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Trump administration's transgender military policy takes effect

A Trump administration policy barring most transgender people from joining the US military went into effect on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/13 15:56:56

UN mission in Haiti should not be excessively involved in human rights matters: Chinese envoy

The UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) should not be too much involved in the domestic human rights issues of the country, said a Chinese envoy on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/13 10:45:53

Trump's controversial transgender troop ban takes effect

US President Donald Trump's ban on transgender Americans in the military comes into force on Friday following a protracted legal battle.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/12 22:43:41

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy completes first commercial launch

The world's most powerful operational rocket completed its first commercial launch on Thursday, bringing a Saudi Arabian telecommunications satellite into the orbit.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 14:24:33

Former Obama White House counsel charged with lying to Justice Department

US prosecutors said Thursday Gregory Craig, former Obama administration White House counsel, has been indicted on charges of making false statements and concealing information about foreign lobbying from the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 13:59:31

US Senate confirms David Bernhardt as interior secretary

The US Senate on Thursday confirmed acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to formally lead the department.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 8:37:16

US, UAE hold joint military dialogue on challenges

The Pentagon said on Thursday that senior delegations from the United States and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) met here Tuesday and Wednesday for the fourth meeting of the Joint Military Dialogue to discuss defense challenges.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 8:18:10

Trump to attend 75th anniversary of Normandy landings in France

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he will attend the ceremonies to be held in France later this year for commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 8:16:52

Ecuador revokes Assange's citizenship citing "irregularities"

Ecuador on Thursday announced it revoked the citizenship status given to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in December 2017, citing "irregularities" in the naturalization process.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 8:05:22

US jobless claims hit near 5-decade low

The number of initial jobless claims in the United States dropped by 8,000 last week, almost reaching its lowest level since October 1969, according to a report released by the US Department of Labor on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 0:22:40

China, US inch toward deal

Chinese and US officials have maintained close contact in recent days on the remaining issues, and further negotiations could be underway, as the two countries inch toward a final trade agreement to end their tariff war, China's commerce ministry said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 22:13:39

US charges WikiLeaks founder Assange in computer hacking conspiracy

US prosecutors said Thursday they have charged Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/11 21:57:13

Social media habits in US unchanged, says survey

US adults appear to be sticking with Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms despite controversies over privacy and misinformation, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/11 20:13:41

Maduro, Red Cross agree on delivery of humanitarian aid to Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday night that he had reached an agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on the delivery of humanitarian aid supplies within the framework of respect for the national sovereignty of his country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/11 13:21:30

U.S. sends patrol aircraft, destroyer in search of crashed Japanese F-35A jet

The U.S. Navy said Wednesday it has sent a P-8A maritime patrol aircraft and a guided-missile destroyer in search of a Japanese F-35A jet that crashed off the coast of Japan.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/11 10:27:12

Trump calls to congratulate Netanyahu on re-election

US President Donald Trump has called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him for his "apparent victory" in Israel's parliamentary election, Netanyahu's office said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/11 8:19:50

Chinese UN envoy rejects US accusation over Venezuela

The Chinese ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday rejected US Vice President Mike Pence's accusation against China over Venezuela.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/11 8:13:45

UN humanitarian chief asks for more support to Venezuela

UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock on Wednesday asked for more money to support the expansion of humanitarian programs in Venezuela.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/11 8:09:30