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Stories for May 2018

  • Monday, May 21st 2018 - 08:42 UTC

    Nicaraguan truce on the cliff after claims police attacked and shot students

    In Managua, protesters carried Nicaraguan flags, banged pots and blew whistles to call on Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, to resign. (EFE/Bienvenido Velasco)

    Nicaraguans were back on the streets in their thousands on Sunday to protest what they called a government breach of a two-day truce agreed during Church-mediated peace talks. Students at a university in northeastern Managua claim police attacked them during a demonstration outside the campus on Saturday night in which four students were shot and injured.

  • Monday, May 21st 2018 - 08:33 UTC

    Maduro re-elected, but with massive abstention and other candidates call for fresh elections

    Venezuela’s election board, run by Maduro loyalists, said he took 5.8 million votes, versus 1.8 million for his closest challenger Henri Falcon, a former governor

    Venezuela’s populist leader Nicolas Maduro won a new six-year term on Sunday, but his main rivals disavowed the election alleging massive irregularities in a process critics decried as a farce propping up a dictatorship. Victory for the 55-year-old former bus driver, who replaced Hugo Chavez after his death from cancer in 2013, may trigger a new round of western sanctions against the populist government as it grapples with a ruinous economic crisis.

  • Monday, May 21st 2018 - 08:26 UTC

    UK and Spain discuss Brexit and Gibraltar in Madrid: “constructive meeting”

    “Mr Lidington reiterated that the UK is confident that by engaging in regular conversations with the Government of Gibraltar and our EU partners”

    Gibraltar was discussed in Madrid on Saturday during a wide-ranging meeting on Brexit between the UK’s Minister for the Cabinet Office, David Lidington, and Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alfonso Dastis. Speaking after the meeting, Mr Lidington expressed confidence that a constructive agreement would be reached on Gibraltar’s post-Brexit relations with Spain and the wider EU.

  • Monday, May 21st 2018 - 08:17 UTC

    Commons report: “Moscow's Gold: Russian Corruption in the UK”

    MP Tungendhat said ministers should investigate “gaps” in the sanctions regime which allows the Putin government to continue to raise funds in the City.

    The UK has been accused of turning a “blind eye” to Russia's “dirty money”, putting national security at risk. The House of Commons foreign affairs committee said London was being used to hide the “corrupt assets” of President Vladimir Putin and his allies.

  • Sunday, May 20th 2018 - 19:55 UTC

    Venezuelans in Uruguay demonstrated by denouncing “fraudulent” presidential elections

    “Venezuela and the world, against the dictatorship”, cheered with banners and banners those present, to which more demonstrators were joining in the course of the afternoon. (Photo: Sebastián Astorga)

    Little by little, around noon on this Sunday, Venezuelans living in Uruguay gathered in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Montevideo to protest against what they consider “unfair and fraudulent” presidential elections. The diplomatic office, where an electoral table was installed where 405 Venezuelans living in Uruguay would be authorized to vote by the electoral register, was fenced with by the police for fear of violent attacks.

  • Sunday, May 20th 2018 - 13:15 UTC

    Venezuela: Proselytism, pro-government advantage and hunger on the eve of the presidential election; the crisis gets worse

    IPYS denounces the abuse of resources and state assets in the electoral campaign, as information and propaganda prevails in state radio stations.

    A few hours before the presidential election of May 20 in Venezuela, which is not recognized by dozens of countries in the region and is classified as “fraud” by the opposition of that country, official statements and messages favorable to the candidate and current president , Nicolás Maduro, have flooded the programs of the open media in Venezuela, according to a report by the Press Institute and Venezuela Society (IPYS).

  • Saturday, May 19th 2018 - 09:43 UTC

    Why the high unemployment rate in Brazil is going down

    As the end of the first quarter, 4.6 million people found themselves in a state of helplessness – an increase of 511 thousand people over the course of one year.

    The number of people living in Brazil in a state of helplessness has reached record levels and has actually contributed to the reduction of the unemployment rate over the past 12 months. As the first quarter of 2018 came to an end, 4.6 million people found themselves in a state of helplessness – an increase of 511 thousand people over the course of one year.

  • Saturday, May 19th 2018 - 09:38 UTC

    Trump imposes sanctions against the powerful Venezuela clan of Diosdado Cabello

    Cabello, 55, has long been considered the second-most powerful man in the country, after President Nicolás Maduro, who is running for re-election on Sunday.

    Two days before presidential elections in Venezuela, the Trump administration on Friday announced sanctions against a powerful governing party politician, accusing him of drug trafficking, extortion, money laundering and embezzling government money.

  • Saturday, May 19th 2018 - 09:33 UTC

    Ten people killed in school shooting by a student near Houston, Texas

    Nine students and a teacher were killed in the Friday's shooting, law enforcement sources told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton.

    Ten people were killed and 10 wounded in a shooting on Friday morning at a high school south of Houston, authorities said. The shooting at Santa Fe High School was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control.

  • Saturday, May 19th 2018 - 09:27 UTC

    China/US trade talks on a more positive track; Beijing dumps sorghum levy

    A day earlier, Beijing had cleared the way for a group led by the U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital to buy Toshiba's computer memory chip business.

    Beijing has dropped an anti-dumping investigation into imported U.S. sorghum, which it had accused the United States of unfairly subsiding. It has also given approval for a U.S. private equity firm to buy Toshiba's memory chip business. Those gestures could suggest a thaw with the U.S. as trade talks went on in Washington in an atmosphere of hopefulness but hardly assurance of a breakthrough in the impasse.