FIFA fines Brazil for homophobic chants

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.

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Around 17 countries expected to join oil output freeze talks in Doha — Russian energy minister

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.

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China's 1st Zika patient discharged from hospital

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.

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Cuban economy likely to slow down in 2016

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.

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Feature: Texans look to Christmas for family, food, presents

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.

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Construction of Kalashnikov plants to complete in Venezuela by 2017

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.

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Neymar wants to play 2016 Copa America, Olympics

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.

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Venezuelan leader unveils 30% rise in minimum wage at May Day rally

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.

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U.S. envoy in Venezuela to defuse tension ahead of Americas summit

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.

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Obama leaves for Latin American visit

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.

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