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The best-selling brand today is fear: UN chief

Warning against the dangers of widespread fear and mistrust in the planet, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said he wants to reaffirm the UN as a platform for action to repair broken trust in a broken world. “The best-selling brand in our world today is indeed fear,” stated Guterres. “It gets ratings.…

Trump, N Korea’s Kim to hold second summit in late February

US President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang, the White House said on Friday after Trump met Pyongyang’s top nuclear negotiator. The announcement came amid a diplomatic flurry in Washington surrounding the visit of Kim Yong Chol,…

Mexican pipeline explosion kills at least 20

Military personnel watch as flames engulf an area after a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded, in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo, Mexico, near the Tula refinery of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), on January 18, 2019. Photo: Handout photo provided by the National Defence Secretary (SEDENA) via Reuters At least 20 people were killed and…

At least 20 dead in Mexico pipeline blast: state governor

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – At least 20 people were killed and 54 were injured when a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded in central Mexico, the governor of Hidalgo state, Omar Fayad, said on Friday. “The preliminary report I’ve been passed is very serious, they’re telling me 20 people have died, charred, and that 54 are injured,…

Brazil probe finds suspect deposits in Bolsonaro son’s account: report

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian financial authorities have identified dozens of cash transfers worth almost 100,000 reais ($26,665) that were deposited over the course of a month into the account of the president’s son, according to a TV newscast on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Flavio Bolsonaro, son of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, salutes in Rio de…

U.S. asked Ecuadorean officials about alleged Assange-Manafort meeting: source

QUITO (Reuters) – U.S. officials spoke with officials from Ecuador’s British embassy on Friday about an alleged meeting there between President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, an Ecuadorean government source said. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May…

Mexican Senate elects ally of president as new top prosecutor

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s Senate on Friday voted an ally of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to serve for nine years as the powerful new independent top prosecutor of the country, sparking immediate criticism that the role would remain politicized. By an overwhelming majority, the Senate controlled by Lopez Obrador’s National Regeneration Movement (MORENA)…

Hundreds of Central American migrants enter Mexico with few checks

TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) – Hundreds of mostly Honduran migrants entered southern Mexico on Friday, joining around 1,000 other people from Central America who crossed a day earlier and putting to the test Mexico’s vows to guarantee the safe and orderly flow of people. People belonging to a caravan of migrants from Honduras en route to…