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Trump reportedly intends to nominate conservative judge Barrett for Supreme Court

US President Donald Trump intends to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, multiple US media outlets reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/26 8:12:34

Brazil's COVID-19 death toll nears 140,000

Brazil on Thursday said 831 deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours pushed the death toll to 139,808.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/25 16:59:05

Most Americans, people in 13 rich nations say US has mishandled COVID-19

Americans and people in other 13 countries overwhelmingly believe the US has done a terrible job in dealing with COVID-19 and that America's social fabric is becoming more polarized, according to the results of a newly published survey by Pew Research.
Source: CGTN | 2020/9/25 9:02:49

US Senate passes resolution reaffirming commitment to peaceful transition of power

The US Senate passed a resolution on Thursday reaffirming its commitment to a peaceful transition of power.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/25 8:43:25

President Trump's son Eric ordered to testify in fraud probe

A New York judge on Wednesday ordered Eric Trump, the US president's son most involved with running the family business, to be deposed by October 7 as part of an investigation over charges that the organization improperly inflated the value of real estate assets.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/24 19:18:41

Two US police officers shot

Two police officers were shot as angry protests rippled across the US after authorities announced no one would be charged with the killing of Breonna Taylor.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/24 16:53:40

US announces new restrictions against Cuba

The United States on Wednesday imposed new restriction measures against Cuba, an effort to further deny Havana sources of revenue.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/24 12:37:15

Health official says majority of Americans "remain susceptible" to COVID-19

Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said on Wednesday that a majority of Americans remain susceptible to COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/24 12:18:35

Fourth large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trial starts in US

A fourth Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating an investigational COVID-19 vaccine has begun enrolling adult volunteers, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/24 10:03:21

US announces new restrictions against Cuba

The United States on Wednesday imposed new restriction measures against Cuba, an effort to further deny Havana sources of revenue.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/24 3:37:17

Rebuild or leave? Future uncertain for US communities in fire zones

Deadly blazes raging across the western US have again destroyed thousands of homes nestled in forested areas in 2020 - with months of the fire season still to come in a region perilously exposed to climate change.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/23 18:08:40

Pentagon vows to help Israel maintain 'qualitative military edge'

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper pledged Tuesday to help maintain Israel's military superiority in the Middle East, amid its concerns over a possible US sale of F-35 fighters to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Source: AFP | 2020/9/23 17:28:41

Canadian charged over ricin letter sent to Trump

A Canadian woman accused of sending a ricin poison-laced letter to Donald Trump was formally charged on Tuesday with threatening the US president.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/23 17:23:42

Brazil's deforestation sticking point for EU-Mercosur

Brazil hit back Tuesday at European reluctance to finalize a trade deal between the EU and Mercosur blocs, or officially Southern Common Market, over concerns about Amazon deforestation, saying a French report on the issue was motivated by “protectionist interests.”
Source: AFP | 2020/9/23 17:13:40

Trump's Supreme Court pick coming

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will announce his pick on Saturday for the crucial Supreme Court seat left open by the death of justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – and his Republican Party vowed a quick vote to confirm the nominee.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/23 17:08:41

Facebook Prepared to 'Restrict' Content Circulation if US Election Descends Into Online Chaos

Facebook will take an array of measures to "restrict the circulation of content" if the November 3 US presidential election devolves into chaos and unrest, according to a Tuesday report by the Financial Times.
Source: sputniknews | 2020/9/23 15:19:41

Experts warn COVID-19 may surge in fall, winter as death toll in US tops 200,000

Leading experts warned that COVID-19 cases may surge in fall and winter in the United States as the pandemic has caused over 200,000 deaths as of Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 11:49:52

US administration ready to reach bipartisan COVID-19 relief agreement: Mnuchin

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday the administration continues to try to work with Congress and is ready to reach a bipartisan COVID-19 relief agreement, noting that a "targeted" package is still needed.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 9:26:45