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MOSCOW | The Latest: Deschamps makes 6 changes for France v Argentina

MOSCOW— The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 4:15 p.m. France coach Didier Deschamps has reverted to his most efficient lineup, making six changes to face Argentina in their round-of-16 World Cup match at Kazan Arena. Deschamps picked the same players who beat Peru 1-0 in their second group match in … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Deschamps makes 6 changes for France v Argentina

US conservationist, Chile sign creation of national parks

PARQUE PATAGONIA, Chile/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—  Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed decrees Monday creating vast new national parks using lands donated by a U.S. conservation organization in what is believed to be the largest private donation of land ever from a private entity to a country. The agreement signed by Bachelet and Tompkins Conservation CEO Kristine … Continue reading US conservationist, Chile sign creation of national parks

US hits 4 Venezuelan officials with sanctions

WASHINGTON/January 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on four Venezuelan military officials associated with corruption and repression. The action freezes any assets they have under U.S. jurisdiction. Americans are banned from doing business with them. Friday’s sanctions add to dozens of current and former Venezuelan officials the U.S. has already targeted. They include … Continue reading US hits 4 Venezuelan officials with sanctions

2 top officials quit Peru government amid political crisis

LIMA, Peru /December 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News)— Two senior officials resigned Wednesday from Peru’s government, the latest in a wave of defections amid a political crisis in the South American country. Minister of Culture Salvador del Solar announced his resignation on Twitter without giving a reason for his decision, while presidential adviser Máximo San Roman said … Continue reading 2 top officials quit Peru government amid political crisis