Mercedes Formula One team robbed at gunpoint in Brazil

November 11, 2017 1:47 am
Mercedes Formula One team robbed at gunpoint in Brazil

Team members of Mercedes work in the Valtteri Bottas’ car during first practice at the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo, November 10, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Armed robbers held up a Mercedes Formula One team minibus outside the Brazilian Grand Prix circuit in Sao Paulo on Friday night but […]

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto declares 1.5 billion barrel oil and gas discovery

November 4, 2017 11:40 am
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto declares 1.5 billion barrel oil and gas discovery

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Friday state oil company Pemex has made a “major” oil and gas discovery with an estimated 1.5 billion barrels of crude equivalent, its largest onshore find in 15 years. The new field, dubbed Ixachi-1, is located in the eastern state of Veracruz near existing […]

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Costa Rica presidential candidates hold debate in prison

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Costa Rica presidential candidates hold debate in prison

Presidential candidates to the next elections in February 2018, attend the debate in the prison of La Reforma, in Alajuela, San Rafael, November 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Seven candidates to become Costa Rica’s next president went behind bars to hold an unusual debate in a prison where they answered […]

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United Nations, Colombia sign major anti-cocaine pact

November 3, 2017 10:26 pm
United Nations, Colombia sign major anti-cocaine pact

Colombia’s Labor Minister Rafael Pardo Rueda (L), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director Yury Fedotov (R) and Colombia’s director of Agency of Renovation of Territory Mariana Escobar (C) sign an agreement to help eradicate coca plantations in Colombia, November 3, 2017, at the UN offices in […]

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Bolivians celebrate President Evo Morales’ decision to run for fourth term

October 27, 2017 4:59 pm
Bolivians celebrate President Evo Morales’ decision to run for fourth term

Thousands of people have staged a rally in the central Bolivian city of Cochabamba to celebrate President Evo Morales’ decision to run for a fourth term in the 2019 election. Over 30 trade unions and organizations alongside municipal delegations gathered at Cochabamba’s main square on Thursday, wearing indigenous dresses and […]

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Cuba: The United States not cooperating in probe of harmed diplomats

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Cuba: The United States not cooperating in probe of harmed diplomats

A picture of the entrance to the US Embassy in Havana, taken on October 3, 2017 (by AFP) Cuba has accused the United States of not cooperating with an ongoing investigation into the case of American diplomats who have mysteriously suffered physical harm in the Caribbean country. “Washington is unwilling […]

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Venezuela sacks defiant opposition governor-elect Juan Pablo Guanipa

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Venezuela sacks defiant opposition governor-elect Juan Pablo Guanipa

Juan Pablo Guanipa, one of five opposition governors elected in recent elections in Venezuela, was reportedly sacked on Thursday. A newly-elected Venezuelan governor affiliated with the opposition who had refused to pledge allegiance to a government body has been sacked. Juan Pablo Guanipa, one of five opposition governors elected in […]

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Cuba accuses US of ‘slander,’ calls sonic attack claims ‘science fiction’

October 25, 2017 11:11 am
Cuba accuses US of ‘slander,’ calls sonic attack claims ‘science fiction’

This file photo, taken on October 3, 2017, shows the US Embassy in Havana. (By AFP) Cuban officials probing US allegations of “acoustic strikes” on American diplomats in Havana have dismissed the claims as “science fiction.” “This is slander by the United States,” said Coronel Ramiro Ramirez, the Cuban official […]

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro warns of repeating elections in states won by opposition

October 21, 2017 12:38 pm
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro warns of repeating elections in states won by opposition

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (Photo by AFP) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has warned that elections may be repeated in the states won by the opposition if the elected governors refuse to be sworn in before the newly-formed constituent assembly. “Anyone who wants to be governor will have to recognize the […]

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Probe finds Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda didn’t die of cancer

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Probe finds Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda didn’t die of cancer

This file photo taken on October 12, 1971 in Stockholm shows the Chilean Pablo Neruda after receiving the Nobel Laureate Prize. (By AFP) International experts announced Friday that Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer, but could not conclusively determine if he was assassinated by late dictator […]

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‘Armed gunmen kill 6 ex-FARC members in Colombia’

October 19, 2017 6:28 am
‘Armed gunmen kill 6 ex-FARC members in Colombia’

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) members stand in formation at a camp in the Magdalena Medio region, Colombia, February 18, 2016. (File Photo) Armed gunmen this week killed six former fighters from Colombia’s FARC rebels, the now-demobilized group said, reiterating its fears about attacks targeting former guerrillas. Thousands of […]

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Muslim women in Quebec banned from wearing full-face veils

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Muslim women in Quebec banned from wearing full-face veils

File photo shows a Muslim woman wearing a full-face veil. Quebec has passed legislation banning Muslim women from covering their faces while receiving public services such as public transport. On Wednesday, members of the provincial legislature voted 65-51 in favor of the legislation on religious neutrality, known as Bill 62, […]

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Refugee vessel sinks off Haiti, leaves 40 missing

October 16, 2017 6:00 pm
Refugee vessel sinks off Haiti, leaves 40 missing

Suffering severe poverty at home, many Haitian refugees attempt to reach other places by boat. (File photo by AFP) A refugee vessel has sunk off the northern coast of the Caribbean island of Haiti, leaving 40 people missing. Haiti’s civil emergency agency said seven people were rescued on Sunday during […]

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Venezuelans vote in crucial regional elections

October 15, 2017 9:11 pm
Venezuelans vote in crucial regional elections

Venezuelans queue outside a polling station as they wait to cast their vote during regional elections in Caracas, Venezuela on October 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Venezuelans headed to the polls Sunday in regional elections seen as a crucial test for President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition alike after months […]

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau threatens to cancel arms deal with US in tariff dispute

October 12, 2017 8:30 pm
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau threatens to cancel arms deal with US in tariff dispute

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, on October 11, 2017. (Photo by AP) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has warned that Ottawa may cancel a major arms deal with the United States following Washington’s imposition of heavy duties on Canadian […]

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13 killed in prison fighting in Mexican state of Nuevo Leon

October 11, 2017 1:34 pm
13 killed in prison fighting in Mexican state of Nuevo Leon

Smoke rises from the Cadereyta prison, where a brawl among the prisoners killed and wounded a number of people, in Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, October 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP) At least 13 people have been killed during a prison brawl in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, local […]

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Bolivians protest President Evo Morales’ potential bid for fouth term

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Bolivians protest President Evo Morales’ potential bid for fouth term

People have rallied across Bolivia to protest a new proposal by President Evo Morales’s party that could pave the way for him to run for a fourth consecutive term in 2019. The president of the Andean country had accepted defeat in a nationwide poll early last year, when 51 percent […]

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Puerto Rico hurricane death toll rises to 43

October 10, 2017 5:51 pm
Puerto Rico hurricane death toll rises to 43

Destroyed furniture is seen on a street in Juana Matos, Catano, Puerto Rico, on October 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The death toll of hurricane Maria, which barreled Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands with winds and rain that destroyed homes and devastated economies, has climbed to 43. Secretary of public affairs and […]

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Brazilian Olympic Committee chief Carlos Nuzman arrested over bribery scandal

October 5, 2017 1:00 pm
Brazilian Olympic Committee chief Carlos Nuzman arrested over bribery scandal

The head of Brazil’s Olympic Committee, Carlos Nuzman (C), is escorted from his home by federal police in Rio de Janeiro on October 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee, Carlos Nuzman, has been arrested over his alleged role in a vote-buying scheme related to […]

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United Nations ending peacekeeping mission in Haiti

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United Nations ending peacekeeping mission in Haiti

Brazilian soldiers march during the ceremony marking the end of Brazilian military activities at the United Nations Mission for the Stabilization of Haiti (MINUSTAH) in Port-au-Prince on August 31, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti that has helped maintain order through 13 years of political turmoil […]

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza reacts to US President Donald Trump’s anti-Caracas remarks in UN speech

September 19, 2017 3:48 pm
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza reacts to US President Donald Trump’s anti-Caracas remarks in UN speech

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza speaks in Caracas on August 12, 2017 during a meeting with members of the diplomatic corps. (Photo by AFP) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has reacted to US president’s UN speech, stressing that his country does not accept “threats from President Trump or whomever in […]

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