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US vice president Pence to begin LatAm tour in Colombia

Colombia's foreign ministry confirmed Sunday that US Vice-President Mike Pence will arrive in the country in the evening to be greeted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maria Angela Holguin, in the city of Cartagena.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/14 9:45:19

NYC Mayor condemns violence in Charlottesville as "domestic terrorism"

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Sunday condemned the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, as "an act of domestic terrorism."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/14 9:40:56

Hundreds rally in LA against white supremacists

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in downtown Los Angeles Sunday afternoon, protesting white supremacists violence in Charlottesville of Virginia the day before.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/14 8:48:13

Divisive statue

A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee stands in the center of Emancipation Park the day after the Unite the Right rally erupted into violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Charlottesville City Council voted to remove the statue and change the name of the space from Lee Park to Emancipation Park, sparking protests from white nationalists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and members of the ‘alt-right’.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/14 0:11:33

FBI probes rally violence

US authorities on Sunday are investigating the outbreak of violence in Virginia following a white nationalist rally that killed one person and injured more than 30, presenting US President Donald Trump with a major domestic challenge.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/13 23:38:39

Pence’s tour clouded by Trump threat against Caracas

US Vice President Mike Pence launched a Latin America tour Sunday that has taken on new significance following US President Donald Trump's threat of a possible "military option" against Venezuela.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/13 22:13:39

Latin American experts united in rejecting Trump's threat to Venezuela

US President Donald Trump's military threat against Venezuela amid controversy over Venezuela's creation of a National Constituent Assembly has drawn immediate condemnation among experts across Latin America.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/13 16:39:17

2 killed in helicopter crash in US state of Virginia

Two people were killed after a helicopter crashed Saturday afternoon seven miles (11 kilometers) southwest of Charlottesville, in the state of Virginia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/13 8:36:35

Venezuela rejects US military threats

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Saturday slammed the "warmongering" declarations of US President Donald Trump as "threats to peace."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/13 7:30:59

Trump condemns hatred in wake of violent white nationalist rally

US Presidend Donald Trump condemned hatred "on many sides" after at least one was killed and another 19 injured during a violent white nationalist rally on Saturday in Charlottesville in the state of Virnigia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/13 6:50:38

US president tells Guam governor "you are safe" via phone

US President Donald Trump told the Guam governor that "You are safe. We are with you 1,000 percent" via phone on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 14:06:18

Drive-by shooting kills two in "Murder City" Detroit

Two people were fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in central Detroit of US Michigan State early Friday, said local police.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 7:44:15

Kushner, other 17 White House staffers fined for late personal financial reports: media

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, as well as other 17 staffers, have been fined by the US Office of Government Ethics (OGE) for late reports of their personal financial disclosure statements, it was revealed on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 7:43:59

Thirty-five arrested in Wisconsin as US cracks down on human trafficking

Thirty-five men have been arrested in Wisconsin State during a national operation against human trafficking in the US, the WLUK-TV reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 7:39:34

US Marines ground all aircraft for 24 hours in wake of two deadly crashes

The US Marine Corps on Friday announced a 24-hour operational pause for all of its aircrafts after two major deadly crashes in recent weeks.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 7:35:59

US businessman sees anti-nuclear banker market growing amid tension between Washington, Pyongyang

A Los Angeles-based businessman manufacturing bomb shelters said Friday that the demand keeps growing as fears have intensified amid the exchange of fierce rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 7:32:49

Trump says not to rule out military option in Venezuela

US President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not rule out a "military option" in Venezuela.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 7:32:15

Trump says US military "locked and loaded" on Korean peninsula nuclear issue

US President Donald Trump said Friday that the US military was "locked and loaded" to deal with the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula amid escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 0:58:35