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    Cuba gets first PM in over 40 years

    Agence France-Presse . Havana | Updated at 02:05pm on December 22, 2019

    Cuba’s first prime minister in more than four decades—long-serving tourism minister Manuel Marrero—took office Saturday as the country resurrected a post last held by...

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    Johnson puts Brexit top of new agenda

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:37pm on December 19, 2019

    Prime minister Boris Johnson on Thursday put Britain’s departure from the EU at the top of the agenda, as Queen Elizabeth II read out his...

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    Cuba to name first PM in 40 years

    Agence-France-Presse .  Havana | Updated at 10:36pm on December 19, 2019

    Cuba is to resurrect the position of prime minister in a parliamentary session at the end of the week, with president Miguel Diaz-Canel nominating a...

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    Five children among 14 killed in Mexico road accident

    Agence France-Presse. Mexico City | Updated at 01:04pm on December 19, 2019

    A mini-bus carrying a family to a holiday beach getaway in Mexico crashed into a lumber lorry on Wednesday and caught fire, killing 14 people...

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    Trump angry as Democrats set new date for impeachment vote

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:28pm on December 18, 2019

    The United States president Donald Trump said he was being subjected to an ‘attempted coup’ and a witch trial as Democrats set a historic impeachment...

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    12 prisoners killed, 13 hurt in Panama City prison shooting

    Xinhua . Panama City | Updated at 02:31pm on December 18, 2019

    At least 12 prisoners were killed and 13 others injured during a shooting Tuesday in a prison near Panama City, police said...

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    Chile begins identifying bodies of military plane crash victims

    Agence France-Presse . Punta Arenas | Updated at 02:35pm on December 14, 2019

    Remains of people killed in a military plane crash that claimed 38 lives were flown Friday to a military base in Chile for identification...

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    First commercial electric plane takes flight

    Agence France-Presse . Vancouver | Updated at 11:20pm on December 11, 2019

    The world’s first fully electric commercial aircraft took its inaugural test flight on Tuesday, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver and offering hope that...

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    Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 01:50pm on December 10, 2019

    A Chilean military plane with 38 people aboard has gone missing after it took off from the country’s south for a base in Antarctica and...

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    3rd general strike keeps pressure on Colombia’s Duque

    Agence-France-Presse . Colombia | Updated at 03:25pm on December 05, 2019

    Thousands of protesters took part in anti-government demonstrations in Colombia’s capital Bogota and other cities Wednesday during the country’s third general strike in two weeks....