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Tennis: Raonic slumps to early exit at Melbourne Park
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former world number three Milos Raonic was sent tumbling out of the Australian Open first round by Lukas Lacko on Tuesday, the Canadian's earliest grand slam exit since the 2011 French Open.
Panama probes ex-officials in graft network suspected of taking bribes
PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panamanian prosecutors are investigating a network of over 30 people that includes former high-level officials suspected of taking bribes worth $40 million between 2011 and 2012 for public works projects, Attorney General Kenia Porcell said on Monday.
Pope arrives in Chile to bolster battered Church credibility
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis arrived in Chile on Monday to start a trip aimed at bolstering the credibility of a local Church battered by a sexual abuse crisis.
Collapse of Colombian bridge kills nine workers, injures five
BOGOTA (Reuters) - At least nine construction workers were killed and five injured when a partially-constructed bridge collapsed in central Colombia on Monday, an official from the disaster response agency said.
Trump blames Senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal
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Pope Francis arrives in Chile
SANTIAGO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Pope Francis arrived in Chile on Monday evening, the first stop in a trip that includes Peru, as he hopes to inject new confidence in two staunchly Catholic countries where the Church's credibility has been severely damaged by sexual abuse scandals.
Brazilian miner Vale ordered to repair environmental damage
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian court on Monday ordered the world's largest iron ore miner Vale SA to repair environmental damages its operations caused in land belonging to a community of descendants of escaped slaves in northern Brazil.
Major automakers urge Trump administration: don't ditch NAFTA
DETROIT (Reuters) - Global automakers on Monday urged the Trump administration not to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement and expressed hope the United States, Canada and Mexico can successfully conclude a modernized and improved trade pact.
Fiat Chrysler CEO says no plans to sell brands to Chinese
DETROIT (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's (FCA)
has no intention of breaking up the company or selling individual brands to China or other parties, the company's chief executive said on Monday, adding that the group was counting on its coveted Jeep brand to drive future profits.
UPDATE 1-Nigeria summons representative of US ambassador over Trump comments
ABUJA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Nigeria's government on Monday summoned a representative of the the U.S. ambassador to explain reported remarks by President Donald Trump that immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from "shithole countries," the foreign ministry said.
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