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With 25339 Murders In 2017 Mexico Suffers Record Homicide Tally

MEXICO CITY – There were more than 25,000 murders across drug-ravaged Mexico in 2017, the highest annual tally since modern records began, government data showed....

Guatemala Businessman Wanted On Graft Charges Seeks Us Asylum

GUATEMALA CITY – Former Guatemalan presidential candidate Manuel Baldizon, who is wanted on graft charges, has sought asylum in the United States after he was...

Congolese Security Forces Kill Six While Dispersing Anti-kabila Protest

KINSHASA – Congolese security forces shot dead at least six people and fired tear gas to disperse a banned protest against President Joseph Kabila organized by the...

Pope Brings Down The House Joking With Cloistered Nuns

LIMA – Pope Francis brought down the house, or more precisely the church, on Sunday when he addressed cloistered nuns who were given special permission to leave...

Spain To Seek Ex-catalan Leaders Arrest If Travels To Denmark

MADRID – Spain’s state prosecution service said on Sunday it would seek the arrest of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont if he traveled from Belgium...

Spurned By Trump Europeans Ponder How To Meet Iran Ultimatum

PARIS/BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON – A day before Donald Trump’s Jan. 12 ultimatum to “fix” the Iran nuclear deal, European powers met Iran’s...

Heavy Casualties After Overnight Battle At Kabul Hotel

KABUL – Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more...

Contrite Facebook Executives Seek To Ward Off More European Rules

MUNICH – Facebook (FB.O) executives are fanning out across Europe this week to address the social media giant’s slow response to abuses on its platform, seeking...

After Overnight Battle At Kabul Intercontinental Casualties Still Not Known

KABUL – Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces for 13 hours overnight caused heavy...

Audi Ordered To Recall 127000 Vehicles Over Emissions Paper

FRANKFURT – Germany’s KBA automotive watchdog has detected illicit emission-control software in Audi’s (NSUG.DE) latest Euro-6 diesel models and has...