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S.Korea, US joint military drill announcement to be delayed after 2nd DPRK-US summit: media

The announcement of schedule for the joint springtime military drill between South Korea and the United States would be delayed until after the upcoming second summit between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/8 21:39:56

Record number of firearms seized at U.S. airports in 2018: gov't data

A record number of firearms were seized at U.S. airport checkpoints last year, showed data released Thursday by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/8 21:25:11

Russian diplomat warns US against use of force in Venezuela

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov warned on Thursday the United States against using force to topple the legitimate government of Venezuela.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/7 21:21:59

Trump vows to end HIV spread within 10 years, critics skeptical

US President Donald Trump has unveiled a bold plan to stop spread of HIV within a decade in the United States despite challenges posed by his lack of action to improve healthcare system.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/7 13:51:40

Trump nominates Treasury undersecretary Malpass to lead World Bank

US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he has chosen David Malpass, undersecretary for international affairs at the US Treasury Department, as the US candidate for the next president of the World Bank.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/7 13:46:25

US to consider lifting sanctions against Venezuela's pro-Guaido military leaders

The United States may lift sanctions against Venezuelan military leaders who support opposition leader Juan Guaido, said US National Security Adviser John Bolton on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/7 13:43:10

Cuba, Eurasian Economic Commission look to enhance cooperation

Cuba and the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) on Wednesday tapped into bilateral cooperation potential as the first session of the Joint Commission for Collaboration between the two sides started.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/7 13:42:09

US steps up diplomatic maneuver on Venezuela crisis, UN appeals for negotiations

Washington has stepped up diplomatic maneuver on the situation in Venezuela weeks after it recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the nation's "interim president" and slapped sanctions on Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA to cut off Caracas's vital source of revenue.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/7 13:40:14

After Trump's SOTU speech, Pompeo tries to reassure allies of U.S. commitment to fight IS

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday tried to reassure allies and partners that Washington will continue fighting the Islamic State (IS), after U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that "virtually" all of the territory has been liberated from the IS.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/7 13:27:43

US army intensifies airstrikes in Somalia

The US military said it intensified airstrikes in Somalia in the past two days as part of the efforts to weaken the al-Shabab's grip on the Horn of Africa nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/6 18:53:51

Trump urges unity in State of the Union address amid bitter political fight, polarization

US President Donald Trump called for unity and bipartisanship in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, given a divided Congress after two years of bitter partisan fight and heightened political polarization.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/6 17:39:21

Trump urges Congress to approve USMCA in State of the Union address

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged the Congress to approve the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/6 16:31:05

US President Donald Trump gives Lunar New Year greetings

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday extended his greetings to those celebrating the Lunar New Year. He wished them "good health, prosperity, and happiness" in the Year of the Pig. Here is the full text of Trump's presidential message: "Melania and I send our greetings to those celebrating the Lunar New Year. Today, people across the United States and around the world mark the beginning of the Lunar New Year with spectacular fireworks displays, joyful festivals, and family gatherings. This is a sacred time for many people of Asian descent, and it is an opportunity for all Americans to honor the important contributions these communities have made to the story of American greatness. As families, friends, and loved ones gather to welcome the Year of the Pig, we join in sharing our best wishes for."
Source: CGTN | 2019/2/6 16:23:11

Trump announces 2nd meeting with DPRK's Kim in Vietnam in late February

US President Donald Trump said here on Tuesday in his State of the Union address that he will meet with the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong Un, on Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/6 14:29:57

Chicago kicks off Chinese New Year celebrations with fanfare

The US city of Chicago kicked off Chinese New Year celebration with performances at the Cultural Center to a packed audience on Tuesday, the first day of the Chinese lunar Year of the Pig.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/6 14:29:11

Chinese New Year reception held at US Missouri governor mansion

After putting a Chinese couplet on the door of the governor's office at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson held a Chinese Lunar New Year reception at their mansion on Monday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/6 14:13:11

Backgrounder: US State of the Union address

US President Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union address on Tuesday. The following is an introduction to the annual speech.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/6 13:28:17

Senior military leader warns of IS danger, says talks with Taliban in "very early" stages

A US senior military official on Tuesday warned of the danger posed by the Islamic State (IS) forces to Syria and said US talks with Afghan Taliban were in "very, very early" stages.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/6 13:27:00