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US President Donald Trump fires FBI director James Comey

US President Donald Trump fired James Comey, the director of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the White House said in a statement Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/10 6:22:59

In the firing line

Riot police are hit by a Molotov cocktail hurled by a demonstrator during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela on Monday. Venezuela’s opposition staged fresh protests against the president’s efforts to reform the constitution.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/10 0:28:40

US Congress confirms Air Force Secretary nominee

The US Senate on Monday confirmed Heather Wilson as Air Force Secretary, the first service secretary nominee to be approved by Congress.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/9 13:50:09

Mosquito-borne diseases plummet 88.9 pct in Brazil

Cases of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika have fallen 88.9 percent so far this year, compared with the same period in 2016, the Health Ministry said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/9 12:54:07

Mexico, EU to wrap up new free trade negotiations by end of 2017

Mexico and the European Union (EU) are expected to wrap up by the end of this year negotiations for a new free trade agreement to replace the one signed over 17 years ago, officials from the two sides announced in Mexico city on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/9 11:11:12

White House warned about ex-national security adviser's vulnerability to Russian blackmail: ex-official

Former acting US Attorney General Sally Yates said on Monday that she had warned the White House in January that then US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn could have been "blackmailed" by Russia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/9 10:46:42

Identified remains of Pearl Harbor sailor to return home

The remains of a US sailor who died during the Pearl Harbor attack by the Japanese army in 1941 have been identified and will return to his hometown in Iowa state.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/9 8:29:42

Russian FM Lavrov to visit US, hold talks with Tillerson

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will pay a working visit to the United States on May 9-11 and meet US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/9 8:27:41

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits west of Adak, Alaska

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit Monday about 145 kilometers, or 90 miles, west of Adak, a town located on Adak Island in Alaska.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/9 8:17:02

Obama's legacy in trouble as Trump seeks to repeal Obamacare

The legacy of former US President Barack Obama is in trouble as his successor Donald Trump seeks to repeal and replace Obama's landmark legislation - the controversial healthcare overhaul known as Obamacare.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/9 7:20:16

Obama meets wit former Italian PM Renzi in Milan

Former US president Barack Obama met privately with former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi in Milan on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/9 7:18:37

US officials to testify on election interference

The scandal over Russian meddling in last year's US presidential election returns to the forefront of Washington politics after weeks of quiet on Monday, when two top officials from the Obama administration are set to testify in Congress
Source: AFP | 2017/5/9 0:28:39

Democrats slam Senate’s all-male healthcare group

US Democrats on Sunday criticized the lack of women on a working group in the Republican-led Senate that will craft a plan to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/9 0:08:39

Esten Canada braces for more flooding

With heavy rains persisting and waters still rising over much of waterlogged eastern Canada, the nation's military on Sunday tripled the number of troops urgently working to evacuate thousands of residents.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/8 23:58:40

5th Indigenous Peoples Expo held in Mexico City

Clay crafts from the state of Michoacan are shown during the 5th Indigenous Peoples Expo at Expo Reforma in Mexico City, capital of Mexico, on May 6, 2017. The 5th Indigenous Peoples Expo is held from May 4 to 7 in Mexico City, with participation of over 200 exhibitors from 25 indigenous groups.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/8 13:40:15

Polish Constitution Day Parade held in Chicago

Young women from Polish Community participate in Polish Constitution Day Parade at Columbus Drive in Chicago, the United States, on May 6, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/8 11:27:22

Venezuela's opposition refuses to help draft new constitution

Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), the opposition alliance of crisis-hit Venezuela, will not participate in the drafting of a new constitution, MUD leader Henrique Capriles announced Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/8 9:20:14

Trump congratulates French President-elect, hoping for continuing cooperation

US President Donald Trump on Sunday congratulated Emmanuel Macron on winning the French presidential election, and looked forward to continuing the US-French cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/8 7:11:53