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Zetas leader among 14 indicted in U.S. for money laundering

A top leader of Mexico’s feared Zetas drug gang was among 14 cartel members indicted in the United States for money laundering after a raid Tuesday which nabbed his brother, officials said. The 25-page indictment alleges that Miguel Angel Trevino Morales — who is believed to be in Mexico operating…

Senators introduce bill to end trade curbs on Russia

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of US senators introduced legislation Tuesday that would scrap a decades-old law imposing trade restrictions on Moscow, saying it’s necessary as Russia joins the WTO. Washington’s former Cold War adversary has been given the green light to join the World Trade Organization, which means the…

Stem cells can be harvested long after death: study

PARIS — Some stem cells can lay dormant for more than two weeks in a dead person and then be revived to divide into new, functioning cells, scientists in France said Tuesday. The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, unlocks further knowledge about the versatility of these cells, touted…

Quebec protest law challenged in court

MONTREAL — Lawyers for students, community groups and trade unions in Canada’s Quebec province asked a court Tuesday to suspend an emergency law regulating protests after months of rallies over tuition hikes. Felix-Antoine Michaud, a lawyer for the petitioners, argued in Quebec Superior Court that the law effectively outlaws spontaneous…

Male doctors earn more than women: U.S. study

WASHINGTON — Men who are doctors earn about $12,000 more per year than women doctors, according to a US study published on Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The differences persisted even after adjusting for factors like specialty, academic rank and work hours, said researchers at the…

Russia sending attack helicopters to Syria

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Russia Tuesday of sending attack helicopters to Syria, warning it will escalate the fighting and openly questioning whether the UN mission can survive beyond the end of its mandate in July. As a top UN peacekeeping official said Syria had now…

New Orleans newspaper cuts one-third of staff

WASHINGTON — The New Orleans Times-Picayune said Tuesday it was cutting nearly one-third of its staff as the biggest newspaper in the city planned to cut back to a schedule of three issues per week. The newspaper said on its website that 202 employees, or 32 percent of the staff,…

World Bank: Developing countries need bigger economic buffers

The World Bank on Tuesday urged developing countries to build up their buffers against financial storms arising from the high-income countries, especially in Europe. Developing countries have fewer means to weather shocks to their economies than they had in 2007, before the global financial crisis accelerated, and need to prepare…

UN: Syria now in full-scale civil war

Syria is now in a full-scale civil war, UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said on Tuesday, as UN observers reported they were fired on as they tried to enter a town feared to be the target of a new massacre. The news came as the Syrian government accused Washington of…

First and only woman to win the Nobel Economics Prize Elinor Ostrom dies at 78

Elinor Ostrom, the first and only woman to win the Nobel Economics Prize since it was first awarded 40 years ago, died Tuesday, said Indiana University. She was 78. The university where Ostrom worked since 1965 and conducted groundbreaking research on the ways people organize themselves and manage resources said…

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