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Cuban telecom, Google sign deal to improve island's Internet access

Cuba's state telecommunications company ETECSA and US Internet giant Google on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the goal of improving the quality of access to the Internet in the island.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 17:56:23

US Air Force grounds B-1 bomber fleet

The commander of U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command ordered a safety stand-down of the B-1B Lancer fleet on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 17:10:10

Brazil's ex-President Michel Temer charged for corruption in another case

One week after being arrested in a corruption investigation, Brazil's former President Michel Temer was indicted on Thursday for corruption in a second case.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 16:16:53

Venezuela disqualifies Juan Guaido from public office for 15 years

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido will be barred from holding public office for 15 years following an investigation which showed irregularities in his financial records, Venezuela's Comptroller General Elvis Amoroso said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 15:59:46

Brazil's ex-President Michel Temer charged for corruption in another case

One week after being arrested in a corruption investigation, Brazil's former President Michel Temer was indicted on Thursday for corruption in a second case.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 15:31:02

Venezuela to begin "reconstruction" of electricity system

Venezuela's Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez announced Thursday the start of a new phase in reconstructing the country's national electricity system following attacks this month.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 14:13:13

Mueller report more than 300 pages long, feud over full release intensifies

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation is more than 300 pages long, media reported Thursday, citing a Department of Justice official.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 11:11:59

Venezuela disqualifies Juan Guaido from public office for 15 years

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido will be barred from holding public office for 15 years following an investigation that showed irregularities in his financial records, Venezuela's Comptroller General Elvis Amoroso said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 8:32:08

UN chief warns about negative impact of global warming in US

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday warned that the United States, whose federal administration has withdrawn from the Paris Agreement on climate change, will face more consequences of global warming.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 8:29:20

Trump renews threat to close US-Mexico border

US President Donald Trump Thursday renewed the threat to close the nation's southern border, claiming that Mexico and several Central American countries have failed to halt illegal immigrants heading to the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 8:28:00

Venezuela slams 'hypocrisy' on US bases

Venezuela on Wednesday criticized the "hypocrisy" of Latin American countries that object to its military cooperation with Russia, but welcome U.S. military bases on their soil.
Source: Xinhua-AFP | 2019/3/28 21:48:41

US economic growth in Q4 revised down to 2.2 pct

The US economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 was revised down to an annual rate of 2.2 percent, from the previously reported 2.6 percent, the US Commerce Department said Thursday in its final estimate.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/28 21:14:06

China, US go all out for trade deal

Chinese and US officials are going all out to reach a trade agreement to end their year-long trade battle, China's commerce ministry said on Thursday, as the two sides prepare to hold a new round of trade negotiations in Beijing after a month-long hiatus.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 20:43:39

Church ordered to pay victims

A Chilean court on Wednesday ordered the Roman Catholic Church to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages to three victims of pedophile Fernando Karadima, an influential former priest whose case helped expose a culture of sex abuse within the church in Chile.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/28 17:48:41

Venezuela slams "hypocrisy" of LatAm countries with US bases

Venezuela on Wednesday criticized the "hypocrisy" of Latin American countries that object to its military cooperation with Russia, but welcome US military bases on their soil. "The hypocrisy of regional governments that maintain US military bases and personnel on their soil is surprising," Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza said via Twitter. The United States is the "only country in the world to have used nuclear weapons against civilians, to wage war over oil without the authorization of the UN, to threaten countries with the use of force and to have an annual military budget of more than 700 billion US dollars," said Arreaza.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/28 11:56:47

U.S. aviation watchdog vows to overhaul air safety oversight after two Boeing crashes

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday vowed to revamp its air safety oversight after two deadly crashes involving Boeing 737 Max jets in less than five months pointed to possible lapses in the aircraft approval process.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/28 9:25:30

US brings forward moon mission to 2024

Donald Trump's administration announced Tuesday it was speeding up plans to send US astronauts back to the moon, from 2028 to 2024, calling for a “spark of urgency” to prevail over delays that have plagued NASA's lunar return plans.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/27 19:23:45

Venezuelan schools, offices closed after second blackout

Venezuelan schools and offices on Tuesday were ordered to shut down for 24 hours as officials worked to restore electricity following a second widespread blackout, Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/27 15:30:49