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{FD} South Korea: No plan to fix US trade deal or pay for THAAD

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South Korea says it has no plan to renegotiate a bilateral trade deal with the U.S. or pay for the U.S. missile defense system. Continue reading

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{FD} Explosive armed robbery is Paraguay’s biggest heist

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Paraguayan prosecutors say the gang that blasted into an armored company vault this week got away with $11.72 million in cash — the biggest heist in the country’s history. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela crisis: Son of top Chavista official publically urges him to help stop bloodshed

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He asked him to use his authority to remove the Supreme Court justices who prompted the wave of protests. Continue reading

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{FD} 7 Latin American nations request info on Brazil graft probe

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Seven Latin American countries are asking Brazil to share information on the dozens of plea bargains made by executives of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela increasingly isolated as it announces withdrawal from OAS

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Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez announced the decision after a meeting at the group’s Washington headquarters. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Venezuela ombudsman’s son makes protest video

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The Latest on Venezuela’s political crisis (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: US drone strike kills 7 in northwest Pakistan

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The Latest on Pakistan (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} A look at North Korea’s evolving brinkmanship

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North Korea observers have long marveled at the ability of a small, impoverished, autocratic nation to go toe-to-toe with the world’s superpowers. Continue reading

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{FD} UN rights expert to visit Panama after ‘Panama Papers’ leak

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{FD} Mexico’s ruling party, others caught in old tricks

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The scene was so typical of Mexico’s long-dominant ruling party that it could have happened a half century ago: poor women lined up under a blazing sun, waiting for a politician to show up hours late for a rally they had been obliged to attend under th… Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuelan unrest continues as Maduro decides to quit OAS

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Following through on its threat, Venezuela’s government announced it is quitting the Organization of American States, accusing the regional body of meddling in its internal affairs over weeks of political unrest. Continue reading

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{FD} Miffed over border wall talk, top Mexican official floats American entry fee

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A top Mexican official announced Tuesday that Mexico may consider charging a fee for Americans entering the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Border wall talk leads top Mexican official to float American entry fee

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A top Mexican official announced Tuesday that Mexico may consider charging a fee for Americans entering the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Paraguay congress axes measure for presidential re-election

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Paraguay’s Chamber of Deputies has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment allowing for presidential re-election, voting nearly four weeks after a secret Senate ballot to approve the measure set off riots in which protesters burned furniture in Co… Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea’s economy grows at fastest pace in 3 quarters

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South Korea, Asia’s fourth-largest economy, grew at the fastest clip in nearly a year thanks to recovery in exports, the central bank said Thursday, despite a backlash from Chinese consumers over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system. Continue reading

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{FD} Deported Mexican migrants offered jobs _ in bullet-proofing

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Deported Mexican migrants may take heart — or not — from getting job offers in one booming area of their home country’s economy: the auto bullet-proofing industry. Continue reading

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{FD} Rio slum residents bury teen, protest police-gang shootouts

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Dozens of slum residents in Rio de Janeiro gathered for the funeral of a 13-year-old boy killed during a gunbattle between Brazilian police and drug traffickers in their shantytown. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Venezuela says it’s renouncing membership in OAS

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The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope warns the powerful in surprise TED talk

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Pope Francis has warned the powerful to act humbly in a new TED talk. Continue reading

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{FD} Tensions rise after Turkish attack on Syrian Kurds

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Russia on Wednesday criticized Turkey’s airstrikes against Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq, saying they hindered efforts to combat the Islamic State group, as Turkish troops and Syrian Kurdish fighters traded fire across the increasingly tense frontier. Continue reading

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{FD} Oil companies in Venezuela pull more expat employees as unrest escalates

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The OAS head has said Venezuela should be suspended from the body if it does not hold general elections. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Iowa man “mourning” after death of giant rabbit

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The Latest on a giant rabbit that died following a trans-Atlantic flight (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Indigenous protesters in Brazil shoot arrows at police in response to tear gas

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The indigenous fear that some parliamentarians could work in favor of large landowners. Continue reading

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{FD} Canadian firefighters rescue woman from crane in Toronto

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A woman stuck on the top part of a construction crane in downtown Toronto for hours has been rescued after being strapped to a rappelling firefighter and lowered to the ground. Continue reading

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{FD} Iraqi forces say they’ve seized Hatra antiquities site

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Iraqi paramilitary forces say they have captured Hatra, a 2,000-year-old historical site near the northern city of Mosul, where U.S.-backed forces have been battling the Islamic State group for months. Continue reading

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{FD} Thai taxi driver arrested for alleged rape of Brazilian

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Thai police have arrested a taxi driver accused of raping a Brazilian woman who had just arrived from abroad at a Bangkok airport. Continue reading

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{FD} 6 inmates dead in Venezuela prison violence

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A top prison official says six inmates died and another 11 have been wounded in a brawl among prisoners at a penitentiary in eastern Venezuela. Continue reading

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{FD} Fiat Chrysler profit up more than a third as Europe improves

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Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says its first-quarter earnings rose by more than a third as performance in Europe and Asia picked up. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: China, Japan urge N. Korea to avoid provocations

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The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 5 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany raises 2017 growth forecast to 1.5 percent

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The German government is raising slightly its growth forecast this year for the country’s economy, Europe’s biggest, to 1.5 percent. Continue reading

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{FD} United investigates report that rabbit died on flight

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United Airlines is investigating a report that a giant rabbit died on one of its trans-Atlantic flights. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Explains: Why China’s new aircraft carrier is significant

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China on Wednesday launched the navy’s second aircraft carrier, its first to be entirely homebuilt. Continue reading

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{FD} US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

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In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system had been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia says US airstrike on Syria damages peace process

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the airstrike that the United States launched at a Syrian military base earlier this month damages the prospects of a political settlement for the war-torn country. Continue reading

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{FD} Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain

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Refineries have gone dark. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela threatens to exit OAS as pressure on Maduro mounts

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Venezuela is threatening to pull out of the Organization of American States as the socialist government’s response to political unrest that has been blamed for 26 deaths in recent weeks draws rebuke from the hemisphere’s major powers. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Venezuela threatens to withdraw from OAS

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The latest on the unrest in Venezuela (all times local): 10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} S. Korea installs parts of contentious US missile defense

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South Korea says key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power. Continue reading

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{FD} Rio slum dwellers protest deadly gang, police gunbattles

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Hundreds of Brazilians have taken to the streets of the Alemao slum complex in Rio de Janeiro to protest gunbattles between police and gangsters that have killed at least four people and wounded six others, including three policemen. Continue reading

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{FD} Puerto Rico doctor among 4 accused in prison contraband case

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A doctor and three corrections officers in Puerto Rico have been accused of smuggling cocaine and cellphones into the U.S. territory’s prisons. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil police shoot tear gas at Indians, who throw spears

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Military police in Brazil’s capital have shot tear gas and rubber bullets trying to break up a gathering of thousands of indigenous people in front of Congress. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuelan authorities rely on arbitrary arrests, jailing, to silence critics, says Amnesty International

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Venezuelan authorities are increasingly rounding up and even torturing innocent people in a brutal crackdown on complaints about the government and deteriorating living conditions in the beleaguered nation, according to a new report by Amnesty Internat… Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela chief prosecutor denounces violence as deaths rise

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Venezuela’s chief prosecutor is calling on Venezuelans on both sides of the political spectrum to refrain from violence as the number of deaths continues to rise. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela investigates shooting of Caracas police chief, death toll at 26

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The number of deaths since protests started a month ago rose to 26 on Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil police arrest 9 men suspected of stealing millions

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Brazil’s Federal Police say they have arrested nine men suspected of stealing millions of dollars in an explosive assault of an armored car company in neighboring Paraguay. Continue reading

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{FD} Canadian leader responds to lumber tariffs imposed by the US

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada and the U.S. could suffer from a “thickening” border a day after the Trump administration imposed new tariffs on softwood lumber and trade tensions between the two countries escalated. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee Amber Alert: Teacher planned to take girl to Mexico, documents show

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A Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and driving her to California had planned to take the girl to Mexico and took a boat from San Diego on a test run, according to federal court documents filed Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Truck carrying radioactive material stolen in Mexico, 9 states on high alert

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The Interior Department said in a statement the truck was stolen Sunday in Tlaquepaque, a town in Jalisco state. Continue reading

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{FD} Fears of military-grade weapons in wrong hands amid Venezuela unrest

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Experts and U.S. policy makers have reportedly expressed concerns over the possibility of criminals acquiring part of Venezuela’s military-grade weapons amid the country’s civil unrest. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea celebrates as South Korea, US keep watch

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A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea marked the anniversary of the founding of its military. Continue reading

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