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US to cut trade benefits for Thai products

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that the United States will suspend preferential trade benefits for certain Thai products under the so-called Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), effective Dec 30.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/31 12:00:17

Influential COVID-19 model projects nearly 400,000 deaths in US by Feb

The COVID-19 death toll in the United States is expected to reach almost 400,000 by Feb 1, according to an updated key COVID-19 model.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/31 10:56:38

Free trade deal between EU, Canada produces win-win results in past 3 yrs

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a free trade deal between the European Union (EU) and Canada, has helped the two sides in boosting trade and jobs over the past three-odd years, the EU and Canadian leaders said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/30 14:20:50

Trump administration notifies Congress F-35 sale plan to UAE

The Donald Trump administration on Thursday informally notified Congress of its plan to sell advanced fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to the chair of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/30 14:11:26

Colombian President Duque confident in cutting deforestation by half

Colombian President Ivan Duque is confident his administration can cut the country's deforestation rate in half by the end of his four-year term, though it will be impossible to stop it completely, he told Reuters.
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/29 18:53:41

Philadelphia imposes curfew amid protests

Officials in the US city of Philadelphia announced a curfew on Wednesday following two nights of unrest over the latest police killing of a black man.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/29 16:48:41

Biden promises to follow science

US Democrat Joe Biden insisted Wednesday that he will tackle coronavirus from Day 1 if elected president but warned there is no magic “switch” to end the pandemic, as President Donald Trump insisted he will still win easily and dismissed his opponent as a COVID-19 alarmist.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/29 17:23:40

US firms fund deforestation, abuses in Amazon: report

Major US financial firms are helping fund environmental destruction and indigenous rights abuses in the Amazon with billions of dollars in investments in questionable companies, according to a report published Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/28 19:34:45

Bolivia's Morales calls for calm after protesters demand military junta

Exiled former Bolivian president Evo Morales called for calm on Tuesday after several hundred right-wing protesters demanded that a “military junta” replace socialist president-elect Luis Arce.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/28 16:48:41

Black US woman shot by police to file complaint after boyfriend killed

An African-American woman injured as police shot dead her boyfriend last week announced from her hospital bed Tuesday that she will file a complaint, as she challenged the official version of the shooting.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/28 15:23:40

Raging wildfires injure two firefighters in California, force massive evacuations

Fast-moving wildfires have left two US firefighters critically injured and forced tens of thousands of residents in Orange County in Southern California to evacuate amid high winds on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/28 11:12:48

NASA, SpaceX target Nov. 14 for historic manned mission to space station

NASA and SpaceX are targeting 7:49 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 14, for the launch of the first crew rotation mission to the International Space Station as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Program, NASA announced on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/28 11:11:31

Nearly 800,000 children in US test positive for COVID-19

Nearly 800,000 children in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, according to a new report of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/28 9:39:07

Barrett confirmed to top court

US President Donald Trump's struggling reelection campaign received a boost Monday with the confirmation of his latest Supreme Court nominee, tilting the top body to the right and clinching his judicial legacy in a landmark victory for American conservatives.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/27 16:33:41

Chile's COVID-19 positivity rate dips below 4 pct: health minister

Chile's novel coronavirus (COVID-19) positivity rate has dipped below 4 percent for the first time since the nation's first case of infection was detected March 3, Minister of Health Enrique Paris said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/27 16:10:23

Head of US military school resigns amid 'systemic racism' probe

The superintendent of a top US military academy resigned from his post Monday, after the Virginia governor ordered an investigation into accusations of systemic racism at the school.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/27 15:48:41

NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of moon

NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the moon, the agency announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/27 14:13:55

US witnesses most critical weekend as daily COVID-19 cases hit over 80,000

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported over 80,000 of daily COVID-19 cases over the past weekend, suggesting critical resurgence of the pandemic nationwide.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/27 10:14:53