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Brazil leader Bolsonaro plans to skip Davos forum

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will skip the World Economic Forum in Davos this month, his spokesman said Wednesday, citing logistical and political concerns.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/9 21:18:41

Walking in separate worlds: 'two-spirit' doctor guiding trans teens

Speaking to about two dozen people, including transgender teenagers and their parents, Makokis explained how his uncles helped his father come to terms with his sexuality.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/9 17:53:40

Trump says no US casualties in Iran attacks, signaling de-escalation

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that no US casualties have resulted from Iran's missiles attack against US forces in Iraq on Tuesday, adding that the United States would impose additional sanctions against Tehran.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 10:56:29

2 rockets land near US embassy in Iraq's capital

Two Katyusha rockets on Wednesday landed near the US embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 9:29:32

US defense secretary says Iran launched 16 missiles from 3 locations

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Wednesday that Iran launched 16 short-range ballistic missiles from three locations within Iran in Tuesday's attack.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 8:58:55

Trump's address shows US, Iran both calm: expert

US President Donald Trump said at a press conference in Washington, DC, Wednesday that "No Americans were harmed" in the missile attacks by Iran. He didn't say the US will launch military retaliation, only that it will impose "additional punishing economic sanctions" on Iran.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/9 3:15:27

Trump used Facebook well: exec

A senior Facebook executive on Tuesday said the world's biggest social network unintentionally helped put Donald Trump in the White House but warned against dramatic rule changes.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/8 18:03:41

Nonprofit web domain to be sold off

A group of prominent internet pioneers is mobilizing to block the $1.1 billion sale of control of the .org internet domain, arguing that the takeover of .org by a newly formed private company would hurt the millions of nonprofits that rely on it.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/8 17:53:41

US aviation authority issues emergency restrictions for Gulf airspace

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued emergency restrictions for the Gulf airspace, as Washington-Tehran tensions are escalating.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/8 13:46:50

Bolton 'prepared' to testify on impeachment

US President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton said Monday he is willing to testify in the expected Senate impeachment trial of the president, a surprise development that could potentially strengthen the case that Trump should be removed from office.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/7 20:58:42

SpaceX satellites may crowd atmosphere

SpaceX on Monday launched its third batch of 60 mini-satellites into orbit, part of its plans to build a giant constellation of thousands of spacecraft that will form a global broadband internet system.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/7 18:48:41

Earth-like world discovered

NASA said Monday that its planet hunter satellite TESS had discovered an Earth-sized world within the habitable range of its star, which could allow the presence of liquid water.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/7 18:38:41

At least 16 killed in bus crash in Peru

At least 16 people were killed and another 40 injured when a bus crashed on Monday morning into a number of other vehicles near the town of Caraveli in the Arequipa region of Peru, said Dember Munoz Lozada, head of Regional Health Management for Arequipa.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/7 15:55:56

Mexico to invest 1 bln USD to bring banking, internet access to poor areas

The Mexican government will invest 20 billion Mexican pesos (about 1 billion U.S. dollars) in bringing banking and internet access to impoverished areas of the country, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/7 15:52:20

Pentagon denies reports on US pullback from Iraq

The Pentagon said on Monday that there was no policy change regarding its force presence in Iraq after media reported earlier that U.S. troops are preparing to withdraw from the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/7 10:34:20

Bolton says willing to testify in Senate trial of Trump's impeachment if subpoenaed

Former US National Security Adviser John Bolton said Monday that he's willing to testify in the Senate trial of President Donald Trump's impeachment if subpoenaed.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/7 10:30:57

Hezbollah leader urges its fighters to attack US soldiers

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah urged on Sunday its fighters to attack U.S. soldiers in the region in retaliation for the assassination of Iranian top commander Qassem Soleimani by the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/6 16:12:28

Trump administration remains tough against Iran amid lawmakers' criticism

The administration of US President Donald Trump on Sunday continued its bid to deter Iran from retaliatory strikes with tough threats while US lawmakers blamed Trump for leading the country into a less safe territory.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/6 11:58:06

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