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One dead when chartered train carrying US lawmakers hits truck

One person was killed when an Amtrak-run chartered train carrying Republican lawmakers to a GOP retreat hit a garbage truck in US state of Virginia on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 8:50:36

US adds Hamas leader to terrorist list

The US State Department on Wednesday added Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh into its terrorist list.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 8:48:54

Trump's State of the Union address foretells increased US pressure on Palestinians: PLO official

A senior Palestinian official said Wednesday that US President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address foretells increased pressure on the Palestinians as it highlights the US-Israeli alliance.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 0:20:25

Trump touts hardline immigration policies

US President Donald Trump urged lawmakers on Tuesday to work toward bipartisan compromises, but pushed a hardline on immigration, insisting on a border wall and other concessions from Democrats as part of any deal to protect the children of illegal immigrants.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/31 23:18:41

Hawaii civil defense staff mistook drill for attack

The Hawaii civil defense employee who issued the false missile alarm that stirred panic across the state last month mistook an alert drill for an actual missile attack, confused by conflicting messages in the simulation, investigators said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/31 22:43:39

Trump postpones Russia sanctions

Members of the US Congress, who passed new sanctions on Russia nearly unanimously last summer, criticized President Donald Trump on Tuesday for not imposing them, accusing him of being soft on his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/31 22:42:11

Happy campers

A general view of people camping before the start of Campus Party in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Tuesday. The 11th edition of the Campus Party Brazil, the most important technological event in the country, opened today in Sao Paulo with thousands of users camped and dozens of activities with the latest technological developments.
Source: IC | 2018/1/31 22:42:10

New York to equip all officers, detectives with body cameras by end of 2018

The New York Police Department, the largest city police force in the United States, announced Tuesday that all patrol officers and detectives would be equipped with body cameras by the end of 2018.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/31 22:33:40

Brazilian court rejects ex-president Lula's request to avoid prison

The Brazilian Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) Tuesday rejected a motion by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's defense team to avoid his arrest for a graft conviction that was upheld last week.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 14:08:18

Colombian rebels call for resumption of peace talks with gov't

Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas on Tuesday called for the resumption of frozen peace talks with the government, despite fallout from renewed fighting.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 13:43:01

Washington's clueless tariffs wrongheaded, dangerous: US scholar

US President Donald Trump and his trade team remain clueless about the economics of trade and Washington's wrongheaded and dangerous trade policy could result in a trade war of no winners, said a US scholar.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 13:42:21

Trump speech accused of showing Cold War mentality

The US should not perceive China as a rival and should stop hyping the rhetoric to gain military and political mileage, experts warned following US President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/31 13:13:39

Trump asks Congress to fully fund US military

US President Donald Trump urged Congress to end what he called "dangerous defense sequester" and fully fund the US military, when delivering his maiden State of the Union address on Tuesday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 11:51:22

Trump demands US foreign assistance money only go to America's friends

US President Donald Trump asked Congress to pass legislation to "help ensure American foreign-assistance dollars always serve American interests, and only go to friends of America" in his first State of the Union address Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 11:50:53

Trump vows to continue fight until IS defeat

US President Donald Trump said in his first State of the Union address on Tuesday that the United States would continue fighting the Islamic State (IS) until the radical group is defeated.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 11:50:00

Brazilian Supreme Court denies motion of habeas corpus filed by ex-president Lula

The Brazilian Supreme Court (TSJ) Tuesday rejected a motion of habeas corpus presented by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's defense team.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 11:28:46

Trump to keep open detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay

US President Donald Trump said in his first State of the Union address on Tuesday that he had signed an order to reexamine the US military detention policy and to keep open the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 11:28:23

Trump calls for bipartisanship over immigration reform

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday night called for bipartisanship over an immigration overhaul after a year of partisan battles.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 11:27:56