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Trump to tout U.S. economy, urge fair trade at elite Davos forum
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will be entering something of a lion's den when he visits the elitist enclave of Davos next week, rubbing shoulders with the same "globalists" that he campaigned against in winning the 2016 election.
UPDATE 1-Pope's visit to Peru spotlights devastation in rainforest region
PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Two decades ago, Swiss priest Xavier Arbex started sounding alarms.
Sainz on the brink of Dakar Rally triumph for Peugeot
(Reuters) - Spaniard Carlos Sainz was one stage away from winning the Dakar Rally on Friday but Peugeot's hopes of a one-two finish in Argentina disappeared after reigning champion Stephane Peterhansel hit trouble.
Mexico ruling party hopeful proposes graft law to boost election campaign
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Struggling to kick-start his campaign and clean up the image of the graft-stained ruling party he hopes to lead to election victory, Mexican presidential hopeful Jose Antonio Meade on Friday proposed tougher anti-corruption legislation.
Brasilia closes Latin America's largest rubbish dump
BRASILIA (Reuters) - One thing the designers of Brazil's modernistic capital Brasilia forgot to map out in their intricate plans was where to put the rubbish.
Pope Francis in Peru urges society to combat 'scourge' of corruption
LIMA, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Pope Francis made a forceful call to combat corruption in Peru on Monday, calling it a social "virus" a month after the Andean nation's president pardoned a former autocratic leader who had been jailed for graft and human rights abuses.
U.S. charges Honduran congressman with drug trafficking conspiracy
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal authorities announced drug trafficking and weapons charges against a congressman from Honduras on Friday, the latest U.S. case accusing current and former officials of the Central American country of involvement in the drug trade.
Venezuela's woes poised to hit U.S. oilfield service firms' earnings
HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. oilfield service companies exposed to Venezuela face new hits to earnings from the South American nation's ongoing economic turmoil and U.S. sanctions on the country and state-run oil company PDVSA.
Supreme Court to decide legality of Trump travel ban
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries.
Costa Rica's first gay marriage suffers bureaucratic hitch
SAN JOSE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Costa Rica's first same-sex wedding has been blocked by notaries who are refusing to recognize it until laws forbidding gay marriage are changed, setting them at odds with the president.
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