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Lula returns to office in a troubled, divided Brazil

Brazil's President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends the closing session of the thematic group of the transition government in Brasilia, on Dec 13, 2022. (EVARISTO SA / AFP) BRASILIA – Leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will be sworn in as president of Brazil on Sunday under tightened security in the Brazilian capital […]

At least nine killed in New Year stampede in Uganda

Fireworks light up the sky as people react while they celebrate after counting down to the new year at a church in Kampala, Uganda, on Jan 1, 2023. (BADRU KATUMBA / AFP) KAMPALA – At least nine people were killed and several others injured in a New Year stampede in Uganda's capital, Kampala, police said […]

World welcomes 2023 and leaves a stormy year behind

Onlookers watch as confetti fills the air to mark the beginning of the new year, in Times Square, New York City, on Jan 1, 2023. (YUKI IWAMURA / AFP) The world welcomed the new year with a packed party in Times Square and fireworks soaring above European capitals, while hoping for an end to the […]

Venezuela and Colombia fully reopen shared border

Pedestrians use the Simon Bolivar International Bridge to cross between San Antonio, Venezuela (behind) and Cucuta, Colombia at sunrise on Aug 8, 2022, along the border which Venezuela partially closed in 2015. (MATIAS DELACROIX / AP) CARACAS – Venezuela and Colombia will fully reopen their shared border on January 1 to allow passage of cargo […]

Croatia enters eurozone, Schengen area

Clients wait in line to withdraw cash at a bank in the center of Zagreb on Dec 30, 2022, as the euro becomes Croatia's official currency on Jan 1, 2023. (DENIS LOVROVIC / AFP) ZAGREB – Croatia entered the eurozone and the European Union's (EU) border-free Schengen area on New Year's Day. This was the […]