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U.S. launches criminal probe into alleged chicken price fixing by Tyson, rivals
June 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has begun a criminal probe into allegations that Tyson Foods Inc and other poultry processors including Pilgrim's Pride Corp and Sanderson Farms Inc colluded to fix poultry prices, court documents show.
Brazil Supreme Court justices weigh appeals to free Lula
SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday was considering two appeals by imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is seeking release based on claims the judge who convicted him was not impartial.
UPDATE 1-U.S. to deploy up to 89 DHS agents to Guatemala - document
GUATEMALA CITY, June 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will deploy up to 89 agents to Guatemala by the end of August under a joint agreement to curb illegal immigration and strengthen border security, according to an official document seen by Reuters on Tuesday.
UPDATE 4-U.S. House Democrats rush to pass border aid bill before July 4, Trump vows veto
WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) - U.S. House Democrats said they plan to pass a $4.5 billion aid package aimed at addressing the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border later on Tuesday, citing an urgency to act following reports of poor conditions facing young children at overcrowded facilities.
Copa America organizers 'satisfied' with use of VAR despite lengthy delays
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Copa America organizers CONMEBOL defended the use of video technology at the tournament after revealing VAR stoppages had averaged two minutes 26 seconds per intervention, nearly double the time taken at the 2018 World Cup.
Soccer-Copa America organizers 'satisfied' with use of VAR despite lengthy delays
RIO DE JANEIRO, June 25 (Reuters) - Copa America organizers CONMEBOL defended the use of video technology at the tournament after revealing VAR stoppages had averaged two minutes 26 seconds per intervention, nearly double the time taken at the 2018 World Cup.
France's Mirazur crowned world's best restaurant, Denmark's Noma is No. 2
SINGAPORE, June 25 (Reuters) - Mirazur, on the French Riviera, was crowned No.1 at the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony held in Singapore on Tuesday, lauded for its fresh and seasonal cuisine.
U.S. border agency acting head to leave July 5 amid child detentions outcry
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, John Sanders, is resigning and will leave his post on July 5, the agency said on Tuesday, a move that coincides with an outcry over the treatment of detained migrant children.
Convicted money launderer arrives in Colombia from U.S.
BOGOTA (Reuters) - A Colombian man convicted by the United States of laundering drug trafficking proceeds returned to Bogota on Tuesday to serve additional jail time under a pyramid scheme conviction.
Trump committed to campaign to oust Venezuela's Maduro: U.S. envoy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is still committed to a pressure campaign to force Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to step aside to make way for opposition leader Juan Guaido, Washington's envoy for Venezuela said on Tuesday.
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