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Cuba shuffles economic leadership amid fiscal struggles

July 13, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is reassigning its economics minister to a different post where he will continue to supervise the direction of the country’s struggling economy. An announcement Wednesday night in state media said Vice President Marino Murillo will be replaced as economy minister by Ricardo Cabrisas, another VP and longtime politician. Murillo...

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The Latest: China issues White Paper asserting soveriegnty

July 12, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Filipinos applaud moments after the Hague-based U.N. international arbitration tribunal’s ruling favoring the Philippines in its case against China on the dispute in South China Sea Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. The international...

Death of rebel leader fuels renewed anger Kashmir

July 12, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this July 11, 2016 file photo, Kashmiri Muslim protesters reacting to the killing of rebel leader Burhan Wani are engulfed in tear gas smoke as they clash with Indian policemen in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. When Indian forces gleefully announced...

Israel passes law targeting human rights organizations

July 11, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament passed a controversial law Monday that increases the regulation of many Israeli human rights organizations. The law approved by a vote of 57 to 48 targets groups that receive more than half their funding from...

Family of Toronto man held in Dhaka loses contact with him

July 11, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

TORONTO (AP) — The family of a Toronto student who was detained after surviving a bloody hostage-taking in Bangladesh said Monday that they haven’t been able to contact him for a week and are concerned about his well-being. Tahmid Hasib Khan, a...

Anglican Church of Canada votes against same-sex unions

July 11, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

TORONTO (AP) — The Anglican Church of Canada narrowly voted against authorizing same-sex marriages Monday after nearly a week of passionate debates about blessing such unions at the church’s triennial conference. More than 200 delegates attending the...

N. Korea’s missile likely failed after launch from submarine

July 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

People watch a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Seoul Railway station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, July 9, 2016. North Korea on Saturday fired what appeared to be submarine-launched ballistic missile off its eastern coast, the...

15 killed, including 11 members of a family, in north Mexico

July 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — A series of attacks by gunmen in the capital of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas left 15 people dead, including 11 members of one family who were shot while still in their beds, officials said Saturday. Six minors were among...

Economy, security key issues as Japan votes for upper house

July 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

A voter look up at the list of candidates before filling their ballots in Japan’s upper house parliamentary elections at a polling station in Tokyo, Sunday, July 10, 2016. Japanese are voting in a nationwide election for the upper house that may cement...

Indian troops kill top rebel in Kashmir

July 8, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian government forces killed the top rebel commander in their part of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, officials said, describing it as a major success against separatists. Burhan Wani, chief of operations of Indian...