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A group of Latin American countries signed a resolution on Tuesday urging Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to accept humanitarian aid to “alleviate” the country’s migration crisis. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled an economic collapse in Venezuela that has resulted in food and medicine shortages as well as failing...
A bus crash in Ecuador’s Andes mountains left 10 people dead, authorities said Saturday, bringing the country’s death toll from such accidents to 45 in the past three weeks. The bus was traveling to Loja, in southern Peru, when it crashed 21 kilometers (13 miles) south of the city of...
Brazil's top electoral court has barred jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in October's presidential elections because of his corruption conviction. In a session that stretched into the early hours of Saturday, the justices voted 6-1 against the once hugely popular leader, who has been incarcerated since...
Accusations of racism flared up on Wednesday in the Florida governor's race after the Republican candidate told voters they would "monkey this up" if they chose a liberal African-American Democrat backed by Senator Bernie Sanders. The upset victory by Democrat Andrew Gillum, 39, in the Florida gubernatorial primary was the...
US senator John McCain, a celebrated war hero known for reaching across the aisle in an increasingly divided America, died Saturday following a battle with brain cancer. He was 81. "Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4.28pm on August 25, 2018. With the senator when he passed were his...
Donald Trump on Saturday hinted that the US and Mexico were on the verge of finalizing a deal, as negotiators from both sides were holding talks through the weekend to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement. “Our relationship with Mexico is getting closer by the hour,” the US president...
Uganda police arrested an older American man after reviewing a video that showed him striking out at hotel workers and using racial slurs. The police identified the man as Jimmy L. Taylor, a U.S. citizen who claims to be a missionary. The alleged assault took place in the Grand Imperial Hotel...
Imprisoned former President Luiz Lula, Wednesday, will be registered as a candidate for this year’s presidential election in spite his 12-year sentence for corruption and facing several more graft trials. Party officials said top members of Lula’s Workers Party (PT) are planning a march in Brasilia to register his candidacy...
Us President Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out at his former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman in especially angry terms, slamming her as a "dog" and "crazed" as their mud-slinging match escalated. Manigault Newman — who gained fame as a contestant on Trump's reality TV show "The Apprentice," and...
The Slovenian-born parents of US First Lady Melania Trump became US citizens at a naturalisation ceremony in New York on Thursday, their immigration lawyer Michael Wildes confirmed to AFP. President Donald Trump's in-laws, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, took the oath of citizenship, Wildes said. He did not specify how long it had...