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Photo taken on Jan. 5, 2019 shows vintage cars running in the streets in Havana, capital of Cuba. More than 200 vintage cars took to the streets of Havana Saturday for a contest. (Xinhua/Joaquin Hernandez)

South African Communist Party condemns United States move to blacklist Cuba

The South African Communist Party (SACP) on Wednesday condemned the United States "in the strongest terms possible" for classifying Cuba as a state sponsor...
Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez

Cuba condemns U.S. for adding it to terrorism blacklist

Cuba condemns its inclusion in a U.S. list of countries that sponsor terrorism, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said Monday. Cuba condemns the U.S.-announced "hypocritical...

London court refuses extradition of Wikileaks founder Assange to U.S.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the United States "because of concerns over his mental health," a court in London ruled Monday. "The...
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 intervenes in election lawsuit as results certified across U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump, who is still seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election, moved to intervene in a lawsuit on Wednesday. The...
Donald Trump speaks with President Buhari on phone

Nigeria refutes U.S. on religious freedom blacklist

Nigerian government has formally rejected an allegation by the United States that the west African country is engaged in violation of religious freedom. Nigeria's foreign...

U.S. names new ambassador to Venezuela despite broken relations

The United States confirmed the nomination of its new ambassador to Venezuela in a Senate voice vote on Wednesday even though the two countries...

Khartoum, Washington sign agreement to restore Sudan’s sovereign immunity

"Sudan's government signed a bilateral agreement with the government of the United States on Friday to settle the cases filed against Sudan at U.S....
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Experts say TikTok ban could isolate U.S.

Washington's ban on TikTok and a related series of lawsuits are pushing the United States down the road of isolation, experts have said. ...

5 more U.S. soldiers in South Korea test positive for COVID-19

Five more U.S. soldiers in South Korea have tested positive for COVID-19 amid the lingering worry about the virus spread here, the U.S....
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Governor of U.S. state of Virginia tests positive for COVID-19

Governor of the U.S. state of Virginia Ralph Northam and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement on Friday. ...

U.S. jobless claims increase slightly to 870,000 amid bumpy recovery

The number of initial jobless claims in the United States increased slightly to 870,000 last week, indicating a bumpy road to the recovery...

Fourth large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trial starts in U.S.

A fourth Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating an investigational COVID-19 vaccine has begun enrolling adult volunteers, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced...
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U.S. state of California to ban sales of new gas-powered passenger vehicles by 2035

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday to ban the sale of new gasoline-fueled cars and passenger trucks in the most populous state in...
China’s national flag and the flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on the Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong Photo by Qian Weixin/People's Daily Online

China rejects U.S. groundless accusations, says China’s UN envoy

China firmly rejects and opposes the groundless accusations by the United States during the General Debate of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, and...
Photo taken on May 29, 2020 shows the live broadcast of U.S. President Donald Trump speaking at a press conference at the White House in Washington D.C.. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his country is "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organization. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. House Democrats introduce legislation to keep federal gov’t open until Dec. 11

Democratic lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday introduced a stopgap funding bill, known as the continuing resolution legislation, to keep the...
Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan said Monday he had authorised US$1 billion to build part of the wall sought by President Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border. PHOTO: AFP

Canada, U.S. agree to extend cross-border closure to Oct. 21

Canada and the United States have agreed to extend the cross-border closure to non-essential travels for another month until Oct. 21 to slow the...
?Climate change is increasing the vulnerability of forests to wildfires ?

U.S. firefighter dies while battling Southern California wildfire

A firefighter died Thursday while battling a massive wildfire that was sparked by a gender reveal party two weeks ago in Southern California, bringing...
Passengers wait to depart at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, the United States, March 13, 2020. The United States implemented the restrictions which suspend all travel from European countries except Britain for 30 days in a measure faced with further spread of the COVID-19 Friday at midnight. 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/Wang Ying)

U.S. travel restrictions with Canada, Mexico extended through Oct. 21

U.S. non-essential travel restrictions across its borders with Canada and Mexico will be extended for another month due to COVID-19, U.S. Acting Homeland...
CULVER CITY (U.S.), Aug. 23, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Aug. 21, 2020 shows a logo of the video-sharing social networking company TikTok's Los Angeles Office in Culver City, Los Angeles County, the United States. TikTok confirmed Saturday that it will file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over an executive order banning any U.S. transactions with its parent company ByteDance. (Xinhua)

TikTok says disappointed with latest decision from U.S. Commerce Department

Video-sharing social networking platform TikTok said Friday that it felt disappointed with the decision announced by the the U.S. Commerce Department blocking the...
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In-person early voting for U.S. president begins in state of Virginia

In-person early voting for the U.S. president kicked off Friday in the U.S. state of Virginia and will run through Oct. 31. ...
Photo taken on May 29, 2020 shows the live broadcast of U.S. President Donald Trump speaking at a press conference at the White House in Washington D.C.. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his country is "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organization. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. current account deficit widens sharply in second quarter

The U.S. current account deficit widened sharply in the second quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic weighed on U.S. exports, the Commerce Department reported...
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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...

U.S. jobless claims fall to 860,000 as labor market continues to recover

The number of initial jobless claims in the United States declined to 860,000 last week, indicating a continued recovery in the labor market ravaged...
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Teddy to become major hurricane as weakened Sally continues to slash U.S. southeast

Hurricane Teddy, now located in the Atlantic Ocean, became a Category 2 hurricane early Thursday and is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane...
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Russian fighter escorts U.S. bombers over Bering Sea

A Russian MiG-31 fighter escorted two U.S. strategic bombers over the Bering Sea on Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry has said. On...
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on March 3, 2020 shows flags on the U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington D.C., the United States. The U.S. Federal Reserve lowered the target range for the federal funds rate by 50 basis points to a range of 1.00 percent to 1.25 percent, as the novel coronavirus disease poses "evolving risks" to economic activity, the central bank announced Tuesday. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. homebuilder confidence hits all-time high in September

U.S. homebuilder confidence hit an all-time high in September as historically low mortgage rates continue to boost the housing market, the National Association...
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U.S. threatens sanctions over arms trade with Iran

The United States on Wednesday threatened to impose new sanctions to prevent foreign arms trade with Iran after the expiration of the UN arms...
?Climate change is increasing the vulnerability of forests to wildfires ?

U.S. Oregon governor to preserve funding for wildfire response

Governor Kate Brown of the U.S. state of Oregon on Monday said she will veto several line-item appropriations in order to preserve funding for...
Alibaba’s CT image analytics technology is used in COVID-19 treatment. Photo courtesy of AilHealth.

U.S. to pay heavy price for tech bullying

by Xinhua writer Zhang Xin TikTok said Monday that it has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Treasury Department about the...
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)

Could mountains of mail-in ballots spark U.S. election chaos?

by Matthew Rusling This election year could well see the largest number of mail-in ballots in recent memory, and...