Monica Ruiz

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Israel freezes shipments to Gaza over tunnel

Israel has frozen the shipment of building materials into Gaza after discovering what it says is a sophisticated "terror tunnel" into its own territory from Palestinian land.<p>"Due to security reasons, [the army] decided to stop for now the transfer of building materials into Gaza," Guy Inbar, a …

Morsi will never compromise says family

The family of deposed President Mohamed Morsi say he will not negotiate nor accept any compromise following a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood by military-backed authorities.<p>Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, was removed by the military on July 3 following mass protests against his …

Bucharest dog cull plan divides Romanians

<b>It is almost impossible to walk the streets of Bucharest for more than five minutes and not encounter a stray dog.</b><p>According to official estimates there are 65,000 of them - one for every 30 residents of the Romanian capital.<p>But this situation is about to change, if the government gets its way. Or, …

IMF chief warns a US default could spark recession

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1018000/1018779_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524700082_0118ea76585975972b6cbbe705ba7599<p><b>The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has warned that a US default could tip the world into recession.</b><p>In a US TV interview, …

The tiny Italian village that opened its doors to migrants who braved the sea

In an ancient palazzo in the toe of Italy, the mayor banged his fist on the table as he set about organising a candlelit vigil for the hundreds of migrants who drowned this month trying to reach the island of Lampedusa. "We need to show it that it has touched us all," said Domenico Lucano, "but we …

China Offers Air Pollution Rewards To Regions That Can Cut Back On Smog

BEIJING, Oct 14 (Reuters) - China said on Monday it would give rewards amounting to 5 billion yuan ($816.91 million) for curbing air pollution in six regions where the problem is serious, underscoring government concern about a source of public anger.<p>The Finance Ministry said the regions eligible …

Somali Pirate Captain Trapped With Promises Of Movie Stardom

Mohamed Abdi Hassan, known as "Afweyne" or Big Mouth, was detained when he arrived at Brussels airport on Saturday with another suspect identified as Mohamed M. A. or "Tiiceey", federal prosecutor Johan Delmulle told a news conference.<p>Tiiceey is a former governor of the Somali region of Himan and …

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Ukrainian nationalists march on Holy Virgin holiday

Monday was important in Ukraine as October 14 is when the eastern rite churches of Orthodox and Greek Catholic Christians celebrate the Holy Virgin holiday.<p>But since 2005 Ukrainian nationalists and the Svoboda party have tried to make the day their own with parades and rallies honouring the …

Libyan terrorist suspect arrives in US after interrogation aboard warship

A Libyan who has been held and interrogated for a week aboard a US warship is now in New York awaiting trial on terrorism charges, US officials said Monday.<p>The al-Qaida suspect, known as Abu Anas al-Liby, has been under federal indictment in New York for more than a decade. He's due to stand trial …

Senate GOP eyes proposed deal as outlines emerge

The rough outlines of a deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling emerged Monday as key senators huddled to hammer out the specifics of a possible compromise.<p>Both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said they are closing in on an …