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Nicaragua government rejects early elections after OAS meeting
MANAGUA, April 24 (Reuters) - Nicaragua will not hold early elections, the government announced on Wednesday, after holding a meeting with the Organization of American States (OAS), which had proposed moving the next vote forward to help resolve a simmering political dispute.
Seven shot dead in tunnel in artisanal gold-mining region in Peru
LIMA (Reuters) - Seven people were shot dead inside a gold-mining tunnel in a southern Peruvian region where thousands of so-called artisanal miners dig for ore high up in the Andes, the prosecutors' office said on Wednesday.
Puerto Rico oversight board loses bid to extend claims filing deadline
SAN JUAN (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday denied a request by Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board to extend a looming deadline to file claims, the latest hurdle for its plan to recoup billions of dollars paid to bondholders of potentially invalid debt issued by the island's government.
UPDATE 1-Soccer-Lazio shock Milan to reach Coppa final
MILAN, April 24 (Reuters) - Lazio reached the Coppa Italia final and ended AC Milan's hopes of snapping an eight-year trophy drought when a breakaway goal from Joaquin Correa gave them a 1-0 win at a restless San Siro in the second leg of their semi-final on Wednesday.
Cold comfort: Countries get help to cool down in a warming world
LONDON, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Developing countries facing rising temperatures as a result of climate change will get help to cool down in potentially deadly heat, under a World Bank program announced on Wednesday.
Brazil homebuilders slide as minister raises fears over housing scheme
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Shares in Brazilian builders of low-income housing fell on Wednesday after Regional Development Minister Gustavo Canuto said the government's housing subsidy program would likely run out of funding by June.
France's Tereos appoints new executives amid industry-wide sugar slump
PARIS/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - French sugar processing group Tereos has appointed a raft of new executives as part of a global reorganization to weather an industry-wide slump.
Trump renews threat to close Mexican border, send more troops
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday again threatened to close part of the southern border and send more "armed soldiers" to defend it if Mexico did not block a new caravan of migrants traveling toward the United States.
Leader of self-styled U.S. citizen border patrol attacked in jail
SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (Reuters) - The leader of an armed group that spent two months detaining migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, drawing condemnation from civil liberties advocates, was hospitalized after he was attacked in jail, his lawyer and authorities said.
Mexican president says new airport construction to start next week
ZUMPANGO, Mexico (Reuters) - Construction at a military base that is slated to host the Mexican capital's new commercial airport will begin next week, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said at the site of the project on Wednesday.
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