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US lawmakers to press Boeing CEO for response on 737 MAX crashes

The head of a US Senate panel reviewing two catastrophic Boeing 737 MAX crashes told Reuters ahead of hearings this week that the plane would not return to US skies until "99.9 percent of the American public" and policymakers are convinced it is safe.
Source: CGTN | 2019/10/28 14:08:51

Anaheim Halloween Parade held in Anaheim, US

Anaheim Halloween Parade held in Anaheim, US
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/28 13:49:52

Backgrounder: Int'l effort to defeat IS

US President Donald Trump on Sunday announced the death of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a US military operation in Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/28 10:48:15

Trump says IS leader killed in US military operation in Syria

US President Donald Trump says Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi killed in US military operation in Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/27 21:30:51

Chilean president vows major reshuffle after week of protests

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Saturday added a ­major cabinet reshuffle to a growing list of reforms he has promised to tame inequality and quell mass protests that have rocked the South American nation.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/27 21:08:41

Battling blazes

Californian officials warned Saturday that "extreme" wind conditions were set to fan wildfires across the north of the US state as residents were ordered to evacuate and millions faced power cuts.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/27 20:48:41

US military operation targets IS head, outcome unclear

The US military has conducted an operation in northwestern Syria targeting the head of the Islamic State (IS), but the result of the raid is yet unclear, US media reported late Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/27 14:55:21

Chilean President asks all ministers to resign

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Saturday asked all of his ministers to resign as a measure to respond to social demands after a week of street protests.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/27 10:47:40

50,000 more evacuated due to growing wild fire in northern California

Evacuation orders were issued Saturday morning for 50,000 residents for the entire towns of Healdsburg and Windsor in northern California, as the growing Kincade Fire is expected to move toward there.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/27 9:56:25

Trump administration officials subpoenaed in impeachment inquiry amid escalating partisan tensions

House Democrats on Friday subpoenaed three administration officials for depositions as part of their impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump amid escalating partisan tensions.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/26 20:41:08

Wildfires across California force massive evacuation

Fast-growing wild fires throughout California on Thursday burned down dozens of buildings, forcing tens of thousands of residents to evacuate their homes.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/26 16:18:13

White House targets NYT, Washington Post

President Donald Trump doesn't like what he reads in two of America's biggest newspapers, The New York Times and Washington Post – so he won't be getting them any longer.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/25 22:18:40

Russian 'agent' Maria Butina to be released from US prison on Friday

The only Russian arrested and convicted in the three-year investigation of Moscow's interference in US politics, Butina parlayed ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) firearms lobby into a network that brought her into contact with US President Donald Trump before his 2016 election, as well as with one of his sons.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/25 1:29:16

Thousands of Chileans strike

Thousands of Chileans flooded the streets of Santiago and other cities in a general strike on Wednesday, upping the pressure on beleaguered President Sebastien Pinera after days of social unrest that left 18 dead.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/24 20:28:43

Death toll in Chile protests rises to 15

Riots in Chile have claimed 15 lives, according to the latest official report on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/24 10:54:08

Envoy energizes impeachment

The top US diplomat in Ukraine poured fuel on Donald Trump's impeachment probe Tuesday with a detailed account of how the US president pushed Kiev to discredit one of his main political rivals, withholding US military aid to exert pressure.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/23 21:58:41

Chile's Pinera offers rescue package

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced a package of social measures Tuesday aimed at stemming days of protests over economic inequality that have swept the country and claimed 15 lives.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/23 21:48:40

Drug companies near global settlement over opioid crisis

Three leading American drug distributors and an Israeli drugmaker blamed for a deadly US opioid epidemic settled a bellwether civil lawsuit with two Ohio counties Monday, opening the door for a broader national settlement worth billions of dollars.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/23 19:08:40