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Guatemalan Congressman Charged in Reporters’ Murders

MEXICO CITY —  Julio Juarez Ramirez is accused of plotting the murders of two journalists in 2015 The Guatemala attorney general’s office confirmed Saturday the arrest of congressman Julio Juarez Ramirez, who is accused of plotting the murders of two journalists in 2015. Prosecutors and investigators with the International Commission …

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Pakistan Slams India for ‘Invitation for Nuclear Encounter’

ISLAMABAD —  Pakistan denounced Saturday as “irresponsible” remarks by rival India’s army chief in which he vowed to expose “Pakistan’s nuclear bogey” in the event of a war between the countries. Islamabad’s reaction came a day after Indian General Bipin Rawat dismissed assertions that Pakistani “tactical” nuclear weapons had effectively …

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UN Urges Saudi Arabia to Keep Yemen’s Sea Ports Open for Critical Aid

GENEVA —  The United Nations is calling for the permanent re-opening of all of Yemen’s sea ports to allow vital, life-saving humanitarian and commercial cargo to enter. The Saudi-led coalition partially lifted its blockade of Yemen’s sea ports on December 20. Since then, the U.N. reports 13 vessels have delivered …

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‘Frost Boy’ in China Warms Up the Internet, and Stirs Poverty Debate

But the photo of Fuman shined a light on the plight of the tens of millions of so-called left-behind children who grow up in impoverished rural areas largely on their own after their parents leave to work in big cities. The social fabric that once held together the Chinese countryside …

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Migrants Fleeing to Canada Learn Even a Liberal Nation Has Limits

But Canadian officials are warning that even liberal Canada has its limits amid concerns, fairly or not, that illegal migration is stretching the immigration system to a breaking point and risks stoking a potential backlash. Canada’s minister of immigration, Ahmed Hussen, himself a former refugee who moved to the country …

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World’s Eyes on Kosovo Amid Push to Halt War Crimes Court

The court is viewed by world powers as a vital prerequisite for regional reconciliation in the aftermath of the bloody Balkan wars of the 1990s. But the moves to halt the court before it has even begun hearings have infuriated Kosovo’s Western backers. They warned the country’s leaders against sabotaging …

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Cairo’s Lawsuit King Sues Actors, Belly Dancers, Even Puppet Shows

A tireless vigilante who wields the law like a cudgel to enforce his prickly, often paranoid, brand of Egyptian nationalism, Mr. Sabry claims to have filed more than 2,700 such public interest lawsuits in the past 40 years, often firing off several in a day. His legal darts have targeted …

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Donald Trump defends crude remarks about Haiti, African nations in private – National

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries. Trump said he was only expressing what many people think but won’t say about immigrants from economically depressed countries, according to a person who spoke to the president …

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