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US billionaire Epstein dies by suicide in New York jail

Jeffrey Epstein, the US billionaire who was charged with sex trafficking of minors last month, was found dead by suicide in a New York jail, local media reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/11 7:47:37

Trump calls for "intelligent background checks" on gun buyers following mass shootings

US President Donald Trump on Friday called for "intelligent background checks" on gun buyers in response to recent mass shootings shocking the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/10 10:31:53

US Bay Area cities receive $3.75mln funding to combat car break-ins

Five South Bay cities in California are receiving a total of 3.75 million US dollars in funding to help fight a sharp rise in auto crime including car break-ins and theft, police authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/10 10:20:51

US sanctions on Venezuela may worsen crisis: UN rights chief

The United Nations human rights chief said on Thursday that the latest unilateral US sanctions on Venezuela were “extremely broad” and she feared they would significantly exacerbate the crisis in terms of people's access to food and health.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/9 21:28:40

Esper visits S.Korea as region faces crisis

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper met with senior South Korean leaders on Friday, amid a series of regional challenges ranging from tensions between Seoul and Tokyo to how much of the cost South Korea should pay for American troops stationed there.
Source: AFP - Reuters | 2019/8/9 21:18:40

US intel undergoes reshuffle

US President Donald Trump announced Thursday that his Deputy Director of National Intelligence was resigning, the latest chapter in a broad reshuffle at the top of the country's spy agencies.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/9 21:18:40

Trump picks new acting intelligence chief

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that he will name Joseph Maguire, the current director of the National Counterterrorism Center, as the country's new acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/9 12:21:22

One woman dead, another injured in US Pittsburgh stabbing

One woman was killed and another was wounded in a stabbing in downtown Pittsburgh, US state of Pennsylvania, on Thursday, the authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/9 10:12:06

Venezuelan government withdraws from talks with opposition

The Venezuelan government said on Wednesday night that it has decided not to send an official delegation to Barbados for the next round of dialogue with the Venezuelan opposition, due to the latest sanctions announced by the US government against the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/8 22:28:40

Surfing lesson for underprivileged children

A boy surfs at a surfing lesson off the Dockweiler State Beach, Los Angeles on July 7. About 40 local underprivileged children attended the surfing lesson offered by the Laureus USA-funded non-profit Youth Mentoring Connection in Los Angeles.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/8 21:43:41

Boeing CEO still expects 737 MAX to be cleared to fly this year

Boeing's chief executive reaffirmed Wednesday he expects the 737 MAX will be cleared to return to the skies this year, but reiterated the company could further cut production in case of regulatory delays.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/8 21:38:42

Trump visits shooting victims

US President Donald Trump consoled victims of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas on Wednesday, but despite promising a message of unity, he continued to rail at opponents while facing protests that his rhetoric on race has ­fueled extremism.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/8 21:38:41

UN says overhaul of land use vital for climate security

Humanity faces increasingly painful trade-offs between food security and rising temperatures within decades unless it curbs emissions and stops unsustainable farming and deforestation, a landmark climate assessment said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/8 21:28:40

Venezuelans stage protest against US sanctions

Thousands of supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro took to the streets in capital Caracas on Wednesday to protest fresh moves by the US to tighten sanctions against the ruling authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/8 15:39:03

4 killed, 2 injured in stabbing in Southern California

A suspect was arrested after killing at least four people and injuring two others in a deadly stabbing spree Wednesday in Orange County of California, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/8 13:01:57

Trump renews pressure on Fed to cut rates "faster and bigger"

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged the Federal Reserve to cut the benchmark interest rate at a faster pace and on a larger scale, saying the US central bank's "tightening" policy is a problem for the country's economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/8 7:55:26

Russia says outgoing US ambassador failed to improve poor relations

Russia called outgoing US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman a professional diplomat late on Tuesday, but said he had been unable to improve battered Russia-US ties because he had been hamstrung by domestic US politics, TASS news agency reported.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/7 22:18:40

UK seeks post-Brexit trade deal with US

Britain was seeking to fast-track a crucial post-Brexit trade deal with the United States on Wednesday after new Prime Minister Boris Johnson dispatched his top diplomat and foreign trade minister to Washington.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/7 21:33:41