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Trump aims at Obamacare after announcing Supreme Court nominee

U.S. President Donald Trump aimed at Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, on Sunday a day after he announced another conservative nominee for...

Trump pays respects to Ginsburg at Supreme Court amid boos as battle over her...

U.S. President Donald Trump paid his respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court here on Thursday morning amid...

Trump refuses to commit to peaceful power transfer if he loses election

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose this year's presidential race, while...
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Smoke from record U.S. West fires seen across globe

by Peter Mertz "Hazy conditions across Colorado are due to the ongoing blaze (Middle Fork Fire), along with the wildfires burning along...

Free trade, multilateralism key to Italy’s exports recovery, analysts say

Free trade and multilateralism are key to the recovery of Italy's exports in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, top politicians and economists...

Under fire, Trump defends his remarks about downplaying coronavirus threat

U.S. President Donald Trump defended on Wednesday his remarks in an earlier interview that he wanted to downplay the coronavirus threat to the U.S....

UK publishes controversial Brexit bill amid growing anger from Brussels

The British government on Wednesday published a controversial bill which overrides elements of the Brexit deal with Brussels, despite a senior minister explicitly...

Trump travels to Pennsylvania for rally as race with Biden tightens

U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Latrobe, Pennsylvania on Thursday for an in-person rally a day after a poll showed a tightening race...

Biden condemns violence in Portland, as Trump doubles down on “law and order” message

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Sunday condemned violence in Portland, Oregon after one man was fatally shot following clashes between rival protesters. ...

European countries brace for new school year amid COVID-19 resurgence

The recent resurgence of COVID-19 in many parts of Europe is challenging the preparation work of most schools across Europe, as they are set...
WASHINGTON D.C., April 23, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on April 22, 2020 shows the White House in Washington D.C., the United States. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he has signed an executive order, limiting immigration to the United States for 60 days amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

White House beefs up security ahead of Trump’s acceptance speech, protests

The White House has beefed up security ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to accept the Republican Party's renomination from the South...
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence attends a press conference on the COVID-19 at the White House in Washington D.C. March 9, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Pence echoes Trump’s “law and order” message amid rekindled anger over police brutality, racism

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence echoed President Donald Trump's "law and order" message in his speech accepting the Republican Party's renomination Wednesday night amid...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken in Arlington, Virginia, the United States, on Aug. 24, 2020 shows screens displaying U.S. President Donald Trump speaking during the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Trump was nominated for a second term on Monday at the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, which has been scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Economists, business leaders raise questions, voice concerns over U.S. actions against TikTok

U.S. economists and business leaders have raised questions and voiced concerns over the Trump administration's actions against TikTok, highlighting a lack of evidence...
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Trump supporters warn of tax cut reversals in Biden administration

Speakers at the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) on Tuesday night touted U.S. President Donald Trump's pre-pandemic economic accomplishments, warning that key policies...
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive aboard Air Force One after returning from a two-day trip to India, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S., February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago

U.S. first lady wades into 2020 battle in RNC speech at White House

U.S. first lady Melania Trump waded into the 2020 presidential battle between her husband, sitting President Donald Trump, and former Vice President Joe...
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Supporters scramble to defend Trump’s handling of coronavirus pandemic on RNC opening night

The opening night of the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) on Monday saw Republicans scrambling to defend U.S. President Donald Trump's handling of the...
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Ireland gears up for reopening schools amid rising COVID-19 cases

by Zhang Qi The Irish government on Monday issued multi-lingual advice for parents of primary and secondary school students as part of...
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus response briefing as National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and Attorney General William Barr stand by at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Trump gives rally-style speech at GOP convention after renomination

U.S. President Donald Trump gave a rally-style speech in Charlotte, North Carolina on Monday afternoon after delegates formally nominated him for reelection at the...
A mourner holds up a lit candle in Microsoft Square near the Staples Center to pay respects to Kobe Bryant after a helicopter crash killed the retired basketball star, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot

Emotional tributes paid to late NBA legend Kobe Bryant on his 42nd birthday

NBA community, friends and family paid emotional tributes to late basketball legend Kobe Bryant on what would have been his 42nd birthday on Sunday. ...
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Will cease-fire last in Libya?

by Mahmoud Darwesh Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj and Speaker of the east-based House of Representatives Aguila Saleh on Friday issued...
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From DC-10 to C-130: big airplanes fighting infernos in America’s West

With record amounts of wildfires exploding throughout America's West, overwhelmed officials in Colorado and California are turning to bigger planes to fight the fires,...

Rise in U.S. weekly jobless claims casts shadow on labor market recovery

The number of initial jobless claims in the United States rose back above the 1 million mark last week, casting shadow on the recovery...
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Pandemic response, economy among U.S. voters’ top concerns as Democratic National Convention underway

Halfway through the 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC), U.S. voters are keenly watching who will come out of this year's presidential election to lead...
A plane flies in the sky with the U.S. national flags in the foreground in Washington, D.C., the United States, on July 21, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday afternoon that the coronavirus pandemic in the United States will probably "get worse before it gets better." More than 3.8 million people in the United States have infected with the virus, with more than 141,000 deaths, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University, as some states, including Florida, are seeing a surge in cases. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. COVID-19 deaths near 150,000 amid calls to shut down country

The death toll from COVID-19 in the United States has neared 150,000 with daily deaths continuously passing 1,000, while some health experts are calling...

U.S.-Russia tensions in Arctic may escalate amid global warming – Analysts

by Matthew Rusling As global warming has made navigating Arctic waters more feasible, tensions in the region between the United States and...

Hollywood insiders weigh in on future of U.S.-China co-productions

by Julia Pierrepont III With the two largest film markets in the world facing economic turbulence and other uncertainties, industry experts are...
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Human trials for COVID-19 vaccine underway in India

by Peerzada Arshad Hamid Human trials for developing an indigenous vaccine against COVID-19 are going on in full swing in India. ...
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U.S. bars new international students from entry if they only take online classes in...

The United States will not allow the entry of new international students for the upcoming fall semester if their courses are entirely online, the...
A vessel heads for the Star Ferry Pier at the Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong, July 27, 2019. Photo by DuanChangzheng/People’s Daily online

Hong Kong residents feel safer with national security law implemented

"Since the passage of the national security law, I have felt a huge sense of relief," Dan Albertson, a U.S. freelancer and translator, said. ...
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Urgency mounts on Africa to fast-track AfCFTA to counter tough times

by Xinhua Writers Ding Lei, Bedah Mengo The implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could catalyze development and growth of Africa, and...