Archive for January 25th, 2016

Exclusive: Short-term interim government likely in Haiti – U.S. official – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 25, 2016
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Exclusive: Short-term interim government likely in Haiti – U.S. official – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

1/25/16, 7:39:04 PM:   Mon Jan 25, 2016 | 5:19 PM EST REUTERS/ By Frank Jack Daniel PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haiti is likely to install an interim government to transfer power to a new president, a senior U.S. official said on Monday, after the Caribbean nation called off an election days before current President Michel...
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Zika virus expected to spread throughout Americas: WHO

January 25, 2016
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Zika virus expected to spread throughout Americas: WHO

Geneva (AFP) – The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects, is expected to spread to all countries in the Americas except Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization said. Zika has suspected but unproven links to microcephaly — in which babies born to women infected during pregnancy have abnormally...
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Protesters in Haiti Demand That President Quit – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 25, 2016
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Protesters in Haiti Demand That President Quit – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By FRANCES ROBLESJAN. 24, 2016 Photo A vehicle burned after an opposition rally in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, on Friday. Credit Orlando Barria/European Pressphoto Agency PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Volcy Assad, a Haitian political activist, stood before an enormous plume of black smoke emanating from a pile of burning tires and made it clear that the demands...
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US calls for anyone promoting election violence in Haiti to be held accountable – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 25, 2016
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US calls for anyone promoting election violence in Haiti to be held accountable – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The United States on Sunday called for accountability for any violence related to Haiti’s delayed presidential election, saying electoral intimidation and destruction of property were “unacceptable.” “As in the past, the United States is taking great interest in how elections in Haiti are unfolding and expects that persons responsible for organizing, financing, or participating...
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Britain and Bill Gates pledge 3 billion pounds to fight malaria

January 25, 2016
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Britain and Bill Gates pledge 3 billion pounds to fight malaria

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates (L) speaks as he sits with Britain’s Chancellor George Osborne during a visit to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool, Britain January 25, 2016. Reuters/Dave Thompson/pool Britain will spend 500 million pounds ($700 million) per year for the next five years to try and end deaths caused by...
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