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US curbs work with Guatemala after anti-corruption leader removed

Juan Francisco Sandoval was sacked last week as the head of a prosecution unit charged with tackling corruption.

Apple profit nearly doubles as lockdowns eased

Apple said Tuesday its profit in the just-ended quarter nearly doubled amid improving consumer spending and a "growing sense of optimism" as pandemic lockdowns...

Bolsonaro turns to centre-right senator amid drop in popularity

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is facing mounting pressure to account for COVID crisis and corruption allegations.

Illegal gold mining on Colombia's rivers on the rise: UN

The illegal mining of gold from Colombia's rivers and waterways is on the rise, according to a report from the United Nations Office on...

Commentary: US and China aren’t cooperating on COVID-19 – but it wasn’t always this way

China once had positive perceptions of the US public health model and was willing to adopt their practices, but today sees itself on equal...

Biden warns cyber attacks could lead to 'a real shooting war'

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned that a significant cyber attack on the United States could lead to "a...

Biden names longtime aide as EU envoy as ties grow

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated his longtime aide Mark Gitenstein as ambassador to the European Union as his administration looks to prioritize...

Premium 5G iPhones and subscriptions propel Apple sales

iPhone sales were $39.57bn in its third fiscal quarter, up nearly 50 percent from a year earlier.

Ivory Coast leader Ouattara meets rival, says crisis ‘behind us’

Ouattara met Gbagbo a decade after Ivory Coast's deadly post-electoral violence that killed more than 3,000 people.

Could Tunisia fall under a new dictatorship?

Warnings of authoritarianism after president sacked ministers and froze parliament.

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