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China, Canada diplomatic row escalates with death sentence

AFP | A diplomatic spat between Beijing and Ottawa intensified on Tuesday as Canada warned its citizens of the risk of "arbitrary enforcement" of laws...

US govt. shutdown becomes longest in history

AFP | The United States government shutdown that has left 800,000 federal employees without salaries as a result of President Donald Trump's row with Democrats...

Canada takes in Saudi teen asylum seeker

AFP | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that Canada was taking in an 18-year-old Saudi asylum seeker who fled her family and harnessed the...

Trump demands $5.7 bn for steel barrier on US-Mexico border

AFP | President Donald Trump demanded $5.7 billion to fund a wall on the US-Mexico border in his first televised Oval Office address Tuesday, describing...

Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he’ll seal border

AFP | President Donald Trump threatened Friday to seal the US-Mexico border "entirely" if Congress does not approve billions of dollars in funding for a...

The challenges facing Bolsonaro as he takes power in Brazil

AFP | Brazil's next president, Jair Bolsonaro, takes office next week with promises to radically change the path taken by Latin America's biggest country by...

Canada, US call for ‘immediate release’ of two Canadians held by China

AFP | Ottawa and Washington on Friday stepped up pressure on Beijing, calling for the immediate release of two Canadians detained in apparent retaliation for...

Americans have grown fatter, shorter since 1999: US data

AFP | Americans have got fatter over the past two decades, adding girth to their bellies and even growing fractionally shorter on average, according to...

Canada defends Huawei arrest after markets wobble

AFP | Canada on Thursday defended its arrest of an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei on a US extradition request after markets wobbled on...

Russia’s Taliban connection is good for USA: But why?

Imran Jan | I attended a talk by Michael V Hayden about 4 years ago in Houston organized by the World Affairs Council. One of...

Is the minimum wage economically feasible? – Jacob G. Hornberger

Jacob G. Hornberger | If economic ignorance among leftists (i.e., liberals and progressives) had no adverse impacts, we could consign it to the ranks of...

Even from jail, ‘El Chapo’ looms large in Mexican home state

AFP | He has lost weight in his New York jail cell, and some of his larger-than-life aura, but Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman still looms...

What does 10,000,000% inflation look like? See Venezuela

AFP | What does it look like to have inflation of 10 million percent? When something that cost $1 now costs $100,000, is there even...

Mexico serial murder couple claim 20 killings

News Desk | A couple detained in Mexico while transporting human body parts in a baby carriage has admitted killing 20 people, twice the number...

Brazil stock market upbeat over electoral win

AFP | Brazil's stock market soared Monday after far-right firebrand Jair Bolsonaro handily won the first round of the presidential election with a promise of...

Canada strips Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship

AFP | Canada's parliament voted unanimously on Thursday to effectively strip Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship over the Rohingya...

Why Americans choose state over liberty – Jacob G. Hornberger

Jacob G. Hornberger | There is no question but that the 20th and, so far, the 21st centuries have been the centuries of socialism for...

Nuns get hands dirty, and wet, to save Mexico salamander

AFP | Rolling up the sleeves of her immaculate white habit, Sister Ofelia Morales Francisco plunges her hands into an aquarium, grabs a large, slimy...

Acclaimed American Rapper Mac Miller dies at 26

News Desk | American Rapper Mac Miller has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his home in California. The 26-year-old artist was...

Mass grave site with 166 bodies found in Mexico

AFP | Mexican authorities discovered at least 166 bodies at a mass grave site in Veracruz state, prosecutors said Thursday, the latest horrifying find in...

The fear of being labeled a conspiracy theorist – Jacob G Homberger

Jacob G Homberger | One of the CIA’s most successful propaganda campaigns in its 70-year history has been its use of the term “conspiracy theorist”...

Gangster-turned-lawmaker is new face of Mexican politics

AFP | Pedro Carrizales's body is a hodge-podge of scars and tattoos that tell the story of how he went from street-gang thug to Mexican...

America mourns John McCain, war hero and political icon

AFP | America paid tribute Sunday to John McCain, the Vietnam War hero and the two-time presidential candidate with a legendary temper whose personal courage...

Prosecutor in Chilean sex abuse scandal targets bishops

AFP | The prosecutor in charge of investigating a massive sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Chile said several bishops could face charges...

Mexico seizes record 50 tons of meth

AFP | Mexican marines seized a record 50 tons of crystal meth from a drug lab in the state of Sinaloa, authorities said Friday. The military...

Rio’s poorest teens caught between traffickers and the law

AFP | Antonio's story began one sunny afternoon in a favela near Copacabana beach when he picked up a 9mm pistol. It ended with his...

After Charlottesville, American neo-Nazis in disarray

AFP | A year after American white supremacists marched with flaming torches through a southern university and delighted in President Donald Trump's response after protests...

Senior Trump officials survey California fire devastation as toll mounts

AFP | Senior members of President Donald Trump's administration visited California Monday as the toll rose to at least nine dead in blazes that have...

Four killed in shooting in Canada, including 2 police

AFP | Two police officers were among four people killed Friday in a shooting that sparked panic and a police lockdown in a sleepy eastern...

A year after deadly protest, white nationalists to rally outside White House

AFP | Exactly a year since torch-wielding neo-Nazis clashed with counter-demonstrators in a deadly protest that highlighted the growing boldness of America's extreme right, white...

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