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Biden aims at China in new illegal fishing policy framework
LISBON, Portugal--The Biden administration is stepping up efforts to combat illegal fishing by China, ordering federal agencies to better coordinate among themselves as well as with foreign partners in a bid to promote sustainable exploitation of the world’s oceans. On Monday, the White House...
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Jeffrey Epstein: How did disgraced financier die?
British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell may have been convicted in December of running a “pyramid scheme of abuse” and trafficking girls and young women for sex but the Jeffrey Epstein saga continues to have an afterlife....
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Ghislaine Maxwell prosecutors seek up to 55-year sentence for sex trafficking
Maxwell, 60, faces 30 to 55 years in prison after she was found guilty of procuring teenage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to abuse Ghislaine Maxwell is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday morning in her New York sex-trafficking case, some six months after a jury found the British socialite guilty of...
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Why Were Six Ex-FARC Mafia Leaders Killed in the Last Year? - InSight Crime
Six commanders of dissident groups of the now-defunct FARC have been killed between 2021 and 2022, with blood shed on both sides of the Colombian-Venezuelan border. The killing of former guerrilla leader, Seuxis Pausías Hernández Solarte, alias “Jesús Santrich,” in May 2021 was the first in a wave...
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Migrant Horror: 42 Bodies Found in Truck in Texas
At least 42 people have been found dead inside a tractor trailer on the southwest side of San Antonio, Texas, local authorities have said. Multiple outlets reported Monday...
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US officials back in Venezuela in a bid to rebuild ties
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Senior U.S. government officials have quietly traveled to Caracas in the latest bid to bring home detained Americans and rebuild relations with the South American oil giant as the war in Ukraine drags on, forcing the U.S. to recalibrate other foreign policy objectives. A...
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Heineken to expand Mexico operations with $90 million plant
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Heineken will build a 1.8 billion peso, or $90 million, can manufacturing plant in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua near its brewery in the town of Mequoi, the company said on Monday. The plant, Heineken’s seventh in the country, will bring around 120...
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Ireland Baldwin Shares Her Rape and Abortion Experiences
Alec Baldwin's 26-year-old daughter Ireland Baldwin shares a deeply personal message with her fans on TikTok days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. ......
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Supreme Court’s abortion ruling sets off new court fights
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Judges temporarily blocked abortion bans Monday in Louisiana and Utah, while a federal court in South Carolina said a law restricting the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy would take effect there immediately as the battle over the fall of Roe v. Wade shifted from the nation’s...
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El Salvador's abortion ban: 'I was sent to prison for suffering a miscarriage'
The news from the US that women face tighter restrictions on abortion has been felt in El Salvador, which itself has very strict laws preventing access. In February, four women sat down before the full glare of El Salvador's press. Between them, they had served nearly 50 years in prison. Their...
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