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IACHR to hold sessions in Argentina

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IACHR to hold sessions in Argentina Argentina welcomes the acceptance by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the invitation extended by the Argentine Republic to hold an Extraordinary Period of Sessions in Buenos Aires, on 22-26 May. This is yet another token of Argentina’s commitment to the Inter-American …

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Delegation of OECD high officials to visit Argentina

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Delegation of OECD high officials to visit Argentina Within the framework of Argentina’s renewed participation in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a delegation of high officials of such organization, headed by the Director for Global Relations, Marcos Bonturi, will visit Argentina between 27 and 29 June. [via …

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Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya (Reuters) – As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, in what may be one of the worst disasters of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, officials said …

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Obama and Raúl Castro Meet, Making History

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Obama and Raúl Castro Meet, Making History PANAMA — President Obama and President Raúl Castro of Cuba met here Saturday, in the first face-to-face discussion between the leaders of the two countries in a half century. Seated beside Mr. Castro in a small room in the convention center downtown where …

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Ukraine Rebels Celebrate Victory at Strategic City With a Festive Rally

Pro-Russian rebels rallied in Lenin Square in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Monday. Morale is high among the separatists after they pushed the Ukrainian army out of Debaltseve.

Ukraine Rebels Celebrate Victory at Strategic City With a Festive Rally DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian rebels celebrated their recent victory at Debaltseve with a festive rally on Monday in Donetsk, the main city they control, where soldiers received medals in Lenin Square and the crowd cheered and waved Soviet flags. …

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France Confiscates Passports to Stem Flow of Fighters to Syria

Foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq ( John Saeki (AFP)

France Confiscates Passports to Stem Flow of Fighters to Syria PARIS — The French authorities began to use new, sweeping counterterrorism powers on Monday to halt the stream of young people going to Syria, confiscating the passports of six people suspected of trying to go there to engage in terrorist …

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Yemen’s former leader leaves Sanaa after house arrest

Yemen’s former leader leaves Sanaa after house arrest (Reuters) – Yemen’s former president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi escaped his official residence after weeks of house arrest by the Houthi militia on Saturday and flew to his home town of Aden, a senior political source and a Houthi official said. Hadi fled …

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