WORLD >> Americas

American teenager defends choice of Chinese prom attire after sparking cultural appropriation debate

An American teenager on Tuesday defended her choice of a traditional Chinese dress for prom, after it had stirred a debate over what critics say is "cultural appropriation."
Source: Agencies | 2018/5/3 9:41:56

Cuba to boost healthcare cooperation with Cape Verde

Cuba will expand collaboration in the health sector with Cape Verde following a bilateral agreement signed here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/3 9:39:37

US Fed keeps interest rates unchanged as market expects

The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday kept the interest rates unchanged, in line with market expectation, while expressing confidence that inflation is near its 2-percent target.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/3 9:33:57

US military aircraft crashes in US state of Georgia, killing five

A US military plane on Wednesday crashed in southern state Georgia, killing all five people on board, according to the Georgia National Guards.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/3 9:33:01

White House lawyer dealing with Russian probe to retire

Ty Cobb, the lawyer who has been representing the White House in the ongoing Russian probe, will retire at the end of May, a White House statement said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/3 9:32:34

New US cruise line operates in Cuba despite setback in ties

A new cruise belonging to US company Victory Cruise Lines docked here on Wednesday in a bid to promote Cuba as one of its most important destinations, despite setback in bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/3 9:31:35

US military aircraft crashes in US state of Georgia, killing five

A US military plane on Wednesday crashed in southern state Georgia, killing all five people on board, according to the Georgia National Guards.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/3 9:31:09

Four-year-old girl gunned, becoming 52nd young victim this year in Chicago

A four-year-old girl was shot on Tuesday night in front of her home in southern Chicago, bringing the number of young victims of gun violence to 52 this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/3 9:21:52

Mueller's questions for Trump detailed

The probe into Russia's election interference and alleged links to US President Donald Trump's campaign has taken a new turn after the publication of questions Special Counsel Robert Mueller seeks to ask the Trump, which cover topics including potential obstruction of the investigation.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/2 22:38:40

'Taco donkey'

A donkey dressed as a taco is paraded by its owners during “National Donkey Fair” in Otumba, Mexico State, Mexico, on Tuesday. The “National Donkey Fair” is held each year and brings together about 7,000 people to claim the cargo animal being protected from extinction.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/2 21:13:40

US Arizona declares state of emergency for wildfire

US state of Arizona has declared a state of emergency for fighting a wildfire, which has burned down 46 square kilometers forest till Tuesday afternoon with zero containment.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/2 13:43:40

Flexibility key to NAFTA talks, says Mexico

The future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) depends on the flexibility and creativity of the negotiating parties, Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/2 10:19:38

California, 17 other states sue Trump administration over auto fuel efficiency targets

California and 17 other US states on Tuesday sued the Trump administration over its attempts to roll back Obama-era greenhouse gas emission rules for the nation's auto fleet.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/2 9:16:56

EU demands US create permanent exemption on steel, aluminium tariffs

The European Union's executive arm demanded a permanent exemption on Tuesday from US steel and aluminium tariffs, saying US President Donald Trump's decision not to impose such barriers for now prolonged business uncertainty.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/1 23:13:40

US coming to China with hawks, moderates for a balanced outcome on bilateral trade: observer

The US delegation to China, which consists of both hawks and moderates on trade issues, is likely to seek a balanced outcome on bilateral trade issues with China rather than taking the predicted adversarial approach, said Chinese experts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/1 22:43:39

Grounded executive

Cho Hyun-min, a 35-year-old Korean Air senior executive and younger daughter of the airline's chairman Cho Yang-ho, apologizes to the public as she arrives at the police station on Tuesday in Seoul, South Korea. She reports to the police for questioning over allegations that she sprayed a business associate in the face with fruit juice. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/5/1 21:53:40

Mount Fuji eruption could paralyze Tokyo: govt study

Japan's iconic Mount Fuji could paralyze Tokyo with ash if it erupted, choking roads and halting water supplies, according to a government disaster planning study, a news report said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/1 21:48:40

Ashley Judd sues disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein over 'smear'

Actress Ashley Judd, one of the first women to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, sued the disgraced mogul Monday, alleging he defamed her after she rejected him.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/1 21:48:40