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  • Mexico Nov 16, 2019

    Bolivia's Crisis Turns Deadly Again as 8 Killed in Clash

    Bolivia’s political crisis turned deadly again when security forces opened fire on supporters of Evo Morales. Officials said Saturday that at least eight people died and dozens were injured in an incident that threatens the interim government’s efforts to restore stability following the resignation of the former president in an election dispute. Most of the dead and injured Friday in...

  • Donald Trump Jul 31, 2019

    US Homeland Security Discusses Asylum Agreement in Guatemala

    The acting head of U.S. Homeland Security held discussions behind closed doors in Guatemala on Wednesday on an agreement that would force many asylum seekers to file claims in the Central American country instead of the United States. Details on Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan’s agenda and activities were scant, and there was no immediate access for journalists. But the Guatemalan...

  • president Jun 13, 2019

    Ecuador's Highest Court Approves Same-Sex Marriage

    Ecuador’s highest court authorized same-sex marriage Wednesday in a landmark case seeking to expand LGBT rights in the small South American nation. The decision by the Constitutional Court came after a lengthy legal battle waged by several couples and gay rights advocates. With the 5-to-4 ruling, Ecuador joins a handful of Latin American nations — Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia...

  • Facebook May 22, 2019

    6 Dead in Indonesia Riots, Government Restricts Social Media

    Six people have died in election rioting in the Indonesian capital, authorities said Wednesday, as supporters of the losing presidential candidate burned vehicles and battled police and the government announced restrictions on social media. The clashes began Tuesday night when supporters of former general Prabowo Subianto tried to force their way into the downtown offices of the election supervisory agency...

  • Congress Jun 15, 2018

    Argentine Congress OKs Elective Abortion, Heads to Senate

    The lower house of Argentina’s congress on Thursday approved a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, sending the measure to the Senate. President Mauricio Macri has said he will sign the bill if it’s approved. The measure has roused fierce passions in the homeland of Pope Francis, and the vote was tight: 129...

  • Congress Jun 15, 2018

    Argentine Congress OKs Elective Abortion, Heads to Senate

    The lower house of Argentina’s congress on Thursday approved a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, sending the measure to the Senate. President Mauricio Macri has said he will sign the bill if it’s approved. The measure has roused fierce passions in the homeland of Pope Francis, and the vote was tight: 129...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Mar 31, 2018

    Russian Sent to US on Charges He Hacked Dropbox, Others

    A Russian man arrested over a year ago in the Czech Republic made his first appearance Friday in a U.S. courtroom, denying that he hacked computers at LinkedIn, Dropbox and other U.S. companies, compromising the personal information of millions of Americans. Yevgeniy Nikulin, 30, pleaded not guilty to computer intrusion, aggravated identity theft and other charges in federal court in...

  • Supreme Court Nov 24, 2017

    Pistorius' Prison Sentence Increased to 13 Years, 5 Months

    Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence was more than doubled to 13 years and five months on Friday, a surprisingly dramatic intervention by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal in the Olympic athlete’s fate after the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that took a matter of minutes, Supreme Court Justice Willie Seriti said a panel of judges unanimously upheld...

  • JUDGE Oct 26, 2017

    Showdown Between Spain and Catalonia Headed to Crunch

    The standoff between Spain and Catalonia over the wealthy region’s bid to secede went down to the wire Thursday, as the Spanish government prepared to strip away Catalan regional powers after its separatist leader scrapped hopes of early elections that might have ended the country’s worst political crisis in decades. After weeks of mounting antagonism, Catalan officials had initially indicated...

  • JUDGE Oct 21, 2017

    Spanish PM Aims to Take Over Catalan Govt; Residents Aghast

    Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia’s separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of the prosperous region that is threatening to secede. Catalonia’s president responded by making a veiled independence threat, telling lawmakers to come up with a plan to counter...

  • Donald Trump Oct 8, 2017

    Spanish Unionists Find Their Voice in Huge Barcelona Rally

    Spanish unionists in Catalonia finally found their voice on Sunday, resurrecting the Spanish flag as a symbol of patriotism after decades of it being associated with the Franco dictatorship. In a defiant challenge to plans by Catalonia’s regional government to unilaterally declare independence, hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of Barcelona in a surprising outpouring of Spanish unity....

  • Donald Trump Oct 7, 2017

    Thousands Demand Spanish, Catalan Leaders to Negotiate

    Thousands rallied in Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday in a last-ditch call for both Spanish and Catalan leaders to stave off a national crisis amid Catalonia’s imminent threat to secede from the rest of Spain. The demonstrations in the Spanish capital and the Catalan city of Barcelona were held simultaneously under the slogan “Shall We Talk?” in an effort to...

  • Donald Trump Oct 4, 2017

    Catalan Officials Study Date for Independence Declaration

    Catalonia’s regional government is mulling when to declare the region’s independence from Spain in the wake of a disputed referendum that has triggered Spain’s most serious national crisis in decades. The region’s pro-independence president, Carles Puigdemont, who has said an independence declaration will come in a few days, is due to deliver a speech later Wednesday. Spain, which declared Sunday’s...

  • Donald Trump Oct 2, 2017

    'Yes' Side Wins Catalonia Independence Vote Marred by Chaos

    Catalonia’s regional government declared a landslide win for the “yes” side in a disputed referendum on independence from Spain that degenerated into ugly scenes of mayhem on Sunday, with more than 800 people injured as riot police attacked peaceful protesters and unarmed civilians gathered to cast their ballots. Catalonia has “won the right to become an independent state,” Catalan president...

  • Donald Trump Sep 30, 2017

    Separatists Vow to Defy Police Ultimatum Over Catalonia Vote

    Catalonian separatists vowed Saturday to ignore a police ultimatum to leave the schools they are occupying to use in a vote seeking independence from Spain. As police methodically sealed off hundreds of schools, some parents decided to send their children home and girded for pre-dawn confrontations Sunday with police. Tensions rose across the country over the planned vote. In the...

  • NBC Mar 30, 2017

    Recently Ousted Ex-President of South Korea Jailed Over Corruption Allegations

    A South Korean court says it has approved the arrest of ex-President Park Geun-hye over corruption allegations....
    Friday’s ruling by the Seoul Central District Court means that prosecutors can immediately put Park in a detention facility. Prosecutors can detain her for up to 20 days before formally charging her....
    “The cause for the arrest as well as the need to arrest have...

  • president Mar 27, 2017

    Prosecutors Push to Arrest Ousted South Korean President

    South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want to arrest former President Park Geun-hye over the corruption allegations that triggered a huge political scandal and toppled her from power. The move comes after prosecutors grilled Park for 14 hours last week over suspicions that she colluded with a jailed confidante to extort from companies and committed other wrongdoing when she...

  • president Mar 23, 2017

    South Korean Ferry That Sank 3 Years Ago Lifted From Sea

    A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry emerged from the water on Thursday, nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country’s southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the country that continues to search for closure to one of its deadliest disasters ever....
    More than 300 people — most of whom were students on a high school trip...

  • president Mar 15, 2017

    Ousted South Korean Leader Leaves 9 Dogs Behind at Palace, Riling Animal Advocates

    It was hard to imagine that ousted President Park Geun-hye could get any more unpopular in South Korea — until she moved out of the presidential palace and left her nine dogs behind. Just days after being removed from office by the Constitutional Court over a massive corruption scandal, an animal rights group accused Park of animal abandonment for not...

  • president Mar 12, 2017

    Ousted S. Korea Leader Arrives Back Home, Expresses Defiance

    Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye expressed defiance toward the corruption allegations against her as she vacated the presidential palace and returned to her home on Sunday, two days after the Constitutional Court removed her from office. In her first public comments since the court’s ruling, Park said in statement, “Although it will take time, I believe the truth will...

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