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López Obrador needs to accept economic reality 2019-07-10 13:03:08Finance minister’s resignation reflects Mexico’s risky position

A mild-mannered Mexican finance minister’s bitter resignation 2019-07-10 07:00:27The manner of Carlos Urzúa’s departure exacerbates investor worries over president’s policies

Mexican peso tumbles, Levi dips, pressure on Boris 2019-07-10 00:01:00Mexico’s finance minister resigns over differences with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Mexican finance minister quits citing clashes with president 2019-07-09 13:42:59Urzúa departure is serious blow to López Obrador, who maintains bullish tone on reform

Environmental criticism mounts over EU-South America trade deal 2019-07-09 06:00:26Mercosur ‘cows for cars’ accord will worsen deforestation, detractors claim

US announces anti-subsidy duties on steel from Mexico 2019-07-09 00:03:27Move is separate from tariffs imposed on Mexican steel over national security 

Venezuela’s opposition to hold talks with Maduro regime 2019-07-08 05:01:16Meeting in Barbados is an attempt to break political deadlock

Worries mount over human cost of US sanctions 2019-07-07 06:00:23Economists argue about cause of oil industry’s decline as fears of famine grow

Investors warm to brighter signs from Argentina 2019-07-05 18:30:25Markets make comeback after rout earlier in the year

Extrajudicial killings detailed as Venezuelans march 2019-07-05 13:28:52UN report on atrocities comes as Independence Day protests call for end to Maduro rule

Brazil’s pension reform bill set for crucial first 2019-07-04 14:07:44Proposal successfully passes committee stages on the way to plenary vote

$1bn green bonds to boost sustainable Brazilian farming 2019-07-04 07:41:39Financing programme for commodities aims to avoid clearing grasslands

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Monsoon Rains Leave Dozens Dead Across South Asia New! 2019-07-15 04:16:47In Myanmar, more than 18,000 have been forced to flee with more expected as rivers rise

Afghan Dies in Australian Immigration Center 2019-07-15 03:52:47Call for inquiry into detainees ‘languishing’ in Australian immigration centers as Afghan man dies

Last Lunar Eclipse of Year Falls on Apollo 2019-07-15 03:34:40Event visible from South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia but not North America

Immigration Agents Start Raids in US Cities 2019-07-15 03:17:44Immigration raids began in nine U.S. cities Sunday, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, as authorities started to round up as many as 2,000 m

Ballet and Rhinos in the African Bush 2019-07-15 02:51:35Artists are often at the forefront of social change, as they use their works to address difficult political and cultural issues. Protecting the enviro

Ballet Performed in South African Bush for Rhinos’ 2019-07-15 02:28:21Every year, dancers from South Africa and around the world — complete with tutus and pointe shoes — do a “special enclosure performa

Brazilian Researchers Modernize Mosquito Traps 2019-07-15 01:46:20Public health clinics in cities like Rio de Janeiro report spikes in arboviruses, or mosquito-borne viruses.  One breed of mosquito is the major

China’s Economic Growth Cools Further 2019-07-14 23:17:26At 6.2%, China’s second-quarter growth was the slowest since 2009 amid a trade war with the US

US Firms May Soon Be Allowed to Restart 2019-07-14 22:50:25In May, Huawei was added to a banned list of companies for national security reasons, now the US may allow new sales in a matter of weeks

Protesters Back at Washington Immigration Jail After Attack 2019-07-14 21:48:30A 69-year-old man threw incendiary devices at the detention center and was later found dead after police arrived and opened fire

Trump Tweets about Non-White Lawmakers Prompt Fresh Outrage 2019-07-14 13:08:07President Trump’s tweets about progressive, newly-elected members of Congress are deemed racist and xenophobic by his critics

Heavy Rain Leaves Scores Dead in Nepal, India, 2019-07-14 12:29:46At least 30 other people were missing in Nepal, either swept away by swollen rivers or buried by mudslides since monsoon rains began pounding the regi

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Trump calls for group of Congresswomen to go 2019-07-14 13:35:26 President Donald Trump on Sunday stated that a group of congresswomen should return to their countries of origin before criticizing U.S. policies.

U.S. officials: ICE raids on 2,000 undocumented immigrants 2019-07-14 12:31:08 Planned raids targeting about 2,000 undocumented immigrants with court orders for removal began this weekend, according to a U.S. official.

Con Ed to probe cause of electrical failures 2019-07-14 10:09:35 Con Edison is investigating why thousands of customers lost electricity for several hours in Midtown Manhattan amid calls by government officials to

Gulf Coast faces life-threatening rains as Barry moves 2019-07-14 09:15:14 Tropical Storm Barry was moving slowly northward Sunday over west-central Louisiana, creating live-threatening rains as the primary threat after reac

Con Ed: 'All customers are back in service' 2019-07-13 22:12:56 Power company Con Edison said service has been restored to the tens of thousands of customers who lost electricity for several hours in Midtown Manha

Founder of Baton Rouge African-American History Museum found 2019-07-13 19:23:06 A woman found dead in the trunk of a car in Louisiana was identified by police Saturday as the founder of an African American history museum in Baton

Tennessee honors early KKK leader with proclamation 2019-07-13 17:11:41 Gov. Bill Lee proclaimed July 13 Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in Tennessee, honoring the former Civil War Confederate general, slave trader and early K

Armed man killed in police confrontation at ICE 2019-07-13 17:05:48 Police in Tacoma, Wash., said an armed man who threw homemade incendiaries at a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement was shot and killed Satur

Democrats criticize FTC's reported $5B fine against Facebook 2019-07-13 15:29:54 The Federal Trade Commission's reported approval of a $5 billion fine to Facebook for failing to protect the privacy of its users has drawn criticis

Jeffrey Epstein accused of paying off co-conspirators after 2019-07-13 14:13:30 Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein made $350,000 in payments to a pair of possible co-conspirators after a series of newspaper stores detailed th

A roller-coaster ride ahead for U.S. farmers thanks 2019-07-13 13:33:41 U.S. farmers already dealing with a difficult growing season will feel like they're on a roller-coaster ride in the days ahead as the up-and-down we

U.S. soldier killed 'in action' in Afghanistan 2019-07-13 12:50:22 A U.S. soldier was killed "in action" Saturday in Afghanistan, the NATO-led security alliance said.

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United States launches small-scale immigration raids as families 2019-07-14 21:33:40US authorities launched small-scale operations to arrest undocumented families over the weekend in a start to President Donald Trump's plan to deport

Trump tells left-wing Democrat congresswomen to leave US 2019-07-14 12:57:47US President Donald Trump took aim at progressive Democratic congresswomen Sunday, telling them to "go back" where they came from in remarks that sp

Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama, says 2019-07-14 09:34:02A British newspaper on Sunday published more inflammatory leaked memos from Britain’s ambassador in Washington, stating that he believed that US

Weakened storm Barry crawls across Louisiana, drenching Gulf 2019-07-14 02:09:40Barry rolled into Louisiana on Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that officials had feared co

New York City power restored after massive blackout 2019-07-13 22:16:52A wide swath of New York's Manhattan borough was plunged into darkness Saturday following a transformer explosion, knocking out power to subways, sto

Hurricane Barry hits Gulf Coast with rain and 2019-07-13 12:51:59Hurricane Barry could affect the environment of the Gulf coast and Lower Mississippi Valley in numerous ways, from accelerating runoff of farmland nut

New Orleans residents hunker down as Tropical Storm 2019-07-13 02:17:17Tropical Storm Barry, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019, churned ever closer to Louisiana's shore early on Saturday as

US labor secretary Acosta resigns over Epstein plea 2019-07-13 01:22:09Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he's stepping down amid the tumult over his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier J

To the Moon and back: The Apollo 11 2019-07-12 05:54:22Five decades after Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the Moon, FRANCE 24 takes you inside NASA. Our reporters meet those who made the

Amid health crisis, Venezuelans turn to non-traditional medicine 2019-07-12 04:57:30This week, talks between the Venezuelan government and opposition got back underway in Barbados. The negotiation comes as Venezuela's ongoing economi

Flooded New Orleans braces for 'extreme' Storm Barry 2019-07-12 03:28:07Tropical Storm Barry gathered strength Friday as it chugged toward water-logged New Orleans, which girded for heavy rains, storm surge and flooding th

Trump retreats on controversial bid to add citizenship 2019-07-11 22:08:03President Donald Trump abandoned his controversial bid to inject a citizenship question into next year's census Thursday, instead directing federal a

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