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Battle for .amazon Domain Pits Retailer Against South American Nations

The countries challenging the retailer, however, said they wanted shared governance of the .amazon domain, to protect the name and to ensure they will have a say in how it is used in the future. “We would like to be able to raise objections [...]

South Africa Crippled by Rolling Blackouts, Weeks Before an Election

PHOLA, South Africa — President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa assumed power promising a “new dawn.” But just over a year later, he can’t keep the nation’s lights on. A month before a national election, the worst rolling [...]

Mexican officials pick up 21 lost migrants south of Texas

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexican immigration authorities say 21 migrants have been rescued in the northeastern state of Coahuila after wandering near the U.S. border for seven days. The National Migration Institute said Saturday that its assistance [...]

Poor People’s Campaign to launch bus tour in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The Poor People’s Campaign is launching a national bus tour of poverty-stricken areas to bring attention to what they call the “real crises” or “interlocking injustices” afflicting the country including [...]

Mother Russia: South Florida sees a boom in ‘birth tourism’

MIAMI (AP) – Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth so that their child can acquire all the privileges of American citizenship. They pay anywhere from $ 20,000 to sometimes more than [...]

Bernie Sanders courts black voters in South Carolina with long record of civil rights support

Sen. Bernard Sanders is set to make his first trip to South Carolina this week as an official 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, looking to prove his campaign can do better among the black voters who generally shunned his last run in 2016. His [...]

‘It’s a bit much’: Beto drags out his 2020 tease at South by Southwest

“I’ve got to be on the timeline that works for my family and for the country,” Beto O’Rourke told reporters when asked by POLITICO about the delay. | Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW 2020 elections The Texas Democrat [...]

In South Africa’s Fabled Wine Country, White and Black Battle Over Land

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A generation after apartheid, the Stellenbosch region is gripped by a struggle that pits white citizens who still control much of the economy against their black neighbors. Source: NYT > World

Pentagon cancels South Korea military drills

The U.S. and South Korea will end an annual series of key military drills, both nations said Saturday night in a major announcement aimed at boosting diplomatic outreach to North Korea and saving a potential denuclearization deal. The Pentagon [...]

Trump and Kim May Declare End of War at Summit, South Korea Says

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean officials on Monday indicated that President Trump and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, could agree on a joint political statement declaring an end to the 1950-53 Korean War when they meet in [...]