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Stories for March 28th 2018

  • Wednesday, March 28th 2018 - 22:51 UTC

    Moreno's government cuts Assange's internet access at London embassy

    Lenin Moreno, who took office in May 2017,  has called Assange “a hacker.”

    The Ecuadorean government of President Lenin Moreno has left Wikileaks founder Julian Assange without access to the internet at their embassy in London, it was reported Wednesday. The decision was made following Assange's recent activity on social media decrying the arrest of a Catalonian separatist leader.

  • Wednesday, March 28th 2018 - 22:41 UTC

    Gunsmith Viktor Kalashnikov passes away

     Viktor Kalashnikov, son of the legendary Soviet small arms designer Mikhail Kalashnikov, began his weapon designing career in 1966 by conducting a series of tests of the AK-47.

    Viktor Kalashnikov, son of the legendary Soviet small arms designer Mikhail Kalashnikov, died in Izhevsk on March 27, the Izhevsk State Technical University announced on Wednesday.

  • Wednesday, March 28th 2018 - 22:26 UTC

    Temer, presidential hopefuls condemn attacks on Lula in Parana

    Police chief Hélder Lauria said on Wednesday that the attack on Lula's caravan buses was being investigated as a case of use of firearms causing material damages and not as attempted murder.

    Incumbent president Michel Temer and candidates for this year's elections Henrique Meirelles (PSD), Manuela d'Avila (PCdoB), Marina Silva (Rede), Guilherme Boulos (PSOL) and Geraldo Alckmin (PSDB) Wednesday condemned the attack against the caravan of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) in the south of the country.

  • Wednesday, March 28th 2018 - 22:08 UTC

    Remains of ancient sloth unearthed by landslide in Mar del Plata

    Archaeologists from the Lorenzo Scaglia Municipal Museum of Natural Science in Mar del Plata at work.

    Local natural science museum handles yet a new finding of bones from the Chapadmalalense Age in the area.

  • Wednesday, March 28th 2018 - 22:01 UTC

    Lima Summit on as planned, says Peru's new president

    Martin Vizcarra, who took office on Friday after the resignation of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, said several leaders in the region have confirmed their participation in the April 13 and 14 Summit

    Martin Vizcarra explained he received supporting phone calls from various regional leaders for the April gathering. Maduro's invitation is a matter for the Foreign Ministry to decide.

  • Wednesday, March 28th 2018 - 14:18 UTC

    Measles spreads again in the Americas

    The region had finally been declared free of the disease by an International Committee of Experts in 2016 after 22 years of mass vaccination.

    After being the first continent in the world declared free of measles in 2016, nine countries in the region have registered cases last year. With almost 900 cases, Venezuela was the most affected. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warns that the countries of the region should intensify their efforts to immunize the population and stop the spread of the disease.