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'Broken system' starves US crude boom of immigrant workers

New Mexico oil man Johnny Vega laid out his predicament as his crew hoisted pipes from a well during the biggest oil boom in US history.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/14 17:23:40

Election buildup

A family walks past campaign posters in downtown Santa Fe, Argentina on Sunday ahead of the first presidential debate to be held on October 20th. The Argentine presidential election will be held on October 27th. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2019/10/13 23:18:40

Protesters in Ecuador accept talks with govt

An indigenous group in Ecuador behind mass protests against cuts to fuel subsidies agreed to hold talks with President Lenin Moreno, who ordered a curfew in the capital on Saturday after the latest wave of violence in the city.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/13 22:03:41

Firefighters curb blaze in southern California

Wildfires raging across southern California abated on Saturday with evacuation orders lifted after 100,000 people were forced to flee their homes.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/13 19:43:40

4 dead, 3 injured at illegal gambling site shooting in NYC

Four people were killed and three others injured in a shooting in New York's Brooklyn borough on early Saturday, according to the police.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/13 9:32:28

US ambassador to EU scheduled to testify next week

Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, is expected to testify next week before the House committees investigating US President Donald Trump and Ukraine, Axios reported on Thursday, citing three congressional sources.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/11 20:38:40

Colombian peace process moves forward through challenging period: UN envoy

The top UN envoy in Colombia said Thursday that the peace process has continued to move forward through a challenging period.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/11 15:20:42

Xi sends congratulations to Cuban leaders

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday sent messages of congratulations to Cuban leaders on their country's success in holding an extraordinary legislative session of the National Assembly of People's Power and electing president of the Republic of Cuba.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/11 14:07:26

Ecuador protests hurt oil output

Protesters in Ecuador fought a running battle with security forces on Wednesday in a second day of violent demonstrations over a fuel price hike that forced the government to suspend most of the country's deliveries of crude oil.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/10 22:33:41

Only the favela can save the favela

Not far from Copacabana beach, Sugarloaf Mountain and the symbolic Christ the Redeemer, the international tourism hot spot of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has thousands of clustered condos, sometimes blanketing an entire hillside: The 280 favelas in Rio contain about 20 percent of the entire population.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/10 18:56:08

Biden for 1st time calls for Trump's impeachment

US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who President Donald Trump accused of involvement in a corruption case in Ukraine, called for the president's impeachment Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/10 13:59:18

Ecuador seeks UN help as fuel hike protests intensify

The Ecuadorian government Tuesday said it has asked the United Nations to help restore social peace as demonstrations over a fuel price hike intensified.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/10 10:03:34

Moreno leaves capital, orders curfew

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Tuesday ordered a curfew around government buildings after six days of violent anti-austerity protests that have pushed his administration out of the capital Quito and brought hundreds of arrests.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/9 22:48:40

White House rules out House cooperation

A defiant White House declared war on Tuesday against the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, blasting the process as partisan, illegitimate and unconstitutional and saying neither the president nor his administration will cooperate.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/9 22:33:40

Canadian father sues Japan firm for bullying

A Canadian father who alleges he was bullied and fired by his Japanese employer after he tried to claim paternity leave appeared in a Tokyo court Wednesday to pursue his lawsuit against the firm.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/9 19:08:41

Boeing reports another big drop in deliveries in 3Q

Boeing on Tuesday reported another steep quarterly drop in commercial plane deliveries due to the grounding of the 737 MAX but confirmed it still plans to win approval and get those jets back in the air this year.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/9 18:58:41

Mystery over oil spills remains

The source of large blots of oil staining more than 130 beaches in northeastern Brazil remained a mystery Tuesday despite President Jair Bolsonaro's assertions they came from outside the country and were possibly the work of criminals.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/9 18:48:40

Trump defends his Syria decision amid broad criticism

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday highlighted US-Turkey relations amid broad criticism against his decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria where Turkish offensive has been underway.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/9 9:18:45