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Soccer Star Ronaldo Accused of Tax Evasion

VOA News Soccer megastar Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of tax evasion. Prosecutors in Spain allege the Real Madrid player defrauded the government of about $16 million in taxes from 2011 to 2014. Specifically, Spanish authorities say Ronaldo "took advantage of a business structure created in 2010 to hide from fiscal authorities income generated in Spain from image rights." Authorities say Ronaldo used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to "create a screen in order to hide his total income from Spain's Tax Office." In the past, the world’s highest paid athlete denied any wrongdoing, and he maintains is…
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Trump Supporters Turn on Special Counsel Mueller

VOA News WASHINGTON — High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller, the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign. As Mueller builds his legal team, Trump's allies have begun raising questions about the former FBI director's impartiality, suggesting he cannot be trusted to lead the probe. The comments come amid increasing frustration at the White House and among Trump supporters that the investigation will overshadow the president's agenda for months to come - a prospect that has Democrats salivating. Trump friend Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax, went…
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North Korea Frees US College Student Ahead of NBA Star Visit

VOA News North Korea has released from prison an American college student who was sentenced to a 15-year term for attempting to steal a propaganda poster in 2016, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. In a statement, Tillerson said Otto Warmbier, 22, has been released from prison and is currently traveling back to the , where he will be reunited with his family. The Washington Post reported that Warnbier was medically evacuated from North Korea while in a coma. He is due to return home to Cincinnati, Ohio, Tuesday evening. According to the Post, he had been in a coma…
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US News

Trump Attacks Latest Court Ruling Against Travel Ban

Ken Bredemeier/VOA WASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump is assailing the latest federal appellate court decision blocking his executive order restricting travel from six majority-Muslim countries where terrorist attacks have occurred. "Well, as predicted, the 9th Circuit did it again - Ruled against the TRAVEL BAN at such a dangerous time in the history of our country," Trump posted on his Twitter account Tuesday, adding, "" in an apparent reference to the government's appeal to the Supreme Court. The appellate court said the president overstepped his authority when he issued the March 6 executive order. Monday's decision in San Francisco was…
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US News

EE.UU. endurece medidas contra delitos de inmigración

VOA News El secretario de Justicia de Estados Unidos, Jeff Sessions, anunció el martes una nueva estrategia de mano dura en los procesamientos judiciales de inmigración. Sessions, que hizo el anuncio durante una gira por la frontera sur de la nación, detalló varios cambios que dijo son el inicio de una nueva era para ayudar a las ciudades estadounidenses y a la frontera de lo que describió como "la inmundicia" que traen los carteles del narcotráfico. El secretario de Justicia estadounidense ha venido ampliando el rol de su agencia en la agenda de la administración Trump contra la inmigración ilegal.…
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US News

Tillerson: Rusia debe decidir entre Assad y Estados Unidos

Voz de América El secretario de Estado de Estados Unidos, Rex Tillerson, advirtió este martes que Rusia tiene dos opciones de cara a la guerra civil en Siria: O se pone del lado de Estados Unidos y los países que piensan de manera similar sobre Siria, o se abraza a Irán, al grupo militante Hezbolá y al líder sirio Bashar al-Assad. Mientras se preparaba para embarcar hacia Moscú en su primer viaje como secretario de Estado a ese país, Tillerson dijo que no estaba claro si Rusia no había tomado en serio su obligación de asegurarse que Siria no tuviera…
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US News

Mattis: “No es la primera vez que Assad usa armas químicas”

Voz de América El Pentágono ofreció su primera conferencia de prensa después del ataque con armas químicas en Siria y de la respuesta estadounidense que consistió en el lanzamiento de misiles dirigidos para destruir una base aérea en Siria. El secretario de Defensa, James Mattis, señaló que solo el presidente de Siria, Bashar Assad sabe por qué uso armas químicas, pero al mismo tiempo indicó que las autoridades estadounidenses creen que no fue la primera vez. Mattis dijo que confía en que Assad lamenta el ataque con armas químicas de la semana pasada, debido a las represalias estadounidenses. El Pentágono…
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US News

Trump: North Korea ‘Looking for Trouble’ with Nuclear Weapons Development

  Ken Bredemeier/VOA News President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that "North Korea is looking for trouble" with its nuclear weapons development program and implored China to help rein in Pyongyang. Trump, in a pair of comments on his Twitter account, said, "If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them!" He did not elaborate on what actions the might take. Trump said that he told Chinese President Xi Jinping at last week's summit between the two leaders that a Beijing trade deal with Washington "will be far better" for China "if…
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US News

Hardliners Think Trump has Unfinished Immigration Business

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA — One issue that President Donald Trump's hard-line supporters care most about is immigration. While the president has signed three executive orders on the subject, he has said nothing about the so-called dreamers, undocumented young people who were brought to the as children and protected under the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program or DACA. The immigration restrictionists are not happy. “DACA must be ended,” wrote Ronald W. Mortenson last month for a Center for Immigration Studies blog. “We fully expect them to do so,” wrote Roy Beck of Numbers USA, announcing an end-DACA Twitter campaign in…
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No Sanctions in Hand, Tillerson Arrives in Moscow

Luis Ramirez/VOA News LONDON —  Secretary State Rex Tillerson arrived in Moscow Tuesday with less ammunition than Washington and London had hoped he would have in his bid to convince Russia to abandon Syrian President Bashar al Assad. But he had a tough ultimatum in hand, following reports quoting unidentified senior officials as saying that Russia had prior knowledge of the attack that killed scores of people including women and children. G7 ministers meeting Tuesday in the Italian city of Lucca failed to agree on targeted sanctions against the Russian and Syrian military, arguing that an investigation would first have…
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