October 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on FIFA fines Brazil for homophobic chants
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 5 — World football governing body FIFA has fined the Brazilian football confederation USD20,000 for homophobic abuse by fans.
April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on Around 17 countries expected to join oil output freeze talks in Doha Russian energy minister
YEREVAN, April 13 — Russia’s Energy Ministry has received initial information on the participation of 17 countries to the April 17 meeting in Doha, Qatar, Minister Alexander Novak said Wednesday.
February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on China's 1st Zika patient discharged from hospital
NANCHANG, Feb. 14 — China's first patient with the Zika virus was discharged from hospital on Sunday.
January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Cuban economy likely to slow down in 2016
HAVANA, Jan. 2 — Cuba's economy is likely to slow down in 2016, with authorities calling for efficiency and fiscal prudence as the country faces a tough year.
December 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Texans look to Christmas for family, food, presents
HOUSTON, Dec. 25 — For many in Texas, the second-largest state in the United States, as throughout the Western world, Christmas Day has become more of a family celebration than a religious holiday.
December 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Construction of Kalashnikov plants to complete in Venezuela by 2017
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 1 — The construction of two plants for Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov Concern will be completed in Venezuela in 2016-2017, the Russian ambassador to the country said.
July 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Neymar wants to play 2016 Copa America, Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO, July 26 — Neymar has expressed his wish to play in both next year's Copa America and the Rio 2016 Olympic football tournament.
May 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Venezuelan leader unveils 30% rise in minimum wage at May Day rally
CARACAS, May 2 — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a 30-percent increase in the minimum wage on Friday to counter high inflation.
April 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S. envoy in Venezuela to defuse tension ahead of Americas summit
CARACAS, April 9 — Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez met here on Wednesday with U.S. State Department Counselor Thomas Shannon, calling on the White House to repeal an executive order declaring Venezuela "an unusual and extraordinary threat" to its national security.
April 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Obama leaves for Latin American visit
WASHINGTON, April 9 — U.S. President Barack Obama left on Wednesday for a trip to the Caribbean and Central America, with a hemispheric summit in Panama dominating his agenda.