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Spain's ongoing de-population: 32,000 more deaths than births, 1st half 2017

Madrid, Dec 12 (efe-epa).- Spain's national statistics institute published on Tuesday its latest population and demographics report detailing how during the...

Brussels unveils new 10-point initiative to tackle climate change

Paris, Dec 12 (efe-epa).- The European Commission on Tuesday presented its new Action Plan for the Planet, which outlines 10 initiatives for a clean...

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Chile's ex-President Frei undergoes emergency surgery

Santiago, Dec 11 (efe-epa).- Chilean former President Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle underwent successful emergency surgery Monday at a clinic in Santiago, a...

Trump loses bid to delay military acceptance of transgender recruits

Washington, Dec 11 (efe-epa).- The Trump administration's request to postpone a Jan. 1 deadline for the US Armed Forces to begin accepting transgender...

Tattooed Latino breaks with cliches to become district attorney

Austin, Texas, Dec 11 (efe-epa).- The district attorney of Nueces County, Texas, who is also on the police database of gangbangers for his activities with a...

The kids who said "No" to crime in Brazil's epitome of inequality

Sao Paulo, Dec 11 (efe-epa).- On one side are luxury apartments with private swimming pools, on the other, the daily shantytown life of Gustavo, Letizia and...

Croatia pays homage to war criminal who died after drinking poison in court

Zagreb, Dec 11 (efe-epa).- Members of Croatia’s government and army on Monday bid farewell to a Bosnian Croat war criminal who recently committed suicide in...

450 migrants bound for safe port amid difficult weather conditions at sea

Paris, Dec 11 (efe-epa).- A boat carrying some 450 migrants who were rescued off the coast of Libya over the weekend was headed toward a safe port on Monday...

AIIB grants $250 million loan to China to reduce coal use

Beijing, Dec 11 (efe-epa).- The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Monday announced a loan of $250 million to China to reduce its dependence on coal by...

Argentina: submarine undersea search zone is like inverted mountain chain

Buenos Aires, Dec 10 (efe-epa).- The Argentine navy said Sunday that the search zone for the ARA San Juan, the submarine that went missing 25 days ago in...

Costa Rica expands protected areas under conservation program

San Jose, Dec 10 (efe-epa).- Costa Rica has expanded its Protected Marine Areas and other conservation lands by 92,000 hectares (227,160 acres) to protect...

Bolivia's capital gets in Christmas spirit with huge parade

La Paz, Dec 10 (efe-epa).- Thousands of people turned out this weekend for a huge parade organized for the third year in a row to bring the Christmas spirit...

France recalls baby formula brands after salmonella cases detected in babies

Paris, Dec 10 (efe-epa).- The French government announced on Sunday it had ordered the recall of a wider range of baby formula products manufactured by the...

Trump says if no wall is built, many will be unhappy and so will he

Washington, Dec 8 (efe-epa).- US President Donald Trump said once more this Friday that his government will build a wall on the border with Mexico, but if...

Church decries gov't corruption to Paraguay president, thousands of faithful

Asuncion, Dec 8 (efe-epa).- The Catholic Church on Friday denounced corruption in Paraguay's political and judicial spheres, as well as the nation's social...

UN raises number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to 646,000

Dhaka, Dec 8 (efe-epa).- The United Nations on Friday raised the number of Rohingya refugees who have arrived in Bangladesh since August to 646,000.

Same-sex marriages in Australia to be held from Jan. 9

Sydney, Australia, Dec 8 (efe-epa).- The Governor-General of Australia Peter Cosgrove on Friday signed the law to legalize same-sex marriages, which now are...

Congress approves budget measure avoiding government shutdown

Washington, Dec 7 (efe-epa).- Congress on Thursday approved a stopgap budget that averts, for now, a partial government shutdown, which had been a strong...

Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh continues despite repatriation deal

Balukhali, Bangladesh, Dec 7 (efe-epa).- Rohingyas continued to arrive in droves to refugee camps in Bangladesh on Thursday, two weeks after Naypyidaw and...

Australia legalizes same-sex marriage after parliament approves law

Sydney, Australia, Dec 7 (efe-epa).- Australia has legalized same-sex marriage after parliament passed a historic law on Thursday.

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