Daily Archives: August 23, 2017

Remarks by the Vice President on Latin America

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
Miami, Florida  

4:56 P.M. EDT

THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Governor Scott, Senator Rubio, Congressman Diaz-Balart, thank you for those stirring words.  These are three great leaders and three great champions …

News in Brief 23 August 2017 (AM)

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A mother and child are standing in front of coal-making ovens. Green wood is burned at high temperatures to make the coal. 1991, Minas Gerais, Brazil. UN Photo/Sebastiao Barbosa

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Syrian southern de escalation zone monitoring center opens in Jordan

NNA – A joint monitoring center of a de-escalation zone in southwestern Syria has opened in the Jordanian capital of Amman, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.
According to the ministry, the center, which is …

11 beheaded in Libya attack: Pro Haftar forces

NNA – At least 11 people were beheaded on Wednesday in an attack on a checkpoint controlled by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar south of Tripoli, a spokesman for his forces said.

“At least nine …

Freetown’s mudslides and the slippery slope of urban risk in Africa

On Monday 14 August, the world awoke to reports of devastation caused by large-scale mudslides and localised flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s rapidly urbanising capital.

The death toll rose within a few days to approximately …