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archiveagosto 2018


The Latest: Terror studied as possible motive for stabbings

In this image made from video, Dutch police officers stand near the scene of a stabbing attack near the central daily station in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Friday Aug. 31, 2018. Police the Dutch capital shot and wounded a suspect Friday following a stabbing at the central railway station. Amsterdam police...

Argentina raises rates as peso plummets

The value of Argentina's peso continued to fall on Thursday, plunging by more than 13% after a 7% drop a day earlier. The decline came despite the central bank's effort to stabilise the currency by raising a key interest rate to 60%. The bank said Thursday's rate hike, from 45% to...

UN condemns Nicaragua government ‘repression and torture’

The United Nations Human Rights Office has published a scathing report into alleged human rights violations committed in Nicaragua in the wake of a wave of anti-government protests. Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands injured since April. "Repression and retaliation against demonstrators continue as the world looks away," UN...

Van ploughs into pedestrians outside hospital in China (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

At least one person has been reported killed and several others seriously injured after an out-of-control van ploughed into pedestrians and motorcyclists in the southern Chinese city of Nanning before crashing into a pole. CORRECTION: Initial headline suggested this crash occurred in London, UK. The accident occurred on a road...

Argentina asks IMF to release $50bn loan as crisis worsens

Argentina's government has unexpectedly asked for the early release of a $50bn (£37.2bn) loan from the IMF amid a growing economic crisis. President Mauricio Macri said the move was designed to restore confidence in the Argentine economy. The Argentine peso has lost more than 40% of its value against the...

John McCain, War Hero, Senator, Presidential Contender, Dies at 81

John S. McCain, the proud naval aviator who climbed from depths of despair as a prisoner of war in Vietnam to pinnacles of power as a Republican congressman and senator from Arizona and a two-time contender for the presidency, died on Saturday at his home in Arizona. He was 81....

Bitcoin shows the scale of change needed to stop the climate crisis

itcoin is burning a hole in our future. The cryptocurrency now produces as much CO2 a year as a million transatlantic flights. What’s more, that number is set to grow by design. Bitcoin is essentially a computational race among a peer-to-peer network to crack increasingly complex algorithms without any intrinsic meaning or...

Despite poverty rate, Colombia wants to tax basic necessities

A week after proposing to tax lower class incomes, Colombia’s finance minister on Thursday proposed to introduce sales tax on basic food products. The proposal of Finance Minister Alberto Carrasquilla would disproportionately affect the poor and the more than 50% of working Colombians who earn the monthly minimum wage. Their cost...
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