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Olympic marathon silver medalist Kirwa suspended for doping
(Reuters) - Bahrain's Olympic women's marathon silver medalist Eunice Kirwa has been provisionally suspended after failing a doping test, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said in a statement.
Djokovic concedes he has mountain to climb at French Open
BELGRADE (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic has enjoyed two good weeks on red clay but admitted that winning a second French Open title would be a tall order after a crushing defeat by Rafael Nadal in last week's Italian Open final.
Brazil eyes another round of budget freezes, weighing on economy
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government is expected to announce another round of budget freezes on Wednesday, raising the risk of pushing the country's already weak economy closer to recession and adding to political pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro.
Mexico's tiny refugee agency turns to U.N. amid asylum surge, funding cuts
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Buckling under surging asylum applications and the lowest budget in years, Mexico's tiny refugee agency has turned to the United Nations for help opening three new offices across the country starting next month, its director said on Tuesday.
UPDATE 3-Trump tells Congress to ratify trade deal before dealing with infrastructure
WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Democratic leaders on Tuesday to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada trade pact before working on an infrastructure bill, a sign that crumbling roads and bridges are unlikely to get significant federal funding for repairs this year.
Brazil lower house votes to allow foreign airlines in domestic market
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's lower house of Congress voted on Tuesday to allow foreign-controlled airlines to operate domestic flights in Latin America's largest economy, opening the door to more competition in an increasingly concentrated market.
SoftBank executive sees major Mexican consumer firms as potential partners
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An executive in Japan's SoftBank Group said on Tuesday that the technology conglomerate is open to partnering with major Mexican consumer companies, such as retailer Femsa and bread-maker Bimbo, along with startups in the country.
USTR sees progress in talks on North American trade deal vote: senators
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican senators said on Tuesday that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was making progress in negotiations with Democrats on passage of a new North American trade deal and the talks were being handled "in good faith."
OAS and opposition urge Nicaragua to continue releasing prisoners
May 21 (Reuters) - The Organization of American States (OAS) and opposition activists on Tuesday increased calls for Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to release all of the people they regard as political prisoners, following the death of a U.S. citizen in prison last week.
U.S. readies sanctions, charges over Venezuela food program: sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is preparing sanctions and criminal charges against Venezuelan officials and others suspected of using a military-run food aid program to launder money for President Nicolas Maduro's government, according to people familiar with the matter.
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