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Bolivian president declares candidacy in 2019 race

Bolivia's President Evo Morales on Thursday declared his candidacy in 2019 presidential elections that could see him win a fourth term.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/1 8:34:38

Trump invited to give State of the Union address on Jan. 30

US House of Representative Speaker Paul Ryan announced Thursday he has formally invited President Donald Trump to deliver his first State of the Union address on January 30, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/1 8:30:46

'Star Wars' video game draws backlash over 'loot boxes' for wins

A new "Star Wars" video game is drawing fire for a feature that essentially allowed money instead of skill to determine who wins.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/30 22:58:39

Top US court tackles privacy rights

US Supreme Court justices signaled on Wednesday they may impose limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data from wireless providers to track the location of criminal suspects in a major test of privacy rights in the digital age.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/30 22:53:39

Big foot

A sculpture of a foot created by artist Eduardo Srur stands in Largo da Batata, Sao Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday. The sculpture is part of a campaign promoted by the Brazilian Academy of Neurology to combat PAF, a rare, uncured and difficult-to-diagnose disease that affects the peripheral nervous system and can cause paralysis of the lower limbs.
Source: IC | 2017/11/30 22:53:39

US researchers make findings about dynamics of atomic-scale stripes in quantum materials

US researchers have successfully observed the formation and loss of atomic-scale stripes in a quantum material, which offers insights that may help produce new energy materials, an online report released by the University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 18:44:25

Trump's anti-Muslim tweets raise controversy

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday retweeted three videos showing Muslims conducting violence, raising controversy home and abroad.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 17:30:55

It's officially Xmas season with Christmas tree lit at New York's Rockefeller Center

The annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City was held on Wednesday night, officially kicking off the holiday season in the metropolis.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 16:02:05

Over 70 pct of US millennials say they want third political party: poll

As high as 71 percent of US millennials say that a third major party is needed in the country since both the Republican and Democratic parties do a poor job, according to a new poll published Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 11:37:02

US slaps sanctions on Colombian cocaine trafficking network

The US Treasury Department announced on Wednesday that it has imposed sanctions on a Colombian cocaine trafficking network which was playing a "significant role" in international narcotics trafficking.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 9:14:29

Venezuelan gov't has "high expectations" of dialogue with opposition

The Venezuelan government is gearing up for a round of political dialogue with the opposition with "high expectations," a top official said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 9:12:57

PSDB exits Brazilian gov't, leaving coalition fragile

The Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB), the main ally in government of the ruling Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB) of President Michel Temer, has exited the ruling coalition, it was announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 9:11:45

Bolivia's re-election ruling guarantees democratic continuity, says president

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Wednesday said a court ruling that paves the way for his possible re-election strengthens democracy and guarantees democratic continuity.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 9:11:04

Venezuelan VP hints president to seek re-election in 2018

Venezuelan Vice-President Tareck El Aissami hinted on Wednesday President Nicolas Maduro would seek re-election in the 2018 presidential election.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 9:08:50

US NBC fires "Today" anchor Matt Lauer over sexual misconduct

The US NBC News announced Wednesday it had fired Matt Lauer, an anchor of the "Today" program for two decades, after reviewing a detailed complaint about his inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 8:41:17

Trump tweets far-right British party's anti-Muslim videos

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday posted anti-Muslim videos on Twitter that had originally been posted by a leader of a far-right British party.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/29 23:28:40

Democrats skip Trump meeting, raising risk of shutdown

US Democratic leaders in Congress skipped a meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday that was to have focused on the budget, raising the risk of a government shutdown next month with both sides far apart on the terms of an agreement.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/29 22:43:39

Yellen's successor Powell supports gradual rate hikes, easing rules

Jerome Powell, US President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Federal Reserve, said on Tuesday that he would support the central bank to continue to gradually raise interest rates while easing regulatory burdens on some financial institutions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 17:03:04