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Why Haitians are fleeing to the U.S.

Authorities in Chile recently announced a "leapfrog" immigration program to bring roughly 150 Haitians — recently arrived from Haiti via Puerto Rico — into Chile this month. The move raises the question: Why are...

Ecuador declares prison emergency after 116 inmates killed

Health team has offered to transport prisoners to hospital or nearby hospitals, as President Lenin Moreno, the prison's director and the former president Rafael Correa meet Ecuador's government on Wednesday declared a prison emergency...

Now Angela Merkel’s odds are looking better. But why?

In the German election, the socialist party won around 20%, an excellent result given their party banner. Here are the main scenarios. The SPD must accept Angela Merkel, despite growing pressure in Germany. The...

Increased funding is vital to ensure that vaccines are delivered to Yemen

International donors are playing an essential role in saving children's lives in Yemen, but additional funding is urgently needed to help prevent outbreaks and enhance the vaccination programme in the whole country International donors...

Washington: It’s important that you talk to officials about companies that secretly spy on Americans. Everyone else: Meh.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who has been held in custody in Vancouver since Dec. 1, made her first public appearance Tuesday night at a Huawei Canadian headquarters event, eight days after she was formally...

North Carolina hospitals fire 175 employees for not getting flu shot

North Carolina’s largest hospital system has fired 175 employees for not getting vaccinated against a virus that has spread across the nation. Hospitals in North Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, New York and New Jersey have...

‘They’re creeping!’ Buffalo pest control owner worries rats going into sewers

His customers don't call him "filthy Rich," but a pest control expert is worried rats are going inside homes via toilets and other plumbing. There is a lot of the rodents around Buffalo, and...

£260 million spent enforcing immigration rules is going to waste, the Guardian reports

A decision by the Home Office to use £260 million of taxpayers’ money to enforce immigration rules has fallen by nearly a quarter, reports the Guardian. A Crown Prosecution Service’s report on an eight-month...

German voters split between Merkel’s party and opposition socialists

The main opposition Social Democrats on Sunday polled 43.2 percent of the vote to 43.0 percent for Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing conservatives. However, the vote was deemed inconclusive because of the fragmentation of the...

Sen. Kamala Harris: ‘Israel has an arbitrary treatment’ of Palestinians

Democrat Kamala Harris, who was traveling through Israel to visit troops in the military, commented on a Palestinian student’s allegation that her school funded Jewish settlements built on land they claim belongs to Palestinians....

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