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Trump Revives Ban on Foreign Aid to Groups That Give Abortion Counseling

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:27:13 GMT

President Trump signed a memorandum Monday, one of his first orders as president, freezing federal funding to health providers abroad who discuss abortion as a family-planning option.Anti-abortion groups welcomed President Trump’s decision, while reproductive rights advocates said it would endanger women in poor countries by reducing health services.

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Preparing to Meet Trump, Mexican Leader Seeks Common Ground

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:34:13 GMT

President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico seemed to adapt President Trump’s “America first” message to his own purposes in a speech on Monday.President Enrique Peña Nieto promised a robust dialogue with President Trump at their meeting next week, with the protection of Mexican citizens a priority.

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Ronald Webster, Leader Who Plotted Anguilla Revolution, Dies at 90

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:29:51 GMT

Ronald Webster at the United Nations in 1969.Mr. Webster demanded to be severed from a three-island federation created by Britain in 1967 and insisted on embracing the mother country rather than breaking with it.

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Cubans Newly Blocked at U.S. Border Place Hopes in Trump

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:26:24 GMT

Yamila González Cabeza, 44, center, helped to organize clothes donated for fellow Cubans stuck at the border.The Obama administration ended special immigration privileges for Cubans after normalizing relations with Cuba. Now migrants arrive into a desperate limbo after an arduous journey.

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Canada Today: Political Donations, a Young Captain and Top Films

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:00:48 GMT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada with supporters in Kingston, Ontario, on Jan. 12. Mr. Trudeau took off on a nationwide tour that included town hall-style events.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, facing two ethics investigations, skipped the World Economic Forum in favor of a cross-Canada roadshow.

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El Chapo, Mexican Drug Kingpin, Is Extradited to U.S.

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:30:34 GMT

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as El Chapo, was escorted off a plane at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, N.Y., on Thursday. The decision to extradite Mr. Guzmán was an about-face for the Mexican government, which once claimed that he would serve his long sentence in Mexico first.In an about-face for the Mexican government, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as El Chapo, was turned over to American officials on Thursday night.

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Riot Police Try to Quell Continuing Violence in Brazilian Prison

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:06:17 GMT

Inmates at the Alcaçuz state penitentiary, near Natal in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, on Thursday. The police have been unable to take control of the prison since a riot on Saturday that killed 26 inmates.Specially equipped police officers entered a prison near the city of Natal as rival gangs battled each other with metal bars and wooden clubs in scenes reminiscent of medieval warfare.

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Trudeau Hits the Road, and Crowds and Questions Follow

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:22:24 GMT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada with supporters in Kingston, Ontario, on Jan. 12. Mr. Trudeau has set off on a nationwide tour that includes town hall-style events.With the Canadian prime minister’s image in need of some polishing, his January town-hall tour has all the earmarks of a campaign to reconnect with voters.

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Supreme Court Justice Helping to Oversee Brazil Graft Inquiry Dies in Plane Crash

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:08:33 GMT

Teori Zavascki, a Brazilian Supreme Court justice, was killed along with at least two other people traveling on a small plane when it crashed into the Atlantic. The cause of the crash was unknown as of Thursday night.The Supreme Court justice, Teori Zavascki, had earned a reputation as a judge prepared to curb abuses of power by influential lawmakers and business leaders.

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Mexican Student Fatally Shoots Himself in Classroom After Wounding Four

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:19:19 GMT

Outside the Colegio Americano del Noreste in Monterrey, Mexico, on Wednesday after a teenage student shot several students and a teacher and killed himself.The motives of a 15-year-old who opened fire in Monterrey were unknown, and investigators were looking into where he got the weapon.

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Isidro Baldenegro, Mexican Environmental Activist, Is Shot to Death

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:39:31 GMT

Isidro Baldenegro López in 2003.Mr. Baldenegro, winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize, defended the western Sierra Madre’s old-growth forests against powerful local strongmen.

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5 Killed at BPM Festival in Mexico

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:14:34 GMT

An attacker was sought after opening fire during an international electronic music festival in Playa Del Carmen, and tourists were among the dead, officials said.

Venezuela Issues New Bank Notes Because of Hyperinflation

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:48:56 GMT

Exchanging old notes for new ones at a bank in Caracas, Venezuela, on Monday.The move, which has been surrounded by chaos for over a month, is meant to lighten the load for Venezuelans who must carry around bags of cash.

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Justin Trudeau’s Family Vacation on Aga Khan’s Island Leads to Ethics Inquiry

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:59:44 GMT

Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, in Ottawa last month. Two conflict-of-interest inquiries threaten to tarnish the image of Mr. Trudeau, who has promised to conduct politics in a transparent manner.The conflict-of-interest investigation and another involving a political fund-raiser threaten to tarnish Mr. Trudeau’s image.

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Death Toll From Brazil Prison Riot Reaches 26; Decapitations Are Seen

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:56:09 GMT

The Brazilian authorities on Sunday at the State Penitentiary of Alcaçuz, near Natal, after a riot on Saturday night.More than two dozen inmates were killed and many were mutilated, the authorities said. The country is reeling from a wave of bloody inmate violence.

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Frida Kahlo, Whose Self-Portraits Spoke to the Soul

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 22:26:06 GMT

She defined herself by her painting, especially when she painted herself. Revisit the life of Kahlo who died 62 years ago.

Feature: Will France Sound the Death Knell for Social Democracy?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:00:03 GMT

The blocked entrance to a defunct paper mill in Wizernes.As a presidential election approaches this spring, even workers in the country’s rust belt are embracing right-wing populism.

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First Words: Calling Yourself ‘Humbled’ Doesn’t Sound as Humble as It Used To

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:00:03 GMT

It used to be an “I’m not worthy” declaration. Now it’s just another way of expressing everyone’s favorite theme: how great we are.

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Venezuela’s Deadliest Year

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:33:18 GMT

Amid an economic collapse, a wave of violence is afflicting the country.

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Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 06:05:38 GMT

Mr. Castro was seen as a ruthless despot by some and hailed as a hero by others.

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