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Puerto Rico sharply revises death toll from Hurricane Maria to 1,427

The Puerto Rican government has sharply raised the death toll from Hurricane Maria on the island last year to 1,427, about 20 times more than the previous official count.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 13:29:01

US to establish Space Force by 2020: Pence

US Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the United States plans to establish a Space Force by 2020, an idea floated by President Donald Trump and questioned by many top officers at the Pentagon.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 13:27:36

Trump administration wants Space Force running by 2020

US President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday announced an ambitious plan to usher in a new “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the military by 2020.
Source: CGTN | 2018/8/10 9:45:45

Experts optimistic about Turkey-US compromise despite rising tension

Despite the rising tension in the Turkey-US ties due to Turkey's detention of a US pastor, Turkish experts remain optimistic that the two NATO allies could reach a compromise.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 6:19:51

New US sanctions may nullify outcome of Putin-Trump summit

Moscow criticized new US sanctions on Russia and vowed retaliation on Thursday in a fresh round of spats that could smother a glimmer of hope from a recent Putin-Trump meeting that bilateral ties may improve.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 6:15:54

Mattis to embark on 1st S. America trip

The Pentagon said on Thursday that US Secretary of Defense James Mattis will embark Sunday on his first trip to South America.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 5:58:48

No to abortion

Pro-abortion activists react outside the National Congress in Buenos Aires on Thursday before senators rejected the bill to legalize abortion. Argentine senators on Thursday voted against legalizing abortion in the homeland of Pope Francis, dashing the hopes of women's rights groups after the bill was approved by Congress' lower house in June. Thirty-eight senators voted against the bill, with only 31 in favor.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/9 22:53:40

Argentina rejects legal abortion

Argentine senators rejected a bill to legalize abortion after an impassioned debate ran into the early hours of Thursday, pushing back against a groundswell of support from a surging abortion rights movement.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/9 22:08:42

US camp suspect trained kids for school shootings: prosecutors

A man arrested in a raid on a squalid compound in New Mexico was training children living there to carry out school shootings, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/9 21:58:40

New US sanctions "unfriendly," says Kremlin

The US decision to impose new sanctions on Russia is an unfriendly move and inconsistent with the constructive atmosphere created after the recent Putin-Trump meeting, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 20:00:20

Kremlin confirms Trump's letter to Putin handed through diplomatic channels

A letter from US President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin has been handed to the Russian side through diplomatic channels, but the Kremlin has not read it yet, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed Wednesday.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2018/8/9 18:31:31

New York City to limit for-hire vehicles

New York City Council passed regulations on for-hire vehicle industry on Wednesday, placing a year-long cap on the number of for-hire vehicles on the road.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 14:01:19

Canadian PM vows to "stand up" in escalating dispute with Saudi Arabia over human rights

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that Canada will always stand up for human rights, as the dispute over the issue with Saudi Arabia escalated.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 14:00:21

Canadian PM vows to "stand up" in escalating dispute with Saudi Arabia over human rights

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that Canada will always stand up for human rights, as the dispute over the issue with Saudi Arabia escalated.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 11:58:56

Myanmar opens new int'l border gates with India

Myanmar has opened two new international border check points with India at Tamu and Reedhorda to facilitate travel on both sides, Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 9:55:55

Iran's Rouhani calls US "unreliable" state

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the United States has become an "unreliable" state in the eyes of the international community, which honors none of its commitments, according to Press TV.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 9:55:22

6 killed in traffic accident in Canada

Six people were killed and two wounded in a multi-vehicle collision in Alberta, Canada, Tuesday night, according to CTV Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 7:05:00

US sanctions on Iran strain frayed relations with European allies

Europe appears to be on a collision course with Washington, after Brussels urged European businesses to push ahead with investment in Iran, in defiance of new US sanctions on the Middle Eastern country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 6:58:40