Americas News Stories
US voices alarm over Ethiopia arrests of journalists
Washington: The United States on Tuesday voiced alarm over Ethiopia's targeting of journalists in a sweep of arrests in the northern Amhara region. State Department spokesman Ned Price saluted a continued cease-fire and progress in sending humanitarian aid into the war-battered north but called...
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What would George Floyd’s life have looked like without the crushing weight of racism?
Two years on from his death, it’s worth considering the wealth and success he might have had in a different world The murder of George Floyd two years ago prompted a global awakening about the pervasiveness of racism, as millions of people, from Toronto to Tokyo to Tottenham, joined together to take...
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Taylor Swift on the Uvalde school shooting: “Filled with rage and grief, and so broken”
Taylor Swift has said that she is “filled with rage and grief” following a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas which left 19 young children and two adults dead. An 18-year-old gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School, which teaches children aged seven to 10,...
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Warriors' Steve Kerr delivers emotional, passionate plea in wake of Texas elementary school shooting
Steve Kerr's pregame press conference had nothing to do with basketball ahead of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals between the Warriors and Mavericks on Tuesday. Instead, the Warriors head coach delivered a three-minute monologue in response to Tuesday's shooting at Robb Elementary School in...
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Deadliest US school killing in nearly a decade prompts Biden call for action
UVALDE (TEXAS): A gunman murdered 19 children and two teachers in the deadliest U.S. school shooting for nearly a decade, prompting President Joe Biden to urge Americans to confront the country's gun lobby and pressure Congress to tighten gun laws. Authorities said Salvador Ramos, 18, on...
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DOJ charges Iraqi national in alleged plot to assassinate George W. Bush
The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Tuesday arrested an Iraqi national charged with an alleged plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush. According to a statement from the US Department of...
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Blinken to Make Major China Policy Speech This Week
State Department - U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will make a major policy speech on Thursday at George Washington University detailing the Biden administration's approach to relations with China. "The Asia Society will host Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken in delivering an address...
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Biden says 'we have to act' after Texas school shooting
Washington: US President Joe Biden delivered an emotional call for new restrictions on firearms after a gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday. “When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” Biden said at the White House shortly after returning from a five-day...
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Brazil's Bolsonaro hikes environmental fines to protect Amazon rainforest
SAO PAULO, May 24 (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree on Tuesday to step up fines for environmental crimes, according to the official government gazette, in a move to allow more aggressive protection of the Amazon rainforest. Reuters exclusively reported earlier in the day...
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Monarch butterfly numbers in Mexico rise by 35%
MEXICO CITYMexican experts said Monday that 35% more monarch butterflies arrived this year to spend the winter in the country’s mountaintop forests, compared with the previous season. Experts say the increase may reflect the butterflies’ ability to adapt to more extreme bouts of heat...
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