Friday, August 17, 2018

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US criticizes Vietnam for jailing peaceful activists

US criticizes Vietnam for jailing peaceful activists

The United States says it's deeply concerned over Vietnam's conviction and sentencing of an activist this week, calling the trend of increased arrests and harsh sentences of government critics troubling
Updated: 4 hours ago
Venezuela hikes wages ahead of monetary overhaul

Venezuela hikes wages ahead of monetary overhaul

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro raised wages for the fifth time this year while saying he's looking to establish a single exchange rate tied to the nation's fledgling cryptocurrency
Updated: 4 hours ago

6.1 quake shakes Costa Rica near Panama; no major damage

A strong earthquake has shaken southern Costa Rica near the border of Panama, toppling items from store shelves and knocking out power in places, but authorities say there was no major damage or reports of serious injuries
Updated: 5 hours ago

US intensifies sanctions on Myanmar forces for rights abuses

The U.S. Treasury is slapping sanctions on Myanmar security forces for their alleged involvement in violent campaigns against ethnic minorities across the Southeast Asia nation
Updated: 5 hours ago
Getting personal: US, Turkish leaders feud over arrest

Getting personal: US, Turkish leaders feud over arrest

Feud over detained American pastor in Turkey overshadows deeper problems in U.S.-Turkish relationship, as well as fate of other detainees
Updated: 8 hours ago
The Latest: Moody's cuts Turkey's credit rating further

The Latest: Moody's cuts Turkey's credit rating further

Ratings agency Moody's has downgraded Turkey's credit rating deeper into "junk" status and slapped a "negative" rating on its outlook.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Peru, Ecuador tighten requirements for Venezuela migrants

Two South American nations are stiffening entry requirements for the flood of Venezuelans fleeing their nation's economic and humanitarian crisis, a move that could make their plight even more arduous
Updated: 9 hours ago
Turkish lira resumes fall after Trump sanctions threat

Turkish lira resumes fall after Trump sanctions threat

The Turkish currency is down again, breaking a three-day quiet spell in the country's currency crisis, after the United States threatened to impose new sanctions.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Anger engulfs families as Italy buries its bridge victims

Anger engulfs families as Italy buries its bridge victims

With anger and grief, Italians began burying some of their dead Friday from the Genoa highway bridge collapse, holding funerals in victims' hometowns
Updated: 10 hours ago
Mali opposition leader rejects presidential runoff result

Mali opposition leader rejects presidential runoff result

Mali's opposition leader Soumaila Cisse says he rejects results proclaiming incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita the winner of a runoff presidential election
Updated: 12 hours ago