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Protesters display placards in support of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement outside the United States Embassy in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, June 9, 2020. The death of George Floyd, an African-American man who was killed by police during an arrest in Minneapolis, United States, sparked worldwide protests calling for an end to police brutality and racism. (Xinhua/Joy Nyabukewa)

Anti-racism protest in U.S. city Seattle results in 45 arrests, 21 officers injured

A total of 45 people were arrested and 21 police officers injured on Saturday after a "Black Lives Matter" protest turned violent in the...
The Boeing chalet at the Farnborough air show in Hampshire, England, on July 15, 2014

Boeing finalizes agreements for supply chain solutions with Etihad Airways

Boeing and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have finalized agreements for several supply chain solutions, Boeing said Wednesday in...
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DHL Express increases fleet capacity with Boeing converted freighters

DHL Express will add four 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) as part of the logistics company's efforts to continue modernizing and growing its fleet,...

Apple to work closely with Chinese suppliers for carbon-neutral plan

Apple Inc. was very impressed with China's determination and investment in environmental protection, and looking forward to working closely with Chinese local suppliers to...

Apple aims to be carbon neutral for supply chain, products by 2030

Apple Inc. on Tuesday unveiled its plan to become carbon neutral across its entire business, manufacturing supply chain, and product life cycle by 2030. ...

Twitter adds fact-check labels to Trump’s tweets on mail-in voting

Twitter on Tuesday tagged two tweets of U.S. President Donald Trump on mail-in voting with a fact-checking warning label. The label was imposed on two...
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) attends a news conference at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on March 13, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to open up 50 billion U.S. dollars in federal aid to help combat the spread of COVID-19 across the country. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Trump directs California to reopen Tesla assembly plant

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that California should allow automaker Tesla to resume operations in Alameda County. "California should let...

Facebook to pay over US$50 million to graphic reviewers for psychological trauma

Facebook has agreed to pay 52 million U.S. dollars to its content moderators who have developed psychological trauma from their jobs by viewing and...

Melinda Gates gives U.S. administration “D-minus” for coronavirus response

Melinda Gates on Thursday gave a mark of "D-minus" for the lack of national coordination when asked to grade the U.S. administration's response to...
Photo taken on Sept. 18, 2019 shows U.S. dollar banknotes in Washington D.C., the United States. U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered interest rates by 25 basis points amid growing risks and uncertainties stemming from trade tensions and a global economic slowdown, following a rate cut in July that was its first in more a decade. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. state of Washington to reopen under phased plan

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced on Monday a Safe Start plan that allows its economy to reopen in a phased approach starting Tuesday. ...

Washington governor, attorney general denounce county officials’ disregard for stay-at-home order

Governor of the U.S. state of Washington Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Bob Ferguson denounced some county officials' disregard of the stay-at-home order...

Google releases community mobility reports to help combat COVID-19

Google published an early release of COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports on Friday to provide aggregated, anonymized data in response to stay-at-home policies aimed at...

Facebook invests US$100 million in journalism amid COVID-19 crisis

Facebook on Monday announced 100 million U.S. dollars in investment to support the news industry in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The investment includes...

Google announces support for small businesses and crisis response

Google pledged more than 800 million U.S. dollars of support on Friday to help combat the coronavirus outbreak around the world. "As...
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb. 26, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the country's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

First U.S. coronavirus death confirmed in Washington state

The Washington State Department of Health confirmed the first death in connection with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Saturday as more cases of unknown origin...

San Francisco mayor urges public confidence in Chinatown businesses amid coronavirus fears

San Francisco Mayor London Breed Friday urged San Franciscans to show greater support and confidence in Chinatown businesses negatively impacted by growing fears of...

Washington state declares state of emergency over COVID-19 outbreak

Governor Jay Inslee of the U.S. State of Washington Saturday declared a state of emergency after the state reported the first death in connection...
U.S.-Mexican border

Trump barred from building border wall with navy funds

A federal judge in the U.S. state of Washington on Thursday ruled that U.S. President Donald Trump cannot divert funds for a U.S. submarine...
Patients infected with the novel coronavirus are seen at a makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 5, 2020. The makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in China's epidemic-hit Wuhan city began accepting patients Wednesday. The hospital can provide about 1,600 beds to infected patients. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi)

U.S. experts endorse China’s health system under pressure of coronavirus outbreak

U.S. medical experts have expressed strong support for China's health system and healthcare workers under the enormous pressure of novel coronavirus epidemic. ...
novel coronavirus

U.S. experts refute conspiracy theory on origin of novel coronavirus

The novel coronavirus "occurred naturally from animals to people" rather than being "made in some biological weapon research," a leading U.S. epidemiologist has said,...

Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival kicks off to inspire creativity, engagement

The 12th annual Bay Area International Children's Film Festival kicked off Saturday to inspire creativity and engagement of children in public affairs. ...

Wells Fargo agrees to pay US$3 billion to settle federal probe into account scandal

Major U.S. multinational bank Wells Fargo & Company said Friday it has reached a settlement with the federal government worth 3 billion U.S. dollars...
The Boeing chalet at the Farnborough air show in Hampshire, England, on July 15, 2014

Washington governor backs proposed bills to remove Boeing tax benefit amid tariffs dispute with...

Governor Jay Inslee of the U.S. state of Washington on Wednesday voiced support for proposed bills to suspend a tax break for Boeing Company...

San Francisco to hold largest quilt display ever to honor AIDS victims

San Francisco will hold its largest display ever of a quilt with about 1,920 patches on it in April this year to honor those...
Climate change

Amazon CEO commits US$10 billion to combat climate change

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said on Monday that he is committing 10 billion U.S. dollars to combat the impact of climate change. Bezos said he...
crime scene

Police shooting critically injures gunman in California

Police shot and critically injured a young man Saturday at a commuter train station in Northern California, forcing the station to be closed for...
The Boeing chalet at the Farnborough air show in Hampshire, England, on July 15, 2014

Southeast Asia needs 4,500 new aircraft in next 20 years – Boeing

Top U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing forecast Tuesday that Southeast Asia will need 4,500 new planes in the next two decades, with single-aisle jets expected...

Facebook-owned WhatsApp crosses 2-billion global user base threshold

Facebook said Wednesday that its stand-alone messaging app WhatsApp has reached the milestone of 2 billion global users. Facebook renewed its commitment to securing the...
face masks

U.S. nonprofit donates 1.8 million face masks to help China combat coronavirus outbreak

U.S. non-profit Medshare announced on Monday a donation of 1.8 million respirators and 80,000 isolation gowns is to be sent to China to aid...
Trump impeachment trial

Protesters rally in San Francisco against U.S. Senate’s Trump acquittal

Around 100 demonstrators on Wednesday rallied in downtown San Francisco to protest the U.S. Senate's acquittal of President Donald Trump over abuse of power...