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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

Brazilian inmate, who nearly escaped jail dressed as woman, found hanged

A Brazilian inmate, whose masked attempt to break out of jail dressed as his daughter reverberated around the world, was found dead in his cell, after apparently having hanged himself, Rio de ­Janeiro state authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/7 18:23:43

Labeling China currency manipulator damages US credibility, says former US Treasury Secretary

Lawrence Summers, former US treasury secretary and economic adviser to former President Barack Obama, on Tuesday criticized US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for naming China a currency manipulator, saying such a move has damaged the US credibility.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/7 12:57:22

Trump administration trying to fabricate war on Venezuela: envoy

Venezuela's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samuel Moncada said Tuesday that the "racist" Trump administration is trying to fabricate a war on Venezuela.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/7 11:23:53

US envoy to Russia to resign this October: report

US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has submitted a resignation letter and is planning to leave his post in early October, US media reported on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/7 8:27:54

Tehran favors talks with Washington: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Iran favors talks with the US if it lifts sanctions against the Islamic republic, despite his top diplomat turning down a meeting with US President Donald Trump.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/6 21:18:40

NRA grip on Washington faces test

Shedding support and beset by infighting, the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) faces a test of strength after recent twin mass shootings, but few believe it is prepared to loosen its grip on Congress or President Donald Trump's administration.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/6 18:18:41

Trump condemns white supremacy in response to weekend mass shootings

US President Donald Trump said Monday the United States must condemn bigotry, racism and white supremacy in his first formal remarks from the White House, after two mass shootings killed 29 and wounded 53 within 13 hours over the weekend in Texas and Ohio.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/6 9:36:55

Trump links gun control to immigration reform bill

US President Donald Trump on Monday urged Republicans and Democrats to agree on tighter gun control, suggesting that new legislation could be linked to his pet project of immigration reform.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/5 21:28:41

Pressure mounts at US-Mexican border with more African migrants awaiting

Mexico's National Immigration Institute (INM) reported an alarmingly growing number of Africans migrating to the United States via Mexico, through legal immigration or human trafficking.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/5 15:17:04

Texas mass shooting treated as domestic terrorism case: US attorney

The US federal government is treating a mass shooting in the US state of Texas on Saturday, which killed at least 20, as a domestic terrorism case, a US attorney said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/5 8:56:55

Two mass shootings hit US in 1 day

Two mass shootings in the US have left 29 people dead within 24 hours, the latest such attacks in a nation torn over how to tackle gun violence.
Source: Agencies | 2019/8/4 21:13:40

US, Taliban push for peace in talks

The US and the Taliban were thrashing out elements of a deal to bring a close to Afghanistan's 18-year conflict at the second day of renewed talks in Doha on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/4 20:48:39

Texas shooting arouses Democrats outcry for tighter gun control

US Democrats expressed their condolences and called for action after Saturday's shooting killed at least 20 and injured 26 others in Texas.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/4 17:52:20

9 killed in shooting in US state of Ohio, suspect dead

A mass shooting early Sunday morning in the US state of Ohio has left nine people killed and at least 16 others injured, local police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/4 17:10:16

20 killed, 26 wounded in US Texas mass shooting: official

Twenty people were killed and 26 others wounded on Saturday after a shooting at a shopping center in El Paso in US state of Texas, local officials said at a press conference.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/4 8:29:38

US formal exit from INF Treaty adds uncertainty to global security

The United States on Friday formally withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, a move experts say will throw international security into more uncertainty.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/3 13:43:40