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President Trump renominates two top US military leaders: Pentagon

US President Donald Trump has renominated Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Air Force General Paul Selva as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/20 10:08:42

Trump visits Middle East with future stability at stake

US President Donald Trump departs from Washington for the Middle East on Friday in his first overseas visit since he took office in January.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/20 8:07:52

President Trump: Firing FBI chief eases "great pressure" on him from probe

US President Donald Trump told senior Russian officials last week that his abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey had eased "great pressure" on him from the FBI probe over his campaign's ties with Russia, a New York Times scoop report said, quoting a White House-leaked file summarizing the meeting.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/20 7:47:55

Military solution to DPRK nuclear issue would be "tragic": US defense chief

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned on Friday that military solution to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) nuclear issue would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/20 7:46:26

No recommendations on troop levels for Afghanistan: US defense chief

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday the Pentagon had not made any recommendations on US troop levels for Afghanistan to the White House.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/20 7:46:06

Ecuador calls on UK to grant WikiLeaks founder safe passage

Britain should allow WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to go out of Ecuador's embassy in London to take up asylum in the South American country, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Guillaume Long said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/20 7:45:49

US navy veteran charged with murder for mowing down pedestrians in Times Square

The US navy veteran who steered his car into pedestrians in Times Square has been charged with murder and held without bail.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/20 7:45:07

Temer's survival depends on Congress

Brazil's Michel Temer hoped to save his presidency Friday by persuading the corruption-riddled Congress to back him, despite growing calls for his head in the country's explosive new graft scandal.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/20 0:18:40

Trump under heavier pressure after special counsel appointed over alleged collusion with Russia

Domestic political pressure has mounted on US President Donald Trump after former FBI director Robert Mueller's appointment as the special counsel to oversee a federal probe into his election campaign's relations with Russia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/19 13:55:03

Backgrounder: Trump's crisis-ridden, Russia-haunted presidency

Unconventionality has featured Donald Trump's presidency more than anything else. Ahead of his visit to the Middle East rather than to neighboring Canada or Mexico as his predecessors did on the first overseas trip, Trump has so far got bogged down in a barrage of Russia-related political crises.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/19 13:54:37

US imposes sanctions on Venezuelan supreme court justices

The US Treasury Department on Thursday slapped sanctions on eight Venezuelan supreme court justices, accusing them of abusing the authority of the country's legislature.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/19 13:53:53

No indication of terror in fatal Times Square car crash -- NYC mayor

There was no indication that the fatal car accident on Thursday morning at the heart of Times Square which killed 1 and injured 22 others was an act of terror, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio just said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/19 7:51:01

Trump administration notifies Congress of its intent to renegotiate NAFTA

The Trump administration on Thursday formally notified US Congress of its intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), triggering a 90-day consultation period before the renegotiation can start.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/19 7:49:54

Saudi to sign trade, political deals with US during Trump's visit: FM

Saudi Arabia confirmed on Thursday that it will sign commercial and political deals with the United States during US President Donald Trump's visit to Riyadh next week, Al Arabiya local news reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/19 7:49:02

US launches trade probe into large civil aircraft from Canada

The US Commerce Department on Thursday launched anti-dumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations against imports of large civil aircrafts from Canada.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/19 7:48:04

No secrets were passed to me by Trump, says Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed on Thursday US press reports that President Donald Trump passed classified information to him when they met recently in the White House.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/19 7:47:08

Brazilian President refuses to resign despite corruption allegations

Brazilian President Michel Temer refused to resign on Thursday despite being implicated in corruption allegations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/19 7:43:49

Seven farmers shot dead in western Mexico

Police found the bodies of seven murdered men outside an avocado plantation on Thursday in the town of Salvador Escalante in the western state of Michoacan, the state government announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/19 7:43:33