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Brazil's annual basic interest rate stays at 6.5 pct

The Brazilian Central Bank's Monetary Policy Committee announced late Wednesday that the country's annual basic interest rate will stay at 6.5 percent.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 13:16:28

Trump's lawyer says Mueller team not to indict president

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has informed US President Donald Trump's legal team that it would follow Justice Department guidance and not seek an indictment against Trump, according the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 11:27:10

US imposes sanctions on Hezbollah leadership

The US Treasury announced Wednesday it has imposed sanctions on Hezbollah leadership as well as other individuals and one group, a move it claimed to "disrupt an Iranian-backed terrorist group."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:47:08

President Trump discloses payment to lawyer in financial report

US President Donald Trump repaid his lawyer Michael Cohen over 100,000 US dollars for expenses that Cohen incurred during the 2016 presidential election, according to a financial disclosure form released Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:10:45

Colombia evacuates towns along Cauca River due to flooding

The government of the Colombian department of Antioquia and the Red Cross issued an alert on Wednesday to four towns' residents to evacuate immediately given the flooding of the Cauca River.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:10:00

Canadian PM urges university graduates to fight intolerance

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday urged New York University graduates to fight a rising tide of intolerance, nationalism and identity politics around the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:06:22

Nicaraguan leader opens national dialogue on political unrest

Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega on Wednesday presided over the opening of a national dialogue to resolve recent political unrest and deadly protests.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:06:03

Legalizing sports gambling may destabilize social economy: expert

Legalizing sports gambling in US will likely have multiple destabilizing socio-economic impacts, said a University of Illinois (UI) expert.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:04:55

Roundup: Trump Jr: Can't recall discussing Russian meeting with father

Donald Trump Jr., the president's 39-year-old son, told a US Senate panel that he didn't recall discussing a 2016 meeting with Russians at Trump Tower in New York with his father, according to testimony released Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:00:46

Mexican independent presidential candidate leaves race

Mexican independent presidential candidate and former first lady Margarita Zavala announced Wednesday she was dropping out of the hotly contested race.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 7:58:20

US Senate panel advances Gina Haspel to lead CIA

The US Senate Intelligence Committee voted on Wednesday in favor of Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's pick to be the next CIA director, despite her ties to the agency's past controversial interrogation program.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 7:43:44

Another Jerusalem embassy

Sara Netanyahu and her husband Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin applaud as Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and his wife Hilda Patricia Marroquin (from left to right) cut the ribbon during the inauguration ceremony of the Guatemalan embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Guatemalan becomes the first country to follow in the footsteps of the US' deeply controversial move. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/5/16 23:13:40

Issues confusing statements to US news website

Meghan Markle's father overshadowed his daughter's wedding to Prince Harry by sowing confusion about whether he would walk her down the aisle or snub the British royal family by pulling out of the intricately planned celebration at the last minute.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/16 22:18:40

Argentina far from repeating past economic crises, says president

Argentine President Mauricio Macri on Tuesday said the South American country is far from repeating its past economic crises.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 13:03:48

Reporting dangers

A painting in Spanish that reads “140 journalists murdered in MX” is seen on a US/Mexico border fence in Tijuana, Mexico, on Monday. The painting was made by journalists to denounce the murders of journalists in Mexico and to raise awareness on the dangers they face in the country. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/5/15 23:23:40

This won't hurt a bit...

A woman is vaccinated during a campaign against H1N1 flu, in Tegucigalpa on Monday. At least 10 people have died from H1N1 in Honduras so far this year, according to the health ministry. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/5/15 22:58:40

NASA spacecraft data shows new evidence of watery plumes

A fresh look at data from a 1997 flyby of Jupiter's moon, Europa, suggests that NASA's Galileo spacecraft flew directly through a watery plume, raising hopes of probing the jets for signs of life around the second planet from Earth.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/15 22:33:40

SC lifts federal ban on sports gambling

The US Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for states to legalize gambling on baseball, basketball, American football and other sports - a business worth tens of billions of dollars annually.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/15 22:28:40