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Ex-Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt dies, leaves bitter legacy

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Former Guatemalan military dictator Efrain Rios Montt died at the age of 91 on Sunday, a bitterly divisive figure in the country’s long civil war who escaped a 2013 genocide conviction only to face renewed charges last year. FILE PHOTO: Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt …

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Italy to probe 'unacceptable' French customs operation

Prosecutors in the northern Italian city of Turin have opened an investigation over an alleged intrusion by French customs officers that has caused diplomatic tensions between Rome and Paris. A charity that helps migrants, Rainbow4Africa, has accused uniformed French customs officials of entering their office in the small Alpine village …

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Improve your cybersecurity strategy: Do these 2 things

Over 77% over businesses suffered a cybersecurity attack last year, according to the IT Security Economics Report from Kaspersky Lab. That percentage is consistent with lots of other security research, and the number of companies admitting that they have been attacked has continued to move upward each year over the …

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Alvarado v Alvarado: Costa Rica's election explained

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Costa Rica will choose a new president in a run-off vote on Sunday Costa Ricans have two choices in the presidential elections on Sunday: Alvarado or Alvarado. Conservative evangelical Fabricio Alvarado is running against centre-left Carlos Alvarado, who is no relation. The candidates have been …

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O'Neill calls for Irish unity vote within five years

Sinn Féin Deputy leader Michelle O’Neill has called for an Irish unity referendum within five years. Addressing republicans at an Easter commemoration in Belfast’s Milltown cemetery, the Sinn Féin deputy leader said: “Ending partition has now taken on a new dynamic because of Brexit…” “Because Brexit exposes the undemocratic nature …

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Russian governor quits after shopping centre fire

The governor of the Russian region of Kemerovo has resigned over a fire at a shopping centre that left more than 60 people dead, including many children. In a video posted on the regional administration’s website, Aman Tuleyev said his departure was the “right, conscious and only true decision” following …

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