December 14, 2019

Caribbean countries demand end to US blockade of Cuba

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From Presna Latina United Nations, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica, Barbados, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Saint Lucia are supporting a Caribbean call for an end to the United States blockade of Cuba.Speaking at the high-level segment of the 74th Session of the United […]

Saudi Arabia vows to respond to oil attacks with ‘necessary measures’

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From BBC Saudi Arabia says it will respond with “necessary measures” to attacks on two oil facilities as it reiterated the accusation that Iran was behind them. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said the weapons used were Iranian and vowed to release the full findings of the investigation. Iran denies involvement in […]

US men’s soccer to play Canada in Orlando in November

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Associated Press From The News Tribune CHICAGO The U.S. men’s soccer team will play its Nov. 15 home Nations League match against Canada at Orlando, Florida. The Americans open the new competition against Cuba on Oct. 11 at Washington, D.C., then meet Canada four days later in Toronto. The U.S. group stage finale will be […]

Anti-poachers armed with guns and dogs are battling the illegal rhino trade in Africa. They’re ready to kill for it

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By Hilary Brueck From Business Insider Poaching is on the rise across southern Africa, as more rhino horns, elephant tusks, pangolin, and lion parts are bought and sold on the black market. Civilian anti-poaching forces, armed with guns, helicopters, bulletproof vests, night-vision goggles, and poacher-sniffing dogs are fighting back against poachers. They say this is a war with […]

Saudi oil attacks: US says intelligence shows Iran involved

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From BBC The United States has issued satellite images and cited intelligence to back its allegation Iran was behind attacks on major Saudi oil facilities. Iran denies involvement in Saturday’s air attacks, which were claimed by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen. But unnamed US officials speaking to US and international media say the direction and […]

Why the US is losing the war against diabetes

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By Health Day From Newsmax U.S. adults with diabetes are no more likely to meet disease control targets than they were in 2005, a new study finds. Typically, diabetes treatment focuses on controlling blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as not smoking. For the study, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers analyzed data on […]

Hurricane Dorian lashes US as Bahamas counts cost

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From BBC Hurricane Dorian is expected to bring “life-threatening storm surges” up the US east coast after causing destruction and at least 20 deaths in the Bahamas. The category three storm is currently lashing the coast of the Carolinas as it moves slowly north. Tens of thousands of people are without power. Residents from Georgia […]

OPINION: An outsider looking in at the US gun culture

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By Jolly Green The Second Amendment provides U.S. citizens the right to bear arms. Ratified on December 1791, the amendment says: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. It is quite obvious to any fair-minded […]

World Bank approves US$30.6 million project to build resilience of public health systems in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States

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Reproduced Courtesy The World Bank Group By Alejandra De La Paz Melo Communications Associate, Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank Group Wednesday, September 4, 2019 — The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$30.6 million regional health project to improve regional coordination and resilience for public health emergencies and extreme weather […]

China in new growth push to fight prolonged US trade war, top policy body indicates

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By Frank Tang From South China Morning Post Financial Stability and Development Commission, chaired by Vice-Premier Liu He, says Beijing is ready to step up help for the growth amid escalated trade tensions But there is no indication that it will engage in all-out stimulus to support the economy despite latest round of tariffs from […]