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EE.UU. realiza exitosa prueba de interceptor de misiles

Estados Unidos anunció que ha realizado con éxito una prueba de su sistema de intercepción de misiles, (THAAD por sus siglas en inglés). La Agencia de Defensa de Misiles de Estados Unidos informó que logró derribar un misil enemigo simulado, lanzado desde un avión de combate sobre el Océano Pacífico al norte de Hawái. El Sistema THAAD que lo derribó, situado en el noroccidental estado de Alaska, "detectó, rastreó e interceptó el blanco", dijo la Agencia. Es la primera vez que emplaza el sistema THAAD para derribar un misil balístico de rango intermedio, que es un blanco más rápido y…
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Tillerson Signs Pact with Qatar to Curb Terrorism Financing

VOA News - Cindy Saine STATE DEPARTMENT — Despite temperatures soaring above 50 Celsius in Kuwait City, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson scored a first tentative victory for cool diplomacy on his push to help find a resolution to the month-long blockade of Qatar by its Persian Gulf beside Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, Tillerson announced the United States and Qatar have signed a memorandum of understanding for Doha to take steps to curb terrorism financing. “I am here in Qatar today carrying with me the same spirit which President Trump traveled in Riyadh with in May," he said.…
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US News

Senate Republican Leader Delays Start of August Recess

VOA News Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has delayed the beginning of the chamber's August recess in an attempt to complete work on the Republican bill to overhaul the nation's health care coverage law and deal with Trump administration nominees. The Republican lawmaker announced the decision Tuesday in a statement that included a criticism of Democratic senators. "In order to provide more time to complete action on important legislative items and process nominees that have been stalled by a lack of cooperation from our friends across the aisle, the Senate will delay the start of the August recess until the…
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Republicans Still Searching for Obamacare Repeal Formula

VOA News/Michael Bowman CAPITOL HILL — After a weeklong recess, Senate Republicans returned to Washington on Monday still searching for a legislative formula to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, known as Obamacare. Conservative Republicans want to dramatically pare back the federal government's role in health care, but moderates worry that their poor and vulnerable constituents would lose coverage. However, as discussions play out among Republican senators, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, the status quo is not working. "Obamacare has been hurtling toward collapse for years. Today it sits on the edge of total meltdown," McConnell…
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US Military Plane Crash in Mississippi Kills 16

VOA News A Marine Corps plane crashed Monday in the southern state of Mississippi, killing 16 military personnel. Officials said the KC-130 plane, a refueling tanker, went down in a soybean field about 135 kilometers north of Mississippi's capital city, Jackson. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear. Marine Corps spokeswoman Captain Sarah Burns said only that a KC-130 aircraft "experienced a mishap." Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina said the aircraft was based at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina. President Donald Trump, in a Twitter comment on Tuesday, called the crash "heartbreaking"…
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Trump’s Son Releases Emails Setting Up Talks with Russian Lawyer

VOA News Peter Heinlein, Ken Bredemeier THE WHITE HOUSE —Donald Trump Jr. has released an email chain setting up a meeting between him and a Russian attorney who promised to provide information that might hurt Hillary Clinton's campaign for president. The release follows a New York Times report on the matter. The Times said its story was based on information from three people with knowledge of the email, and that the message from publicist Rob Goldstone told Trump that the material was part of a Russian government effort to help his father, Donald Trump, defeat Clinton The meeting with Russian lawyer…
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Schumer Statement on the Administration’s Travel Ban Taking Effect Tonight

Washington, - Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the statement below regarding the administration's travel ban taking effect tonight: "Nearly six months after the President first proposed a Muslim travel ban under the guise of needing time to evaluate our nation's security, it's crystal clear this Administration is more interested in appearing to fulfill a dangerous campaign promise than actually taking action to keep America safe. The justification the Administration had in January that they needed a 90 day pause to review and implement new security policies is moot. "The Supreme Court's order this week was narrow and explicitly protects…
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Havana: Trump’s Cuba Policy Speech ‘Grotesque Spectacle’

VOA NEWS HAVANA — Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez called President Donald Trump’s recent speech on Cuba a “grotesque spectacle” that will only serve to strengthen the revolution, and criticized the Trump administration’s decision to roll back some Obama-era policies toward the island nation. “Cuba will make no concessions on its sovereignty and its independence,” Rodriguez told reporters in Vienna on Monday. “ will not negotiate over its principles and will never accept conditions.” The comments were in response to Trump’s speech last Friday in Miami, which is home to a large Cuban exile community. Standing next to Senator Marco Rubio,…
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US News

Parents: Otto Warmbier ‘At Peace’ Before Passing Away

VOA News The parents of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who died Monday after being detained in North Korea for nearly a year and a-half, said in a statement he had "completed his journey home" and was "at peace" shortly before passing away. President Donald Trump on Monday offered his condolences to the family, saying in a written statement, "There is nothing more tragic for a parent than to lose a child in the prime of life." Trump called the North Korean government "a brutal regime" and said the death deepens his determination to prevent future tragedies "at the…
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Trump recibe al presidente panameño en la Casa Blanca

VOA - El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Turmp, recibió este lunes en la Casa Blanca a su homólogo de Panamá, Juan Carlos Varela. Los líderes de gobierno reafirmaron la “fuerte alianza” entre y Panamá, al igual que el compromiso de los dos países para enfrentarse a temas claves de seguridad, como el crimen organizado transnacional y el tráfico de drogas, de acuerdo con un comunicado de prensa de la Casa Blanca. En su cuenta de Twitter, el presidente Varela agradeció al presidente Trump por “un dialogo productivo” enfocado en fortalecer los lazos bilaterales de ambas naciones de cara a…
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