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Cuban Cardinal Ortega dies at 82

Roman Catholic Cardinal Jaime Ortega died on Friday at the age of 82 after a long battle against cancer.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/29 17:18:43

Threats 'from all sides' to Latin America's original languages

At school in Tecate in the 1950s, a city sitting on Mexico's border with the United States, Josefina Meza was welcomed by a chorus of children's chants in a language she did not understand.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/29 16:53:39

Tampering with developing-country status to surely draw backlash

The US government's latest hegemonic attempt to coerce the World Trade Organization (WTO) into changing its treatment of developing countries is destined to hit a wall of opposition.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/29 14:47:15

Peru's president calls for early general elections to end institutional crisis

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Sunday proposed early general elections as a way to overcome an impasse over reforms.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/29 14:06:50

4 killed in festival shooting in Northern California

Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/29 13:53:19

Festival shooting causes multiple casualties in California: police

A shooting incident caused multiple casualties on Sunday at a nationally known food festival in Northern California, local police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/29 11:31:10

Shooting happens at California festival: reports

A shooting incident happened on Sunday at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, according to local media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/29 10:39:36

Trump says to nominate Congressman John Ratcliffe as new director of national intelligence

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he will nominate Congressman John Ratcliffe to be new director of national intelligence (DNI).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/29 7:31:18

Venezuela talks should have 'no preconditions'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday a dialogue to resolve Venezuela's political crisis should have "no preconditions," as he visited the small South American country of Suriname at the end of a multi-nation Latin American tour.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/28 20:53:39

Trump slammed for 'racist' tweets

US President Donald Trump was hit with new accusations of racism Saturday after he attacked a prominent African-American lawmaker and branded the majority black city of Baltimore an "infested mess."
Source: AFP | 2019/7/28 20:43:40

Nice view up here

Hot air balloons take flight at the 37th annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning at Solberg Airport in Readington, the US on Saturday. The event is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America.
Source: VCG | 2019/7/28 20:38:39

Mexico to help create 20,000 jobs in Honduras to curb migration

Mexico's government said Saturday it would help Honduras create 20,000 jobs this year and support its coffee farmers as the two countries seek to curb migration to the US that has created tensions with US President Donald Trump.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/28 18:38:40

Climate change hits tipping points

“Shall we all just kill ourselves?”
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/28 18:33:40

Companies risk clutter, conflict in race for the skies

Half a century after astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon, a new space race is underway to exploit the skies for commercial profit.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/28 17:53:40

US Q2 GDP data support Fed rate cut: institutions

Wall Street institutions and economists at leading investment banks believe that slower gross domestic product (GDP) growth and lower-than-expected core personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index of the United States in the second quarter would support the Federal Reserve cutting the Fed funds rate next week.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/28 10:11:46

US Supreme Court allows Trump administration to use Pentagon funds for border wall

The Supreme Court of the United States on Friday sided with the White House in lifting a ban backed by a lower court that had frozen the administration's efforts to tap Pentagon funds for border wall construction.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/28 8:31:02

Venezuela's Supreme Court nullifies opposition's attempt to rejoin Rio Pact

Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) annulled on Friday the opposition-controlled National Assembly's decision to reinstate the country into the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance, commonly known as the Rio Pact.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/27 14:31:47

Mexico restores two immigration stations on US border

Mexico will restore two immigration centers on the northern border as part of a project to improve conditions and expedite processing for new immigrants, the Mexican Foreign Ministry said in a release on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/27 13:18:07