Politics

Nevada: Otra victoria para Donald Trump

Voz de América  El multimillonario empresario Donald Trump ganó otro estado en su campaña por la nominación presidencial por el Partido Republicano con una decisiva victoria el martes en el occidental estado de Nevada. Trump logró el 45,9% de los votos en las asambleas partidarias, comparado con el 23,8% de Marco Rubio y 21,4% de Ted Cruz. En su discurso de victoria el martes por la noche Trump dijo que a pesar de que los comentaristas predecían que su campaña no iría lejos, él está ahora “ganando el país”. También dijo que con más republicanos abandonando sus campañas, él logrará…
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Rey jordano visita la Casa Blanca para hablar sobre Siria

El presidente Barack Obama recibe este miércoles en la Casa Blanca al rey de Jordania, Abdullah II, para conversar sobre la lucha contra el grupo Estado islámico y las consecuencias humanitarias de la guerra en Siria. Jordania ha sido parte de la coalición liderada por Estados Unidos que ha estado bombardeando blancos de ISIS tanto en Irak como en Siria. Un comunicado de la Casa Blanca dice que los dos líderes van a discutir los esfuerzos para contrarrestar a los militantes así como las opciones para resolver el conflicto sirio que dura ya cinco años. La reunión tiene lugar mientras…
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¿Qué piensa realmente Bill Gates sobre enfrentamiento entre Apple y el FBI?

Voz de América El fundador de Microsoft, Bill Gates, dice que los titulares de que él apoyó al FBI en su batalla legal con Apple "fueron demasiado lejos". Gates ha adoptado sin dudas una visión matizada sobre el asunto, a diferencia de muchos otros en la industria tecnológica estadounidense. Mientras muchos ejecutivos tecnológicos han expresado su apoyo al CEO de Apple, Tim Cook, el fundador de Micorsoft dijo que el Congreso y las cortes deben ayudar a lograr un balance apropiado entre la seguridad y la privacidad. "Creo que hay un conjunto de salvaguardas donde el gobierno no debe estar…
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1836 Alamo defenders call for help

On this day in 1836, in San Antonio, Texas, Colonel William Travis issues a call for help on behalf of the Texan troops defending the Alamo, an old Spanish mission and fortress under attack by the Mexican army. A native of Alabama, Travis moved to the Mexican state of Texas in 1831. He soon became a leader of the growing movement to overthrow the Mexican government and establish an independent Texan republic. When the Texas revolution began in 1835, Travis became a lieutenant-colonel in the revolutionary army and was given command of troops in the recently captured city of San…
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Russia Gives a Gift of 10,000 Automatic Rifles to Afghanistan

Reuters KABUL—Afghan officials took delivery of 10,000 automatic rifles and millions of rounds of ammunition as a gift from Russia on Wednesday, another sign of deepening involvement by Moscow in the war-torn almost entirely on foreign aid, Afghan security forces are struggling to secure the country amid a rising insurgency. As the NATO-led coalition's military presence dwindled last year, Afghan leaders reached out to Moscow, which fought a war of its own in Afghanistan during the 1980s, for more Russian-made weapons, including small arms, artillery and attack helicopters. "This donation represents a deep friendship between two nations," Afghan national security…
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Moroccan Sentenced in Cologne New Year’s Eve Incident

VOA News A court in the German city of Cologne has given a suspended jail term to a Moroccan man convicted of trying to steal a mobile phone from a woman on New Year's Eve, a night when numerous sexual assaults were reported and blamed on immigrants. In Wednesday's proceedings, the court gave a six-month suspended jail term to the 23-year-old man, who was also ordered to pay a $110 fine. He admitted taking the phone while the woman was taking photographs in a crowded city square. The woman pursued and caught the man, and he was arrested. He was…
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Egypt’s Sissi: Russian Plane Was Brought Down by Terrorists

Reuters CAIRO—Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Wednesday that the Russian plane that crashed in Sinai last year was downed by terrorists seeking to damage Egypt's tourism industry and relations with Moscow."Has terrorism ended, no it has not but it will if we unite. Whoever downed the Russian plane, what did he mean? He meant to hit tourism, and to hit relations with Russia," Sissi said in a televised speech. The comments were the first official Egyptian indication that the plane was deliberately downed. Russia had already said that a bomb was to blame but Egypt had said it had…
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Kosovars Camp in Central Pristina to Demand New Elections

Reuters PRISTINA—Hundred of Kosovars put up tents in Pristina's main square on Tuesday demanding snap elections and the suspension of a parliamentary vote that will bring in a president who helped broker a deal giving more powers to the ethnic Serb parties accuse presidential candidate, Hashim Thaci, deputy prime minister and the head parliament's biggest party, the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), of nepotism and corruption. The former prime minister denies the accusations. They have been protesting since October last year against the EU-brokered agreement with Serbia and have organized street protests, clashed with the police several times and last…
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Anxiety Grows in Fight Against IS, Extremists

Jeff Seldin Even as officials highlight military gains against the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria, there is a growing sense of unease among former officials and analysts that the current strategies are not enough. Their fear is that while the and its coalition partners are degrading Islamic State's abilities on the battlefield, planners have yet to hit upon any coherent strategy to stem the tide of young people who are willing to fight and die in the name of Islamist extremism. "The threat of violent extremism is growing, casting its shadow over ever larger parts of the…
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Chinese President Continues to Expand Media Controls

  BEIJING—China's recent announcement of a stringent new publishing law for online content and a visit by the country’s increasingly powerful leader to several state run media headquarters is but the latest chilling sign of President Xi Jinping’s efforts to exert increasing control over society, analysts say. But, it also highlights the limits of that authority as well. From academia, to culture, technology and science, the party is looming large, casting an ever-expanding shadow. Since rising to power nearly three years ago, Xi Jinping has exerted increasing control over society, cracking down on dissidents and detaining anyone perceived to be…
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