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Police ready for protests at Trump California rally after New Mexico chaos

25 May 2016

LOS ANGELES – Police in Anaheim, California, braced for protests at a Donald Trump rally on Wednesday, a day after violence broke out at an event for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in New Mexico. Hundreds of protesters tried to swarm the convention... Read More

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Clinton turns down offer to debate Sanders

24 May 2016

HILLARY CLINTON, the front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, turned down on Monday an invitation by Fox News to debate rival Bernie Sanders in California, despite having agreed previously to a debate in May. “We believe that Hillary Clinton’s... Read More

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More wills in wake of Prince’s death

24 May 2016

NEW YORK – In the month since Prince died and his heirs began wrangling over his estimated $300-plus million estate, many Americans have moved “draft a will” – arguably one of life’s most unpleasant tasks – to the top of their to-do lists. The rock star died on April... Read More

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No sugar halts Coca Cola production in Venezuela

24 May 2016

CARACAS – The Venezuelan bottler of Coca-Cola has halted production of the sugar-sweetened beverage due to a lack of sugar, a Coca-Cola Co. spokeswoman said on Monday. Venezuela is in the midst of a deep recession, and spontaneous demonstrations and looting have... Read More

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Camille Cosby wouldn’t answer questions

23 May 2016

Massachusetts – Bill Cosby’s wife of 52 years bickered with lawyers and cited marital privilege as she refused to answer questions about the torrent of sexual abuse allegations her husband faces, according to a transcript released on Friday of a sworn deposition she... Read More

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EL Chapo to be extradited

21 May 2016

MEXICO CITY – Mexico approved the extradition of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States on Friday after receiving guarantees he would not face the death penalty, and the kingpin’s lawyers vowed to block the move. Juan Pablo Badillo, one of Guzman’s... Read More

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Zimmerman says gun sells for $250 000

21 May 2016

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN said he has sold the gun he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012 for $250 000, television stations in Orlando and Las Vegas reported on Friday. Zimmerman could not be reached to verify the reports by KTNV in Las Vegas... Read More

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Mexico approves extradition of drug boss Guzman to US

20 May 2016

MEXICO HAS APPROVED the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States and has received guarantees the death penalty will not be sought against him, the foreign ministry said on Friday. Under Mexican law, Guzman can appeal the decision, possibly... Read More

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Egypt finds belongings, debris from plane crash at sea

20 May 2016

CAIRO – The Egyptian navy said on Friday it had found the personal belongings of passengers and other debris floating in the Mediterranean, confirmation that an EgyptAir jet had plunged into the sea with 66 people on board. The military said it had found the debris... Read More

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Netanyahu pulls off coalition surprise to upend Israeli politics

19 May 2016

JERUSALEM – "He's a magician, he's a magician," the partisan crowd chanted as a beaming Benjamin Netanyahu strode into his party headquarters a little over a year ago to declare a come-from-behind victory in Israel's election. Now, with the expected entry into his... Read More

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House panel delivers Puerto Rico crisis bill, debt looms

19 May 2016

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK – The US House Natural Resources Committee released late on Wednesday a revised Puerto Rico fiscal crisis bill that leaves in place many of the original provisions, including an oversight board to direct how and when the island pays its bills. ... Read More

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EgyptAir jet missing after mid-air plunge

19 May 2016

CAIRO/ATHENS – An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean sea on Thursday after swerving in mid-air and plunging from cruising height. French President Francois Hollande confirmed the aircraft "came... Read More

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Mexico's president proposes allowing same sex marriage nationally

17 May 2016

MEXICO'S PRESIDENT ON Tuesday proposed allowing same sex marriage nationally, the latest in a series of progressive policies in a traditionally conservative country. The presidency said on Twitter that President Enrique Pena Nieto had "announced the signing of a... Read More

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Singapore Central Bank warns about IT safety

17 May 2016

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s central bank has said banks should maintain a high level of security for their critical IT systems following recent cyber attacks using the SWIFT financial messaging system. The Monetary Authority of Singapore “expects financial institutions... Read More

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U.S. puts aside funding for Zika fight

17 May 2016

WASHINGTON – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives will try to pass legislation this week providing $622.1 million in funds to fight the spreading Zika virus, far less than the Obama administration has been seeking. House Appropriations Committee Chairman... Read More

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Zimmerman to try again to sell gun used to kill teenager Martin

16 May 2016

George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot and killed the unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, will try again this week to sell the handgun he had used in the incident, after an earlier online auction was hijacked by fake buyers. Zimmerman, acquitted of second-degree... Read More

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Venezuela opposition slams 'desperate' Maduro state of emergency

16 May 2016

CARACAS – Venezuela's opposition on Saturday slammed a state of emergency decreed by President Nicolas Maduro and vowed to press home efforts to remove the leftist leader this year amid a grim economic crisis. Maduro on Friday night declared a 60-day state of emergency... Read More

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Military personnel not guilty of killing gang members

15 May 2016

MEXICO CITY – A Mexican judge has acquitted three military personnel of the extrajudicial killing of 15 suspected gang members during a confrontation in June 2014, the attorney general’s office said late on Friday. The clash took place in Tlatlaya on the southern... Read More

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Zuma: Legislation coming on land distribution

14 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA said on Friday his government would push through a new law to compensate the black majority for stolen land, stepping up populist rhetoric before August local polls where his ruling ANC faces a tough challenge. The embattled president... Read More

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Cuba and US officials to meet next week to deepen detente

12 May 2016

HAVANA – Cuba and the United States will meet next week for a third round of talks on improving relations, Havana said on Thursday, adding that the two former Cold War foes were not yet negotiating their multibillion-dollar claims against one another. A bilateral... Read More

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Rousseff in the balance

12 May 2016

BRASILIA - Supporters of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff clashed with police outside the Senate on Wednesday ahead of a vote to put her on trial for breaking budget laws, that would mark the end of 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America's biggest country. If... Read More

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