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  • CONGRESS Oct 28, 2019

    Argentina Economic Crisis Boosts Center-Left in Election

    Argentina faced a potentially sharp political shift on Sunday with center-left Peronist candidate Alberto Fernández favored to win a presidential election dominated by frustration over an economic crisis that has eroded support for conservative incumbent Mauricio Macri. Macri was elected president in 2015 as Argentines rejected a successor chosen by former President Cristina Fernández, who governed the South American country...

  • DRIVER Oct 18, 2019

    Commuters Rush to Save Woman Who Fell on Argentina Subway Tracks

    A subway rider in Argentina is lucky to be alive after she was knocked unconscious on the tracks and an oncoming train stopped just in time to avoid hitting her in a wild scene captured on video. The harrowing scenario in Buenos Aires was set in motion when another passenger who was leaning against the wall abruptly passed out and...

  • PRESIDENT Sep 8, 2019

    Pope in Madagascar Insists: ‘Poverty Is Not Inevitable’

    Pope Francis insisted Sunday that poverty isn’t inevitable and that the poor deserve the dignity of work as he visited a rock quarry in Madagascar where hundreds of people toil rather than scavenge in the capital’s biggest dump. Francis appealed for new development strategies to fight global poverty as he visited the Akamasoa project, or “City of Friendship,” which soars...

  • Associated Press Jun 17, 2019

    Hunt for Cause of Massive South America Power Outage Begins as Lights Turn Back on

    The lights were back on Monday across Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after a huge blackout that affected tens of millions people, but authorities remained in the dark about the cause of the grid collapse and continued to calculate the economic damage. Argentine President Mauricio Macri promised a thorough investigation into what he called an “unprecedented” outage, one that raised questions...

  • CONGRESS May 18, 2019

    Abortion Rights Demonstration Held on Cannes Red Carpet

    Ahead of Saturday’s premiere of an Argentine documentary on abortion, dozens of women demonstrated for abortion rights on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Women, including the filmmakers and activists seen in the film, waved green handkerchiefs and carried a large banner while walking the Cannes carpet at the premiere of Argentine director Juan Solanas’ “Let...

  • Europe Feb 22, 2019

    A Global Look at the Catholic Church’s Sex Abuse Problem

    Pope Francis’ high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit is meant to call attention to the crisis as a global problem that requires a global response. His decision was sparked by the realization that in many parts of the world, bishops and religious superiors continue to deny or play down the severity of the scandal and protect their priests and the reputation...

  • Europe Feb 21, 2019

    Pope Strives to Fight Clergy Sex Abuse With Vatican Summit

    The day began with an African woman telling an extraordinary gathering of Catholic leaders that her priestly rapist forced her to have three abortions over a dozen years after he started violating her at age 15. It ended with a Colombian cardinal warning them they could all face prison if they let such crimes go unpunished. In between, Pope Francis...

  • Europe Feb 20, 2019

    Abuse Survivors Demand Transparency, Accountability at Vatican Summit

    Survivors of clergy sex abuse on Wednesday demanded transparency, zero tolerance for abuse and accountability for religious superiors who cover up for rapists, setting a confrontational tone on the eve of Pope Francis’ high-stakes abuse prevention summit. The victims also demanded to meet with Francis himself, but had to settle instead for a two-hour round-table with members of the organizing...

  • China Dec 13, 2018

    Detention of Canadians Raises Stakes in China-US-Canada Row

    China on Thursday confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, raising the stakes in a three-way international dispute over the case of a Chinese telecoms executive facing possible extradition from Canada to the United States. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody on Monday on suspicion of “engaging...

  • Donald Trump Dec 5, 2018

    White House Intensifies Confusion and Fear on US-China Deal

    The Trump administration raised doubts Tuesday about the substance of a U.S.-China trade cease-fire, contributing to a broad stock market plunge and intensifying fears of a global economic slowdown. Investors had initially welcomed the truce that the administration said was reached over the weekend in Buenos Aires between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jingping — and sent stocks up Monday....

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2018

    US, China Reach 90-Day Ceasefire on Tariffs in Trade Dispute

    The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires. Trump agreed to hold off on plans to raise tariffs Jan. 1...

  • Donald Trump Dec 1, 2018

    Trumps to Attend State Funeral for George H.W. Bush at National Cathedral in DC

    Donald Trump, the disruptive, anti-establishment president who spent years deriding much of what George H.W. Bush stood for, set aside differences in politics and temperament Saturday to honor the iconic American and former president a day after his death. Trump declared a period of national mourning and ordered American flags to be flown at half-staff for 30 days, as well...

  • China Nov 30, 2018

    Trump: Trade, Military Deals in Argentina Talks

    President Donald Trump said trade and military purchases would be on the table when he met with Argentine President Mauricio Macri at the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires on Friday.

  • Donald Trump Nov 27, 2018

    Trump Says He May Cancel Putin Meeting, White House Warns Xi

    President Donald Trump cast into doubt a key component of his upcoming trip to an international summit in Argentina as he suggested Tuesday he may cancel his planned sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian naval ships last weekend. In an interview with The Washington Post, Trump said he would be receiving a “full report”...

  • Donald Trump Nov 27, 2018

    Security Concerns Arise as Argentina Hosts G-20

    Argentine authorities say that Buenos Aires will be an armored city when world leaders arrive for this week’s G-20 summit. But security failures that marred a soccer championship and deeper unrest over an economic austerity program are now raising concerns about the country’s ability to ensure safety. About 22,000 police and security agents will guard U.S. President Donald Trump and...

  • Donald Trump Nov 18, 2018

    Pacific Summit Ends With No Communique as China, US Differ

    An acrimonious meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea failed to agree Sunday on a final communique, highlighting widening divisions between global powers China and the U.S. The 21 nations at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby struggled to bridge differences on the role of the World Trade Organization, which governs international trade, officials said. A statement...

  • Miami Oct 19, 2018

    15 Injured Due to ‘Severe Intense Turbulence’ on Aerolíneas Argentinas Flight From Miami to Buenos Aires

    At least 15 people were injured due to “severe intense turbulence” on an Aerolíneas Argentinas flight from Miami to Buenos Aires, the company said in a statement.

  • United Kingdom Aug 12, 2018

    Nobel Prize-Winning Author V.S. Naipaul Dies at 85

    V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as “A Bend in the River” and “A House for Mr. Biswas” and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world’s most admired and contentious writers, died Saturday at his London home, his family said. He was 85. His wife, Nadira Naipaul, said he was...

  • Donald Trump Mar 8, 2018

    11 Nations Sign Pacific Trade Pact as US Plans Tariffs

    Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping free trade agreement Thursday to streamline trade and slash tariffs on the same day that President Donald Trump was expected to formalize new tariffs on aluminum and steel to protect U.S. producers. Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership last year, causing fears that it would not prosper without...

  • Texas Jan 21, 2018

    Pope: Femicides in Latin America a Scourge That Must Stop

    Pope Francis denounced femicides and other gender-based crimes that have turned Latin America into the most violent place on Earth for women, calling Saturday for legislation to protect them and a new cultural mindset as he visited one of Peru’s most dangerous parts. At a Marian prayer in the northern seaside city of Trujillo, Francis called women, mothers and grandmothers...

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