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WORLD VIEW: Chicago Shooter Bought 5 Guns, Russian Anti-War Protests, UK’s Boris Won’t Quit, More

Trending | View in Browser July 06, 2022 Here is today’s selection of top stories from The Associated Press at this hour to begin your day.  Today’s Headlines Parade shooting suspect bought 5 weapons despite threats HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A man charged Tuesday with seven counts of murder after firing off more than […]

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Guyana: Saudis Coming to Talk Business

By Santana Salmon An investment delegation of almost 50 representatives from Saudi Arabia is to visit Guyana later this month, according to an official statement. It said the “large scale and private sector delegation” will visit from July 8-9. A statement from the Office of the Presidency said President Irfaan Ali, who is in Suriname […]

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US Coast Guard Rescues 2 from Cargo Vessel off Bahamas

By Santana Salmon The United States (US) Coast Guard said it has rescued two people aboard the 110-foot motor vessel, Supplier One, after it started taking on water 35 miles off Great Inagua in the Bahamas. “A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules airplane crew received the initial distress call from Supplier One’s crew […]

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Sir Viv Richards Elated Over CARICOM Honor

By Orville Williams Antigua Observer Antigua and Barbuda’s only living National Hero, Sir Vivian Richards, has attributed the latest in a string of awards received during and after his illustrious career to a passion for representing his Caribbean roots. On Sunday, Sir Viv – as he is affectionally called – received the Order of the […]

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Jamaican Performer Popcaan Detained by UK, Seeks Help from PM Holness

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Dancehall artiste Popcaan is calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to investigate reasons behind his detention in the United Kingdom (UK). In a post to his Instagram stories on Tuesday (July 5), the Firm and Strong deejay disclosed that he was detained by authorities in the UK who advised him they were […]

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Brazil Sees Record Amazon Deforestation in First Half of 2022

  By Rodrigo Pedroso and Jorge Engels, CNN (CNN)Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has been deforested by a record amount in the first half of 2022, according to the country’s Space Research Institute (INPE). Data from INPE satellites shows that 3,750 square kilometers (1,448 square miles) of the world´s largest rainforest were lost in Brazil between January […]

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Resumption of Deliveries to Europe Boosts Venezuela Oil Exports

By Marianna Parraga and Mircely Guanipa July 5 (Reuters) – The first Venezuelan crude cargoes sent to Europe in two years helped lift the OPEC nation’s oil exports by 61% last month after a series of setbacks earlier in the year, tanker tracking data and documents from state-run PDVSA showed. Italy’s Eni (ENI.MI) and Spain […]

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LATAM Airlines Shareholders Approve Reorganization Plan

SANTIAGO, July 5 (Reuters) – Shareholders of LATAM Airlines (LTM.SN), Latin America’s largest air transport group, approved Tuesday a bankruptcy reorganization plan, following last month’s approval by the U.S. bankruptcy court for the southern district of New York. The plan will inject about $8 billion through a combination of capital increase, issue of convertible bonds, […]

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Drug Lord, Extradited from Brazil to Italy for 30-year Prison Sentence

MILAN, July 6 (Reuters) – Rocco Morabito, a fugitive drug lord with ties to the powerful ‘Ndrangheta criminal gang, landed in Italy on Wednesday after being extradited from Brazil to serve a 30-year prison sentence, the interior ministry said. Morabito was arrested in Brazil in May last year after more than two decades on the […]

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Local Coup: Nicaragua Police Order Five Mayors to Stand Down

By Vanessa Buschschlüter BBC News Police in Nicaragua have raided five town halls governed by the opposition Citizens for Freedom party in the latest crackdown on opponents of President Daniel Ortega. Citizens for Freedom was stripped of its legal status in the run-up to presidential elections last year but its mayors had continued to govern. […]

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