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Mexico frees 81 farm workers from ‘inhuman’ conditions

November 26, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers have freed 81 farm workers from what prosecutors call “inhuman conditions” at a large commercial tomato farm in the northern border state of Coahuila. Prosecutors say the raid was staged after a complaint was filed against the farm. A total of 68 men and 13 women were [&hellip...

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Iraq’s parliament adopts law legalizing Shiite militias

November 26, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Fighters of the Popular Mobilization Forces stand at the front line against Islamic State Group militants outside Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. Iraq’s parliament has voted to accord full legal status to government-sanctioned Shiite militias as a...

7 dead, 1 missing in New Zealand fishing boat accident

November 26, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Seven people were killed and another person was missing after a chartered fishing boat disappeared from view in large waves at the entrance to a harbor near Auckland, New Zealand, authorities said. Police Inspector Duncan Hall...

French prosecutor says 4 friends plotted imminent attack

November 25, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins gives a press conference, in Paris, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. Five men arrested this week in two French cities were planning a terror attack in France as early as next week and were receiving their orders from an Islamic State...

Otto enters Pacific after devastation, 9 dead in Costa Rica

November 25, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

A young man carries his bicycle across a road that flooded after the passing of Hurricane Otto in Cardenas, Nicaragua, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. Otto made landfall on Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast on Thursday as a dangerous Category 2 storm but it faded to...

Putin gives Russian passport to US actor Steven Seagal

November 25, 2016 • Entertainment, World NewsComments (0)

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with U.S. actor Steven Seagal in the Kremlin in Moscow,Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. Putin has given a Russian passport to Seagal, a regular visitor to Russia in recent years, calling it a sign of a thaw in relations...

France urges labelling goods from Israeli settlements

November 24, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

PARIS (AP) — France published an official notification Thursday urging businesses to use labels to identify goods produced in the Israeli settlements, prompting a swift condemnation from Israel. It was not immediately clear whether the notice published in...

Magnitude 7.0 offshore quake rattles El Salvador

November 24, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rattled El Salvador’s Pacific coast Thursday, but the country’s civil defense agency said there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries. Lina Pohl, the country’s...

Nation of Iceland wages name battle with UK grocer Iceland

November 24, 2016 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 file photo, an Icelandic flag hangs outside a shop in Reykjavik. The island nation of Iceland says it is taking legal action against British frozen-food chain Iceland over the right to use their shared name. Iceland’s...

France’s Fabius confused by Trump statements on climate

November 23, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Former French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who presided over key climate talks in Paris last year, says he doesn’t know what to make of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s contradictory statements on global warming. Before...