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US vote against Canadian softwood 'without merit', says B.C. trade council

The vote by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) this week to label Canadian softwood imports as harmful to American interests is "completely without merit", the British Columbia Lumber Trade Council has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/9 7:30:37

Trump declares emergency for wildfires in California

US President Donald Trump declared an emergency in state of California on Friday as wildfires have engulfed several mountains around Los Angeles.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/9 7:27:30

Firefighters battle intense wildfires in California

Firefighters battled intense wind-driven wildfires early on Friday across densely populated Southern California that have destroyed at least 500 structures and chased tens of thousands of people from their homes over the past five days.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/8 23:08:40

Argentine judge orders arrest of ex-president for treason

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the arrest of former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on charges of treason and covering up for alleged Iranian terrorists involved in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/8 11:24:41

Trump to undergo physical examination early next year

The White House said Thursday that US President Donald Trump will undergo a physical examination while promising to allow the results to be released.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/8 11:24:06

US House passes stopgap spending bill to avoid gov't shutdown

US House of Representatives on Thursday passed a two-week stopgap spending bill one day before a deadline to avoid government shutdown.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/8 9:08:18

President Raul Castro arrives in Antigua and Barbuda for Cuba-CARICOM summit

Cuban President Raul Castro arrived in Antigua and Barbuda on Thursday, along with other leaders and heads of state of Caribbean countries, to chair the VI Cuba-CARICOM summit which begins Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/8 9:07:58

No credible threats to other schools in New Mexico after school shooting: police

US New Mexico State Police (NMSP) said Thursday that there are no other credible threats to students so far in other areas following a school shooting in the city of Aztec earlier in the day.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/8 8:59:13

Former white cop sentenced to 20 years in US for killing unarmed black man

A white former police officer in the US state of South Carolina has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for fatally shooting an unarmed black man two years ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/8 8:58:08

FBI director defends agency amid Trump's criticism

FBI Director Christopher Wray defended his agency on Thursday amid sharp criticism from US President Donald Trump.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/8 8:53:23

Three dead in shooting at New Mexico high school

Three people including a gunman were dead after a shooting at a high school in the southwestern US state of New Mexico on Thursday, law enforcement authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/8 8:52:52

US Senator Al Franken announces resignation amid sexual misconduct allegations

Democratic Senator Al Franken announced on Thursday that he will resign from the US Senate in coming weeks amid a string of sexual misconduct allegations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/8 8:51:14

Trump meets Democrats on spending bill as federal govt shutdown looms

President Donald Trump was set to face off with Democratic leaders of Congress on Thursday in a high-stakes White House meeting intended to bridge differences over a spending bill and prevent a government shutdown.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/7 22:53:39

Child victims

Coffins with the remains of six children, victims of the 1981 El Mozote massacre, are lined up to be handed over to their relatives in San Salvador on Wednesday. The Institute of Legal Medicine of El Salvador handed over the exhumed remains of victims of the slaughter of El Mozote, following DNA tests. In December 1981, members of the US-trained Salvadorean elite Atlacatl battalion killed more than 1,000 peasants during counter-insurgency operations in an episode known as the El Mozote Slaughter. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/12/7 22:43:40

Trump Jr grilled behind closed doors

Donald Trump Jr was grilled behind closed doors in Congress Wednesday about his contacts with Russia as pressure builds on his father over alleged collusion with Moscow in last year's election.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/7 22:43:39

Hot, dry winds intensify California wildfires, force mass evacuation

Hot, dry Santa Ana winds are expected to fan several relentless wildfires in southern California on Thursday, where hundreds of houses have burned and tens of thousands have fled their homes around Los Angeles, the second-largest US city.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/7 22:33:40

Grappling with wildfires, Los Angeles authorities warn of challenging 24 hours ahead

The Los Angeles City Emergency Management Department sent a wildfire emergency text message to mobile phone users in the region Wednesday night, asking them to stay alert so that they could evacuate if necessary.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/7 22:23:09

Grappling with wildfires, Los Angeles authorities warn of challenging 24 hours ahead

The Los Angeles City Emergency Management Department sent a wildfire emergency text message to mobile phone users in the region Wednesday night, asking them to stay alert so that they could evacuate if necessary.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/7 17:44:19