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Former FBI director named special counsel to oversee Russia probe

The US Justice Department on Wednesday named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election and related matters.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/18 8:07:24

President Trump not expected to move US embassy to Jerusalem: media

US President Donald Trump is expected to break a campaign promise by not moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, local media reports said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/18 8:06:29

Seeking justice

A journalist shows a picture of murdered Mexican journalist Javier Valde, during a protest by journalists in Mexico City on Tuesday. Mexico ranks third in the world for the number of journalists killed, after Syria and Afghanistan.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/18 0:27:48

Trump asked Comey to end investigation of Flynn

US President Donald Trump asked then FBI Director James Comey to end the agency's investigation into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia, according to a source who has seen a memo written by Comey.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/17 23:43:39

WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning released from prison

Chelsea Manning, the transgender army private jailed for one of the largest leaks of classified documents in US history, was released from prison Wednesday, a US Army spokesperson said.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/17 23:13:39

Former intelligence officer who gave US secrets to WikiLeaks leaves prison

Chelsea Manning, a transgender former Iraq-based US Army intelligence officer who was sentenced to 35 years for giving classified data to WikiLeaks, walked out of a military prison early Wednesday after seven years behind bars.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/17 23:08:15

Familiar profile

US President Donald Trump escorts Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (not pictured) to his car following meetings in the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC on Tuesday (see story on page 8).
Source: AFP | 2017/5/17 22:33:40

US teen dies of caffeine overdose after 3 drinks in 2 hours

A coffee, a caffeinated drink and an energy soda proved a deadly combination for a South Carolina teenager who died within two hours of consuming them, triggering warnings about the risks of caffeine overdose from drinks.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/17 22:33:39

Looking for rescue

Two women and a dog stand on the roof of a flooded house in Cali, Colombia, on Tuesday, after heavy rains caused the Cauca River to overflow its banks. Colombia remains on alert due to heavy rains which, since March, have left 389 people dead and affected some 23,000 families, with more than one-third of the country impacted.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/17 22:25:16

Brazil ex-president Lula's defense team to file complaint with UN

The defense team of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced Tuesday they would lodge a new complaint with the UN's Committee on Human Rights, saying that Lula has been suffering politically motivated judicial persecution.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/17 10:48:31

US sanctions individuals, entities linked to Syrian government

The United States on Tuesday slapped sanctions on five individuals and five entities linked to the Syrian government for providing support to the government.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/17 10:47:07

Intel leaking controversy to distract from Trump's agendas: US experts

The controversy over US President Donald Trump's leaking highly classified intelligence to Russia could be a major distraction from Trump's domestic and foreign agendas, US experts said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/17 7:41:17

Obama Foundation collects 13 million dollars in 2016

Obama Foundation's fundraising jumped to 13 million US dollars in 2016, according to tax records released by the foundation on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/17 7:40:52

US Senate majority leader says tax reform has to be "revenue-neutral"

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the US tax reform has to be "revenue-neutral" as the country has relatively high debt.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/17 7:40:24

Pentagon reportedly preparing to arm Syrian Kurds with antitank weapons despite Turkey's opposition

The Pentagon was preparing to further arm Syrian Kurds with anti-tank weapons despite objections of the Turkish government, according to US media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/17 7:38:23

Nearly half of US voters want Trump impeached: poll

US President Donald Trump is facing a deepening credibility crisis as a new poll released Tuesday finds nearly half of US voters want him to be impeached.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/17 7:38:04

National security advisor says OK for Trump to share info with Russia

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said on Tuesday that it was "wholly appropriate" for President Donald Trump to share classified information with Russian officials during their meeting in the Oval Office last week.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/17 7:34:50

Trump's first trip to Middle East includes stop in West Bank

US President Donald Trump will meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, West Bank next week during his trip to the Middle East, a senior US official said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/17 7:34:31