flooded Tiquipaya, Bolivia on Wednesday, where days of heavy rain have left thousands of people homeless, fields underwater and houses destroyed. Authorities have activated the Emergency National Operations Committee (COEN) to coordinate efforts to provide flood victims with aid.
Source: VCG | 2018/2/8 23:43:42

Trump aide to leave after wife battery allegations

White House staff secretary Rob Porter - a near-constant fixture at President Donald Trump's side -- has resigned from his post, after two ex-wives publicly accused him of domestic abuse.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/8 23:38:40