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[OP-ED]: Is the labor shortage here?

 06/26/2017 - 11:34
If companies compete fiercely for scarce employees, workers would benefit. Companies would increase wages and fringe benefits or risk losing their best employees to firms with more generous compensation packages.

New York celebrates annual Gay Pride Parade

 06/26/2017 - 05:19
People participate in the annual New York LGBT Pride March in New York, New York, USA, 25 June 2017. EPA/ALBA VIGARAY
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Participants in this year's march were families with children, old and young couples, groups of friends or individuals, who whether or not they belonged to the LGBT community, declared themselves openly proud to support the equality of rights.

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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 5:15am
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People participate in the annual New York LGBT Pride March in New York, New York, USA, 25 June 2017. EPA/ALBA VIGARAY

White House wants Cuba to have less US funds, more respect for human rights

 06/14/2017 - 01:44
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, 'Review of the FY2018 State Department Budget Request', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 13 June 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
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Trump is expected to announce this Friday in Miami the results of the overhaul he set in motion, as soon has he took power, of the renewal of diplomatic relations with Cuba, begun by Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro in December 2014.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 1:30am
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, 'Review of the FY2018 State Department Budget Request', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 13 June 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

[OP-ED]: The Middle East morass

 06/13/2017 - 14:50
Si la administración Trump desea estabilidad en el Oriente Medio debería ayudar a mediar un nuevo equilibrio de poder. Esto no puede suceder puramente en términos sauditas. Irán es un gran jugador en la región, con influencia real y su rol deberá ser reconocido. EFE
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Donald Trump returned from his first overseas trip convinced that he had unified America’s historic Arab allies, dealt a strong blow against terrorism and calmed the waters of an unruly Middle East. Since then we have seen a series of terror attacks in Europe and the Middle East, and an open split within the Arab world. What is going on?

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If the Trump administration wants stability in the Middle East, it should help broker a new balance of power. This cannot happen purely on Saudi terms. Iran is a major player in the region, with real influence, and its role will have to be recognized. EFE

[OP-ED]: In his dealings with Trump, Comey was no hero

 06/12/2017 - 08:32
Former FBI Director James Comey departs a closed committee meeting which followed his much-anticipated testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the FBI's investigation into the Trump administration, and its possible collusion with Russia during the campaign, in the Hart Senate office Building in Washington, DC, USA. EFE
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It’s now clear that James Comey is a highly capable lawyer with only one client: James Comey.

The former FBI director may not need an attorney. But he could really use a public relations firm to help him rehabilitate his image. 

That’s because, if you paid attention to Comey’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, you know that President Trump isn’t the only person with a credibility problem.

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 8:15am
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Former FBI Director James Comey departs a closed committee meeting which followed his much-anticipated testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the FBI's investigation into the Trump administration, and its possible collusion with Russia during the campaign, in the Hart Senate office Building in Washington, DC, USA. EFE

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

UK Prime Minister Under Fire after Losing Parliamentary Majority at Snap elections

 06/09/2017 - 03:26
British Prime Minister Theresa May (R) and her husband Philip leave the Conservative headquarters in central London, England, Britain, 09 June 2017. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Theresa May called for this snap general elections three months earlier, hoping to assert her mandate before her government begun negotiations over withdrawing from the European Union. It turned to be a bad idea.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May (R) and her husband Philip leave the Conservative headquarters in central London, England, Britain, 09 June 2017. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

[OP-ED]: The real costs of social media

 06/08/2017 - 09:29
The Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vera Jourová, offered a press conference in Brussels (Belgium). 59% of a total of 2,575 "hate messages" identified on Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft have been withdrawn in the last year, under a code of conduct signed between these companies and the European Commission (EC) to combat Racism and xenophobia in the network, Jourová announced. EFE
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In the wake of the deadly London attacks, Facebook made yet another statement in which it reaffirmed its desire to be a force for good and not a platform for hatred.

 

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The Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vera Jourová, offered a press conference in Brussels (Belgium). 59% of a total of 2,575 "hate messages" identified on Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft have been withdrawn in the last year, under a code of conduct signed between these companies and the European Commission (EC) to combat Racism and xenophobia in the network, Jourová announced. EFE

Jaime Espinal, the New Wrestling Superstar Comes from Puerto Rico

 06/08/2017 - 04:47
Puerto Rican Olympic wrestler Jaime Espinal (L), during a training session in San Juan, Puerto Rico. EFE/Jorge J. Muñiz
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Puerto Rican Olympic wrestler Jaime Espinal, who won a silver medal at the 2012 London Games, this week will fulfill his dream of participating in a World Wrestling Entertainment event.

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Puerto Rican Olympic wrestler Jaime Espinal (L), during a training session in San Juan, Puerto Rico. EFE/Jorge J. Muñiz

Britain Goes to the Polls to Decide Who is Going to Negotiate Brexit

 06/08/2017 - 04:12
A combo picture shows (L) Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivering a speech on his party's plans for negotiating Brexit during a campaign stop in Basildon, Essex, Britain, 01 June 2017, and (R) Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a statement on the previous night's terrorist incident, at Downing Street, in London, Britain, 04 June 2017. EPA/WILL OLIVER

The U.K. goes to the polls today after Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election hoping to secure parliamentary majority to push through her Brexit plans, but recent  terror attacks have cast a shadow over the vote.

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A combo picture shows (L) Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivering a speech on his party's plans for negotiating Brexit during a campaign stop in Basildon, Essex, Britain, 01 June 2017, and (R) Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a statement on the previous night's terrorist incident, at Downing Street, in London, Britain, 04 June 2017. EPA/WILL OLIVER

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