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  • U.S., Cuba hold highest-level meeting in more than 50 years

    April 10, 2015

    The U.S. and Cuban foreign ministers sat down for talks on Thursday night in the highest-level meeting between the two sides since the early days of the Cuban revolution more than half a century ago.

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  • Hillary Clinton to launch presidential campaign on Sunday en route to Iowa

    April 10, 2015

    Hillary Clinton is planning to officially launch her US presidential campaign on Sunday while en route to Iowa, a source familiar with the campaign has confirmed to the Guardian.

    The former secretary of state is scheduled to declare her second run for president on Twitter at noon eastern time on Sunday, the source told the [...]

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  • Lithuania bans Russian TV station

    April 10, 2015

    Lithuania’s media watchdog has blocked broadasts by Russian TV channel RTR Planeta on grounds of inciting hatred over Ukraine.

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  • North Korea urges Mexico to free detained ship

    April 9, 2015

    North Korea has accused Mexico of illegally holding one of its ships, after it ran aground last year. It said the Mu Du Bong was a legitimate commercial ship and its detention a “rampant violation” of sovereignty.

    But a UN expert says the ship belongs to North Korea’s Ocean Maritime Management, which is on a [...]

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  • Britain summons Argentine ambassador over Falklands’ comments

    April 9, 2015

    Britain said on Thursday it had summoned the Argentine ambassador to explain the latest war of words over the disputed Falkland Islands which included a threat to prosecute British energy firms operating in the area.

    Last week, Premier Oil Plc and Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd said they had made an oil and gas discovery [...]

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  • Land Seizures Speeding Up, Leaving Africans Homeless and Landless

    April 9, 2015

    There is a new scramble for Africa, with ordinary people facing displacement by the affluent and the powerful as huge tracts of land on the continent are grabbed by a minority, rights activists here say.

    “Our forefathers cried foul during colonialism when their land was grabbed by colonialists more than a century ago, but today [...]

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  • Uruguay requests ex-Guantánamo detainees receive US financial help

    April 9, 2015

    Uruguay president Tabare Vazquez said on Wednesday the United States should provide financial help to six former Guantánamo Bay prisoners who were resettled in the South American country last year.

    Vazquez said he would bring it up when he meets with US president Barack Obama this week at the Summit of the Americas in Panama.

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  • Facebook faces class action suit over EU privacy laws

    April 9, 2015

    Facebook is being sued by some 25,000 users for alleged violations of European privacy laws in a class action suit due in a Vienna court later. The claim, led by Austrian data protection campaigner Max Schrems, focuses on the way Facebook collects and forwards data.

    It has been brought against Facebook’s European headquarters in Dublin, [...]

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  • US deports Salvadoran former general tied to 1980s civil war killings

    April 9, 2015

    A former Salvadoran general linked to human rights abuses in the 1980s is back in his home country after being deported from the US.

    El Salvador immigration spokesman Mauricio Silva says ex-general Eugenio Vides Casanova arrived in the Central American nation Wednesday on a plane with 133 other deportees.

    Source: The Guardian

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  • US warns China and its rivals against militarisation of territorial disputes

    April 8, 2015

    US Secretary of Defence Ash Carter kicked off his first Asian tour on Wednesday with a stern warning against the militarisation of territorial rows in a region where China is at odds with several nations in the East and South China Seas.

    Carter’s visit to Japan coincides with growing US concern over China’s land reclamation [...]

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