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US first lady visits Texas area hit by Hurricane Harvey

US First Lady Melania Trump on Wednesday traveled to the southern US state of Texas to visit Hurricane Harvey responders and victims there.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/7 13:18:11

Mexico to maintain embassy in Tel Aviv

Mexico's Foreign Affairs Ministry on Wednesday said it will not be moving its embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel to Jerusalem, despite a US decision to do so.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/7 9:07:50

Canada not to move its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, says FM

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland Wednesday said Canada's longstanding position is that the status of Jerusalem can be resolved only as part of a general settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli dispute.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/7 9:06:58

US lawmakers vote to reject Democrat's resolution to impeach Trump

The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to stop an effort by lawmaker Al Green to impeach President Donald Trump.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/7 9:05:42

State Dept. to begin preparations to move US embassy to Jerusalem: Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that the State Department will "immediately" act on President Donald Trump's order and start the preparations to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/7 9:02:51

'Silence Breakers' named as Person of the Year

Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomized by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential "person" in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday.
Source: Agencies | 2017/12/6 23:48:40

Trump lawyer denies subpoena

A US federal investigator probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election asked Deutsche Bank for data on accounts held by President Donald Trump and his family, a person close to the matter said on Tuesday, but Trump's lawyer denied any such subpoena had been issued.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/6 23:23:40

California fast-moving wildfire destroys hundreds of homes

A fast-moving wildfire whipped by hot, dry Santa Ana winds destroyed hundreds of homes in and around Ventura, California, on Tuesday as thousands of residents were forced to flee ahead of the flames.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/6 22:08:39

Trump to announce decision Wednesday on US embassy in Israel: White House

US President Donald Trump will declare Wednesday whether to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/6 10:23:54

US Senate panel approves Powell's nomination to be next Fed chair

US Senate Committee on Banking on Tuesday approved the nomination of Jerome Powell as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, sending his nomination to the full Senate for a vote.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/6 9:48:56

Trump to announce decision Wednesday on US embassy in Israel: White House

US President Donald Trump will make remarks Wednesday on whether to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/6 9:47:25

Castro remembered

People hold portraits of Cuba's late leader Fidel Castro in a march to commemorate the anniversary of Castro's burial, in Santiago, Cuba, on Monday. Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory, embraced communism, died at age 90 in Cuba on November 25, 2016.
Source: IC | 2017/12/5 22:28:40

US Supreme Court allows Trump ban

The US Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/5 21:43:39

Pigeons no mere bird brains: study

Pigeons may be smarter than you think.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/5 21:23:40

Top US court hears gay cake case

The US Supreme Court is to hear arguments on Tuesday in a case that has been described as the most significant for gay rights since it approved same-sex marriage two years ago.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/5 21:13:39

More than 600 homes face mandatory evacuation for wild fire in US

Some 613 houses in Ventura County in the western US state of California were ordered to evacuate Monday night as a raging wildfire is threatening cities including Santa Paula and Ventura, 110 km northwest of Los Angeles downtown.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/5 18:21:04

Brazilian president strives to pass social security system reform bill despite difficulties

Brazilian President Michel Temer said Monday evening that in spite of great difficulties, he is working very hard to get the reform bill of the social security system approved by the end of the year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/5 13:12:07

Honduran incumbent president leads presidential election as vote count wraps up

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez on Monday appeared to have won re-election by securing 42.98 percent of the votes, just 1.58 points ahead of rival Salvador Nasralla with 41.39 percent, according to the latest figures from the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/5 8:59:01