Maria L Sanchez Barrueco

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Amnesty: EU failing Syrian refugees

European leaders should "hang their heads with shame" over their treatment of Syrian refugees fleeing the country's brutal conflict, rights group Amnesty International has said.<p>In a briefing, released on Friday, entitled; "An international failure: The Syrian refugee crisis", the rights group …

Activists barred from leaving Russia

Greenpeace activists facing trial for a protest against Arctic oil drilling have been barred from leaving the country by Russian investigators, despite an international court ruling, the organisation has said.<p>In a statement on Friday, Greenpeace said that Russia's Federal Investigative Committee …

Iran nuclear talks suffer setback

Iran has halted nuclear talks with six major world powers after the United States expanded its blacklist on sanctions, accusing Washington of going against the spirit of last month’s landmark agreement on its nuclear programme.<p><b>IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL</b><p>The US on Thursday added new companies and individuals …

UN confirms multiple Syria chemical attacks

A new UN report states that in addition to the widely publicised chemical weapons attack on August 21 near Damascus, such weapons were probably used in four other locations in Syria between March and late August.<p>The report, <b>published</b> on Thursday, examined seven attacks in which chemical weapons use …

The Case for Giving Iran's Scholar-Diplomats a Chance

We'd be foolish to not let the battle between technocrats and theocrats play out.<p>Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, has more cabinet members with Ph.D. degrees from U.S. universities than Barack Obama does. In fact, Iran has more holders of American Ph.D.s in its presidential cabinet than France, …

Here's The 'Apology Letter' North Korea Claims Was Written By The 85-Year-Old Veteran Being Held Hostage

Merrill Newman, 85, who was visiting the country as a tourist, was pulled off a plane right as he was about to leave the country on Oct. 26. Now, he's one of two American citizens currently being held inside the country.<p>Korea Central News Agency released Newman's "apology." It's unknown whether he …

US veteran held in North Korea 'confesses' to crimes

Mr Newman was shown reading his alleged apology in video released by North Korean authorities<p><b>A US citizen detained for more than a month in North Korea has confessed to committing "indelible crimes" against the state, say state media.</b><p>The official Korean Central News Agency said Merrill Newman had …

Dimite la Comisión Anticorrupción de Eslovenia

Dimiten el presidente de la Comisión Anticorrupción de Eslovenia y sus dos adjuntos. Protestan así contra lo que consideran una alianza silenciosa de los partidos parlamentarios, que impide acometer reformas para luchar contra la corrupción. Los dimisionarios permanecerán en sus puestos hasta el …

México: peligros de una casa dividida

Las reformas modernizadoras impulsadas por el Gobierno son fruto de un acuerdo político sin precedentes. Pero el rechazo que generan en una parte de …

Honduras: Xiomara Castro no acata los resultados de los comicios

<b>La candidata del partido Libertad y Refundación (Libre), Xiomara Castro, esposa del expresidente Manuel Zelaya, declaró este viernes que no acata los resultados del Tribunal Supremo Electoral de Honduras que dan el triunfo al oficialista Juan Orlando Hernández y llamó a una movilización pacífica en</b> …

Maduro conduce a Venezuela hacia el socialismo real

El presidente venezolano regula por decreto alquiler de locales comerciales. Según analistas, la medida afectará a las empresas transnacionales que …

Peña Nieto, entre las reformas y las inercias de México

El presidente ha logrado modificar leyes importantes, pero el país sigue acosado por el crimen y la economía está estancada<p>La agitación de las horas …

Corea del Norte confirma el arresto de veterano de guerra estadounidense

<b>Corea del Norte informó que el anciano estadonidense detenido el pasado mes mientras viajaba por el país admitió haber matado a civiles cuando era soldado en la guerra de Corea (1950-1953).</b><p>La agencia de noticias del país asiático, KCNA, dijo que Merrill Newman, de 85 años, también admitió haber …

12 governments that love to spy on their own people

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7 incredible ways the Pentagon mismanages its massive budget

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Washington's fleeting Latin America pivot

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War between Japan and China is an accident waiting to happen

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Why Israel and Saudi Arabia really hate the Iran deal

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Ukraine PM does not want his country to become a 'battlefield' between EU, Russia

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No, Greeks are not giving themselves HIV to get welfare

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14 unbelievably racist things European (and Canadian) politicians are saying about the Roma

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Japan’s lower house passes state secrecy bill

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Here's what $230 million in US aid bought Egypt's military since the revolution

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Deadlock broken at UN climate talks

Developed countries and fast-growing economies have reached a last-minute compromise to avert a breakdown of UN climate talks in Warsaw, working towards the inking of a new UN pact in 2015 to slow down global warming.<p>After two weeks of negotiations, almost 200 nations agreed on Saturday that all …

Iranian nuclear deal sparks war of words

An agreement for Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions in exchange for the easing of sanctions has sparked a diplomatic row, with the the Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, calling the deal a "historic mistake".<p>The deal reached between Iran and six world powers in Geneva on Sunday is an …