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Surprise! One in five Americans hit with unexpected bills after surgery

One in five Americans who undergo elective surgery receive surprise bills – despite their insurance covering the procedure – researchers said Tuesday, with the average debt around $2,000.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/12 18:13:42

US President Trump under fire for intervening in Roger Stone case

US President Donald Trump faced fresh accusations of abuse of power Tuesday after appearing to pressure the Justice Department to seek a lighter prison sentence for his longtime political aide Roger Stone. Stone was convicted in November last year of lying to Congress, tampering with a witness and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to cheat in the 2016 election.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/12 18:13:41

New Hampshire primary for 2020 US election begins

The New Hampshire primary of the 2020 US presidential election began on Tuesday, with the first group of voters casting ballots in several small towns.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/12 13:14:52

US sanctions against Venezuelan state airline violate int'l law: aviation agency

US sanctions against Venezuela's state-owned airline Conviasa violate international law, said Jorge Alvarez, president of the Chamber of Venezuelan Air Transport Companies, on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/12 10:46:29

White House's budget proposal triggers backlash from lawmakers, experts

The White House on Monday unveiled a 4.8-trillion-dollar budget proposal that slashes major domestic programs and promises a balanced budget by 2035, triggering backlash from US lawmakers and experts.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/12 8:00:00

POTUS touts uranium reserve funds

President Donald Trump's 2021 budget proposed $150 million for the creation of a US uranium reserve as the administration seeks to help struggling producers of the fuel for nuclear power reactors.
Source: Reuters | 2020/2/11 17:48:41

Evo Morales travels to Cuba for health reasons

Former President of Bolivia Evo Morales has travelled to Cuba "for health reasons" and will return to Argentina next weekend, Morales' press office reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/11 12:19:15

US Fed official says current monetary policy should help support economic expansion

A senior US Federal Reserve official said on Monday that the central bank's current monetary policy should help support the US economic expansion, which is now in its 11th year.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/11 10:16:47

Biden calls voter a 'lying dog-faced pony soldier' in NH

Former US vice president Joe Biden drew criticism on Sunday after he called a woman a "lying dog-faced pony soldier" at a campaign event in New Hampshire.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/10 18:08:41

Backed by soldiers, El Salvador's president briefly occupies Congress

President Nayib Bukele and a group of soldiers armed with automatic weapons briefly occupied El Salvador's Congress on Sunday, stepping up a pressure campaign to force lawmakers to back a crime-fighting plan.
Source: Reuters | 2020/2/10 18:08:40

Malian musician's kora broken after flight, TSA agents deny any role

United States aviation security officials have denied destroying a precious traditional instrument belonging to a Malian musician, responding to an incident that sparked outrage online.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/10 17:58:40

Venezuela denounces "terrorist attack" against communications companies

Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez on Sunday denounced a "terrorist attack" on a warehouse in the northern state of Carabobo belonging to two state-owned communications companies.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/10 12:26:39

New bridge fast tracks life of indigenous population in Bolivia

The construction of the new bridge has demonstrated that modernity can come to distant and isolated places while at the same time showing respect for indigenous lands, identity, and the environment.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/10 12:23:35

New York policemen shot in targeted attacks by gunman

A policeman was shot Sunday morning in the New York borough of The Bronx shortly after two other police officers were assaulted in the same area, in targeted attacks by the same gunman, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/10 11:05:07

Two American troops killed by Afghan soldier in Nangarhar attack

Two American troops were killed and six others wounded when an Afghan soldier armed with a machine gun opened fire, the US military confirmed Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/9 19:38:40

Trump stands by army officer's removal

President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his decision to fire an army officer who gave damning evidence against him during the impeachment probe.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/9 18:38:40

Virginia building fire contained, crew hitting hotspots

Firefighters have contained a massive building fire in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, eastern US state of Virginia, fire authorities said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/9 11:43:23

Trump says Mulvaney to remain as acting White House chief of staff

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that Mick Mulvaney will remain as his acting chief of staff amid media reports that the aide's future at the White House is in doubt.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/8 17:42:40