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Families Furious as Italy Buries Bridge Victims

agosto 18, 2018

GENOA, ITALY  .- With anger and grief, Italians began burying some of their dead Friday from the Genoa highway bridge collapse, holding funerals in the victims’ hometowns. Several angry families rebuffed the offer of a state funeral, and the cardinal of Naples was merciless in his condemnation of negligence by Italian officials. Saturday has been declared […]

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UN Issues Urgent Call for Curbs on Use of Plastic

junio 7, 2018

Marking World Environment Day, the United Nations on Tuesday named plastic one of the biggest environmental threats facing the world. The report, Single-Use Plastics: A Roadmap for Sustainability, said while government regulation on the use of plastic has made some impact on reducing waste, it is not enough, and more urgent action is needed. “Our world […]

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Trump Welcomes Muslims to Iftar Dinner at White House

junio 7, 2018

In hosting his first iftar dinner at the White House on Wednesday, President Donald Trump said to his guests “and to Muslims around the world, Ramadan Mubarak,” observing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. “At tonight’s dinner, we especially are pleased to welcome members of the diplomatic corps, representing our friends and partners across the […]

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UK Parties Divided Over Brexit as Businesses Sound Alarm

junio 7, 2018

LONDON .- British and European businesses are sounding increasingly urgent warnings about the economic damage the U.K.’s exit from the European Union could cause, as the U.K.’s two biggest political parties acknowledged Wednesday that they remain deeply divided over post-Brexit trade and customs arrangements. Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29, 2019, and […]

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Firefighters Search 116-Year-Old London Hotel Amid Blaze

junio 7, 2018

LONDON .- More than 100 firefighters tackled a blaze at a luxury hotel in central London that produced thick black smoke visible for miles around and required people inside the building to evacuate Wednesday. London Fire Brigade said it was called to the 12-story Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel just before 4 p.m. (1500 GMT.) Less […]

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Putin: US Would Need to Offer Firm Guarantees to N. Korea

junio 7, 2018

MOSCOW .- Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the United States will have to offer North Korea solid security guarantees if it wants to strike a denuclearization deal. Putin, speaking in an interview with a Chinese state broadcaster aired Wednesday, said he hopes that next week’s meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader […]

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Kate Spade: Fashion designer found dead in New York home

junio 5, 2018

Fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her New York apartment. Police are investigating her death as an apparent suicide. She was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment in Manhattan at 10:20 local time (14:20 GMT) by her housekeeper, a law enforcement official said. Spade – who once edited fashion magazine Mademoiselle […]

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Jordan’s King Abdullah calls for tax review after largest protests in years

junio 5, 2018

Jordan’s King Abdullah has ordered the country’s new prime minister to conduct a review of a controversial new tax bill, following days of protests. Education minister and former World Bank economist Omar al-Razzaz has replaced former Prime Minister Hani Mulki, who resigned on Monday. The protests in Jordan, a key Western ally, are the biggest […]

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Catalan leader calls for talks with new Spain PM

junio 5, 2018

Barcelona .-  Catalonia’s separatist president Quim Torra called on Saturday for talks with Spain’s new prime minister as the Catalan regional executive was sworn in at an emotional ceremony full of pro-independence symbolism. The swearing-in will automatically bring an end to Madrid’s direct rule over the wealthy, northeastern region imposed in October after a failed […]

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Ecuador minister becomes fourth woman to head UN General Assembly

junio 5, 2018

United Nations, United States: The United Nations on Tuesday elected Ecuador’s Foreign Minister, Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, to be president of the General Assembly. She is only the fourth woman in the UN’s history to hold the post. Espinosa Garces beat out Honduras’ UN Ambassador Mary Elizabeth Flores Flake in the race held against a […]

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