Poll finds Venezuela shortages to exceed 80 percent

Caracas (AFP) – More than 80 percent of basic consumer products including food and medicine are now in short supply in Venezuela, a poll says. Stores are facing greater shortages than households, president of pollster Datanalisis Luis Vicente Leon said … Continue reading


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VIDEO: Washington gets a mural makeover

Media playback is unsupported on your device Washington gets a mural makeover 28 May 2016 Last updated at 00:00… Continue Reading »


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Blast kills five soldiers and wounds four in Mali: army

Bamako (AFP) – Five soldiers were killed Friday and four others wounded in northern Mali when their vehicles were hit by an explosion, authorities said. “Two vehicles from the Malian armed forces were blown up by an improvised explosive device … Continue reading


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VIDEO: Russia will ‘respond if we see rockets’

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Ex-Argentine junta leader jailed

Operation Condor: Former Argentine junta leader jailed 27 May 2016 From the section Latin America & Caribbean … Continue Reading »


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Depp assault claims on front pages

Newspaper headlines: Depp assault claims on front pages By Alex Kleiderman … Continue Reading »


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Trump backs out of Sanders debate

Washington (AFP) – Days after having embraced a proposal for a televised debate against Democrat Bernie Sanders, Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump rejected the idea in a surprise move Friday. In familiar combative language, the outspoken real estate billionaire … Continue reading


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Text of Obama’s speech at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Text of President Barack Obama’s remarks Friday at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park about the U.S. atomic bombing, the legacy of World War II and nuclear weapons, as delivered: ___ Seventy one years ago, on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell … Continue reading


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Fed reaction to data barrage is focus for stocks

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Huge gas explosion ‘shakes homes’

‘Homes shake’ after Whitstable gas main explodes 27 May 2016 From the section Kent Image copyright … Continue Reading »


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Report: Colorado prison chief’s killing was gang hit

DENVER (AP) — Newly released documents show authorities believe the killing of Colorado’s prisons chief was ordered by members of a white supremacist prison gang. The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/27VDRpy ) obtained a 77-page investigative report alleging 211 Crew gang members … Continue reading


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Boris Johnson ‘confuses fact and fiction’

Boris Johnson ‘confuses fact and fiction’ – Chris Patten 27 May 2016 From the section EU Referendum … Continue Reading »


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