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Women's March draws thousands as Trump term enters second year

20 January 2018

WASHINGTON − Thousands of protesters turned out across the nation for the second Women’s March on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration with rallies aimed at channelling female activism into political gains in elections this... Read More


US government shutdown looms, lawmakers in hectic negotiations

20 January 2018

WASHINGTON − US lawmakers raced against the clock to avert a federal government shutdown on Friday but it was not clear if hectic negotiations would bring a deal before a midnight deadline. The vast majority of Democratic senators have said they would not support... Read More


Desperate Cubans seek US visas in Colombia after Havana embassy cutbacks

19 January 2018

HAVANA – Cuban actress Aniet Hernandez lost all hope that she and her two children would ever join her husband in Miami when the Trump administration slashed staffing at the US embassy in Havana in September and stopped almost all visa processing. “When I heard the... Read More


House passes short-term spending bill, Senate fight erupts

19 January 2018

WASHINGTON – Legislation to avoid a US government shutdown at midnight on Friday advanced in Congress as the House of Representatives on Thursday night approved an extension of federal funds through February16, although the bill faced uncertain prospects in the Senate.... Read More


Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett killed in US helicopter crash

18 January 2018

Exiled Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash in a remote northern part of the US state of New Mexico, officials and his political party said on Thursday. The crash of a private Huey helicopter in rugged terrain... Read More


WhatsApp inches closer to revenue plan with accounts for businesses 

18 January 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Messaging application WhatsApp said on Thursday that it would begin allowing business accounts for the first time, a step that brings the free service closer to a plan that would make money for its corporate parent, Facebook Inc. Some businesses... Read More


Mexico ex-first lady would end husband's army policy if elected

17 January 2018

MEXICO CITY – Mexican presidential hopeful and former first lady Margarita Zavala pledged to curb violence and crime by pulling soldiers off the streets in a reversal of her husband’s military-led drug strategy that ushered in a sharp increase in violence. If elected... Read More


Kidnappers abduct two Americans, two Canadians in Nigeria; two police killed

17 January 2018

KADUNA, Nigeria – Kidnappers have abducted two Americans and two Canadians in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. Kidnappings are rife in Nigeria, where domestic security is weak, though they overwhelmingly... Read More


Trump says he wants more immigrants from 'everywhere'

17 January 2018

WASHINGTON − US President Donald Trump, asked whether he wanted more immigrants from Norway, said on Tuesday that he wanted the United States to draw immigrants from nations around the world. Read More


Drunk droning now illegal in New Jersey

16 January 2018

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a law on Monday making it illegal to fly an unmanned drone aircraft after too many drinks, a spokesman said on the Republican’s last day in office. The law prohibits flying a drone with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 per... Read More


Scores injured as Indonesia stock exchange building lobby floor collapses

16 January 2018

JAKARTA − A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesian Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, injuring scores of people, many of them students, under slabs of concrete and other debris. The high-rise building, constructed in the late 1990s,... Read More


Twenty dead as clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

15 January 2018

TRIPOLI/TUNIS – Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people and shutting the airport during what the government said was a failed attempt to spring militants from a nearby prison. The attack triggered the heaviest... Read More


Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, scores injured

15 January 2018

LIMA − A strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, killing one person, injuring scores and causing homes and roads to collapse. The quake hit offshore at 4:18 a.m. local time (0918 GMT) at a depth of around 36 km (22.4 miles),... Read More


South Africa's ANC leader: Zuma to be dealt with over time

14 January 2018

JOHANNESBURG − The new leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, Cyril Ramaphosa, has said the question of whether President Jacob Zuma should step down would be addressed “as time goes on”. There has been widespread speculation that... Read More


FCC launching full inquiry into false Hawaii missile alert

14 January 2018

The US Federal Communications Commission said on Saturday it was launching a full investigation into a false emergency alert that said a ballistic missile was headed for Hawaii, the chairman of the commission said. The alerts to Hawaii cell phone users were issued... Read More


‘Window closing’ for California mudslide searchers as death toll rises

13 January 2018

MONTECITO, California − Rescue crews expanded their search on Friday for five missing people as the death toll rose to 18 from mudslides in Southern California that damaged hundreds of buildings and caked highways with sludge. About 1 250 emergency workers raced... Read More


Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks end to embassy stay

12 January 2018

QUITO/LONDON – Ecuador has given citizenship to Julian Assange as part of its efforts to allow the WikiLeaks founder to leave the country’s London embassy where he has been holed up for more than five years. Ecuador made the move hours after the British government... Read More


Nigeria holds mass burial for 73 people killed in communal violence

11 January 2018

MAKURDI, Nigeria – Seventy-three people killed since the start of the year in communal violence between semi-nomadic herdsmen and farmers were buried in Nigeria on Thursday highlighting a bloody conflict over fertile land that is taking on political significance. ... Read More


Canada increasingly convinced Trump will pull out of NAFTA

11 January 2018

LONDON, Ontario – Canada is increasingly convinced that President Donald Trump will soon announce the United States intends to pull out of NAFTA, two government sources said on Wednesday, sending the Canadian and Mexican currencies lower and hurting stocks. The comments... Read More


Canada takes United States to WTO in complaint over trade remedies

10 January 2018

GENEVA – Canada has launched a wide-ranging trade dispute against the United States, challenging Washington’s use of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties, Canada said in WTO filing dated December 20 and published on Wednesday. Canada appeared to be mounting a case on... Read More


US moves toward expelling 200 000 Salvadorans

09 January 2018

WASHINGTON − Some 200 000 Salvadoran immigrants allowed to live and work in the United States since 2001 will lose their right to remain in the country in 2019, officials said on Monday, marking the Trump administration’s latest move to tighten immigration enforcement.... Read More



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