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Trump rips Mueller-led Russia probe at one-year mark

US President Donald Trump ripped the Russia probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday, the day that marks the one-year anniversary of Mueller's appointment.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/18 7:59:29

Panel OKs CIA director with torture background

A key US Senate panel on Wednesday greenlighted the nomination of veteran covert operative Gina Haspel to become director of the Central Intelligence Agency, despite her involvement in the torture of Al-Qaeda detainees in the early 2000s.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/17 21:58:42

Trump reimbursed attorney who paid porn star Stormy Daniels: disclosure

President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time in an ethics disclosure released on Wednesday that he repaid more than $100,000 to former personal attorney Michael Cohen, renewing questions about Trump's ties to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/17 21:58:42

US births plunge to record lows

Births in the US have plunged to record lows not seen in decades, marking a profound cultural shift that could have ramifications for the future economy, experts said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/17 21:53:40

Calif. doctor accused of sexual abuse

A gynecologist at a California university has denied claims that he sexually abused his patients over decades, with the school coming under fire for allowing him to continue treating patients despite the allegations.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/17 21:50:49

Defiant group

A member of a leftist organization demonstrates against the rise in public services fares and the government's negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Wednesday. President Mauricio Macri last week opened negotiations with the IMF to stabilize the economy, the IMF board will meet informally on Friday to discuss the crisis.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/17 21:48:42

Consulate of China expresses concern over report of USC doctor accused of bad behavior

Consulate General of China in Los Angeles expressed its deep concern Wednesday over the report of a doctor at the University of Southern California (USC) accused of bad behavior to female patients including Chinese students in recent years.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 20:37:03

Argentina overcomes "exchange rate volatility," says president

Argentina has overcome the "exchange rate volatility" that saw the peso plunge more than 15 percent against the US dollar, President Mauricio Macri said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 13:31:26

Brazil's annual basic interest rate stays at 6.5 pct

The Brazilian Central Bank's Monetary Policy Committee announced late Wednesday that the country's annual basic interest rate will stay at 6.5 percent.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 13:16:28

Trump's lawyer says Mueller team not to indict president

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has informed US President Donald Trump's legal team that it would follow Justice Department guidance and not seek an indictment against Trump, according the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 11:27:10

US imposes sanctions on Hezbollah leadership

The US Treasury announced Wednesday it has imposed sanctions on Hezbollah leadership as well as other individuals and one group, a move it claimed to "disrupt an Iranian-backed terrorist group."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:47:08

President Trump discloses payment to lawyer in financial report

US President Donald Trump repaid his lawyer Michael Cohen over 100,000 US dollars for expenses that Cohen incurred during the 2016 presidential election, according to a financial disclosure form released Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:10:45

Colombia evacuates towns along Cauca River due to flooding

The government of the Colombian department of Antioquia and the Red Cross issued an alert on Wednesday to four towns' residents to evacuate immediately given the flooding of the Cauca River.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:10:00

Canadian PM urges university graduates to fight intolerance

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday urged New York University graduates to fight a rising tide of intolerance, nationalism and identity politics around the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:06:22

Nicaraguan leader opens national dialogue on political unrest

Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega on Wednesday presided over the opening of a national dialogue to resolve recent political unrest and deadly protests.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:06:03

Legalizing sports gambling may destabilize social economy: expert

Legalizing sports gambling in US will likely have multiple destabilizing socio-economic impacts, said a University of Illinois (UI) expert.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:04:55

Roundup: Trump Jr: Can't recall discussing Russian meeting with father

Donald Trump Jr., the president's 39-year-old son, told a US Senate panel that he didn't recall discussing a 2016 meeting with Russians at Trump Tower in New York with his father, according to testimony released Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:00:46

Mexican independent presidential candidate leaves race

Mexican independent presidential candidate and former first lady Margarita Zavala announced Wednesday she was dropping out of the hotly contested race.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 7:58:20