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US House Majority Whip among others injured in shooting spree

Multiple shootings were heard Wednesday morning near US congressional baseball practice game field in Virginia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/14 20:30:06

US congressman shot in baseball field in Virginia

At least five people including a top Republican congressman were wounded in a Washington suburb early Wednesday morning when a shooting erupted as they practiced for an annual baseball game between lawmakers.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/14 23:18:39

Premeditated attack

First responders close a street near the scene of a shooting in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday. Republican Representative Steve Scalise and two Capitol police officers were injured, according to media reports (see story on page 7). Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2017/6/14 23:13:39

Sessions denies Russia link claims

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday vehemently denied any collusion with Russia to tilt last year's election in Donald Trump's favor, branding the suggestion an "appalling and detestable lie."
Source: AFP | 2017/6/14 21:53:39

7.1-magnitude quake hits Guatemala: CENC

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Guatemala at 3:29 p.m. Wednesday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/14 17:02:06

California's governor appoints special advisor for int'l conference on climate change

Governor Jerry Brown of the US state of California was named Tuesday special advisor for states and regions at the forthcoming 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties, or COP23, to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/14 17:01:25

US attorney general denies involvement in any collusion with Russia

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday strongly denied alleged involvement in any collusion with Russia during last year's Donald Trump campaign, calling it an "appalling and detestable lie."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/14 15:50:27

Trump to host S. Korean president late June for talks on DPRK

The White House announced on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump will host South Korean President Moon Jae-in late this month for talks on the Korean Peninsula's nuclear issue.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/14 8:05:11

Trump's job approval rate edges down to new weekly low: poll

US President Donald Trump's job approval rate edged down to 37 percent this week, one percentage point below the previous week's rating and the lowest weekly average of his administration, according to a new poll released Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/14 8:01:16

US Attorney General calls Russia collusion accusation "detestable lie"

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday strongly denied the accusation that he colluded with Russia during last year's Donald Trump campaign, calling it an "appalling and detestable lie."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/14 8:00:05

US braces as IS vows violence during Ramadan holidays

The US is bracing for the next terror attack, as terror group Islamic State (IS) says it will ramp up attacks worldwide during the Muslim Ramadan holidays.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/14 7:59:23

US working to stabilize relations with Russia: Tillerson

The US is working to stabilize its relationship with Russia, which is "at an all-time low," US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/14 7:59:03

US not winning in Afghanistan: US defense chief

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday that the United States is still "not winning" the longest US war in Afghanistan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/14 7:57:33

Trump’s attorney general to face Russia questions

The eyes of Washington turn again to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, where embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions faces questions over his Russia contacts and role in the firing of FBI director James Comey.
Source: Reuters | 2017/6/13 23:43:40

Mattis ‘shocked’ by US military

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis told lawmakers Monday he was "shocked" by the state of the US military's readiness, blaming legal budget caps and the grind of 16 years of constant war.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/13 23:03:39

People mark anniversary of Orlando shooting

Thousands marked the first anniversary Monday of the Orlando massacre that left 49 people dead at the city's Pulse gay nightclub, with US President Donald Trump also tweeting his sympathies.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/13 22:38:40

Spreading news by the busload

A select few Venezuelans are getting updates about their country’s deadly political crisis live – acted out by reporters on the bus to work. Newspapers and TV face heavy censorship. So Maria Gabriela Fernandez and Dereck Blanco stand on board a bus. Poking fun at their situation, they stand inside a black frame that says “El Bus TV.”
Source: AFP | 2017/6/13 22:18:39

Brazil's right-wing party PSDB decides not to quit government

The right-wing Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB), a main ally of President Michel Temer, decided on Monday not to quit the government despite mounting pressure.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/13 15:48:01