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US probes auto union leaders over corruption

US federal agents are investigating labor leaders in the auto sector over corruption scandals such as buying pricey designer purses and a shotgun with trade union funds, the Detroit News reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 7:48:10

"Why change something that works?" US-Mexico border residents say of NAFTA

For many residents who live on the US-Mexico border, Arco gas station, where gasoline is roughly 20 or more cents cheaper than it is at most gas stations in Imperial County, California, is the best choice to save a couple of bucks.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 7:44:10

White House Chief Strategist Bannon steps down

The White House said Friday Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon will leave his job.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 7:42:55

Venezuela's opposition-held parliament rejects powers voted by ANC

The opposition majority in Venezuela's National Assembly (AN) said Friday it rejected the decree by the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), which dispossessed the AN of some of its powers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 7:42:02

US pledges full support to Spain in investigating terror attacks

US President Donald Trump on Friday pledged the full support of the United States in investing the attacks in Spain's Barcelona and Cambrils and bringing the perpetrators to justice.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 7:31:55

Trump raises US Cyber Command to status of Unified Combatant Command

US President Donald Trump has raised US Cyber Command to the status of Unified Combatant Command, the White House said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 0:14:43

Republicans assail Trump over Confederate statue defense

President Donald Trump decried on Thursday the removal of monuments to the pro-slavery Civil War Confederacy, echoing white nationalists and drawing stinging rebukes from fellow Republicans in a controversy that has inflamed racial tensions.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/18 23:03:39

After Charlottesville riot, US political violence could increase, experts say

Politically fueled violence could increase in the United States amid a rise of radical groups, experts said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 14:53:34

Schwarzenegger urges Trump to reject white supremacists

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday evening released a video, calling on US President Donald Trump to abandon his ambiguous attitude to racism and immediately reject "the support of white supremacists."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 13:32:59

59th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show to kick off soon

Photo taken on Aug. 17, 2017 shows a fighter plane at Gary Jet Center, Chicago, the United States. The Media Day for the 59th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show was opened at Gary Jet Center on Thursday for reporters and photographers. The show will kick off at North Avenue Beach on Saturday and Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 13:31:33

Mexico keen to strengthen financial links within NAFTA

Mexican Minister of Finance Jose Antonio Meade said Thursday that Mexico, the United States and Canada, which are renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), agree to deepen integration in financial services.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 13:12:10

US, South Korea to hold special session of KORUS FTA next week

The United States and South Korea will hold a special session of the Joint Committee under the US-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) next week, US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer announced on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 13:11:24

Pence says interests of US, LatAm "intertwined"

Visiting US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday vowed to seek common interests between the United States and Latin America after his regional tour to promote a hardline policy against Venezuela was defied by several countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 13:10:52

Diplomatic effort on DPRK nuclear issue "first and foremost": US top diplomat

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reaffirmed on Thursday that diplomatic effort was "first and foremost" choice in solving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 8:17:06

Venezuelan President Maduro asks military to prepare in case of US invasion

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has instructed the military to prepare to "shoulder arms," in case of a US invasion, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 8:16:33

Thousands of illegal asylum seekers get into Canada's Quebec in recently months

More than 3,800 asylum seekers crossed the border illegally in Quebec, Canada, from August 1 to August 15, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 8:16:17

US 21 Democratic Attorneys General issue joint statement denouncing white supremacist

21 Democratic Attorneys General issued joint statement Thursday denouncing white supremacist, according to a press release of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's office.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 8:15:16

Two officers of USS Fitzgerald to be relieved of duty after fatal crash

The US Navy said Thursday it plans to relieve two commanding officers of US S. Fitzgerald of their duties, after a fatal crash in June that killed seven sailors. Vice chief of naval operations Bill Moran told a press briefing that two top officers of the destroyer will be relieved of duty Friday by Joseph Aucoin, the head of the Navy's seventh Fleet.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 8:14:57