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Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to US Supreme Court

The US Senate on Monday voted to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the youngest member of the Supreme Court.
Source: CGTN | 2020/10/27 8:12:07

Anger surges after book details damage from US nuclear waste in Pacific islands

Public anger has grown after a new book revealed how the US poisoned various islands in the Pacific with toxic chemical waste that has endangered the lives of local people and seriously damaged ecosystems for decades.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/27 4:33:26

Chileans vote overwhelmingly for new constitution

Chileans voted overwhelmingly in a landmark referendum on Sunday to replace their constitution, long seen by many as underpinning the nation's glaring economic and social inequalities.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/26 19:38:40

US announces cease-fire

The US on Sunday said a new humanitarian cease-fire will take effect on Monday in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, even as fresh fighting erupted between the two sides.
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/26 17:38:40

Pence staff hit by COVID-19

US Vice President Mike Pence campaigned on Sunday despite a COVID-19 outbreak among his aides and President Donald Trump claimed progress as the US set records for daily infections, prompting Democratic challenger Joe Biden to accuse Trump of surrendering to the pandemic.
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/26 17:33:41

NYS governor slams White House's COVID-19 response as chief of staff says US not to control pandemic

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday that COVID-19 can be defeated, while questioning the White House's inaction as its Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said that the country is "not going to control the pandemic."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/26 13:05:18

NYC mayor cautions police against pushing political agenda while on duty

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Sunday that "ANY NYPD Officer pushing ANY political agenda while on duty will face consequences," while retweeting a New York Police Department (NYPD) post saying that "Police officers must remain apolitical."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/26 11:17:00

Police officer fired after shooting of black couple in Waukegan, Illinois

A police officer in Waukegan, Illinois, was fired after he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager and wounded the young man's 20-year-old black girlfriend during a traffic stop earlier this week.
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/25 18:33:40

US State Department pauses diversity training

The US State Department has suspended all training programs for employees related to diversity and inclusion, an internal cable obtained by Reuters showed, after President Donald Trump directed federal agencies in September to end programs deemed divisive by the White House.
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/25 17:43:40

US virus cases hit daily record

An energized Joe Biden and Barack Obama Saturday accused Donald Trump of a massive screw-up in his handling of coronavirus, but the US president remained ebullient despite trailing in polls with 10 days to go until the election.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/25 17:23:40

South America ravaged by unprecedented drought and fires

Under stress from a historic drought, large swathes of forest and wetlands in central South America known for their exceptional biodiversity have been ravaged by devastating fires.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/25 17:18:41

COVID-19 cases surpass one million in Colombia

The Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection announced on Saturday that the country had reached 1,007,711 cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), while the death toll rose to 30,000.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/25 14:44:40

US Vice President Pence's chief of staff tests positive for COVID-19

US Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday, according to the vice president's press secretary.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/25 13:22:22

NYS governor's new book goes hot on Amazon, praised by Chinese FM spokesman

American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the latest book by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo published in mid-October, is listed on the No. 1 Best Seller in the category of Sociological Study of Medicine on Amazon.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/25 12:49:41

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine trial to resume in US

Multinational pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said on Friday it will resume the trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, which has been paused since September.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/24 12:52:52

Final presidential debate 'reveals US political decay'

The "less-furious" final presidential debate before the US election played out on Thursday night, in which US President Donald Trump and Democratic opponent Joe Biden faced off in a contest over COVID-19, national security and diplomacy among many other topics, during which China was still the most-mentioned country in their constant whining and blaming.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/10/23 17:37:20

The final presidential debate of the 2020 US election kicks off

Donald Trump and Joe Biden face each other in the final presidential debate Thursday night local time less than two weeks before the election day which falls on November 3.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/23 9:07:47

Bolivia polls transparent, Arce victory legitimate: international observers

International observers on Wednesday declared Bolivia's presidential election transparent and Luis Arce's incoming government legitimate as an official but not yet complete tally showed an overwhelming victory for the leftist.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/22 19:58:40