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Chile issues red alert over forest fire

Local authorities of Chile's southern region of Biobio issued a red alert on Saturday, after a forest fire burned 2.1 square km of vegetation.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/26 13:56:56

Trump to raise tariffs on derivative steel, aluminum imports

US President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation that will raise tariffs on derivative steel and aluminum imports to cover nails, staples and other downstream products, while studies show that tariffs have hurt the American manufacturing sector and the overall economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/26 10:57:02

Bolivia suspends diplomatic relations with Cuba

The interim government of Bolivia has suspended diplomatic relations with Cuba due to alleged interference in the country by the Cuban government, the Bolivian Minister of the Presidency, Yerko Nunez, announced on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 11:40:33

Iraq protesters demand expulsion of US troops

Tens of thousands of Iraqis rallied in central Baghdad on Friday calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops, but the protest mostly dissipated after a few hours despite a cleric's call for a "million strong" turnout.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 11:24:44

34 US troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran's attack

Thirty-four US troops had been diagnosed with concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of the Iranian missile attack on US military base in Iraq earlier this month, the Pentagon said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 10:12:32

New York City rings in Chinese New Year with lavish displays

A dazzling show of fireworks lit up the night sky over the Hudson River in New York City on Thursday as part of the celebrations ringing in the Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 8:22:42

2 confirmed dead in Houston explosion

At least two people were confirmed dead in the large explosion at an industrial facility in the US city of Houston early Friday morning, according to Houston police.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 8:18:42

US imposes visa rules to restrict "birth tourism"

US State Department on Thursday announced new visa rules aimed at restricting "birth tourism" -- trips foreigners take with the purpose of obtaining US citizenship for their children.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/24 17:59:27

Venezuelan president invites UN, EU to accompany conciliation talks with opposition

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday invited delegates from the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN) and the governments of Argentina, Mexico and Panama to accompany his government's conciliation talks with the opposition.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/24 17:14:08

Trump to disclose Middle East peace plan by Tuesday

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would unveil the long-awaited Middle East peace plan before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington on next Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/24 15:37:21

Trump to host Israel's Netanyahu at White House next week

US President Donald Trump will discuss regional and security issues with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu here next week, the White House said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/24 10:54:26

US imposes visa rules to restrict "birth tourism"

US State Department on Thursday announced new visa rules aimed at restricting "birth tourism" -- trips foreigners take with the purpose of obtaining US citizenship for their children.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/24 9:40:13

US, British ministers trade threats in tit-for-tat tax row involving tech firms

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his British counterpart Sajid Javid clashed over taxation on Wednesday in a brewing battle over how Europe taxes the world's biggest technology firms.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/22 20:48:49

Senate approves Trump trial rules

The Republican-controlled US Senate voted early on Wednesday on party lines to approve the rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, rejecting Democratic efforts to obtain evidence and ensure witnesses are heard.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/22 20:48:40

Boeing says 737 MAX return delayed till mid-2020

Boeing on Tuesday officially pushed back the timeframe for the 737 MAX to return to the skies, overshadowing an earlier announcement of a first flight of the delayed 777X plane.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/22 20:08:40

US Senate passes Republican-proposed resolution guiding Trump impeachment trial

The US Senate on early Wednesday voted to pass the Republican-proposed resolution laying out rules guiding the ongoing impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, after a marathon debate that killed 11 amendments introduced by the Democrats.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 15:11:30

Bolivian Congress accepts Morales' resignation

Bolivia's Legislative Assembly on Tuesday formally accepted the resignation of Evo Morales, two months after he resigned the presidency and left the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 14:04:13

US Senate rejects Democrats' demand for documents from White House in Trump impeachment trial

The US Senate on Tuesday voted to table a motion proposed by the Democrats during an ongoing impeachment trial against President Donald Trump demanding documents from the White House related to the president's dealings with Ukraine.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 9:34:21