AMERICAS



MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Colombian elections and peaceful future

New Colombia, first civil war free Congressional Elections today

JAMES BLEARS
Colombia elections
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till known as the FARC, candidates of the the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force aren't expected to make much of an impact at the ballot box, as memories are long and tempers are still short. Under the peace Agreement signed in November 2016, they're guaranteed ten Congressional seats in this Election. The conservative leaning Center Democratic Party, led by former President Alvaro Uribe, which is implacably opposed to the FARC and condemned the peace accord ending 52 years of...
FRIDAY 09 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Catholic female journalists against injustice

Condition of women in Latin America shows a deficit in respect of rights

EDITORIAL TEAM
Latin America
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he condition of women in Latin America shows a deficit in respect of rights, social inclusion and equal opportunities, despite the progress made; it is the task of the Catholic press to keep attention high on these issues, in fidelity to the Gospel values: this is what emerges from the female voices of the world association of journalists of "Signis" Catholic press, in the Latin America and the Caribbean section, gathered by Agenzia Fides on the occasion of the 8th of...

FRIDAY 09 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli to be sentenced for defrauding investors

Martin Shkreli is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday

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Martin Shkreli
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he Latest on the sentencing of “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli (all times local): 11:05 a.m. “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli (SHKREL’-ee) is in the courtroom to be sentenced on a securities fraud conviction. A judge must weigh whether the pharmaceutical company CEO is a manipulator who conned wealthy investors or a misunderstood eccentric who made those same investors even wealthier. The defense wants the judge to give Shkreli a sentence of 18 months or less...
FRIDAY 09 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Florida School shooting: gun bill on governor’s desk

After massacre of 17 people by a teenager

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Students against guns
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mong the newly released recordings of 911 calls from deadly Florida school shooting, the parents of a 17-year-old girl can be heard telling a dispatcher that their daughter is texting from a classroom where the door’s glass was shot out. “Three shot in her room. Oh my God. Oh my God,” the mother says, raising her voice. As Florida’s Republican governor keeps everyone in suspense about whether he’ll sign the legislature’s response to the massacre of 17...

TUESDAY 06 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Cruel and inhuman reality of Venezuelan immigrants

Bishops' Conference of Brazil denounces worrisome situations

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inhumane reality - Venezuela
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enezuelan immigrants live "a cruel and inhumane reality that requires rapid, effective and articulate responses from Churches, the State and society in general". This is the opinion contained in the letter sent to Agenzia Fides by the Episcopal Commission to deal with human trafficking (CEPEETH) of the Bishops' Conference of Brazil (CNBB), after completing the "Mision Frontera Venezuela", carried out from 1 to 4 March, in the cities of Boa Vista and Pacaraima, in the...
TUESDAY 06 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

West Virginia teachers: a pay raise to end a strike

A tentative deal to end a nine-day statewide teachers’ strike

JOHN RABY
Teachers' strike
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est Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Senate Republicans reached a tentative deal on Tuesday to end a nine-day statewide teachers’ strike by giving them 5 percent raises — and adding similar raises for all state workers while they’re at it. Justice said additional budget cuts by his staff will fund the raises. Senate leaders confirmed the deal, saying it involves some reduced government. “We have reached a deal. I stood rock solid on the 5% Teacher pay raise and...

TUESDAY 06 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Oregon: first gun law since Florida massacre

First new gun control law since the Feb. 14 Florida High School massacre

ANDREW SELSKY
Kate Brown, Governor dell'Oregon
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bill prohibiting domestic abusers and people under restraining orders from owning firearms became America’s first new gun control law since the Feb. 14 Florida high school massacre. “Well done Oregon,” Democratic Gov. Kate Brown exclaimed Monday after signing the law on the steps of the state Capitol as some 200 people, including victims of domestic abuse and high school students, applauded and cheered. State Sen. Floyd Prozanski, whose sister was fatally shot by her...
MONDAY 05 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Trump: new tariffs for Canada and Mexico to NAFTA talks

Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum are necessary to preserve the American industries

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Donald Trump
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resident Donald Trump said Monday that North American neighbors Canada and Mexico will get no relief from his new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports unless a “new and fair” free trade agreement is signed. The Trump administration says the tariffs are necessary to preserve the American industries — and that doing so is a national security imperative. But Trump’s latest tweets suggest he’s also using the upcoming tariffs as leverage in ongoing talks to revise...

MONDAY 05 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

90th Oscars: "The Shape of Water" wins best picture

A show laced with social and political statements

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90th Academy Awards
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eld one year ago, the 90th Academy Awards would have very likely been a rose-colored nostalgia fest. But this year, with a culture-wide reckoning over decades of sexual misconduct, a film business in decline, a volatile political climate and the fact that last year the esteemed show couldn’t even manage to present its biggest award correctly, the film academy and host Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday staged a complex and sometimes incongruous dance of attempting to both honor and atone for the...
FRIDAY 02 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Shooting at Central Michigan University: two dead

Two people who weren’t students dead after shooting

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Central Michigan University
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wo people who weren’t students were fatally shot at a Central Michigan University residence hall on Friday, prompting officials to put the campus on lockdown as police searched for a 19-year-old suspect described as armed and dangerous, officials said. Campus police believe the shooting “started from a domestic situation,” the university said in a statement. No other injuries were immediately reported. The university, which has about 23,000 students, urged students to take...

NEWS
Donald Trump
TRUMP AND GUNS

Trump doesn’t set age for guns

Trump’s tweet came after his White House put out a plan to combat school shootings
Eastern Ghouta
EASTERN GHOUTA 

Civilians leave Syrian rebel enclave as army advances

Small group of Syrian civilians left the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta
New Scotland Yard
LONDON

UK lawmaker says ex-spy poisoning looks to be ‘state-sponsored’

British lawmaker says the poisoning of Sergei Skripal
Donald Trump
SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

White House: a new plan to prevent school shootings

Trump vows to help arm teachers and backs off raising age for buying guns
Kabul
AFGHANISTAN

Afghan attacks: 25 dead

Latest on developments in Afghanistan: 9 dead in Kabul and 16 in province
Trump and Kim Jong Un
TRUMP AND KIM JONG UN

Trump and Kim Jong Un for nuclear disarmament talks

Kim and Trump plan to meet in May
Netanyahu and Trump
NETANYAHU IN WASHINGTON

Netanyahu and Trump on peace plan

Trump dangles Israel trip for new embassy
Kuciak and his girlfriend
SLOVAKIA AND 'NDRANGHETA

Slovak police raid houses owned by alleged 'Ndrangheta

The latest about the slaying of the Slovak journalist and his girlfriend