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Venezuela accuses Colombia of plot

The Venezuelan government has presented evidence of what it called paramilitary training camps in neighbouring Colombia to plot violent attacks to undermine President Nicolás Maduro.

04 Sep, 2019

Corbyn welcomes election talk

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says the UK "needs" a general election, despite warnings from Tony Blair that it could prove a "trap" for Labour. The prospect of a general election looks likely, probably on Oct. 14.

04 Sep, 2019

Cuba’s marine laws rely on US

Cuba has introduced sweeping reforms of its fishing laws in a move seen as smoothing the way for possible collaboration with the US on protecting their shared ocean, despite Donald Trump’s policy of reversing a thaw in relations.

04 Sep, 2019

Honduras strengthens ties with Israel

Honduras has opened a trade mission with diplomatic status in Jerusalem, a move the country’s president said was a “first step” toward moving the embassy to the city.

04 Sep, 2019

Canada rows over gay issues

Canada’s social issues like gay marriage and abortion have become huge issues in the lead up to the country’s autumn election, as the Liberal Party tries to convince voters that the Conservatives want to backtrack on LGBTQ and abortion rights.

04 Sep, 2019

Philippines recruits more tourism police

Philippines has passed a law to ensure tourists are kept safe by specially assigned police officers.

04 Sep, 2019

Sunsplash returns to Jamaica

Jamaica’s Reggae Sunsplash, the ground-breaking festival that became world-renowned for all the great artistes that performed there, will return in November 2020, following a 14-year hiatus.

30 Aug, 2019
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