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Pompeo hints US may sign free trade deal with Britain even with hard Brexit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday hinted that the United States may consider to sign a free trade deal with Britain quickly even if Britain leaves the European Union (EU) without a deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 8:35:00

US companies dominate global arms sales: report

The United States remained the world's largest arms manufacturer in 2017, a Swedish-based research institute said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 0:32:52

Trump's potential next chief of staff pick leaving White House

The White House official widely touted as Donald Trump's favorite to succeed his outgoing chief of staff John Kelly is instead leaving the administration at year's end, he tweeted Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/10 21:08:39

96 gun deaths

Faith and community leaders hold an interfaith vigil in remembrance for victims of acts of gun violence at the Santa Monica Catholic church in California on Monday. The memorial features a display of 96 pairs of shoes to represent the number of daily gun violence victims in the US.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/10 20:58:40

World's oldest wild bird lays egg at 68

The world's oldest known wild bird, a female Laysan albatross which is at least 68 years old, has laid another egg in a US refuge after raising more than 30 other youngsters, according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/10 17:39:10

Trump names head of U.S. Army to be next Joint Chiefs chairman

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday morning announced on Twitter that he nominates General Mark Milley, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/10 12:10:27

Trump tries again to reset White House

Nick Ayers, in talks with President Donald Trump to become his new White House chief of staff, is a 36-year-old political whiz-kid who could help with the looming re-election campaign, but critics question whether he has the grit needed to keep Trump and an often chaotic administration under control.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/9 21:13:40

Trump denies Russian collusion again

US President Donald Trump on Saturday again denied that his campaign colluded with Russian operatives, but made no comment on claims that he directly organized hush payments to ward off a possible sex scandal during his White House run.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/9 21:08:39

Women accuse self-proclaimed Brazil spiritual 'healer' of sex abuse

Several women have come forward in Brazil to accuse an internationally known self-proclaimed spiritual healer of sexually abusing them under pretext of trying to "cure" them of depression or other problems.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/9 21:03:40

Trump confirms White House chief of staff John Kelly leaves at year end

U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that White House chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job at the end of the year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 11:54:04

Feature: Christmas parade in New Mexico ghost town

As short as ten minutes, the half-mile long annual Christmas parade in the former ghost town of Madrid, New Mexico, the United States, gives enough joy and hope to its people.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 10:55:26

Trump says White House chief of staff John Kelly to leave his job at year end

US President Donald Trump said Saturday that White House chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job at the end of the year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 8:12:47

US scientists warn of privacy leakage in compiling users' mobility data

US scientists have found that people's privacy is at high risk as there is growing practice of compiling massive, anonymized datasets about their movement patterns, according to the latest study released over the weekend.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 8:03:08

At least 12 dead in bank robbery attempt in Brazil

At least 12 people died on Friday following a shootout between a group of alleged bank robbers and police in northeast Brazil, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 14:01:31

Trump repeats attacks on special counsel Mueller, FBI ex-chief Comey on Twitter

In a series of tweets released early Friday, US President Donald Trump repeated his accusations against special counsel Robert Mueller and former FBI chief James Comey over the ongoing Russia probe.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 13:47:57

Trump says to nominate William Barr as next US attorney general

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will nominate William Barr as his next attorney general.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 13:46:35

Trump signs two-week spending bill to avoid gov't shutdown

US President Donald Trump on Friday signed a two-week spending bill to extend federal government funding, averting a partial government shutdown and delaying an expected partisan fight over the proposed US-Mexico border wall.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 13:18:46

NASA's InSight lander "hears" Martian winds

NASA's InSight lander, which touched down on Mars last week, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet, said NASA on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 9:04:59