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Trump 'ready' to shut down border

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is "100 percent" prepared to close down the US-Mexico border, warning Congress and Central American governments to take action to stem the flow of migrants into the country.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/3 22:13:41

Stanford researchers find deeper connections between Chinese immigrants and US

Researchers from Stanford University have found much deeper connections between Chinese immigrants in the 19th century with the United States, a Stanford newsletter said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/3 19:41:42

Russian Embassy in US Trolls Collusion Cranks, Starts 'Best Fake News' Contest

Last week, after over two years of claims by Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans that the President was a Kremlin-controlled 'Manchurian candidate', special counsel Robert Mueller submitted his collusion probe to US Attorney General William Barr, who summarised that the probe found no evidence of collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign.
Source: sputnik | 2019/4/3 18:20:28

Deadly Dust: US Spreading Radiation and No One Wants to Raise the Issue- Author

In a new book named "Deadly Dust - Made in the USA: Uranium Weapons Contaminating the World" German author Frieder Wagner gives a detailed account of how the US has contaminated vast territories using depleted uranium (DU) ammunition and the cover-up strategy of the military, industry and governments, as well as those in the media and politics.
Source: sputnik | 2019/4/3 18:12:52

Sanders campaign shows strong momentum by raising 18.2 mln USD in first quarter

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has raised 18.2 million U.S. dollars in the first quarter of 2019, which demonstrates stronger-than-ever support for the left-leaning politician.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/3 16:07:34

Venezuela in medical shortages amid U.S. sanctions

U.S. sanctions are cutting off Venezuela's access to vital medical supplies, including an 18-million-euro (20-million-U.S.-dollar) shipment of medicines and vaccines, Venezuela's Health Minister Carlos Alvarado said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/3 13:43:45

Trump keeps pressing NATO members on defense spending

US President Donald Trump held talks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House on Tuesday, during which he continued urging his European allies to increase military expenditure.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/3 11:37:49

Suspect in kidnapping of Chinese student surrenders to police

One of the four men suspected of kidnapping a Chinese national student in the Toronto area in Canada last month has turned himself in to police, York Regional Police said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/3 9:20:43

Trump says "100 percent" ready to close US-Mexico border if no deal reached with Congress

US President Donald Trump warned Tuesday he was "100 percent" ready to close the southern border if no deal is reached with Congress on immigration reform.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/3 8:58:37

NASA plans to land astronauts on Mars by 2033

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced at a congressional testimony on Tuesday a plan to put human to Mars by 2033 and would request more money to fund the ambitious plan.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/3 8:54:23

Trade talks offer profound lessons

Around this time last year, China and the US were on the brink of what has become a year-long trade war after the US announced its first set of tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/2 23:08:39

Boeing must do more work on 737 fix, says US regulator

Boeing must perform more work on a proposed fix to its 737 MAX aircraft before it can be submitted for review, US officials said Monday, suggesting the planes could stay grounded a while longer.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/2 21:28:43

Canada hit by warming at two times global rate

Canada is experiencing warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, with the effects most pronounced in the country's north, according to a new government report cited by local media.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/2 21:03:40

Snitch exposes WH security breaches

Some 25 White House officials including top advisers of President Donald Trump were given security clearances despite staff recommendations against it, a whistleblower has told Congress.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/2 20:48:40

El Chapo's wife to launch clothing brand using drug lord's name

The wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is to launch a new line in clothing bearing the name of the jailed Mexican mob boss, convicted earlier this year of smuggling huge amounts of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine into the US.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/2 18:33:40

68 pct of world's population to live in urban areas by 2050: UN report

Around 68 percent of the world's population is projected to live in urban areas by 2050, according to a UN report released on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/2 8:11:05

Growing anger

People holding pictures of people killed or missing during the 1964-85 dictatorship demonstrate on the 55th anniversary of the military coup, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday. Further demonstrations are planned in other cities after President Jair Bolsonaro sparked anger by ordering the commemoration of the overthrow of president Joao Goulart.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/1 21:58:39

At least 20 dead in Peru bus fire: emergency services

At least 20 people were killed and about 10 injured Sunday night in a bus fire at an illegal transport terminal in the Peruvian capital, emergency services said.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/1 19:28:39