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Stopgap bill clears House of Representatives, heads for White House

Following the US Senate, the US House of Representatives on Friday passed a stopgap bill that would fund the government for the next three weeks, and sent it to the White House for ratification.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/26 8:35:02

At least 7 killed, 150 missing in dam collapse in Brazil

At least seven people were killed, nine injured and at least 150 others are missing after a tailings dam collapsed Friday afternoon in southeastern state of Minas Gerais, the state government said Friday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/26 8:34:16

Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone arrested in Russia probe

Roger Stone, a former campaign advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, has been arrested and charged as part of the ongoing Russia probe, according to an indictment unsealed Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/26 8:13:25

US Senate kills two bills attempting to reopen government

The US Senate on Thursday blocked two bills attempting to reopen the US government, as both political parties struggle to reach consensus on ending the longest government shutdown in US history.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/25 15:13:36

Democrat-backed bill to temporarily open US government fails in Senate

A Democrat-backed bill to temporarily open the US government without funding a border wall requested by the White House failed to pass the US Senate on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/25 11:36:52

Death toll reaches 100 in Mexico pipeline blast

The number of fatalities in Mexico's tragic pipeline explosion has climbed to 100, the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/25 11:35:19

Unemployment benefits filed by federal workers spike during gov't shutdown

A total of 25,419 federal employees filed for unemployment benefits in the week ending Jan. 12, up from 10,454 in the previous week, the Labor Department said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/25 11:31:30

4 killed, 2 injured in shooting in US state of Georgia

Four people were killed and at least two others injured in a shooting in the US state of Georgia, police said Thursday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/25 11:26:58

Chilly Chicago reports more Canada Goose coat robberies

Chicago has recently seen a rise in robberies targeting expensive Canada Goose coats as winter storms blanketed the U.S. Midwest city.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/25 9:56:37

Trump-backed bill to fund border wall fails in Senate

A bill backed by US President Donald Trump that will fund a border wall failed to pass the Senate on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/25 7:59:16

Trump delays speech

An intensifying war of words between the president and Pelosi came to a head Wednesday with the top Democrat effectively blocking Trump from delivering his annual address in Congress until the partial government shutdown, now in its 34th day, is brought to an end.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/24 21:43:40

Venezuela cuts diplomatic ties after US recognizes opposition leader

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday he was breaking diplomatic relations with the United States, after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country's interim president.
Source: CGTN | 2019/1/24 9:25:19

US House Speaker tells Trump: no state of union speech until gov't reopens

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she would not host U.S. President Donald Trump to deliver a state of union speech before government reopens, all but rejecting Trump's intent to deliver the speech on Jan. 29.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/24 9:15:51

Trump vows not to 'cave in' on shutdown

US President Donald Trump had a message Tuesday for Democrats hoping he'll relent in the political arm wrestling that has seen funds blocked to parts of the government for a record 32 days: "No Cave!"
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 22:03:42

US Police Hunt 'Armed & Dangerous' Suspect After Two Puppies Stolen

Police in Washington, DC, and Maryland are searching for a suspect who is said to have stolen two pit bull puppies while holding their owner at gunpoint in the southeast region of the US capital.
Source: Sputnik News | 2019/1/23 21:52:05

Panama youth meeting offers Pope Francis respite from sex scandals

Pope Francis jets into Panama on Wednesday for a gathering of young Catholics that will likely see him speak out strongly in defense of Central American migrants and human rights.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 21:13:41

Venezuela accuses US of ordering coup

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday accused Washington of ordering a coup against his government and called for a "total revision" of ties with the US.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 21:08:43

New initiative by Mexico to tackle fuel theft crisis

Mexico's president announced a series of social programs Tuesday aimed at developing poor areas where fuel theft has become a booming industry, after a pipeline tap gone wrong killed 93 people.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 19:43:42