Venezuela protests spread to poor areas, two more deaths amid unrest

12 April 2017

CARACAS – Venezuelans in poor areas blocked streets and lit fires during scattered protests across the country on Tuesday night, and two people were killed during the growing unrest in the midst of a crippling economic crisis. In a worrying sign for leftist President... Read More


Putin says trust erodes under Trump, Moscow icily receives Tillerson 

12 April 2017

MOSCOW - Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday trust had eroded between the United States and Russia under President Donald Trump, as Moscow delivered an unusually hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off over Syria. Any hope in Russia that... Read More


North Korea warns of nuclear strike if provoked by US

12 April 2017

PYONGYANG – North Korean state media warned yesterday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression as a US Navy strike group steamed toward the western Pacific. US President Donald Trump, who has urged China to do more to rein in its impoverished... Read More


106 new food trainers Latin America, Caribbean

11 April 2017

SAN JOSE, California – More than 106 new professionals are now qualified to provide training to exporters, producers and professionals from the academic and public sectors in preventive controls for human food. This will improve compliance with new requirements for... Read More


Malala receives highest UN honour to promote girls education

11 April 2017

NEW YORK – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai a United Nations Messenger of Peace on Monday to promote girls education, more than four years after a Taliban gunman shot her in the head on her school bus in 2012.... Read More


May, Trump agree Russia should break ties with Assad

11 April 2017

LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke on Monday to United States President Donald Trump and agreed that “a window of opportunity” now exists to persuade Russia to break ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, May’s office said. Read More


Egyptian police kill seven suspected Islamic State militants in shootout

10 April 2017

EGYPTIAN SECURITY FORCES killed seven suspected Islamic State militants in a shootout on Monday as they were meeting to plan attacks on minority Christians, the Interior Ministry said. The incident in the southern city of Assiut occurred a day after Egypt's cabinet... Read More


Officer on leave after dragging United Airlines passenger off plane

10 April 2017

NEW YORK – An aviation security officer who dragged a passenger off of an overbooked United Airlines flight to make room for employees has been placed on leave, Chicago authorities said on Monday. It was the second instance in less than a month of public outcry regarding... Read More


Thousands protest law that could oust university from Hungary

10 April 2017

BUDAPEST – Hungarians rose up in one of the largest protests against the seven-year rule of right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Sunday, protesting against new legislation that could force out of the country one of its top international universities. The Central... Read More


Potter play wins big at British theatre awards

10 April 2017

LONDON – Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, a stage adaptation of J.K Rowling’s fantastical world of witches and wizards, cast a magical spell at the Olivier Awards on Sunday, scooping nine wins at Britain’s big night for theatre. The critically-acclaimed production,... Read More


Man returns to former job, opens fire killing two

09 April 2017

CORAL GABLES – A man accused of opening fire inside an upscale Florida gym was a fitness instructor who had been fired on the day of the attack in which two people died, including the suspect, and a third was wounded, police said on Sunday. Abeku Wilson, 33, was... Read More


California drought finally ends

08 April 2017

LOS ANGELES – One of the worst droughts in California history has officially ended, Governor Jerry Brown declared on Friday, but not before it strained the state’s farm economy and threatened water supplies for millions of residents. Months of drenching storms and... Read More


Four killed in attack in Stockholm

07 April 2017

STOCKHOLM – A truck ploughed into a crowd on a shopping street and crashed into a department store in central Stockholm on Friday, killing four people and wounding 15 in what the prime minister said appeared to be a terrorist attack. Swedish police said they had... Read More


Russia condemns strike on Syria

07 April 2017

PALM BEACH – The United States fired cruise missiles on Friday at a Syrian airbase from which President Donald Trump said a deadly chemical weapons attack had been launched, the first direct U.S. assault on the government of Bashar al-Assad in six years of civil war.... Read More


Brexit worsens skills shortage

07 April 2017

LONDON – British workers are becoming more reticent about moving jobs as the process of leaving the European Union gets underway, exacerbating long-standing skill shortages, a survey of recruiters showed on Friday. Availability of temporary staff declined in March... Read More


United States fires missiles into Syria

06 April 2017

PALM BEACH – The U.S. military launched cruise missile strikes ordered by President Donald Trump against a Syrian airbase controlled by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in response to a deadly chemical attack in a rebel-held area, a U.S. official said on Thursday.... Read More


Twitter won’t obey order to reveal anti-Trump user

06 April 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter Inc. on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit to block an order by the U.S. government demanding that it reveal who is behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump’s tough immigration policies. Citing freedom of speech as a basis for not... Read More


Pepsi pulls controversial ad with Kendall Jenner

06 April 2017

PEPSICO PULLED a commercial featuring model Kendall Jenner on Wednesday after the ad prompted outrage and ridicule from those who said it trivialized rights protests and public unrest in the United States. The ad, released late on Tuesday, shows the fashion celebrity... Read More


Oil prices up as production slows

05 April 2017

SINGAPORE – Oil prices climbed to a one-month high on Wednesday on signs of gradual tightening in a market bloated by years of overproduction that has left storage tanks around the world brimming with unsold fuel. Prices for front-month Brent crude futures, the international... Read More


UN agency issues statement as US withdraws key funding

05 April 2017

UNITED NATIONS – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, regrets the decision by the United States to deny any future funding for its life-saving work the world over. This decision is based on the erroneous claim that UNFPA “supports, or participates in the management... Read More


Colombia starting to bury dead

04 April 2017

MOCOA – Scores of decomposing bodies were being released for burial on Monday as rescuers continued to search for victims of weekend flooding and landslides that devastated a city in southern Colombia, killing at least 273 people. Desperate families queued for blocks... Read More




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