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US House, Senate agriculture leaders reach agreement on farm bill

Agriculture leaders in the US House of Representatives and the Senate said on Thursday that they have reached an agreement on a new farm bill.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/30 14:20:17

Canada sanctions 17 Saudis linked to Khashoggi murder

Canada on Thursday announced sanctions targeting 17 Saudi nationals linked to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/30 8:49:58

Trump cancels meeting with Putin, citing Ukraine-Russia confrontation

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that considering the unsolved confrontation between Russia and Ukraine, he has decided it would be "best" to cancel his scheduled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/30 6:40:19

Cuba says US accusation of denying diplomatic visas is affecting ties

Havana said Wednesday Washington is negatively affecting bilateral relations by accusing Cuba of not granting diplomatic visas to appointed US embassy officials.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 20:42:53

Trump says pardon for former campaign chief Manafort not off the table

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's not ruling out a pardon for his embattled former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 20:42:05

UNESCO adds reggae music to global cultural heritage list

Reggae music, whose chill, lilting grooves found international fame thanks to artists like Bob Marley, on Thursday won a spot on the United Nations' list of global cultural treasures.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/29 20:18:40

Life expectancy in the US drops

Life expectancy in the United States dropped yet again as drug overdose deaths continued to climb - taking more than 70,000 lives in 2017 - and suicides rose, a US government report said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/29 20:13:40

Pentagon confirms 3 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

The US Department of Defense Wednesday confirmed that three US soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 13:59:49

Brazil's president-elect announces three new cabinet members

Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro Wednesday announced three new members of his cabinet.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 13:59:25

US Navy to commission guided-missile destroyer Thomas Hudner

The US Navy announced Wednesday that it will commission its newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Thomas Hudner, later this week.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 13:59:05

Trump administration to appeal judge's order blocking asylum ban

The Trump administration said Tuesday that it would appeal a federal judge's order halting a presidential proclamation that prevents certain immigrants from seeking asylum.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 9:53:52

Bill to protect Mueller blocked in US Senate as Trump escalates attacks against Russia probe

The US Senate on Wednesday blocked an expedited vote on legislation intended to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, who's leading the Russia investigation, from being fired.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 8:51:00

Senate vote to advance resolution to halt US support for Yemen operation

US Senate on Wednesday voted to advance a resolution that could halt the US support for the Saudi-led military operation in Yemen.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 8:44:43

US advocacy group asks court to reveal federal gov't's attempt to spy on internet users

A US rights advocacy group Wednesday filed a motion with a US district court in California to disclose how the US government had forced Facebook to wiretap encrypted voice conversations of users on Facebook Messenger.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 8:42:23

Trump signals willingness to shut federal gov't over border wall funding

U.S. President Donald Trump said he would "totally be willing" to shut down the federal government if Congress doesn't approve the 5 billion U.S. dollars he's demanding for building a wall along the nation's southern border with Mexico.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 8:37:17

Pompeo, Mattis highlight Saudi alliance in grilling Senate briefing

U.S. Secretaries of State and Defense, Mike Pompeo and James Mattis, on Wednesday tried to convince the U.S. Senate that the U.S. alliance with Saudi Arabia is worthy despite the kingdom's alleged involvement in the tragic death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and heavy civilian casualties in Yemen.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 8:35:06

US House Democrats nominate Nancy Pelosi for speakership

U.S. House Democrats voted on Wednesday to nominate Representative Nancy Pelosi for speakership in the new Congress.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 8:32:39

Pompeo blasts Congress initiatives for more punishments over Khashoggi's death

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently lashed out at the U.S. Congress over the bipartisan proposal to take more actions to punish Saudi Arabia over the death of a Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 8:31:01