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January 20, 2019

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Death Toll Reaches 79 in Mexico Fuel Pipeline Fire

They were warned to stay away from the geyser of gasoline gushing from the illegally tapped pipeline in central Mexico, but Gerardo Perez says he and his son joined others in bypassing the soldiers. As they neared the spurting fuel he was overcome with foreboding. Perez recalls telling his son: "Let's go ... this thing is going to explode."   And it did, with a fireball that engulfed locals scooping up the spilling gasoline and underscored the dangers of an epidemic of fuel theft from… Read Full Article

Why are there fuel shortages in Mexico?

After a deadly pipeline blast, a new policy designed to crack down on fuel theft is drawing scrutiny.

DR Congo election: African leaders congratulate Tshisekedi

The presidents of South Africa and Kenya congratulate Felix Tshisekedi after last month's disputed poll.

Zimbabwe protests: Crackdown is just a 'taste of things to come'

At least 12 people reportedly died in protests sparked by a sharp rise in fuel prices.

Greece Rally Over Macedonia Name Deal Turns Violent

Protests turned violent Sunday between Greek demonstrators and police as tens of thousands of people converged on Athens to oppose a name-change deal with Macedonia. Greece has long protested the name Macedonia, adopted by its northern neighbor after it split from Yugoslavia. Greeks say Macedonia's new name -- the Republic of North Macedonia -- represents an attempt to appropriate Greek identity and cultural heritage, because Macedonia is also the name of Greece’s northern province made… Read Full Article

Macedonia and Greece: Clashes in Athens over neighbour's name change

Tens of thousands rally in Athens to oppose ratification of a deal on the Macedonia name issue.

Israel's PM Netanyahu signs deals with Chad's President Deby

Israel and Chad renew diplomatic ties in Israel's latest move to strengthen links with Africa.

Israel's PM Netanyahu signs deals with Chad's President Deby

Israel and Chad renew diplomatic ties in Israel's latest move to strengthen links with Africa.

US Democrats, Republicans Divided on Path to Reopening Government

The partial U.S. government shutdown reached day 31 Monday with the Senate's Republican leader preparing a vote on a proposal that President Donald Trump is calling a compromise and Democratic leaders say is a non-starter. Trump's plan would provide three years of protection against deportation for hundreds of thousands of immigrants who came to the country illegally when they were children, as well extensions of protected status for people who fled their countries due to violence or natural… Read Full Article