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May 23, 2018 11:26 AM Brazil Truck Drivers Strike Over Fuel Prices

Truckers are angry about rising fuel expenses, want costs divorced from international oil prices BRASÍLIA—Truck drivers went on strike in Brazil against rising fuel prices for the second day on Tuesday, threatening the country’s sluggish recovery and pushing its cash-strapped government into a corner. Truckers complain that the cost of diesel fuel, which 40

May 23, 2018 5:58 AM Foxconn Unit Plans China’s Biggest IPO Since 2015

Regulators fast-tracked approvals for Foxconn Industrial as Beijing moves swiftly to allow certain technology giants to list in the country BEIJING—A unit of Taiwan’s contract electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group said it plans to raise 27.1 billion yuan, or $4.25 billion, through an initial public offering in Shanghai, potentially marking 22

May 23, 2018 2:20 AM NKorea allows SKorean journalists to cover nuke test closing

SEOUL, South Korea – Seoul says North Korea has allowed South Korean journalists to join the small group of foreign media being allowed to cover the dismantling of its nuclear test site. North Korea had earlier refused to allow South Korean journalists into the country to witness the event, raising worries about the prospect for recently improving ties. Their 24

May 23, 2018 1:32 AM Poland's Olga Tokarczuk Is This Year's Man Booker International Prize Winner for Flights

(LONDON) — Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for fiction Tuesday with Flights, a novel that charts multiple journeys in time, space and human anatomy. Flights beat five other finalists, including Iraqi writer Ahmed Saadawi’s horror story Frankenstein in Baghdad and South Korean author Han Kang’s meditative 13

May 22, 2018 3:51 PM 'Massive' job hiring going on at Macy's on Tuesday

'Massive' job hiring going on at Macy's on Tuesday On the one hand, in January Macy's announced it was closing 11 stores this year — including the downtown Miami branch. But on Tuesday, Macy's also announced "a massive hiring campaign across the country" that is being held today to find new sales service employees, according to NBC6. Job seekers are advised 18

May 21, 2018 7:43 PM Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to Hate-Crime Charges

Adam Purinton yelled ‘Get out of my country!’ before killing an Indian immigrant in a bar KANSAS CITY, Kan.— A Kansas man who yelled “Get out of my country!” before killing one Indian immigrant and wounding another in a suburban Kansas City bar pleaded guilty Monday to three federal hate-crime charges. Adam Purinton, 53 years old, of Olathe, Kan., previously 29

May 21, 2018 4:42 PM In Texas, Changing Talk About Guns, but Will Change Follow?

Texas governor who called for prayer after previous shootings launches roundtable discussions on gun violence DALLAS—When Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this week convenes the first of his planned roundtable discussions to come up with laws to protect people from gun violence, it could mark a turning point for the state. Texas has some of the most lenient gun laws in the country 30

May 21, 2018 4:11 PM Ebola Vaccination Begins in Democratic Republic of Congo

An initial shipment of 4,000 doses of the experimental vaccine arrived on Saturday Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo began administering an experimental Ebola vaccine on Monday, as the country battles to contain its ninth outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever. The first people to receive the vaccine were staff at a 20-bed Ebola treatment 28

May 21, 2018 3:05 PM Iran announce 24-man provisional squad for 2018 World Cup in Russia

TEHRAN, Iran -- Jalal Hosseini and Vouria Ghafouri have both been left off Iran's provisional 24-man squad for the World Cup. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz did not say why Hosseini, a defender for domestic champions Persepolis, and Ghafouri, a Esteghlal FC right-back, were not included. There was space for midfielders Masoud Shojaei and Ehsan Hajsafi, however 46

May 21, 2018 1:55 PM Pompeo says U.S. to impose 'strongest' sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday threatened to impose the “strongest sanctions in history” against Iran if the country’s leadership did not change the course of its foreign and domestic policy. Weeks after the United States pulled out of an international nuclear deal with Iran, Pompeo spelled out a hardline approach 25