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Biden announces members of health team

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden announced some nominations and appointments of his health team on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/8 12:01:13

Mass transit faces huge service cuts across U.S.: media

Public transportation systems across the United States are in an extraordinary financial crisis set off by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has starved transit agencies of huge amounts of revenue and threatens to cripple service for years, the New York Times reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/8 11:58:58

Biden chooses retired General Lloyd Austin to run Pentagon: US media

US President-elect Joe Biden has chosen retired General Lloyd Austin to head the Pentagon, Politico reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/8 10:17:10

U.S. zoo extends giant panda cooperative research agreement with Chinese partner

The Smithsonian's National Zoo announced on Monday that it has extended its giant panda cooperative research agreement with the China Wildlife and Conservation Association.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/8 8:49:41

NYS not to be shorthanded in fight against COVID-19: Fauci

New York State has been well-prepared against the COVID-19 pandemic and is expected to carry out its plan in a smooth way during the upcoming battle, Anthony Fauci, a top U.S. infectious disease expert, said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/8 8:47:48

U.S. House to vote on stopgap funding bill to avoid gov't shutdown

The U.S. House of Representative will vote on a one-week stopgap funding bill on Wednesday to avoid a federal government shutdown and provide more time for lawmakers to negotiate a deal in COVID-19 relief and government funding, a top House Democrat said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/8 8:46:04

Trump's key ally Giuliani positive for COVID-19

US President Donald Trump said Sunday his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for COVID-19, the latest member of the president's inner circle to contract the disease.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/7 17:43:41

Biden picks new health chiefs

US President-elect Joe Biden has made his selections for two key public health positions, sources said on Sunday, as he prepares to take office in January 2021 as the coronavirus pandemic rages to new levels across the US.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/7 17:43:40

Panamanian specialty coffee producers look to Asia in hard times

Asia is a great potential market for Panama, as the COVID-19 pandemic and the storms Iota and Eta last month have impacted the production and export of specialty coffee in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/7 14:40:26

Venezuela's Maduro calls on opposition to resume dialogue after legislative elections

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday praised the peacefulness of the country's legislative elections, saying that a new era is being born in the nation, and called on the opposition to resume political dialogue.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/7 13:55:39

NASA, SpaceX launch first upgraded Dragon cargo to Int'l Space Station

NASA and SpaceX launched the first mission of the upgraded cargo version of Dragon spacecraft on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/7 9:57:45

Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/7 9:46:37

First US batch of COVID-19 vaccines will leave out many

The US government's first shipment of millions of coronavirus vaccine doses to be divided among states and federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, will fall far short of protecting high priority groups such as healthcare workers, a Reuters analysis has found.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/6 17:48:40

New record for US virus cases

The US notched a record number of coronavirus cases in 24 hours for the third day running, as the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the COVID-19 pandemic would not end soon with vaccines.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/6 17:03:40

Trump pushes bizarre claims

US President Donald Trump made clear Saturday he had no intention of relinquishing his baseless claims that November's election was stolen from him, telling a raucous crowd at his first post-poll rally he would somehow still win.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/6 16:58:40

Giant panda cub "Xiao Qi Ji" takes first steps -- US zoo

US-born giant panda cub "Xiao Qi Ji" has taken his first steps, according to the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/6 13:50:39

US COVID-19 cases hit over 14.5 mln, California to enter new stay-at-home order

More than 14.5 million people in the United States have contracted COVID-19 so far, and the vast region of California will enter a new stay-at-home order on Sunday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/6 11:39:36

Biden unlikely to match his vote count in 2024: Chinese expert

Joe Biden will likely have a tough time in 2024 winning as many votes as Trump received in November, a Chinese expert told the Global Times annual forum on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/5 12:44:58