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Nicaraguan priest and former UN General Assembly President dies at 89

 06/09/2017 - 06:27
File photo dated June 3, 2015 showing Catholic priest and former Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Miguel D'Escoto, during a press conference in Managua, Nicaragua. EFE/MARIO LOPEZ
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The Nicaraguan government headed by Sandinista Daniel Ortega expressed its "profound dismay and sadness" over the death of Miguel  D'Escoto, the first priest to occupy the UN presidency.

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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 6:15am
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File photo dated June 3, 2015 showing Catholic priest and former Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Miguel D'Escoto, during a press conference in Managua, Nicaragua. EFE/MARIO LOPEZ

Paris Climate Deal: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

 06/01/2017 - 05:39
US President Donald J. Trump walks out at the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 31 May 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

The President of the United States said he will announce Thursday whether or not his country will leave the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, according to the president"s personal Twitter account.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 5:15am
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US President Donald J. Trump walks out at the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 31 May 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Three Temples and a Pilgrim: The inconsistencies of President Trump's Trip

 05/26/2017 - 08:56
US President Donald Trump prays outside the Wailing Wall during his visit to Jerusalem, Israel. EFE / Ronen Zvulun

Donald Trump’s first trip as President of the United States has begun with a pilgrimage for the most important places for the three religious pillars or the world, between May 20 and 24.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:15am
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US President Donald Trump prays outside the Wailing Wall during his visit to Jerusalem, Israel. EFE / Ronen Zvulun

Tres templos y un peregrino: las incongruencias del viaje del Presidente Trump

 05/26/2017 - 04:29
El presidente estadounidense Donald Trumpreza frente al Muro de las Lamentaciones durante su visita a Jerusalén, Israel. EFE/Ronen Zvulun 

El primer viaje como Presidente de Los Estados Unidos de Donald Trump ha iniciado con una peregrinación por los lugares más importantes para los tres pilares religiosos del mundo, entre los días 20 y 24 de mayo.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:15am
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El presidente estadounidense Donald Trumpreza frente al Muro de las Lamentaciones durante su visita a Jerusalén, Israel. EFE/Ronen Zvulun 

Let’s dance Tango, Philly!

 05/24/2017 - 11:52
Adrián Veredice & Alejandra Hobert, maestros invitados al VII Festival Internacional de Tango de Filadelfia.  Foto suministrada / Michele Maccarrone.
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Between the first and the fourth of June, the city will celebrate the VII International Tango Festival in which dance figures will meet to teach Philadelphians the secrets of this South American music and dance, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the Unesco in 2009.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:45pm
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Adrián Veredice and Alejandra Hobert, invited teachers to the 7th Philadelphia International Tango Festival. Photo provided by the PITF / Michele Maccarrone.

After clashings in the past, Trump and Pope Francis hold first meeting.

 05/24/2017 - 07:58
Pope Francis exchanges gifts with US President Donald J. Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump during their meeting in Vatican City, May 24, 2017. EPA/ALESSANDRA TARANTINO / POOL
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The United States President arrived in the Vatican City on Wednesday for his first audience with the Pope since his election to the White House.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:30am
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Pope Francis exchanges gifts with US President Donald J. Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump during their meeting in Vatican City, May 24, 2017. EPA/ALESSANDRA TARANTINO / POOL

Pope names five new cardinals, including auxiliary bishop from El Salvador.

 05/22/2017 - 06:13
Pope Francis leads the Regina Caeli prayer from the window of his office in Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City, May 21, 2017. EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI
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Gregorio Rosa Chávez is a Roman Catholic prelate, the auxiliary bishop of San Salvador  and a close collaborator of  Archbishop Oscar Romero, murdered in 1980 while he was saying Mass.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 6:00am
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Pope Francis leads the Regina Caeli prayer from the window of his office in Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City, May 21, 2017. EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI

Venezuela Protests: Students Take the Lead

 05/05/2017 - 02:10
A protester is injured as anti-government demonstrators clash with police in Caracas, Venezuela, 04 May 2017. Members of the Bolivarian National Guard dispersed a student demonstration at the Universidad Central de Venezuela when the protesters tried to make their way to the Interior and Justice Ministry facilities, in downtown Caracas. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

University students in Venezuela were the main protagonists of new protests against the Venezuelan security forces on Thursday, while the government of President Nicolas Maduro continued with his plan to rewrite the nation"s constitution.

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Friday, May 5, 2017 - 2:00am
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A protester is injured as anti-government demonstrators clash with police in Caracas, Venezuela, 04 May 2017. Members of the Bolivarian National Guard dispersed a student demonstration at the Universidad Central de Venezuela when the protesters tried to make their way to the Interior and Justice Ministry facilities, in downtown Caracas. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

Egypt facing state of emergency after bombings

 04/10/2017 - 04:09
Mourners gather for the funeral for the victims of a bomb explosion at Mar Girgis Coptic church in Tanta, Egypt, 10 April 2017. EPA/MOHAMED HOSSAM
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The President of the United States said Sunday he was sad to hear about the terrorist attacks on two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt and hoped that the Egyptian President will respond in the right way.

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Mourners gather for the funeral for the victims of a bomb explosion at Mar Girgis Coptic church in Tanta, Egypt, 10 April 2017. EPA/MOHAMED HOSSAM

Deadline nears for contestants in Trump’s border wall ‘pageant’

 03/30/2017 - 03:42
The border fence in the city of Tijuana (Mexico). President Donald Trump intends to prolong the wall with the purpose of stopping illegal migration. EFE / ARCHIVE BRAULIO GUERRA 

It is the first step in a process that promises to combine three of Trump’s most successful ventures: beauty pageants, reality TV competitions and xenophobia. Proposals include hi-tech ‘virtual wall’ and 1,600km barrier of shipping containers.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:15am
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The border fence in the city of Tijuana (Mexico). President Donald Trump intends to prolong the wall with the purpose of stopping illegal migration. EFE / ARCHIVE BRAULIO GUERRA