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{FD} University founded by Soros says targeted by new Hungary law

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Central European University says government-proposed amendments to Hungary’s law on higher education “would make it impossible to continue its operations” in Budapest, its home for over 25 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Ministers heading to French Guiana to try to quell strike

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The French government has decided to send a high-level ministerial mission to French Guiana as the region faced its second day of a general strike by some 27 labor unions over crime and economic difficulties. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Trump envoy holds talks on Mideast peace efforts

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The Latest on the Arab Summit (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} CEO of airline association criticizes electronics device ban

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The head of the International Air Transport Association says it’s difficult to understand how banning electronic devices in carry-on baggage will improve flight security. Continue reading

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{FD} Mogul Carlos Slim to produce cars in Mexico in joint venture with China

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The deal aims to cash in on Mexico’s car market but will also look to expand south of the border. Continue reading

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{FD} Grupo Mexico to buy Florida rail line for $2.1 billion

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Mexican mining and rail conglomerate Grupo Mexico says it has reached an agreement to buy the Florida East Coast Railway Holdings Corporation for $2.1 billion. Continue reading

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{FD} Puerto Rico man bit off head of girlfriend’s dog

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A man in Puerto Rico has been sentenced to seven years in prison for biting off the head of a Chihuahua and punching his girlfriend. Continue reading

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{FD} Priest killed in Mexico’s Pacific coast state of Nayarit

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Mexico’s Catholic council of bishops says a priest has been killed in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit. Continue reading

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{FD} European officials urge rethink of Trump climate plan

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Scientists and officials in Europe say the United States will be damaging its own interests if it rolls back the previous U.S. administration’s efforts to curb climate change. Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands of university students go on strike in Puerto Rico

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Thousands of students at Puerto Rico’s largest public university have gone on a one-week strike to protest multimillion-dollar cuts prompted by an economic crisis. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Carlos the Jackal’ gets third life sentence for 1974 attack on Paris store

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The Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez was found guilty for throwing a grenade onto a crowded area, killing two and injuring 32. Continue reading

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{FD} Cheney blasts Russia’s alleged interference in US election

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Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has criticized Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election, calling it a hostile act. Continue reading

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{FD} Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

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The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world’s… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump has casino trademark in Jordan but gambling is illegal

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The president of the United States holds a trademark in Jordan for a Donald Trump casino, despite the fact that gambling is illegal in the kingdom. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: China’s man-made S.China Sea islands nearly complete

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A U.S. think tank says China has nearly completed construction work on three man-made islands in the South China Sea, giving it the ability to deploy combat aircraft and other military assets to the disputed region. Continue reading

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{FD} Guatemala officials say 3 suspected thieves burned alive

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Officials in Guatemala say a crowd in a rural community has burned three men alive who were accused of a killing and robbery, while authorities were able to rescue a fourth burned man. Continue reading

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{FD} Cruise line stops port calls at Mexican resort of Acapulco

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The U.S. cruise ship line Holland America says it has halted port calls at Mexico’s troubled resort city of Acapulco and will sail to other destinations in the country “due to recent security concerns.” The news comes as Acapulco hosts an annual touris… Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico transfers Zetas cartel leader to border prison

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Mexican authorities say they have transferred the leader of the brutal Zetas drug cartel to the same border prison that held Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman before he was extradited to the United States in January. Continue reading

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{FD} Amnesty: Coalition not doing enough to protect civilians

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A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths as it battles the Islamic State militant group alongside Iraqi ground forces, Amnesty International said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} American woman wounded in Mexico resort of San Jose del Cabo

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Mexican officials say an American woman was wounded by a stray bullet during a shooting in the resort of San Jose del Cabo. Continue reading

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{FD} Chile leader visits Haiti as UN prepares for troop pullout

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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet traveled to Haiti on Monday for talks with government and U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Puerto Rico police: 3 people shot dead, set on fire in car

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Authorities in Puerto Rico say three people have been shot dead and their bodies set on fire in a remote mountain town. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Blacks make up 1.2 percent of Mexico’s population

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A Mexican census report says 1.38 million Mexicans identify themselves as having African ancestors, equal to about 1.2 percent of the country’s population. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican fishermen burn boat, demand environmentalists out

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Dozens of fishermen have burned a boat as part of a threat to force out a ship operated by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in Mexico’s Gulf of California. Continue reading

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{FD} Agustina Castro, Fidel and Raul’s sister, dies in Cuba at 78

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A family member says Fidel and Raul Castro’s youngest sister Agustina has died in Cuba at age 78. Continue reading

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{FD} 14 inmates still at large after mass tunnel escape in northern Mexico

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A total of 15 inmates have been recaptured since they tunneled their way out of a prison in Tamaulipas capital, Ciudad Victoria. Continue reading

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{FD} Official: Canada expected to legalize marijuana by July 2018

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Canadians are expected to be able to smoke marijuana legally by July 1, 2018. Continue reading

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{FD} China lifts ban on Brazilian beef

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China says it has lifted an import ban on beef from Brazil after Brazilian authorities promised to block shipments by producers at the center of a product quality scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} Strikes to hit French Guiana as tensions paralyze territory

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French Guiana is facing a nationwide strike amid mounting protests over crime and economic difficulty that have paralyzed the French territory in South America, halted flights and a rocket launch and prompted a U.S. travel warning. Continue reading

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{FD} Despite some tensions, evangelical churches booming in Cuba

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Fidel Castro’s government sent the Rev. Juan Francisco Naranjo to two years of work camp in the 1960s for preaching the Gospel in a Cuba where atheism was law and the faithful were viewed as suspect. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico’s Catholic Church: Work on Trump wall is treason

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico says Mexican companies that express interest in working on a border wall in the United States are betraying their country. Continue reading

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{FD} With eye toward Trump, Arab leaders to seek consensus

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With an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common positions and possible leverage as President Donald Trump weighs his approach toward the region. Continue reading

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{FD} Family of missing ex-FBI agent files lawsuit against Iran

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The family of a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic, accusing it of using “cold, cynical and false denials” to torture his loved ones. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson: Family files lawsuit vs. Iran

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The family of a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic, accusing it of using “cold, cynical and false denials” to torture his loved ones. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran imposes sanctions on 15 US companies

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Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 American companies over their alleged support for Israel, terrorism and repression in the region. Continue reading

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{FD} Mudslide buries Peruvian village, leaving little to claim

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Gathered along the edge of a mountain, the men, women and children of Barbablanca watched in stunned silence as a river of mud washed over their small village. Continue reading

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{FD} Canada determined to diversify despite Keystone XL approval

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Canada’s natural resource minister says his government is happy the Keystone XL pipeline has finally been approved by the White House, but he notes that obstacles remain and Canada remains determined to diversify its oil exports beyond the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} Iraq: Speaker voices concern over Mosul airstrike

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Iraq’s parliament speaker has expressed concern over reports of airstrikes that have allegedly killed more than 100 civilians in western Mosul where U.S.-backed government troops are fighting the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} McCain calls for Tillerson to be given team at US State Dept

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U.S. Sen. John McCain is urging President Donald Trump to nominate a team of senior officials at the State Department to back up new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump son-in-law’s ties to Israel raise questions of bias

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Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker as he oversees the White House’s Mideast peace efforts. Continue reading

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{FD} Death toll in Guatemala shelter fire rises to 41

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The death toll in a fire at a Guatemalan children’s shelter has risen to 41 after another girl died of her injuries. Continue reading

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{FD} Peacekeeping chief expects 3 mission to close by March 2018

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{FD} Hero monkeys helped lost man survive for days in Amazon rainforest

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A Chilean tourist survived for nine days while lost in a dense expanse of Bolivian rainforest — thanks to a troop of hero monkeys who “dropped him fruit and led him to shelter and water every day,” the man claimed. Continue reading

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{FD} Arab autocrats: Exiled, killed or fighting for survival

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Egypt’s ousted former President Hosni Mubarak was released Friday after six years in custody but he is not the only autocratic ruler in the Middle East that was caught up in Arab Spring revolts that swept across the region in 2011. Continue reading

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{FD} Colombia official says Venezuela raid may be tied to crisis

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A Colombian official said a four-day incursion by Venezuelan troops may have been linked to Colombia’s call for elections in the troubled South American nation. Continue reading

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{FD} Mass escape: 29 suspected cartel members break out of Mexico prison through 120-foot tunnel

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El Chapo may be gone from Mexico, but tunnel-aided escapes by inmates is alive and well. Continue reading

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{FD} Crocs in Chiapas ‘milked’ to death for their blood, believed to cure HIV, diabetes

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Local residents want crocodiles’ blood because they believed it could cure cancer, diabetes, AIDS and other diseases Continue reading

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{FD} French defense chief: Battle for Syria’s Raqqa within days

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France’s defense minister says the battle by international forces to take back the Islamic State group’s de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria will start in the coming days. Continue reading

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{FD} All Aboard! Maryland women ride rails to NCAA regional

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Brenda Frese always wants to give her team new experiences. Continue reading

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{FD} Toronto school board will no longer have US trips due to Trump travel ban fears

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Canada’s largest school board will no longer book any trips to the U.S. because of fears students might have trouble at the border due to travel restrictions enacted by President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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