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Guatemala to remove diplomats

Guatemala asked the governments of Sweden and Venezuela on Thursday to withdraw their ambassadors, accusing the diplomats of interfering in domestic politics and calling the country corrupt.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/11 23:03:42

Near collision

Colombia Independiente Medellin's Juan Fernando Caicedo (top) vies for the ball against Paraguay Sol de America's Gustavo Velazquez during a 2018 Copa Sudamericana soccer match at Atanasio Girardot stadium in Medellin, Colombia on Thursday. Independiente Medellin beat Sol de America, 3-1.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/11 22:53:40

Hawaii asks Trump to declare state of disaster for volcano eruption

Hawaii's governor David Ige has signed a Presidential Disaster Declaration request to ask US President Donald Trump to declare the state of disaster due to volcanic eruption on the Big Island and ongoing earthquakes.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/11 14:28:39

Brazil's Lula still intends to run for president

Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva reiterated on Thursday his intention to run for a third presidential term.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/11 13:40:41

Kilauea spews molten rock through new fissures

The latest bursts of molten rock, ash and toxic gas from Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii are part of an ever changing and still largely mysterious cycle of eruptions that have been at work for hundreds of thousands of years.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/10 22:48:41

Three US detainees arrive in Washington from DPRK

Three US citizens that were just freed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) arrived in Washington early Thursday, as the two countries saw their ties warm up in recent weeks.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/10 17:41:40

California becomes first US state to require solar systems for new homes

California's primary energy policy and planning agency unanimously approved a building rule Wednesday that requires solar systems be installed in all new homes, making it the first US state to issue such a rule.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/10 15:57:44

Venezuela won't recognize US sanctions, says official

Venezuela does not recognize any sanctions imposed on the country without UN authorization, president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) Delcy Rodriguez said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/10 14:46:16

Brazil's Temer highlights administration's achievements

Brazilian President Michel Temer has published a video highlighting the achievements of his administration.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/10 14:24:44

White House confirms DPRK's release of 3 U.S. citizens, hails "positive gesture of goodwill"

The White House on Wednesday confirmed the release of three U.S. citizens detained in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), saying U.S. President Donald Trump appreciates the release and views it as "a positive gesture of goodwill."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/10 9:54:22

Roundup: U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo says time, venue of Trump-Kim meeting "locked in"

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the time and venue of the meeting between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s top leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump have been "locked in."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/10 9:48:05

Google pitches artificial intelligence tool capable of handling routine tasks

Google unveiled Tuesday an artificial intelligence tool capable of handling routine tasks – such as making restaurant bookings – as a way to help people disconnect from their smartphone screens.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/9 21:53:42

Stormy Daniels' lawyer says Russian firm's US affiliate paid Trump attorney $500,000

An attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, was paid $500,000 by a company with ties to a Russian oligarch who was hit last month with US sanctions to punish Moscow for activities that included suspected meddling in the 2016 US election.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/9 21:53:40

Urgent: 6.0-magnitude quake hits 177 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea -- USGS

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted 177 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea at 07:57:55 GMT on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/9 16:32:42

Trump's withdrawal from Iran deal meets with widespread disapproval, worry

US President Donald Trump did not quite surprise the world with his announcement to withdraw from the historic Iran nuclear deal. Besides giving a cold shoulder to such a unilateral move, most nations and regional blocs are now worried about the negative influence his decision could have on peace and denuclearization prospects in the war-torn Middle East.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/9 15:53:10

US Treasury's Mnuchin: Revoking Boeing, Airbus licenses to sell jets to Iran

Licenses for Boeing Co and Airbus to sell passenger jets to Iran will be revoked, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday after President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement.
Source: CGTN | 2018/5/9 15:30:54

Cuban president highlights need for regional integration at ECLAC session

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Tuesday called on Latin American countries to deepen regional integration as the only way to bolster economic growth and reduce inequalities in the continent.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/9 8:38:47

Fissures spread from Hawaii volcano, homes threatened

Emergency crews said they were poised to evacuate more people as fissures kept spreading from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano, five days after it started exploding.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/8 23:08:39