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Trump says Ratcliffe no longer his pick for national intelligence chief

US President Donald Trump said Friday that lawmaker John Ratcliffe will no longer be his pick to replace Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/3 9:52:30

Ricardo Rossello steps down as Puerto Rico governor, says successor to be sworn in

Embattled Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello officially stepped down on Friday, saying in a statement that the island's Secretary of State Pedro Pierluisi would be sworn in as the next governor.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/3 9:02:54

Trump signs two-year budget deal to boost spending, lift debt ceiling

US President Donald Trump on Friday signed the "Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019," which boosts discretionary spending limits and suspends the public debt limit for the next two years.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/3 8:52:50

Drug decriminalization requires more "responsibility": Mexican president

Potential decriminalization of drugs would have to be implemented with "responsibility" in order not to interfere with efforts to prevent drug abuse, especially among young people, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/3 8:44:31

Trump has 'no problem' with latest NK test

North Korea carried out its third weapons test in eight days on Friday, according to the South's military.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/2 22:38:40

US wants to pursue military and strategic advantages after INF withdrawal: Chinese FM

China's foreign ministry said on Friday the Chinese side deeply regrets the US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and disregard for opposition from the international community.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/2 22:33:40

Russia says INF arms treaty terminated at US initiative

Russia's Foreign Ministry Friday announced the formal termination of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty at the initiative of the US side.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/2 17:21:29

US violating airspace to spark "incident": Venezuela

US military aircraft are violating Venezuelan airspace to spark an "incident" that could serve as an excuse for conflict or intervention, the Venezuelan military warned Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/2 13:26:50

US Senate passes two-year budget deal to boost spending, lift debt ceiling

US Senate on Thursday passed a bill that will increase the federal budget and lift the debt ceiling for the next two years, following a House passage last week.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/2 9:29:04

Dragon boat racing

Dragon boats participate in the 2019 Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival at the Marine Stadium in Long Beach, Los Angeles County on Monday. Two hundreds and forty teams competed at the Festival. Dragon boat racing has its roots in an ancient folk ritual held over the past 2000 years throughout southern China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/1 21:53:40

Bright hopes

An eight-year-old Guatemalan boy and his mother wait with fellow asylum seekers recently released from federal detention to board a bus in McAllen, Texas, on Thursday. The number of migrants reaching Mexico's border with the US has fallen almost 40 percent since May, the Mexican government said on Tuesday.
Source: VCG | 2019/8/1 21:38:41

New arms race feared as US leaves INF

The US will officially withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty on Friday, clearing the way for a new arms race with Russia - and throwing China into the mix.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/1 21:38:40

Washington believes Osama bin Laden's son Hamza is dead: official

The US believes that Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain former Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, is dead, a US official said on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/1 20:28:41

37 treated for minor burns, ExxonMobil plant fire in southern US isolated

A total of 37 people were treated for injuries after a fire at an ExxonMobil plant Wednesday in Baytown, about 40 km east of downtown Houston, Texas, the United States, and the fire has been isolated and contained, according to ExxonMobil.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/1 15:07:48

US Fed cuts interest rates for first time since 2008

US Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered interest rates for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis, amid rising concerns over trade tensions, a slowing global economy and muted inflation pressures.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/1 10:38:08

Trump lashes out at Fed chief for not signaling long rate-cutting cycle

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell for not signaling the start of "a lengthy and aggressive rate-cutting cycle," shortly after the Fed announced its first interest rate cut since the 2008 global financial crisis.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/1 8:23:00

'Cruel' migrant policy continues

Nearly 1,000 migrant children have been separated from their families at the US-Mexico border in the last year despite a judge's order for US President Donald Trump's administration to stop the practice, a top rights group said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/31 18:23:41

5.9-magnitude quake strikes off El Salvador, no casualties reported

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck off the coast of El Salvador early Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/31 16:14:20