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TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico | The Latest: Chile and Argentina send condolences to Mexico

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico—Jan 19, 2019—The Latest on a pipeline fire in Mexico (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Latin American governments are expressing their condolences after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap in Mexico, killing at least 66 people. The government of Chile said in a statement Saturday that it mourns the tragedy and … Continue reading TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico | The Latest: Chile and Argentina send condolences to Mexico

SANAA, Yemen | Yemen military intel chief dies of wounds from drone attack

SANAA, Yemen—Jan 13, 2019— Yemen’s government has announced that the chief of its military intelligence has died of wounds sustained during last week’s drone attack on an army parade. It said President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, head of Yemen’s internationally recognized government, sent a cable of condolences to the family of Maj. Gen. Mohammad Saleh … Continue reading SANAA, Yemen | Yemen military intel chief dies of wounds from drone attack

WASHINGTON | High court won’t hear lawsuit over art seized during WWII

WASHINGTON  —Jan 07, 2019—Heirs of a renowned Jewish art collector won’t be able use U.S courts to sue Hungary’s government for the return of paintings seized during World War II that are worth millions. The Supreme Court on Monday said it wouldn’t take the case. That means an appeals court ruling that Hungary is immune … Continue reading WASHINGTON | High court won’t hear lawsuit over art seized during WWII

LIBREVILLE, Gabon | Gabon army announces coup ‘to restore democracy’

LIBREVILLE, Gabon  — Jan 07, 2019—Soldiers from Gabon’s Republican Guard have appeared on state television saying they have launched a coup “to restore democracy” in the West African country. Early Monday a soldier who identified himself as Lt. Obiang Ondo Kelly, commander of the Republican Guard, read out a statement saying the military has seized … Continue reading LIBREVILLE, Gabon | Gabon army announces coup ‘to restore democracy’

WASHINGTON | Federal agencies directed to hold off on shutdown raises

WASHINGTON — Jan 05, 2019—Federal agencies have been directed to hold off enacting pay raises for top administration officials during a government shutdown that has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers without pay. The guidance was issued Friday in a memo from Margaret Weichert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management. The … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Federal agencies directed to hold off on shutdown raises

BENI, Congo | The Latest: Congo orders EU envoy to leave over sanctions

BENI, Congo — The Latest on Congo’s presidential election (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Congo’s government has ordered the European Union ambassador to leave the country within 48 hours, after the EU prolonged sanctions against the ruling party’s presidential candidate ahead of Sunday’s election. The foreign minister’s order, seen by The Associated Press, calls the … Continue reading BENI, Congo | The Latest: Congo orders EU envoy to leave over sanctions

CAIRO | Charity says Yemenis face ‘double threat’ of cold, hunger

CAIRO  — More than half a million displaced people in war-torn Yemen face the “double threat” of famine and freezing temperatures as winter sets in, an aid group said Wednesday. Oxfam said some 530,000 displaced people are in mountainous areas, many living in makeshift shelters with no insulation or weatherproofing. “Freezing temperatures could be the … Continue reading CAIRO | Charity says Yemenis face ‘double threat’ of cold, hunger