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Struggle to safety

A girl wades through the water in a flooded area of Cali, Colombia, on Saturday after heavy rains caused the overflowing of the Cauca River. Flooding and mudslides in Colombia have killed several people and affected thousands in the past weeks causing alarm in a country still recovering from recent mudslides that killed hundreds.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/14 22:43:39

Trump says possible to pick new FBI director by next week

US President Donald Trump on Saturday pledged to move quickly on the selection of a new Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/14 7:29:05

UN calls for stop to "violence" in Venezuela

The United Nations in Venezuela on Friday called for a "stop to the violence" that has roiled the South American country since April.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/13 11:35:17

Brazil confirms 259 deaths from yellow fever in 2017

At least 259 people have died from yellow fever in Brazil this year, especially in the southeast from the country, the government announced Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/13 9:43:35

Trump creates advisory body to look into possible voter fraud in elections

US President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered the creation of an advisory body to determine whether there was any voter fraud in the federal elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/12 17:43:19

DPRK poses "potentially existential threat": US intelligence chief

The nuclear program of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) posed a "potentially existential threat" to the United States, US National Intelligence Director Dan Coats said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/12 13:27:14

IS continues to be "active terrorist threat" to US: intelligence chief

The Islamic State (IS) group continues to be an "active terrorist threat" to the US despite its degrading strength, US intelligence chief said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/12 7:45:25

US approves 2-bln-USD missiles sale to UAE

The US State Department has approved a possible sale of 160 missiles to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for an estimated 2 billion US dollars, the Pentagon said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/12 7:44:42

Trump signs executive order on cybersecurity

US President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at strengthening cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/12 7:43:10

US Senate confirms Trump's pick for chief trade negotiator

US Senate on Thursday confirmed Robert Lighthizer as the US Trade Representative (USTR), paving the way for the Trump administration to start the renegotiation of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/12 7:42:57

Shootout between villagers and armed gang kills 8 in southern Mexico

Eight people have died in a shootout between an armed gang and villagers in Mexico's southern state of Guerrero, the state government announced Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/12 7:42:43

Acting FBI director says will carry on Russian probe

Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Andrew McCabe said ongoing investigation into alleged links between White House staff and Russia will continue, US media reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/12 0:01:29

Comey’s successor faces ‘red-hot’ political situation

After FBI director James Comey's removal, his successor faces a tough challenge to assert independence while pursuing a politically-charged investigation into links between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/11 23:33:39

Still popular

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is mobbed by supporters at the Federal Justice Court in Curitiba, Brazil for a hearing with Judge Sergio Moro, on Wednesday. Lula faces corruption charges that could end his storied career.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/11 22:48:39

US may extend flight laptop ban to Europe

The Trump administration is likely to expand a ban on laptops on commercial aircraft to include some European countries, but is reviewing how to ensure lithium batteries stored in luggage holds do not explode in midair, officials briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/11 22:28:40

A mother’s march for justice

A woman protests during the March for National Dignity on Mother’s Day in Mexico City, Mexico, on Wednesday. The mothers are marching to demand justice for their missing children, the 6th time the march has taken place on Mother’s Day.
Source: CFP | 2017/5/11 22:28:39

Unpopular decision

A bicycle rider makes the peace sign as protesters denounce the firing of FBI Director James Comey by US President Donald Trump amid investigations into possible collusion between Trump advisers and the Russian government, on Wednesday in Los Angeles (see story on page 7).
Source: CFP | 2017/5/11 21:58:39

Comey tells former colleagues not to spend time on his dismissal

Former FBI director James Comey told friends and former colleagues not to spend time on his dismissal or the way it was executed, US media reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/11 13:08:11