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Winner finally declared in disputed Honduras vote
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared Sunday the winner of a heavily disputed presidential election held three weeks ago, despite mounting protests and opposition claims of fraud.



Billionaire former president Pinera wins Chile election
Billionaire former President Sebastian Pinera easily won Chile's presidential runoff election Sunday, moving the world's top-copper producing country back to the right in the footsteps of other Latin American nations.



Chile votes in fiercely contested presidential run-off
Chileans voted Sunday in a presidential run-off election but the outcome of Sebastian Pinera's comeback bid is far from certain after an unexpected surge from the left.



‘Mexico will not finance US wall,’ foreign minister says
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said Mexico would not help finance the border wall proposed by US President Donald Trump. “The wall is a decision made by the US (…) What I can assert categorically is that we are not involved in this dialogue, we never negotiated with the US to talk about a wall,” Videgaray told FRANCE 24.



'I'm not running': Peru's president Kucyznski refuses to resign over corruption allegations
Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kucyznski scrambled for his political survival Thursday as opponents demanded he resign over revelations of decade-old payments from a Brazilian construction company at the center of Latin America's biggest graft scandal.



Dustin Hoffman accused of exposing himself to teen, assaulting two women
More women are accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including an incident in which a playwright says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York hotel room when she was 16-years-old.



Sandy Hook: Political paralysis on gun laws despite public support
Five years after 26 children and staff were shot and killed at their Connecticut school, the US Congress has defeated every attempt to strengthen gun control. And yet mass shootings have become increasingly deadly.



Salma Hayek: 'Weinstein was my monster'
In one of the most vivid accounts yet of Harvey Weinstein's alleged abuse and harassment, Salma Hayek says the mogul turned the making of the Frida Kahlo biopic "Frida," into a nightmare after the actress refused Weinstein's relentless advances.



Evo Morales: US exit from Paris accord is 'unforgivable'
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Bolivian President Evo Morales slammed the "unacceptable, unforgivable" decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. Morales called for the creation of an international "climate justice court" to impose sanctions "retroactively". He also shared his thoughts on the first measures taken by the US administration and on his own political future.



Democrat wins Alabama Senate race in major upset, blow for Trump
In a stunning victory, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's Senate election Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual assault claims.



White House rejects calls for Trump sexual harassment probe
The White House on Monday rejected calls for a congressional investigation of claims Donald Trump sexually harassed women, saying the American people had spoken on the matter by electing him president.



Trump sending Americans back to the moon
US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time since 1972, in order to prepare for future trips to Mars.



New York blast was 'attempted terrorist attack'
A Bangladeshi man with a homemade bomb strapped to his body set off an explosion at a New York commuter hub during rush hour on Monday, wounding himself and three others in what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called an attempted terrorist attack.



In pictures: California's Thomas Fire rages towards coastal cities
A massive California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 800 structures scorched another 56,000 acres on Sunday, making it the fifth largest such blaze in recorded state history, as it ran toward picturesque coastal cities.



USA: Voters speak out ahead of Alabama Senate race
On Tuesday December 12, an election for a US Senate seat will take place in the state of Alabama. Despite credible claims of sexual misconduct from at least a dozen accusers, the Republican candidate Roy Moore still has the backing of his party – and of President Donald Trump. The election has turned into a question of how far Republican voters are willing to go to support their party. Our correspondent Philip Crowther went to meet some of them.



Venezuela's Maduro bans opposition parties from presidential vote
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced Sunday that leading opposition parties will be barred from taking part in next year's presidential vote after they boycotted mayoral polls, in a move set to further consolidate his grip on power.



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