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LA considers renaming street after Obama

The president of the Los Angeles City Council introduced on Tuesday a motion to rename a street in the city after former President Barack Obama.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/22 10:53:43

Russian deputy FM cancels meeting with US counterpart over new sanctions

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Wednesday his meeting with US Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon will not happen due to new sanctions imposed by Washington.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/22 8:32:10

Trump aide Kushner meets Netanyahu for Middle East peace effort

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday met with US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior Middle East advisor, Jared Kushner, amidst White House's bid to revive the peace talks.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/22 8:29:01

Poroshenko-Trump meeting positive sign for Ukraine-US ties, but no major breakthrough: Ukrainian experts

The first meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and US President Donald Trump has sent a positive signal for the development of bilateral ties, but led to no major breakthrough, Ukrainian experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/22 8:26:53

Trump aide Kushner meets Abbas in Mideast peace push

Jared Kushner, a senior advisor to United States President Donald Trump, announced Wednesday night that President Trump is committed to reaching a serious peace deal, a senior Palestinian official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/22 8:23:53

FBI says investigating Michigan airport stabbing as act of terrorism

The FBI has identified the suspect in the Michigan airport stabbing on Wednesday as a Canadian resident and is investigating the case as an act of terrorism.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/22 7:52:44

US congressional baseball field shooter acts alone: FBI

The gunman who shot and wounded US House Republican Whip Steve Scalise and four others at a congressional baseball practice field acted alone, the FBI said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/22 0:07:03

Republican wins in tight election in Georgia district

Republican Karen Handel won a closely watched special congressional election Tuesday, salvaging a seat in the traditionally conservative Georgia where Democrats had hoped to strike a blow against Donald Trump's presidency.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/21 22:18:40

Brazilian government's labor reform bill suffers first setback in Senate

A labor reform bill proposed by the Brazilian government was rejected here on Tuesday by a vote of 10 to 9 at the Senate's Social Affairs Commission, suffering the first setback.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/21 17:00:25

Excessive heat hits southwest US

US National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Arizona, Nevada and parts of California where temperatures are expected to peak this week.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/21 16:59:57

Brazil budget cutbacks threaten to downsize Rio carnival

Rio de Janeiro's famed carnival will have to be scaled down after the city said belt-tightening measures would slash 4 million US dollars from the 2018 carnival budget, officials said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/21 13:17:30

Kidnapping of two Dutch journalists in Colombia "highest priority" case: Dutch foreign ministry

The kidnapping of two Dutch journalists in Colombia has "the highest priority" of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/21 8:50:52

Russia says US plane provokes its jet over Baltic Sea

A US reconnaissance plane performed a provocative maneuver against a Russian fighter over the Baltic Sea during an encounter on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/21 8:50:05

Israeli PM, US official meet for reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Israeli prime minister and a top US national security aide met here on Tuesday as part of the US effort to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/21 8:48:59

US imposes new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

The US on Tuesday imposed additional sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, blacklisting 38 individuals and entities, the US Treasury Department said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/21 8:10:41

US investigators look at Flynn’s biz partner

Federal investigators probing the lobbying work of ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn are focused in part on the role of Bijan Kian, Flynn's former business partner, according to a person interviewed by the FBI.
Source: Reuters | 2017/6/20 23:13:40

Global coral bleaching may be ending, US agency says

Coral reef bleaching may be easing after three years of high ocean temperatures, the longest such period since the 1980s, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/20 22:58:39

Mexico govt ‘spied’ on journalists

A group of prominent journalists and activists in Mexico accused the government Monday of spying on them, saying their phones had been hacked with Israeli spyware sold exclusively to the state.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/20 22:53:39