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Here come 'granny flats'

The US capital is one of the most expensive cities in the country, but Derek Wright hopes to cover his housing costs with a novel strategy that local officials are keen to foster: He is becoming a small-scale landlord.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/21 20:43:40

Vietnamese deputy prime minister visits Cuba, meeting Cuban leaders

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on Monday met separately with Raul Castro, the first secretary of Cuba's Communist Party, and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, as part of his official visit to the Caribbean nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/21 15:14:16

Venezuelan president proposes early legislative elections

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced his proposal on Monday to move up legislative elections and called for dialogue with the opposition.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/21 13:46:59

Trump says disagrees with ruling backing subpoena seeking his financial records

US President Donald Trump said Monday that he disagrees with a court ruling that backs a congressional subpoena seeking his financial records from an accounting firm.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/21 11:34:20

Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly extends operation until end of 2020

Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly (ANC), facing upcoming expiration of its original two-year mandate, unanimously approved on Monday to extend its operation until the end of 2020.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/21 11:24:47

Vietnam's deputy PM in Cuba on official visit

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh was in Cuba on an official visit, the local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/21 9:56:43

Failure to reach trade deal due to US seeking unreasonable interests: spokesperson

The United States was seeking unreasonable interests by imposing maximum pressure, which was the fundamental reason behind the failure to reach a deal between the two countries after 11 rounds of high-level economic and trade consultations, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/21 9:32:02

US federal judge backs subpoena seeking Trump's financial records

A US federal judge on Monday upheld a congressional subpoena seeking President Donald Trump's financial records from an accounting firm.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/21 9:29:11

Trump warns Iran against Mideast clash as Saudi Arabia says ready to respond

US President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran on Sunday, tweeting that a conflict would be the "official end" of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it stood ready to respond with "all strength" and said it was up to Iran to avoid war.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/20 20:53:40

NRA heads to OR

A recent clash with the National Rifle Association (NRA) has shown some doctors who treat gunshot victims a way to heal their own trauma: through activism against gun violence.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/20 19:58:39

Hundreds protest strict Alabama abortion law

Around 400 people took to the streets in the capital city of the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday to rally against the nation's most restrictive bans on abortions in decades.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/20 19:13:41

US university holds art show paying tribute to Chinese scientist

A Chinese performing arts show was held Friday at US California State University, Los Angeles to commemorate the achievement of Chinese scientist Rongxiang Xu in advancing regenerative life science.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/20 16:09:09

US protectionist policies undermine global trading rules -- analysts

The United States' protectionist policies are undermining international trading rules and norms, Cambodian analysts have said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/20 14:03:50

Trump threatens "official end" of Iran amid tension

US President Donald Trump made a fresh threat against Iran in a tweet Sunday, deviating from his fairly reserved tone days ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/20 14:00:22

Security patrols started by GCC states, US in Gulf waters

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations commenced enhanced security patrols across the region in international waters on May 18, the US Naval Forces Central Command announced on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/20 9:37:28

Egypt, Canada discuss boosting ties

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi discussed on Sunday boosting cooperation with Canada during a meeting with visiting Canadian Senate Speaker George Furey.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/20 9:28:18

Trade war reminds Chinese of Korean War

Trade war with the US at the moment reminds Chinese of military struggles between China and the US during the Korean War (1950-53) as China's state television broadcast movies related to the war every day from Thursday to Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/19 23:13:40

Republican lawmaker calls for Trump's impeachment

Republican lawmaker Justin Amash said Saturday that he believed Donald Trump has engaged in "impeachable conduct," becoming the first politician of his party to call for removing the president from his party.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/19 21:23:42

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