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Trump, Erdogan vow to repair US-Turkish relationship amid existing differences

US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged on Tuesday to repair bilateral relationship fraught with difficulties in the past. However, division between the two sides still run deep.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/17 7:30:15

House fire kills nine people in western Mexico

Nine people, including five childred, died in a house fire early Tuesday in the city of Guadalajara, capital of Mexico's western state of Jalisco.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/17 7:29:18

US Secret Service places White House on lockdown, possible intruder involved

The US Secret Service placed the White House on lockdown Tuesday afternoon, as an intruder reportedly jumped the fence to enter the White House grounds.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/17 7:27:17

Drug cartel victim

The body of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez lies on the street after he was shot dead in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico on Monday. Valdez, 50, who worked for Agence France-Presse and other media, was shot near the premises of one of the Mexican news outlets he worked for in Culiacan in Mexico’s violent Sinaloa state.
Source: CFP | 2017/5/16 23:38:39

Mexico hunts killers of veteran reporter

Authorities in Mexico searched Tuesday for gunmen who fatally shot an award-winning journalist and Agence France-Presse contributor who reported on the country's violent drug gangs.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/16 22:38:39

Mexican journalist shot dead in Sinaloa state

Writer and journalist Javier Valdez Cardenas was shot dead in the city of Culiacan, capital of Mexico's northwestern state of Sinaloa, state authorities announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 11:00:00

Trump welcomes visiting UAE Crown Prince at White House

US President Donald Trump (L) welcomes Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on May 15, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 9:22:01

White House denies Trump's revealing of classified info to Russia

The White House on Monday strongly denied media reports accusing President Donald Trump of revealing highly classified intelligence information to Russia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 9:17:05

US skeptical of new "de-escalation zones" deal in Syria: senior official

The US State Department said on Monday that the United States was skeptical of a new agreement signed by Russia, Turkey and Iran to reduce violence in certain areas of Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 7:51:51

US charter bus carrying 26 kids overturns near Baltimore, many injured

A charter bus carrying 26 school kids on a field trip from Pennsylvania school to Washington, D.C. overturned on road north of Baltimore on Monday, leaving at least 25 injured including two in critical condition, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 7:47:05

Lula denied new defense witnesses in corruption trial

Brazilian Federal judge Sergio Moro on Monday refused to allow former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to call new defense witnesses in a case that accused him of receiving bribes.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 7:45:44

Turkey-US ties in spotlight as Erdogan faces tough talks with Trump

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday will have his first face to face talks with President Donald Trump with a tough agenda as Ankara has set it stakes high particularly on the issue of Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 7:45:21

Two dead in small private jet crash in New Jersey, US

A small private jet crashed Monday afternoon in a residential area in Carlstadt, New Jersey, leaving two pilots dead and three buildings on fire, including a warehouse, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 7:42:51

US appeals court set to review revised travel ban

A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments on Monday over President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries, the second such court to review Trump's directive over the past week.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/15 23:53:39

Turn over Comey tapes: lawmakers

US lawmakers on Sunday called on President Donald Trump to turn over any tapes of conversations with fired FBI chief James Comey, potentially setting up a showdown with the White House as Democrats considered a boycott of the vote on Comey's replacement.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/15 23:43:42

Toxic burden

Black dust stains the walls of the building where Jaqueline Jimenez and her children once lived in northern Chile. In an industrial city like Antofagasta, there is perhaps nothing so unusual in that – but Jimenez says she fears that this dust carries a poisonous burden, and that her children now bear it in their bodies.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/15 20:43:39

US appeals court in San Francisco to hear case against Trump's travel ban

A federal appeals court is scheduled to hear case Monday against US President Donald Trump's travel ban.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/15 7:57:55

Trump vows to quickly name new FBI chief

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will move quickly to nominate a new FBI director, after he sparked a political fire storm by firing the man investigating possible collusion between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/14 23:08:39