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US Senate confirms Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh after bitter partisan fight

The US Senate on Saturday narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh in its final floor vote, following a fierce partisan fight over sexual misconduct allegations against the nominee.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/7 7:02:00

FDA approves expanded use of HPV vaccine for people up to age 45

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved on Friday an expanded use of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to include women and men aged 27 through 45 years.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/6 13:24:11

Chicago police officer found guilty in fatally shooting black teenager

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder in fatally shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald four years ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/6 13:22:43

US Senate to vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

US senators, expected to vote Friday morning on the confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, are still highly divided along partisan lines over the results of a probe into allegations of sexual misconduct against the judge.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/5 20:19:58

Trump wrong over trade row with China: FT commentator

U.S. President Donald Trump "is wrong" over the trade row with China, and "seeking surplus with every trading partner is not 'winning'," "it is absurd," chief economics commentator at the Financial Times (FT) said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/4 17:05:12

Brazilian presidential candidate Haddad vows closer ties with BRICS, Mercosur

Brazilian presidential candidate Fernando Haddad said Wednesday he would strengthen ties with countries that make up the BRICS and the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) should he win in the country's upcoming election.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/4 13:00:56

Facebook accused of violating children's privacy law

A coalition of several US groups advocating public and children's health on Wednesday urged federal trade regulators to take action against US social media giant Facebook for violating children's privacy law.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/4 10:20:59

United Airlines flight from Los Angeles makes mayday call above Sydney

A United Airlines flight traveling from Los Angeles issued a mayday call upon its approach to Sydney International Airport on Thursday, triggering a full-scale emergency response from authorities on the ground.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/4 10:17:08

U.S. terminates treaty of amity with Iran after UN court verdict

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said here on Wednesday that the United States is terminating the 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran, after the UN's top court ruled that Washington lift sanctions on Tehran
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/4 9:12:15

Pompeo to travel to DPRK, meeting with Kim for talks

U.S. State Department said Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for further talks concerning the country's denuclearization.
Source: Xinhu | 2018/10/3 17:30:59

Canada project promises fast LNG delivery to Asia

A new investment of 40 billion Canadian dollars (about 31 billion US dollars) by LNG Canada promises liquefied natural gas delivery to Asian markets in only eight days, announced the firm on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/3 12:29:53

Chile elevates growth forecast as investment increases

Chile raised its economic growth forecast from 3.8 percent to 4.1 percent for the year due to increased investment in the construction industry, Finance Minister Felipe Larrain said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/3 12:29:32

Chinese orchestra delights Chilean youth with traditional music

The Traditional Instruments Orchestra of China's Nanjing University offered a concert of classical Chinese music on Tuesday in Chile, impressing Chilean young audience.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/3 12:28:57

Trump says he plans to sign new deal to replace NAFTA by end of November

US President Donald Trump said on Monday that he plans to sign a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada by the end of November to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/2 9:00:56

US, Canada confirm they have reached deal with Mexico to replace NAFTA

Canada and the United States announced Sunday night that they and Mexico have reached a "new, modernized" North American free trade agreement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/1 15:43:10

White House adviser says "several sticking points" remain in US, Canada trade talks

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Sunday that "several sticking points" remain in the trade talks between the United States and Canada to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/1 12:12:02

Canada, US reach updated NAFTA deal, report

Canada and the United States have reached an new trade agreement based on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), but it is still awaiting final approval, Canadian media reported on Sunday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/1 12:08:09

Canadian ambassador to US"cautiously optimistic" about new NAFTA deal

A renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could soon be signed, David MacNaughton, Canada's ambassador to the United States, said here on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/1 12:04:23