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Stories for February 3rd 2018

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 16:31 UTC

    Venezuelan police radio recording reveals that Oscar Pérez would have surrendered before dying

    The audio reveals that the rebel pilot and his group negotiated their surrender with the Commander in charge of the capture. However, 3 hours later were all dead.

    In audio filtered to Univisión (1), the radio transmission among the Venezuelan police forces that participated on the morning of January 15 in the capture operation against a revolt pilot Óscar Pérez and six of his companions carried out outside of Caracas is revealed. In the revealed material, the commander of the operation, Major of the National Guard Rafael Bastardo confirms his surrender.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 11:00 UTC

    China pledges support for “Global Britain” and praises the “golden era” in relations

    Speaking at a business summit in Shanghai, May said Britain was keen to help bring Xi’s vision for globalization and a more open Chinese economy to life.

    British Prime Minister Theresa May left China on Friday with deals worth more than 9.3 billion pounds, at the end of a three-day trade mission where President Xi Jinping pledged to upgrade their “golden era” in relations.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 10:58 UTC

    US payrolls expanded by 200.000 in January, and wages started to creep up

    The Labor Department report showed average hourly earnings for private sectorworkers rose 9 cents in January, to US$26.74. For the year, the increase was 75c

    The United States labor market barreled forward in January, as employers added more jobs than expected and wage growth was its strongest in more than eight years. Payrolls in the United States expanded by 200,000 last month, driven by hiring in construction, food services and health care, the US Labor Department said.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 10:53 UTC

    US markets suffer their steepest decline since June 2016. Dow Jones fell 2.5%

    The losses touched every sector, with the steepest declines in energy and technology stocks.

    The blue chip Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its steepest decline since June 2016 on Friday, amid wider losses in United States markets. The fall came after a string of disappointing earnings reports from giants such as Apple.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 10:47 UTC

    Tillerson praises 'enormous' value of Mexican immigration, but admits US needs 'good discipline'

    “Let's make sure we have systems in place where we understand who's coming into the country,” Tillerson said. Immigration in U.S. has “gotten out of normal order”

    United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in Mexico on Friday that immigrants bring “enormous value” to the U.S., but added the U.S. government lacks “good discipline” in regulating who enters the country to live. After meeting in Mexico City with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, Tillerson told reporters the U.S. has put “many mechanisms in place” over the years to control immigration, but has “never gone back to clean this up.”c

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 10:42 UTC

    US warns Mexico to pay attention to Russian meddling in the July elections

    Speaking in Mexico City, Tillerson said European counterparts had noticed that Russia had had its fingerprints on a number of elections.

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Mexico on Friday to pay attention to Russian meddling in elections around the world, following comments from another US official that there were signs of such interference in the country's presidential race.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 10:37 UTC

    Federal Judge orders authorities to return the passport of ex president Lula

    Lula’s plan to travel to Addis Ababa “was justified by a previously set professional commitment” and the trip would not have interfered with court proceedings

    A Brazilian federal judge ruled on Friday that authorities must return the passport of former President Lula da Silva, seized last week on the order of another court after his conviction for corruption was upheld on appeal. Lawyers for Lula, who governed from 2003-2011, handed over the passport to Brazil’s Federal Police on Jan. 26.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 10:30 UTC

    Venezuela rejects UN decision to take Guyana border controversy to The Hague

    The administration of President Nicolas Maduro says it prefers another shot at the UN Secretary General Good Offices’ Process.

    Venezuela has rejected the decision made by the United Nations to refer the border controversy with Guyana to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). “The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, faithful to its historical tradition and in accordance with the Bolivarian Diplomacy of Peace, reiterates its firm disposition to defend the territorial integrity of our Homeland and maintain political negotiation based on the 1966 Geneva Accord, as the only way to reach a peaceful solution, practical and satisfactory for both parties and in favor of our Peoples,” the Venezuelan government said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 10:22 UTC

    Costa Rica wins coastal border dispute with Nicaragua at UN Court of Justice

    The court’s panel of 15 international judges also found that Costa Rica has sovereignty over the “whole northern part of Isla Portillos, including the coast”

    Costa Rica claimed victory over Nicaragua on Friday, after the United Nations’ highest court awarded Costa Rica disputed territory along the coastal border shared by the two Central American countries. Nicaragua was ordered by the International Court of Justice in The Hague to remove a military base from a contested coastal area near the San Juan river, which the judges said violated Costa Rican sovereignty.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 10:12 UTC

    Gay marriage at the center of Costa Rica's Sunday presidential election

    Evangelical Christian and congressman Fabricio Alvarado, has pitted himself against an international ruling urging Costa Rica to legalize same-sex marriage.

    A debate over gay marriage has upturned Costa Rica's presidential race, giving ammunition to conservative frontrunners ahead of Sunday's vote and challenging the Central American country's image as a progressive bastion. Evangelical Christian singer and congressman Fabricio Alvarado, who leads recent polls, has pitted himself against a January ruling from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that urges Costa Rica to legalize same-sex marriage.

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