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Fix to 737 MAX anti-stall software is ready: sources

A fix to the anti-stall system suspected in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet that killed 189 people in Indonesia is ready, industry sources said Saturday, as the company tries to avoid a lengthy grounding of its planes.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/24 20:28:40

President Bolsonaro says Brazil owes world nothing on environment

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Saturday said his country "does not owe the world anything" when it comes to the environment.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/24 19:28:40

Come a cropper

Decades into the US-led war on drugs, coca plantations continue to surge like a green tide across ally Colombia's Catatumbo region.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/24 17:08:39

Trump claims liberation of all IS-controlled territory in Syria, Iraq

U.S. President Donald Trump claimed Saturday the "liberation" of all territory controlled by the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, while vowing to remain vigilant until "it is finally defeated."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/24 9:16:22

US slammed for sanctions against two Chinese firms

China has been faithfully carrying out UN resolutions on North Korea, and opposes any unilateral sanctions and long-arm measures by any country based on its own laws, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said in response to US sanctions on two Chinese firms for doing business with North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/22 21:58:40

82-year-old Cuban ambassador committed to bringing Cubans closer to China

"I felt that obligation because of the historical links with China," he said, and for that reason he wrote a book "100 questions about China" to encourage Cuban readers to learn more about the Asian country, including its peculiarities, history and traditions.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/22 17:41:17

Iran vows to defeat U.S. in "economic war"

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that his country will defeat the United States in the latter's anti-Iran "economic war."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/22 10:52:31

Lawmakers urge Boeing execs to testify over 737 MAX accidents

Pressure mounted on Boeing Co in Washington as US lawmakers called for executives to testify about two crashed 737 MAX jets, even as the world's biggest planemaker worked to return the grounded fleet to the skies.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/21 21:23:40

Brazil 'still studying' possible relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem

Brazil is "still studying" the relocation of its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Brazil's top diplomat said Wednesday, days before President Jair Bolsonaro is due to visit the country.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/21 20:53:42

Chile demo

Chilean Mapuches and activists protest against the militarization of the Araucania region in Santiago on Wednesday. President Sebastian Pinera's administration in Chile has been facing heavy criticism for its treatment of the country's marginalized indigenous groups after security forces killed a young indigenous man in the region in November 2018.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/21 20:48:40

Scandal-hit US university appoints first woman president

Engulfed in scandal over sexual abuse and admissions fraud, the University of Southern California (USC) has for the first time named a woman to take the lead in the prestigious school.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/21 19:58:40

Tree killer

Honduran conservationists are worried. A deadly insect that wiped out more than a quarter of the Central American country's conifers between 2013 and 2017 is back.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/21 17:43:40

Chinese citizen killed in US bus crash

The Chinese Embassy in the United States confirmed Wednesday that one Chinese citizen was killed in a bus crash in the US state of Virginia.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 8:55:14

Brazil, Mexico vehicle trade agreement takes effect

The Brazilian government said a trade agreement with Mexico on light vehicles has taken effect on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:30:52

Mutual admiration

US President Donald Trump (right) meets with President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil at the White House on Tuesday. Trump heaped praise on Bolsonaro – and received plenty back – in announcing a special relationship that he said could even see the Latin American country join NATO.
Source: VCG | 2019/3/20 22:23:41

Judge orders arrest of ex-AG

A Guatemalan judge has ordered the arrest of former attorney general and presidential candidate Thelma Aldana on charges including embezzlement, the police said Tuesday, amid an escalating campaign on high-profile corruption and rights cases.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/20 18:58:41

California home sales in January plunge to lowest level since 2008

As economic and market uncertainties sent home sales in California in January to their lowest level since April 2008, business insiders say growth in the Golden State's housing market appears to be slowing.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 17:45:51

US army denies killing civilians in Somalia airstrikes

The US army on Wednesday said no civilians have been killed in its airstrikes in support of the international effort to defeat al-Shabab fighters and help alleviate security challenges in Somalia.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 17:45:21