News from: BBC, France24 & NYT
- Coral reef: How divers are using antibiotics to save sick coralson 2023-12-10 at 01:44
Turks and Caicos Islanders are helping protect the reef from the deadliest ever coral sickness.
- Mexico Shootout Kills 14 After Town Fights Back Against Cartelby Emiliano Rodríguez Mega on 2023-12-09 at 21:01
At least 14 people were killed in a clash between the gunmen and members of a small farming community in central Mexico, an episode that the state authorities cast as a gang extortion attempt that backfired.
- Maria Emilia Martin, Creator of Public Radio’s ‘Latino USA,’ Dies at 72by Penelope Green on 2023-12-09 at 19:22
As a radio journalist committed to the goal of representing all voices, she fought to tell the stories of Latino communities in the Americas.
- Some US lawmakers ‘having discussion’ about conditioning military aid to Israelby FRANCE24 on 2023-12-09 at 15:24
Led by a small minority of Democrats, some US lawmakers are talking about the idea of conditioning military aid to Israel on respect for international humanitarian law. FRANCE 24 international affairs commentator Douglas Herbert explains that while the aid will most likely continue, the discussion itself is “something that would have been almost unthinkable in years past”.
- Tiny Electric Vehicles Pack a Bigger Climate Punch Than Carsby Somini Sengupta, Abdi Latif Dahir, Alex Travelli and Clifford Krauss on 2023-12-09 at 13:35
Two- and three-wheeled vehicles, used by billions of people, are moving away from fossil fuels to batteries faster than cars in countries that have made the energy transition a priority.
- Canada’s Biggest Fossil Fuel Proponents Make Their Case at Climate Conferenceby Ian Austen on 2023-12-09 at 11:00
Danielle Smith, the premier of Alberta, and Scott Moe of Saskatchewan made their way to the U.N. climate summit.
- Guatemala: Challenge to Bernardo Arévalo election seen as coup attempton 2023-12-09 at 02:49
There is international condemnation of an attempt by prosecutors to overturn Guatemala’s election results.
- A crisis at the Mexico border felt in Ukraineon 2023-12-09 at 01:31
Migrants from as far afield as China, Cameroon and Afghanistan walk into a US political quagmire.
- Guatemalan electoral court says Arevalo’s election ‘formalized and unchangeable’by NEWS WIRES on 2023-12-08 at 22:47
Guatemala’s electoral court insisted Friday the results of elections won by anti-graft candidate Bernardo Arevalo were “unchangeable”, after the prosecutor’s office sought to annul them amid accusations of an “attempted coup.”
- Juanita Castro, Who Turned Against Her Brother Fidel, Dies at 90by Trip Gabriel on 2023-12-08 at 21:33
She was originally a supporter of the uprising that brought her brother to power. But she grew disillusioned, worked undercover for the C.I.A. and later fled the island.
- A Tyrannosaur Was Found Fossilized, and So Was Its Last Mealby Michael Greshko on 2023-12-08 at 19:08
A 75-million-year-old Gorgosaurus fossil is the first tyrannosaur skeleton ever found with a filled stomach.
- Once They Were Pets. Now Giant Goldfish Are Menacing the Great Lakes.by Livia Albeck-Ripka on 2023-12-08 at 18:31
Released into the wild, the humble goldfish can grow to a monstrous size and destroy habitats for native species. Canadian researchers are tracking the fish, so that they might be culled.
- UN Security Council convenes emergency meeting over Essequibo disputeby FRANCE24 on 2023-12-08 at 13:46
The UN Security Council scheduled an emergency closed meeting Friday at the request of Guyana following Venezuela’s weekend referendum claiming the vast oil- and mineral-rich Essequibo region that makes up a large part of its neighbour. The two bordering countries have been locked in a row over Essequibo, which was administered by Guyana under an 1899 ruling.
- US President Biden’s son Hunter indicted on tax evasion chargesby FRANCE24 on 2023-12-08 at 13:30
US President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden was indicted on nine tax charges in California as a special counsel investigation into the business dealings of President Joe Biden’s son intensifies against the backdrop of the 2024 election. If convicted, Hunter Biden could face a maximum of 17 years in prison and could damage Joe Biden’s chances of re-election in the upcoming race.
- Texas judge grants abortion in challenge to state banby FRANCE24 on 2023-12-08 at 10:41
A Texas judge on Thursday gave a pregnant woman, 31-year-old Kate Cox whose fetus has a fatal diagnosis permission to get an abortion in an unprecedented challenge over bans that more than a dozen states have enacted since Roe v. Wade was overturned. In response to the ruling, state attorney general Ken Paxton sent a public letter to the hospital where Cox is treated, threatening legal consequences if the abortion was performed.
- US Congress education committee launches probe into anti-Semitism in elite universitesby NEWS WIRES on 2023-12-08 at 09:24
Facing heavy criticism, the University of Pennsylvania’s president walked back some of her remarks given earlier this week at a congressional hearing on campus antisemitism, saying she should have gone further to condemn hate against Jewish students.
- Hunter Biden indicted on nine federal tax evasion charges in Californiaby NEWS WIRES on 2023-12-08 at 01:54
Hunter Biden was indicted on nine tax charges in California on Thursday as a special counsel investigation into the business dealings of the president’s son intensifies against the backdrop of the looming 2024 election.
- U.S. and Mexico Try to Promote Trade While Curbing Flow of Fentanylby Alan Rappeport and Zolan Kanno-Youngs on 2023-12-07 at 21:08
In her Mexico City visit, Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen sought to deepen economic ties while countering drug trafficking.
- US to hold military exercises with Guyana amid border tensions with Venezuelaby FRANCE 24 on 2023-12-07 at 16:10
The United States announced joint military flight drills in Guyana on Thursday as soaring tensions over a contested oil-rich region with neighbour Venezuela prompted the UN Security Council to call an urgent meeting.
- Venezuela accuses opposition politicians of treason over Essequiboon 2023-12-07 at 12:38
Fourteen people are accused of trying to undermine Venezuela in its tense border dispute with Guyana.
- US Republican race for presidential nominee narrows to five candidatesby Genie GODULA on 2023-12-07 at 10:44
This week, the race for the White House geared up a notch with a new Republican debate. But once again, GOP frontrunner and former president Donald Trump decided not to attend. Just four other Republican candidates are left standing in the run-up to next year’s presidential election. We take a closer look.
- Nikki Haley fights rival accusations in Republican presidential debateby FRANCE24 on 2023-12-07 at 09:51
Four US presidential contenders debated in Alabama on Wednesday, all trying to survive to battle former President Donald Trump next year for the Republican nomination. Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley was repeatedly targeted on stage by her rivals as she was seen as the alternative to Trump by many voters, the Guardian Washington Bureau Chief David Smith told FRANCE 24.
- Senate Republicans seek stricter border policy against Ukraine aid supportby FRANCE24 on 2023-12-07 at 07:41
As Senate Republicans blocked the advance of tens of billions of dollars in military and economic assistance for Ukraine Wednesday, President Joe Biden berated their tactics as “stunning” and dangerous. Yet he also signaled an openness to what GOP lawmakers ultimately want: border policy changes. FRANCE 24’s Fraser Jackson says both sides are at a “stalemate”.