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Peru’s Fujimori leads protest to annul votes as Castillo nears win

Peruvian right-wing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, who is likely to lose a runoff election against her socialist rival, on Saturday led a protest in Lima , calling again for the annulment of votes that did not favor her. "If the (electoral) jury analyzes this, the election will be flipped

Canada's Trudeau says he discussed border with Biden, but no deal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday he has spoken with U.S. President Joe Biden about how to lift pandemic-related border restrictions between the two countries but made clear no breakthrough has been achieved. U.S. and Canadian b

At least 12 injured in shooting in downtown Austin, Texas

Officials in Texas say at least nine people have been injured following a shooting Saturday morning in downtown Austin.Police said in a tweet that multiple victims had injuries. The Austin-Travis County EMS said in a series of tweets that at least 12 patients had received treatment or been transpo

US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar stirs controversy with Middle East comments

US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Thursday was edging away on Thursday from a bitter fight with some of her fellow Democratic legislators who accused her of likening the US and Israel to Hamas and Afghanistan’s Taliban, saying her remarks were “in no way equating terrorist organ

Trump administration forced Apple to hand over Democrats' data

Prosecutors in the US Justice Department under former president Donald Trump seized data from Apple from two Democratic representatives on the House Intelligence Committee, as well as that of their staff and family members. The New York Times reported on Thursday that subpoenas for communica

Leftist teacher inches toward victory in disputed Peru vote

 Peru finished tallying votes in the country’s tight presidential contest Thursday but no winner was declared, with electoral authorities saying they were scrutinizing a small number of ballots amid unproven claims of possible vote tampering leveled by the apparent loser.With votes from

US to buy 500 million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines for global distribution

Washington is ordering 500 million of Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccines to share with other countries, it was reported on Wednesday. The move marks a major step towards President Joe Biden's plans for a bigger US role in the fight against the pandemic, which has killed more than 3.7 million peo

Argentine president forced to apologize for ‘jungle’ comment

Argentina’s president apologized Wednesday after going viral for stating that modern-day Mexicans originate from indigenous peoples, Brazilians “from the jungle” and his own country’s inhabitants come from Europe. “I am a Europeanist. I am someone who believes in Eur

Mexico president hails 'extraordinary' Harris after visit, sees ties in new phase

For more than a year, Haiti escaped the worst ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, reporting few cases and fatalities - a rare break for the poorest country in the Americas, which has so often been beset by misfortune. COVID-19 treatment centers closed for lack of patients, Haitians resumed life as

Peru’s socialists lead tight election as battle brews over result

Peruvian socialist Pedro Castillo held a wafer-thin lead in a polarized presidential election on Wednesday, with a battle brewing over the result that could spark weeks of political wrangling, market volatility and deeper divisions. Castillo, the son of illiterate farmers who has rattled the Ande

Blinken says Trump administration had concerns about COVID-19 probe

 US secretary of state Antony Blinken cast doubt on Tuesday on a probe into the origins of COVID-19 launched at the state department under the Trump administration and said the previous administration had had real concerns about its methodology. Republican senator Mike Braun asked Blinken at

Brazil is facing a devastating third wave of Corona

Brazil faces the threat of a devastating third wave of the epidemic due to the slow pace of vaccination, premature easing of restrictions, and the spread of mutated versions of the virus. It is expected that Brazil will record 500,000 deaths by the end of the month, with one of the worst death ra

Harris meets Mexican president with goal of lowering migration from Central America

US vice president Kamala Harris will meet Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday, after mid-term elections in the country eroded his power base in Congress, and officials from both countries will sign an accord to cooperate on efforts aimed at lowering migration from Central Amer

US Centcom chief: Afghanistan withdrawal now 50 per cent complete

The US has completed about half of its withdrawal from Afghanistan and remains on track to meet the September 11 deadline to quit the battered country and bring to an end America’s longest war, Gen Frank McKenzie said on Monday. The head of the US military’s Central Command said the c

Mexico's Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 228,754

Mexico reported 2,649 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 186 additional fatalities on Saturday, bringing total cases to 2,432,280 and the death toll to 228,754, the Health Ministry said. Separate government data recently published suggests the real death toll may be at least

Harris's Guatemala, Mexico trip likely to emphasize non-government cooperation

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris's trip to Guatemala and Mexico this week is likely to emphasize cooperation with non-government organizations, amid some criticism from local officials over the timing and thrust of her mission to curb migration to the United States from the region, advisers and e

Back on stage, Trump airs conspiracies and flirts with 2024 run

Former US president Donald Trump returned to the spotlight Saturday for his first speech in months, framing next year’s midterm elections as a battle for the “survival of America” — but keeping followers guessing on his own plans for 2024.Trump lapped up applause from Repub

Mexico to use 1 million donated Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines along US border

Mexican officials said yesterday they will use 1 million US doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to inoculate people along the border. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the vaccinations along Mexico’s northern border with the United States is pa