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Trump to clamp down business with Cuba, curbing Obama detente

US President Donald Trump was to announce curbs on US firms doing business with the Cuban military and tighter rules on travel to the island on Friday during a visit to the spiritual home of the Cuban-American exile community.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/17 0:58:39

Presidential showcase

One of the items on display on Thursday in New York as “The Daily Show Presents: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,” the first of its kind, showcasing the preferred vessel for communicating with the public, his Twitter feed. The library on 57th Street in New York City will be open only through Sunday.
Source: CFP | 2017/6/17 0:08:39

Luxury hotels arrive in Cuba despite fears Trump may hurt tourism boom

Towering cranes dot the Havana skyline as Cuba races to build luxury hotels, amid indignation among some residents and concern that US President Donald Trump might reverse a detente that fueled the tourist boom.
Source: Reuters | 2017/6/16 18:33:39

Vancouver researchers use tires to produce resilient concrete

Researchers here announced this week they have developed a new polymer-infused concrete that is stronger than typical concrete, and could reduce tire waste while making concrete construction more environmentally-friendly.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/16 15:08:31

FBI investigates Chinese scholar's disappearance since Friday as kidnapping

The FBI is investigating the disappearance of a visiting Chinese scholar from a central Illinois university town as a kidnapping as her whereabouts have remained unknown since Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/16 13:26:29

Putin highlights economy, US relations, regional conflicts in annual call-in

In his annual call-in with the public and media in and outside Russia on Thursday, President Vladimir Putin highlighted the national economy, the Moscow-Washington relations and regional conflicts involving Russia, among others.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/16 10:43:27

Trump policies could roll back US-Cuba ties, says Mexican academic

Progress in US-Cuba ties is likely to suffer a setback under US President Donald Trump, according to Mario Torrico, a research professor at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (Flacso) in Mexico City.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/16 9:58:10

US Senate overwhelmingly passes new Iran-Russia sanctions

The US Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed new sanctions on Iran and Russia and put a limit on the White House's ability to roll back any Russia sanctions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/16 8:19:25

Turkey summons US ambassador over arrest warrants for Erdogan's guards

Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the US ambassador in Ankara on Thursday after US authorities issued arrest warrants for some Turkish citizens and the security personnel of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/16 8:14:27

Russian story a ‘phony collusion’: US President

Donald Trump derided claims of collusion between Moscow and his associates as "phony" Thursday after reports the head of a probe into Russia's alleged election meddling is investigating him for obstructing justice.
Source: Agencies | 2017/6/15 23:18:39

Gunman attacks US Republican lawmakers, killed in shootout

A rifle-wielding critic of President Donald Trump opened fire Wednesday on US lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, seriously wounding a top Republican congressman and three others before he was killed by police.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/15 23:13:39

Gunman kills 3 at San Francisco UPS facility, motive under investigation

A gunman killed three co-workers before killing himself in a shooting spree Wednesday morning at a United Parcel Service (UPS) facility in San Francisco.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/15 15:05:24

Shift in Cuba policy would be failure for US, says expert

Any shift in Washington's policy on its relations with Cuba would come to a dead end and have a direct impact on the progress made towards normalizing bilateral ties, a Cuban expert said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/15 13:55:44

Trump says gunman shooting at congressional baseball practice field dead

US President Donald Trump said the gunman shooting on Wednesday morning at a congressional baseball practice field in Virginia was dead from serious injuries.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/15 8:31:56

Pentagon to present new Afghanistan strategy within weeks: US defense chief

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that he will present to the White House a new Afghanistan strategy within weeks, including setting new troop levels.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/15 8:23:12

US House GOP Whip in critical condition after shooting, gunman posted anti-Trump rants

US House Republican Whip Steve Scalise was in critical condition following surgery after being shot Wednesday morning by a gunman at a congressional baseball practice field in Virginia, hospital officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/15 8:17:09

US top diplomat asks for "flexibility" as Congress passes new Russia sanctions

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday called on lawmakers to grant "flexibility" to the White House in dealing with Russia as US Senate overwhelmingly passed new Russia sanction bill.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/15 8:11:47

6 shot, 4 dead in shootings at UPS facility in San Francisco

Six people were shot Wednesday morning at a UPS facility in San Francisco and four were killed, including the shooter.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/15 8:10:51