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US crew spacecraft Starliner starts unmanned flight test

A US spacecraft designed to fly astronauts to the International Space Station from the United States was launched on Friday morning for its debut unmanned flight.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/20 20:33:29

UNSC hears regrets over US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday heard regrets over the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement, with calls for Iran to return to full implementation of the deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/20 18:12:02

US House overwhelmingly approves revised USMCA trade deal amid mixed views

The US House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the revised version of the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) after months of negotiation with the administration over issues including labor and environmental enforcement.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/20 17:00:20

Trump impeachment's impact on 2020 elections unknown

While embattled US President Donald Trump is likely to be acquitted by the Republican-led Senate, it remains unknown whether the impeachment will harm or help his chances of re-election, experts have said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/20 16:57:27

Xi, Bolsonaro exchange congratulations on satellite launch

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro, on Friday exchanged congratulatory messages on the successful launch of China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS) 04A.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/20 16:47:10

Brazil registers over 13,000 cases of measles in 2019

According to the ministry, most of the measles cases registered from January until November 23 were reported in the states of Sao Paulo, in the southeast, and Parana, in the south. In the state of Sao Paulo alone, there were 12,296 cases, located mostly in the state's capital city of Sao Paulo and its metropolitan area.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/20 14:45:49

US, India sign defense cooperation agreements

The United States and India have signed two Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) agreements, the latest effort to boost bilateral ties, said the Pentagon on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/20 11:40:15

Trump says he wants "immediate" impeachment trial

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wanted "an immediate trial" in the Senate, after the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to pass two articles of impeachment against Trump.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/20 10:50:45

Trump impeached for abuse of power

US President Donald Trump was impeached for abuse of power in a historic vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting up a Senate trial on removing him from office after three turbulent years.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/19 22:23:40

Iran urges fight against US 'economic terrorism' at Muslim summit

The president of sanctions-hit Iran called Thursday for Muslim countries to cooperate in fighting US “economic terrorism” at the opening of a summit aimed at tackling the Islamic world's woes.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/19 21:18:41

Bolivia issues arrest warrant for Morales

Bolivia's attorney general on Wednesday ordered the arrest of exiled former president Evo Morales after the interim government accused him of sedition and terrorism.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/19 21:18:40

Sudden snow squall hits New York

Sudden snow squall hits New York
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/19 10:53:39

US House passes Trump impeachment

US House passes Trump impeachment
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/19 9:30:42

US House polarized, public divided over Trump impeachment

US House polarized, public divided over Trump impeachment
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/19 9:15:15

More than a fifth of US high school seniors vaped THC in 2019: NIH

More than 20 percent of US high school seniors reported vaping marijuana in 2019, the second largest single-year increase in any substance of abuse ever recorded in the annual study of national drug use trends, researchers reported on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/12/18 19:48:40

US "pouring oil over fire" in Hong Kong to undermine China's reputation: Serbian party leader

"The act on human rights in Hong Kong is actually putting oil over fire," he said. "It is not helping to defuse the situation or to resolve the situation. It is actually inflammatory."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/18 13:54:41

Trump sends letter to Pelosi, slamming impeachment ahead of full House vote

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent a six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, slamming the House Democrats impeachment effort as an "illegal, partisan attempted coup" and an "unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/18 11:14:03

Honduran military put in charge of prisons following inmate clashes

The government declared a prison emergency after a spate of killings and numerous jailbreaks, and published a decree on Tuesday in the Government Gazette that calls for the military to temporarily manage the prisons.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/18 9:00:34

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