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Acting Pentagon chief Shanahan to step down on June 23

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan will step down on June 23, handing Secretary of the Army Mark Esper the reins to the Pentagon.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 16:11:09

Trump formally kicks off 2020 re-election campaign

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday night formally kicked off his 2020 re-election campaign at a rally in Orlando, Florida.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 9:45:27

US to deploy additional troops to Middle East as tension grows

The United States will deploy about 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, where tensions are rising, acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 9:20:15

Trump does not want war with Iran: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump does not want war with Iran, while stressing that US pressure campaign against Tehran would continue.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 9:16:49

Shanahan withdraws from consideration to be US defense secretary: Trump

US President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 9:10:43

Argentina opens investigation into causes of massive blackout

Argentina announced an inquiry into the causes of a massive blackout that left nearly 50 million people without power as Energy Minister Gustavo Lopetegui admitted Monday it may take two weeks for the full picture to emerge.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/18 20:43:40

9.7b on Earth by 2050: UN

The world population is expected to climb to 9.7 billion in 2050 from 7.7 billion today, with the population of sub-Saharan Africa doubling, a United Nations report released Monday said.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/18 18:08:40

Mexican volcano spews ash columns in various explosions

The Popocatepetl volcano outside Mexico's capital has spewed ash columns up to eight km high during a series of discharges on Monday, the National Coordination of Civil Protection (CNPC) reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/18 16:28:52

What does Trump's 'Art of the No-Deal' mean to the world?

Trade talks with China have stalled, a new version of the US-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA) has been blocked by Congress, and the atmosphere for North Korea dialogue is different from last year.
Source: People's Daily app | 2019/6/18 14:46:10

World's population to reach 9.7 bln in 2050: UN Report

The world's population is expected to increase by 2 billion in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to a United Nations report released here on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/18 10:04:30

Two seriously injured in Toronto Raptors victory parade shooting: police

Two people were seriously injured after a shooting occured during a parade celebrating the victory of NBA champion Toronto Raptors in Canada, according to the police.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/18 7:32:59

US to deploy about 1,000 additional troops to Middle East

The United States would deploy about 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid tension with Iran, Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/18 7:32:01

On patrol

Mexican soldiers patrol the border during an operation to prevent migrants from illegally crossing into the US, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Sunday. A total of 791 Central American migrants, including 368 children under the age of 8, have been detained in Mexico, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 20:53:40

US chipmakers lobby against Huawei ban

Huawei's US chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the US government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself avoids typical government lobbying, people familiar with the situation said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/17 20:53:40

US mayor apologizes after violent arrest videos

The mayor of Phoenix apologized on Sunday after videos emerged showing police in the southwestern US city violently arresting a family with young children.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 20:48:41

Two damaged tankers reach safe waters after dangerous Gulf attacks

Two damaged tankers arrived safely Sunday at locations off the Emirati coast after they were rocked by explosions in Gulf waters, in an incident Saudi Arabia blamed on its regional arch-rival Iran.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 20:48:40

Fewer but newer nukes in world

The overall number of nuclear warheads in the world has declined in the past year but nations are modernizing their arsenals, a report published Monday said.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 20:43:40

New Quebec law stresses migrants' skills, thousands must reapply

The Quebec provincial legislature on Sunday approved a controversial immigration bill that will replace a first-come, first-served standard for accepting migrants with one tied to applicants' skills.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 19:28:40