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Most economists say Brexit will harm economy - poll


LONDON Nine out of 10 of Britain's top economists working in London's City financial district, small business and academia believe the economy will be harmed if Britain leaves the European Union, a poll said on Sunday.

Colombia's ELN rebels free three kidnapped journalists 28 May 2016

BOGOTA Three journalists held by Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels were freed on Friday after going missing over the past six days in the restive Norte de Santander province.


Kerry welcomes bid to spur talks between Venezuela, opposition 27 May 2016

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to former Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero on Thursday to welcome efforts he is leading to facilitate dialogue between the government of Venezuela and members of the Venezuelan opposition, the State Department said.


U.N. chief 'deeply disappointed' by rejection of press watchdog 27 May 2016

UNITED NATIONS U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is disappointed by a U.N. panel's rejection of an application from the Committee to Protect Journalists for U.N. accreditation, Ban's spokesman said on Friday.

Missing journalists held captive by Colombia's ELN rebels - government 27 May 2016

BOGOTA The Colombian Marxist rebel group, the National Liberation Army, has kidnapped three journalists, including one from Spain, who disappeared in recent days near the border with Venezuela, government officials said on Thursday.


Venezuelan opposition warns foreign contracts need assembly's OK 26 May 2016

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly on Thursday warned that contracts signed between the leftist government and foreign companies without lawmakers' approval would be null.


U.N. panel rejects press freedom watchdog accreditation request 26 May 2016

UNITED NATIONS The Committee to Protect Journalists, a press freedom watchdog group, was denied consultative status at the United Nations on Thursday, with South Africa, Russia and China among the countries that opposed it.


Reformist deputy PM's wings clipped in new Turkish government 26 May 2016

ISTANBUL Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek, an economic reformer whose reappointment this week had initially reassured investors, will see his responsibilities shrink in the new cabinet, with some transferred to an ally of populist President Tayyip Erdogan.


Brazil orders diplomats to rebut impeachment critics abroad 26 May 2016

BRASILIA Brazil's new foreign minister, Jose Serra, has ordered diplomats to rebut any government, media or international organisation that criticizes the impeachment of suspended President Dilma Rousseff, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

Two Colombian journalists missing after Spanish reporter vanishes 24 May 2016

BOGOTA Two journalists have gone missing in Colombia's northeast conflict zone while covering the disappearance of a Spanish reporter feared kidnapped this weekend, the government said on Tuesday.

Venezuela 2012: more revolution?


Insight: Chavista militants may be wild card after election

CARACAS - Sitting in front of a mural of Jesus and the Virgin Mary armed with AK-47s, three red-shirted children are clutching assault rifles and copies of Venezuela's constitution.  Full Article