Month: December 2018

Brazil’s Bolsonaro assumes office amid big hopes and fears

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil’s president Tuesday, taking the reins of Latin America’s largest and most populous nation with promises to overhaul myriad aspects of daily life and put an end to business-as-usual governing…

Peru’s chief prosecutor attempts to derail corruption probe

LIMA, Peru (AP) – Peru’s attorney general late Monday dismissed a team investigating the far-reaching Odebrecht corruption scandal, setting off street protests in cities across the country. President Martin Vizcarra quickly denounced the move, saying i…

Trump: ‘No choice’ on continuing government shutdown

President Trump said Monday that he is “not giving up” on getting funding for a wall along the southern border, saying that he has “no choice” but to continue the government shutdown over the wall.”We ar…

Dana White out as chief Pentagon spokeswoman

Charles E. “Charlie” Summers, Jr., a former Maine Republican politician and Navy reserve captain, has been named as the new chief spokesman for the Pentagon, replacing Dana White, who held the post under outgoing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

Kim ready to talk more with Trump but says not to test North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday he hopes to extend his high-stakes nuclear summitry with President Donald Trump into 2019, but also warns Washington not to test North Koreans’ patience with sanctions and pressure….