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US Senate panel advances Gina Haspel to lead CIA

The US Senate Intelligence Committee voted on Wednesday in favor of Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's pick to be the next CIA director, despite her ties to the agency's past controversial interrogation program.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 7:43:44

Another Jerusalem embassy

Sara Netanyahu and her husband Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin applaud as Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and his wife Hilda Patricia Marroquin (from left to right) cut the ribbon during the inauguration ceremony of the Guatemalan embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Guatemalan becomes the first country to follow in the footsteps of the US' deeply controversial move. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/5/16 23:13:40

Issues confusing statements to US news website

Meghan Markle's father overshadowed his daughter's wedding to Prince Harry by sowing confusion about whether he would walk her down the aisle or snub the British royal family by pulling out of the intricately planned celebration at the last minute.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/16 22:18:40

Argentina far from repeating past economic crises, says president

Argentine President Mauricio Macri on Tuesday said the South American country is far from repeating its past economic crises.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 13:03:48

Reporting dangers

A painting in Spanish that reads “140 journalists murdered in MX” is seen on a US/Mexico border fence in Tijuana, Mexico, on Monday. The painting was made by journalists to denounce the murders of journalists in Mexico and to raise awareness on the dangers they face in the country. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/5/15 23:23:40

This won't hurt a bit...

A woman is vaccinated during a campaign against H1N1 flu, in Tegucigalpa on Monday. At least 10 people have died from H1N1 in Honduras so far this year, according to the health ministry. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/5/15 22:58:40

NASA spacecraft data shows new evidence of watery plumes

A fresh look at data from a 1997 flyby of Jupiter's moon, Europa, suggests that NASA's Galileo spacecraft flew directly through a watery plume, raising hopes of probing the jets for signs of life around the second planet from Earth.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/15 22:33:40

SC lifts federal ban on sports gambling

The US Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for states to legalize gambling on baseball, basketball, American football and other sports - a business worth tens of billions of dollars annually.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/15 22:28:40

Mexican university sets up tech exchange center in Hangzhou

A top Mexican university on Monday set up a national technology exchange center in east China's Hangzhou to turn its technological research into reality.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 21:21:50

Argentines protest IMF loan, price hikes

Argentina's union members took to the streets of the capital Buenos Aires on Monday to protest government loan negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and price hikes of public utilities.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 11:48:08

US state of Iowa urges Washington not to harm access to Chinese market

The US Midwest state of Iowa on Monday published a letter sent to US Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer, in which the farm belt state urged swift actions on the US side to resolve the Section 301 trade dispute with China in a way that does not hurt the state's economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 11:35:14

Moody's warns of "structural weaknesses" in Argentinean economy

Ratings agency Moody's on Monday warned Argentina about the "structural weakness" in its economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 8:33:54

Canadian general appointed deputy UN force commander in South Korea

Canada's Lieutenant General Wayne Eyre will become the deputy commander of the United Nations Force in South Korea, according to Canada's National Defence Ministry on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 8:32:26

Cuban president checks progress of Havana's 500th birthday plans

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Monday was informed about preparations for celebrations to mark the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 7:45:05

Colombia's ELN announces ceasefire for presidential election

The National Liberation Army (ELN), a guerrilla group in Colombia, on Monday announced a unilateral ceasefire for the country's presidential election to choose successor to President Juan Manuel Santos.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 7:38:26

Pompeo outlines US plans to help DPRK in exchange for denuclearization

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday outlined the United States' plans to help the development of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) if the country agrees to complete denuclearization.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/14 10:38:52

Keeping watch

An onlooker watches as lava erupts from a fissure east of the Leilani Estates subdivision during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, the US, on Saturday. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/5/13 22:23:40

Female stars call for equal pay in Cannes protest

Hollywood stars including Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Salma Hayek called Saturday for equal pay in the cinema industry and beyond in a historic red carpet protest at the Cannes film festival.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/13 22:18:39