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In Venezuela, women sell hair as another way to get by

Apr. 22, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Valery Díaz covered her eyes and held her breath before looking in a hair salon mirror to see herself without much of the long dark hair that used to frame her face. The 16-year-old student was paid $100 for the shorn hair, money she'll use to help her family and buy a...

India's Jet Airways flying just 7 planes amid investor talks

Apr. 15, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's ailing Jet Airways drastically cut back its operations on Monday amid talks with investors on purchasing a controlling stake in the debt-laden airline. Once India's largest carrier, Jet Airways is currently operating only seven of its 14 aircraft, and is flying only domestic...

Mexico to purge nonworking teachers from payroll

Apr. 6, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Saturday that his government will conduct a census to determine which teachers are working and purge the rest from the payroll. Speaking in Mexico's western state of Michoacan, the president gestured with a thumb to indicate that any...

1,000 replacements for Cuban doctors in Brazil quit program

Apr. 5, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — More than 1,000 Brazilian doctors who signed up to replace Cuban physicians working in Brazil's rural areas have quit within three months, the health ministry confirmed Friday. The doctors who quit represent 12% of the 8,500 physician positions that opened after Cuba's government...

Acting mayor: Baltimore 'in good hands' amid mayor scandal

Apr. 2, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore's acting mayor told legislators Tuesday that the city "is in good hands" until the mayor decides whether to return after abruptly announcing a leave of absence to "focus on her health" amid a political scandal about "self-dealing" book sales. Mayor Catherine Pugh stepped...

Hamas tightens grip on Gaza, fails to break Israel blockade

Apr. 1, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Over the weekend, Gaza's Hamas rulers marked a year of bloody, weekly protests that have failed to break the Israeli blockade. Rocket attacks brought a wave of Israeli airstrikes and unprecedented protests broke out against the Islamic militants' increasingly unpopular rule....

Cyprus government to fight court's pay cut ruling

Mar. 30, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' finance minister says authorities will act to "neutralize" an administrative court decision that declared unconstitutional cuts to government workers' salaries that were made amid a 2012 financial crisis. Harris Georgiades told state broadcaster CyBC Saturday that the...

US targets 'vast network' for evading Iran sanctions

Mar. 26, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to break up a group of Iranian-linked companies that has transferred around $1 billion to Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions on the country. The Treasury announced it had hit a "vast network" of 25 people, firms and Iranian government agencies with...

Mother Russia: South Florida sees a boom in 'birth tourism'

Mar. 22, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth so that their child can acquire all the privileges of American citizenship. They pay anywhere from $20,000 to sometimes more than $50,000 to brokers who arrange their travel documents, accommodations and...

International Women's Day: Strikes, protests and holidays

Mar. 8, 2019 10:34 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Marches and protests were held Friday across the globe to mark International Women's Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world. The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates women's achievements and aims to further...