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SpaceX readies Falcon Heavy test

SpaceX is poised for the first test launch Tuesday of its Falcon Heavy, which aims to become the world's most powerful rocket in operation, capable of reaching the Moon or Mars some day.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/6 22:53:39

Fears of nuclear arms race linger despite US, Russian pledges

The US and Russia are pledging to abide by a treaty limiting strategic nuclear weapons that took effect on Monday, but foreign leaders and experts fear a new arms race may be looming.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/6 22:13:39

Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco marks Chinese Lunar New Year

More than 500 Chinese and American guests from all walks of life gathered Monday to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on Feb. 16.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/6 18:19:20

US senators question Trump's authority for preemptive attack against DPRK

US senators claimed on Monday that it could be legally baseless if President Donald Trump ordered any preemptive military strike against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) without "congressional authorization."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/6 14:52:50

Brazilian president urges Congress to approve controversial social security reform bill

Brazilian President Michel Temer Monday urged Congress to approve the social security reform bill, which has run into controversy for its retirement policy.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/6 14:23:59

US new nuclear policy 'blueprint for war', says founder of Nobel-winning network

The founder of a Nobel Peace Prize-winning group strongly criticized Washington's new nuclear policy Monday, calling it "a blueprint for nuclear war."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/6 14:11:54

Trump's attack on Britain's NHS system sparks new round of twitter disputes

US President Donald Trump on Monday attacked Britain's National Health Service (NHS) in a tweet, triggering a new round of twitter disputes with Washington's Transatlantic ally.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/6 9:21:33

Over 400 flights canceled in Chicago due to wintry weather alert

Over 400 flights have been canceled at two Chicago airports by noon on Monday, as up to six inches of additional snow is expected to hit the US city in late afternoon, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/6 9:15:45

Jerome Powell sworn in as US Fed chief

Jerome Powell took the oath of office on Monday as Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, succeeding Janet Yellen.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/6 8:17:24

Trump, Democrats fight over release of 'alternative memo' on FBI Russia probe

US lawmaker Adam Schiff on Monday exchanged fire with President Donald Trump who slammed him over his efforts to release another edition of the disputed memo alleging the FBI and Justice Department of surveillance abuses in the Russia probe.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/6 7:25:11

Trump not yet'vindicated': US lawmakers

Several Republican lawmakers disagreed on Sunday with President Donald Trump's assertion that a memo released last week by the House Intelligence Committee vindicated him in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/5 23:08:40

Deadly head-on

An aerial view of an early morning train crash Sunday between an Amtrak train(bottom right), and a CSX freight train in Cayce, South Carolina, US. The Amtrak passenger train slammed into the freight train in the early morning darkness Sunday, killing at least two Amtrak crew members and injuring more than 110 people.
Source: IC | 2018/2/5 23:08:39

Party people

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump watch the Florida Atlantic University Marching Band perform prior to a Super Bowl party at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida on Sunday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/2/5 22:58:39

No progress on US 'Dreamers'

The US Congress made no notable progress this week toward a deal on the status of 700,000 "Dreamer" immigrants, with President Donald Trump saying on Friday that one "could very well not happen" by a deadline next month.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/5 22:03:40

Super Bowl ads get mixed reviews

Advertisers tried to play up American values and not fumble the ball during Sunday's Super Bowl, yet one waded into controversy by using the voice of the late Martin Luther King.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/5 21:53:40

US railroad accidents in recent years

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said that the Amtrak passenger train appeared to be on the wrong track when it collided with a CSX freight train in the southern US state early Sunday, leaving at least two people dead and 70 injured.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/5 10:02:00

Trump claims GOP memo 'vindicates' him in Russia probe

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that a controversial memo attacking federal law enforcement written by congressional Republicans vindicates him in the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/4 21:53:39

Bull run

Colombian bullfighter David Martinez is gored by a bull during his presentation in the second bullfight of the 27th Fair La Macarena on Saturday, in Medellin, Colombia. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/2/4 21:38:39