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David Norquist confirmed as deputy Pentagon chief

The US Senate on Tuesday confirmed David Norquist as deputy secretary of defense.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/31 13:08:23

Shooting at Walmart kills 2 in US

Two people were killed and one police officer was injured in a shooting Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/31 12:50:25

Brazil prison clash death toll rises to 57

A bloody clash between two prison gangs on Monday left at least 57 inmates dead with 16 of them decapitated, authorities in the state of Para said, the latest deadly clash as Brazil's government struggles to control the country's overcrowded jails.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/30 22:18:40

China rejects US withdrawal from the INF

China on Tuesday opposed the creation of a multilateral nuclear missile treaty in place of the US-Russia Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, saying the US should first disarm its nuclear arsenal.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/30 22:13:40

Trump to cut forces in Kabul

US President Donald Trump wants combat forces reduced in Afghanistan by the next US presidential election, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, in comments that underlined the growing pressure from Washington to cut troop numbers there.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/30 20:23:40

Gunman scorned CA garlic festival before mass shooting

Police on Monday identified a 19-year-old California man as the gunman who opened fire with an assault rifle at a garlic festival in Gilroy, California, killing three people and wounding about a dozen.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/30 17:58:42

More than 160 land defenders killed in 2018

At least 164 land and environmental activists were murdered last year for defending their homes, lands and natural resources from exploitation by mining, food and logging firms, Global Witness said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/30 17:58:41

100m users hit in massive data theft

A hacker accessed more than 100 million credit card applications with US financial heavyweight Capital One, the firm said Monday, in one of the biggest data thefts to hit a financial services company.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/30 17:58:40

US Democratic presidential candidate proposes changes to trade negotiating rules

Elizabeth Warren, Democratic candidate for the 2020 US presidential election, proposed Monday changes to the country's trade negotiating rules, which US media said stand "no chance of enactment."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/30 11:37:38

Trump signs bill extending funding for 9/11 victims

US President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law a bill that extends funding for victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/30 11:05:40

Death toll in Brazil prison riot climbs to 57

The death toll from a prison riot in Brazil's northern Para state Monday climbed to 57, authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/30 10:38:33

Trump ramps up criticism against Fed

US President Donald Trump ratcheted up criticism against the Federal Reserve on Monday, saying a small rate cut is not enough to maintain the economic expansion.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/30 10:23:24

At least 52 dead in prison clash in Brazil

At least 52 people were killed after a prison clash in Brazil's northern state of Para on Monday, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/30 7:37:56

Peru president urges elections to end crisis

Peru's President Martin Vizcarra on Sunday offered to cut short his term and hold elections to end what he called an institutional crisis.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/29 20:58:41

Trump's spy chief Dan Coats resigns

US intelligence chief Dan Coats will leave office next month, US President Donald Trump announced on Sunday, after a tenure in which he was regularly at odds with the president.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/29 20:58:40

First big US offshore wind project hits snag due to fishing industry concerns

Trump administration infighting is holding up approval of the first major US offshore wind energy project, with agencies sparring over whether the proposal does enough to protect the fishing industry, according to interviews and agency documents.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/29 18:28:40

US teen wins $3m at video game tournament

US teenager Kyle Giersdorf won $3 million on Sunday after taking the top prize in a tournament in New York for the popular online video game Fortnite.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/29 18:28:39

Three killed in US festival shooting

Three people were killed and at least 15 others injured in a shooting at a major food festival in California on Sunday, police said.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/29 18:23:40