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In Venezuela’s hospitals, eat at your own risk

Posted by on 08/08/2018
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In Venezuela’s hospitals, eat at your own risk

In Venezuela’s hospitals, eat at your own risk

‘There are cockroaches in the area where they prepare the baby bottles’ CARACAS: Hardly anybody likes hospital food but in Venezuela, it’s so awful-monotonous, starchy diets cooked in filthy conditions, and newborns fed intravenous solution for lack of baby formula-that experts call it an actual health risk. Take Carla Lopez, 40, who has been hospitalized […]

Canadian UN peacekeepers return to Africa after 24 years

Posted by on 08/08/2018
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Canadian UN peacekeepers return to Africa after 24 years

Canadian UN peacekeepers return to Africa after 24 years

One of the United Nations’ most difficult and dangerous missions GAO, Mali: Soaring over the Niger river before entering the savannah in northern Mali, a Canadian twin-engined military helicopter is making one of its first forays into the country. Two artillerymen are scanning the ground below when the pilot announces that “one of the gauges […]

Riyadh expels Canadian envoy, recalls its own over interference

Posted by on 06/08/2018
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Riyadh expels Canadian envoy, recalls its own over interference

Riyadh expels Canadian envoy, recalls its own over interference

Saudi Arabia freezes new trade with Ottawa, to relocate students RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has suspended scholarships to Canada and will relocate students already there, state media said yesterday, after the kingdom abruptly cut ties with Ottawa over criticism of its jailing of rights activists. Riyadh, which suspended diplomatic relations with Canada yesterday, will “stop training, […]

US police rescue 11 children from ‘filthy’ hideout

Posted by on 06/08/2018
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US police rescue 11 children from ‘filthy’ hideout

US police rescue 11 children from ‘filthy’ hideout

LOS ANGELES: Police say 11 children ages one to 15 were rescued in the US state of New Mexico after officers raided a dilapidated compound occupied by armed men. Two men were arrested after police found them and the children in what one officer called “the saddest living conditions and poverty I have seen,” as […]

Melania praises LeBron after president’s insult

Posted by on 05/08/2018
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Melania praises LeBron after president’s insult

Melania praises LeBron after president’s insult

WASHINGTON: After Donald Trump sniped back at LeBron James’ suggestion that he fuels American racial divides, support has flooded in for the NBA great-including from the US president’s own wife, Melania. In an interview on Tuesday-also broadcast late Friday-Los Angeles Lakers player and philanthropist James told CNN he believed Trump “is kind of trying to […]

Lula launches presidential candidacy from behind bars

Posted by on 04/08/2018
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Lula launches presidential candidacy from behind bars

Lula launches presidential candidacy from behind bars

SAO PAULO: Even behind bars, Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will secure his leftist party’s nomination and continue to overshadow more likely candidates in the country’s most unpredictable presidential election for decades. Today will see three big party conventions, two months before the first round of voting on October 7 in Latin America’s dominant […]

Turkey vows to retaliate against US

Posted by on 02/08/2018
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Turkey vows to retaliate against US

Turkey vows to retaliate against US

Diplomatic crisis intensifies over detained American pastor ISTANBUL: Turkey was yesterday drawing up retaliatory measures after Washington slapped sanctions on two Turkish ministers in the one of the biggest crises between the two NATO allies in recent years. Tensions have soared over Turkey’s detention on terror charges of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who was first […]

Trump tells attorney general Sessions to end Russia probe

Posted by on 02/08/2018
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Trump tells attorney general Sessions to end Russia probe

Trump tells attorney general Sessions to end Russia probe

Aides insist president not issuing an order WASHINGTON: Donald Trump yesterday told his attorney general to end the high-profile investigation into Russian election meddling that has ensnared key members of his presidential campaign and cast a long shadow over his White House. In a series of tweets that quickly sparked accusations that Trump was publicly […]

Iran slams US ‘threats and PR stunts’

Posted by on 01/08/2018
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Iran slams US ‘threats and PR stunts’

Iran slams US ‘threats and PR stunts’

‘Try respect: for Iranians & for (international) commitments’ TEHRAN: Iran waved away US President Donald Trump’s claims that talks with the country’s leaders were imminent, saying “threats, sanctions and PR stunts won’t work”. With Washington pulling out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal and set to reimpose full sanctions on Iran from August 6, Tehran […]

San Juan: The Venezuelan city where nothing works anymore

Posted by on 01/08/2018
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San Juan: The Venezuelan city where nothing works anymore

San Juan: The Venezuelan city where nothing works anymore

‘There have been times where we’ve had no electricity for 24 hours’ SAN JUAN DE LOS MORROS: Power blackouts are daily fare, running water comes only once a month, cash machines are empty and waiting for a bus can take hours. Welcome to San Juan de los Morros in Venezuela, where nothing works. “They send […]

US unveils $113m in new initiatives in ‘Indo-Pacific’

Posted by on 30/07/2018
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US unveils $113m in new initiatives in ‘Indo-Pacific’

US unveils $113m in new initiatives in ‘Indo-Pacific’

Official denies investments to counter China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ WASHINGTON: Building on President Donald Trump’s “Indo-Pacific” strategy, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday announced $113 million in new regional investments focused on technology, energy and infrastructure. The announcement comes at a time when trade frictions with China have given US trade diplomacy a […]

Lawmakers protest US deal allowing free plans for 3D guns

Posted by on 29/07/2018
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Lawmakers protest US deal allowing free plans for 3D guns

Lawmakers protest US deal allowing free plans for 3D guns

DD website invites to download program to make ghost guns WASHINGTON: Dozens of US legislators are demanding that the Trump administration explain a recent agreement to allow the free distribution of plans for using 3D printers to make plastic handguns that will be easy to hide and almost impossible to control. After a lengthy legal […]