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Puerto Rico to default on $422 mn debt payment: governor

Governor Alejandro Garca Padilla has announced that the US commonwealth of Puerto Rico will default on $422 million in debt (AFP Photo/Christopher Gregory)More San Juan (AFP) – Puerto Rico’s financial crisis deepened Sunday as Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced the … Continue reading

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Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams tweets racial slur

Irish Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams is criticised after using a racial slur on Twitter where he appeared to link a former slave’s struggle against slave-owners in the film “Django Unchained” and a Catholic area of Belfast, Ballymurphy (AFP Photo/Leon … Continue reading

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Five years after bin Laden killing, CIA chief eyes IS head

CIA Director John Brennan testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats to America and its allies, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 9, 2016 (AFP Photo/Molly Riley)More Washington (AFP) – Ahead of the five-year anniversary … Continue reading

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May Day rallies in Los Angeles carry strong anti-Trump theme

People march with an inflatable effigy of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during an immigrant rights May Day rally in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 1, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonMore By Lucy Nicholson and Jane Ross LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hundreds … Continue reading

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Things to know about a gap year, when students take time off

FILE – In a Thursday, April 7, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama jokes with his daughter Malia Obama as they walk to board Air Force One from the Marine One helicopter, as they leave Chicago en route to Los … Continue reading

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First US-to-Cuba cruise ship in decades sets sail

For the time being, Americans can travel to communist Cuba only for cultural, academic, sports-related or religious events (AFP Photo/Yamil Lage)More Miami (AFP) – The first US cruise ship bound for Cuba in half a century set sail from Florida … Continue reading

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Egypt police arrest two journalists wanted for incitement

According to rights group Amnesty International, Egyptian security forces arrested hundreds of people ahead of planned protests last month (AFP Photo/Mohamed el-Shahed)More Cairo (AFP) – Egyptian police stormed the headquarters of the journalists’ association in central Cairo Sunday and arrested … Continue reading

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Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017

FILE – In a Thursday, April 7, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama jokes with his daughter Malia Obama as they walk to board Air Force One from the Marine One helicopter, as they leave Chicago en route to Los … Continue reading

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Cash-flush California GOP allows chairman to seek third term

Jim Brulte, chairman of the California Republican Party, speaks on stage during the California Republican Party Spring Convention in Burlingame, California March 16, 2014 REUTERS/Stephen LamMore By Sharon Bernstein BURLINGAME, Calif. (Reuters) – The Californian Republican Party voted on Sunday … Continue reading

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CIA director says unverified material in secret 9/11 pages

View photos “Absolutely, I would not agree to having any CIA officer carrying out waterboarding again,” said CIA Director John Brennan, pictured in February 2016 (AFP Photo/Molly Riley)More WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan says a 28-page secret chapter … Continue reading

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