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Peru McDonald's fined $250,000 after worker deaths

Dec 27, 2019 - 11:35 AM

Two employees, both aged 18, die while cleaning a faulty soda machine at a McDonald's branch in Pueblo Libre, Peru

FINED. A franchise owner of Mcdonald's in Peru is fined after two workers were electrocuted to death.

Chile orders Catholic Church to compensate ex-priest's victims

Mar 28, 2019 - 11:08 AM

The court in Santiago orders the church to pay 100 million pesos – around $146,000 – to each of 3 of his victims

(FILES) In this file picture taken on January 2, 2019 Jose Andres Murillo (L) and Juan Carlos Cruz, two of the sexual abuse victims of Chilean paedophile priest Fernando Karadima, embrace after a press conference with the Foreign Press Association in Santiago. A court in Chile on March 27, 2019 ordered the Roman Catholic Church to pay damages of around 146,000 US dollares to each of the three victims of influential former priest Fernando Karadima. Juan Carlos Cruz, Andres Murillo and James Hamilton had sued the Church for covering up years of sexual abuse perpetrated by Karadima, a senior Chilean cleric who was suspended for life by the Vatican. CLAUDIO REYES / AFP

Colombian confesses to over 150 murders at El Chapo trial

Nov 30, 2018 - 4:28 PM

US government turncoat, Juan Carlos 'Chupeta' Ramirez, is allegedly one of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's two main Colombian suppliers

JAILED. In this file photo, drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is escorted into a helicopter at Mexico City's airport on January 8, 2016 following his recapture during an intense military operation in Los Mochis, in Sinaloa State. File photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

For dropping Taiwan, Panama is Xi Jinping's next diplomatic destination

Nov 23, 2018 - 9:12 PM

China is the second major user of the Panama Canal after the United States

CHARM OFFENSIVE. File photo of recent Manila visitor Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

Vigan manages logistical nightmare that is Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Vigan Mayor Juan Carlo Medina said that his city has only 47 hotels with 1,015 rooms or a maximum capacity of 4,738. There are 17,000 athletes in Palaro 2018.

Nietes KOs Reveco in 7th to retain IBF Flyweight title

Feb 25, 2018 - 11:30 AM

(UPDATED) Nietes continues his 14-year undefeated run

ROUND 7. Donnie Nietes improves his record to 23 KOs after his knockout punch in the 2:30 mark of Round 7. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Nietes vs Reveco title defense set for LA, will open HBO broadcast

Jan 19, 2018 - 1:10 PM

Donnie Nietes will make his first appearance on HBO on February 24

BIG EXPOSURE. Donnie Nietes vs Juan Carlos Reveco will open the HBO Boxing After Dark broadcast. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Flyweight champ Nietes will next face Argentina's Reveco in mandatory defense

Sep 09, 2017 - 6:28 PM

Juan Carlos Reveco earns a shot at IBF flyweight titleholder Donnie Nietes after winning an elimination bout in Argentina

MANDATORY CHALLENGE. Donnie Nietes (R) will face Juan Carlos Reveco in his first title defense, with Nietes' promoter aiming for an October or November date. File photo by Darryl Mangubat/Rappler

Nietes to face Reveco-Nantapech winner in mandatory defense

Jul 30, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Donnie Nietes will make his first IBF flyweight title defense against the winner between Juan Carlos Reveco and Komgrich Nantapech

MANDATORY DEFENSE. Donnie Nietes will either defend his title in a rematch against Komgrich Nantapech, or face former WBA flyweight titleholder Juan Carlos Reveco. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Passengers flee to safety as Peru plane catches fire

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:09 PM

The head of the transport ministry s civil aviation authority Juan Carlos Pavic says the fire broke out when the plane s right wing touched the ground on landing

Panama Papers showed vulnerability of whole system – Panama president

May 04, 2016 - 7:41 AM

President Juan Carlos Varela says the documents reveal a worldwide problem

Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela delivers keynote address at a luncheon during the Washington Conference on the Americas at the State Department on May 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Panama president denies country is tax haven

Apr 20, 2016 - 12:07 PM

Juan Carlos Varela said that his country will establish a high level commission within 6 months in order to improve transparency of its financial system

Aerial view of the Panama City bay taken on March 23, 2015. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

Panama squirms as Panama Papers scandal keeps expanding

Apr 12, 2016 - 8:26 AM

President Varela: Panama does not deserve to be singled out on an issue that plagues many countries

Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela delivers a message to the nation, in Panama City, Panama, April 6, 2016. Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Panama president: Leak reveals 'global problem' on offshore finance

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:56 PM

President Juan Carlos Varela says the controversy is a problem for many countries whose legal and financial structures are still vulnerable to be used for purposes that do not represent the common good of the citizens

VARELA ON PANAMA PAPERS. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela delivers a message to the nation, in Panama City, Panama, 06 April 2016. Photo by Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Panama urges talks to avert financial crackdown

Apr 07, 2016 - 10:17 AM

UPDATED President Juan Carlos Varela vows firmly to confront whoever comes to put down Panama s image

TAX HAVEN? A general view shows boats cruising the Panama Bay, in Panama City, Panama, April 6, 2016. Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Road to Final Persib Bandung: Tak meyakinkan di awal, kini jadi unggulan

Apr 01, 2016 - 8:51 PM

Persib Bandung mencapai final Piala Bhayangkara dengan rekor hampir sempurna Mereka tak terkalahkan hingga babak puncak turnamen tersebut

Komisaris PT PBB Kuswara S. Taryono (kiri) memberikan tumpeng kepada pelatih Persib Bandung Dejan Antonic pada perayaan HUT ke-83 Persib, di Bandung, Jawa Barat, 14 Maret 2016. Foto oleh Agus Bebeng/Antara

Comedian takes office as Guatemala's new president

Jan 15, 2016 - 8:55 AM

Most Guatemalans view newly elected president Jimmy Morales with fondness as a familiar figure from his 15 year television career on a program he produced

NEW PRESIDENT. Guatemala´s President-elect Jimmy Morales (R) shakes hands with Spanish former King Juan Carlos (L) prior to their meeting held in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on January 13, 2016. Former King Juan Carlos is in Guatemala to attend the swearing in ceremony of Guatemala's new president upcoming January 14. Photo by Esteban Biba/EPA

Controversial sculpture of Spain's ex-king on display

Mar 22, 2015 - 10:51 PM

The sculpture shows the former king of Spain being sodomized by the late Bolivian union leader Domitila Barrios who is in turn being sodomized by a dog

Spain court admits paternity suit against ex-king Juan Carlos

Jan 14, 2015 - 10:28 PM

It is the first lawsuit to be allowed against Juan Carlos 77 since he lost his total immunity when he abdicated last year and the latest in a string of scandals to hit the Spanish monarchy

File photo of Spain's ex-King Juan Carlos

Colombia suspends peace talks with FARC after general kidnapped

Nov 17, 2014 - 3:14 PM

The decision to suspend the talks comes during an emergency meeting between the president and the top military leaders that was called after the general s disappearance was announced

Colombian Minister of Defense Juan Carlos Pinzon talks to members of the media in Bogota, Colombia, 16 November 2014, where he announced the kidnapping of Colombia's Army Brig Gen Ruben Dario Alzate Mora by guerrilla members of the FARC. Leonardo Munoz/EPA

Argentine central bank chief resigns amid economic turmoil

Oct 02, 2014 - 11:16 AM

Juan Carlos Fabrega s decision to quit after less than a year in the post comes a day after an emotional President Cristina Kirchner alleged in a televised address that domestic and US interests were pushing to devalue the peso topple her center left government – and even kill her

Picture taken on June 26, 2014 of Argentina's central bank governor Juan Carlos Fabrega during a speech in Buenos Aires. Hugo Villalobos/AFP

Team USA enjoys a trouble-free ride to World Cup title

Sep 15, 2014 - 3:32 PM

No less than Charles Barkley expected Team USA to fall to hosts Spain in the FIBA World Cup Instead the Americans dominated the world s best

DeMar DeRozan is one of Team USA's not-yet-ready-for-primetime players who made the most of the World Cup platform. Photo from FIBA.com

FIBA World Cup 101: A guide to the spectacle in Spain

Aug 27, 2014 - 5:40 AM

Prepare for the FIBA World Cup in Spain by reading everything you d need to know about the teams tournament format and key matchups

Derrick Rose, seen during Team USA's gold medal winning performance against Russia in 2010, will make his return from injury in the 2014 World Cup. Photo by Georgi Licovski/EPA

Canal a priority as Panama's new president takes office

Jul 02, 2014 - 2:21 PM

Varela who was elected to a five year mandate in May 4 polls replaced Ricardo Martinelli a supermarket magnate who leaves office with high popularity despite corruption allegations

NEW PRESIDENT. Panama's new President Juan Carlos Varela and his wife Lorena Castillo de Varela wave next to their sons, during the inauguration ceremony on July 1, 2014 in Panama City. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

Spain lawmakers approve legal protections for ex-king

Jun 26, 2014 - 10:59 PM

Juan Carlos leaves himself open to possible court action including a paternity suit brought by a man claiming to be his son when he gave up the throne last week after 39 years for his heir King Felipe VI

File photo of Spain's ex-King Juan Carlos

King Felipe VI takes Spanish throne

Jun 19, 2014 - 7:22 AM

Felipe legally became king at the stroke of midnight 2200 GMT as an act of parliament signed by his father comes into force

PASSING THE CROWN. Spanish King Juan Carlos (L) hugs his son Crown Prince Felipe (R) during the ceremony where King Juan Carlos signed the constitutional law that allows his abdication, at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, 18 June 2014. Fernando Alvarado/Pool/EPA

Spain's king abdicates, people to hail new reign

Jun 18, 2014 - 6:03 PM

King Juan Carlos who led Spain from dictatorship to democracy puts his name to his last act of parliament in the late afternoon at Madrid s old Royal Palace

ABDIACATION. Spain's royal couple King Juan Carlos I (2-L) and Queen Sofia (2-R) welcome Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (L) and Spanish Senado (Upper House)'s speaker Pio Garcia-Escudero (R) at the Zarzuela palace in Madrid, Spain, June 17, 2014. Javier Lizon/EPA

What's a king to do? Felipe faces a demanding Spain

Jun 18, 2014 - 10:14 AM

Nearly everyone admits that Prince Felipe is well prepared groomed to reign since childhood by his father King Juan Carlos But prepared for what?

THE NEXT KING. A file picture dated 31 May 2014 shows Spain's Crown Prince Felipe reviewing a guard of honor upon his arrival to 'Monsenor Oscar Arnulfo Romero' international airport in Comalapa, El Salvador. Roberto Escobar/EPA

Spain lawmakers pave way for future King Felipe VI

Jun 11, 2014 - 4:11 PM

Although a majority of Spaniards want a referendum on the future of the monarchy polls show that at present more favor a monarchy with Felipe as king

Spanish king presides over final military ceremony

Jun 09, 2014 - 12:19 AM

Hundreds of onlookers show their support for the king during an annual armed forces day ceremony

ENDING REIGN. Spain's King Juan Carlos arrives at the Quiron University Hospital in Madrid on September 24, 2013. File photo by AFP

Spanish king's abdication sparks anti-royalist fervor

Jun 03, 2014 - 8:10 PM

Spanish King Juan Carlos abdication revives anti royalist fervor in the young democracy sending thousands into the streets clamoring for a referendum on the monarchy itself

Supporters of an independent state of Catalonia and Republicans wave Catalan and republican flag as they celebrate the abdication of Spanish King Juan Carlos de Borbon in central Barcelona. Photo by Quique Garcia / AFP

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Jun 02, 2014 - 9:36 PM

Almost 21 million public school students go back to school Manny Pacquiao’s wealth drops King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates

Spanish King Juan Carlos abdicates

Jun 02, 2014 - 6:31 PM

The 76 year old monarch is stepping down dogged by health woes and with his popularity deeply eroded by scandals

UP FOR SURGERY. Spain's King Juan Carlos arrives at the Quiron University Hospital in Madrid on September 24, 2013. AFP File Photo

Opposition's Varela wins Panama presidency

May 05, 2014 - 10:20 AM

The electoral court tells Varela of his win after more than 60 of the ballots were tallied

VARELA. Handout photo showing presidential candidate Juan Carlos Varela greeting supporters in Panama, May 4, 2014. Partido Panameñista/EPA

Panama to elect a new president amid close three-way race

May 04, 2014 - 10:48 AM

With around 2 5 million people eligible to vote a victor is guaranteed to be declared since a simple majority will win the election

ELECTIONS. A group of Electoral Tribunal employees prepare election ballot papers and information packages before they are distributed, in Panama City, Panama, 02 May 2014. Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Spain princess in court for historic fraud hearing

Feb 08, 2014 - 1:42 PM

UPDATED It is the first time a member of Spain s royal family has ever gone to court as a suspect

PRINCESS IN COURT. Spain's Princess Cristina (L) smiles as she arrives at the courthouse of Palma de Mallorca on February 8, 2014, to answer fraud accusations, a historic first for the troubled royal family. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP

Spain princess summoned to court for fraud scandal

Jan 13, 2014 - 9:34 PM

Cristina youngest daughter of the Spanish king is accused of tax fraud and money laundering

ROYALS ACCUSED. Infanta Cristina of Spain (left) is accused of money-laundering while her husband Inaki Urdangarin was suspected of embezzling million of euros in public funds. File AFP Photo/Attila Kisbenedek

Spain king's daughter charged with financial crimes

Jan 07, 2014 - 5:27 PM

She would be the first direct relative of the king to appear in court accused of wrongdoing

FINANCIAL CRIMES. The King of Spain's daughter has been charged for tax crimes and money laundering.

Spain's troubled king gets new hip operation

Nov 22, 2013 - 11:54 AM

The Spanish King goes under the knife for the third time

UP FOR SURGERY. Spain's King Juan Carlos arrives at the Quiron University Hospital in Madrid on September 24, 2013

Life and Style wRap: Paris fashion week, Juan Carlos up for surgery

Sep 28, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Plus Japanese women desperate to be housewives beauty industry in Brazil turns to men

GOLDEN BOY. After a successful show in the US, Wang leaves his mark in Paris. Photos: AFP

Moroccan city wants child rapist pardon probed

Aug 05, 2013 - 11:25 PM

Residents of the Moroccan city of Kenitra want to know why a man convicted of raping their children was ever released

WHY THE PARDON? Protestors chant slogans during a demonstration on August 5, 2013 in Kenitra against the pardon by King Mohamed VI of Morocco of a Spanish paedophile who raped 11 local children. The king on Sunday revoked a pardon granted to a Spanish serial paedophile whose release sparked angry protests in the kingdom, a palace statement said. AFP PHOTO/FADEL SENNA

Amid scandal, spain king's son-in-law has Qatar job offer

Apr 08, 2013 - 6:44 PM

Spanish King Juan Carlos scandal tainted son in law Inaki Urdangarin reportedly gets a job offer in Qatar in the handball field

QATAR JOB? Spanish King Juan Carlos' son-in-law Inaki Urdangarin (right) reportedly gets a job offer in Qatar in the handball field. He is under investigation for allegedly embezzling million of euros in public funds. File AFP Photo/Attila Kisbenedek

Spain's king faces surgery for slipped disc: palace

Feb 21, 2013 - 10:16 PM

The king has a herniated disc in his lower back for which the most suitable treatment is a surgical operation

Spain's king voices 'energy, hope' in crisis

Jan 05, 2013 - 8:54 AM

Spain s King Juan Carlos says he has energy and hope to continue ruling in his first public interview in more than a decade after a year blighted by scandals

MARKING BIRTHDAY. Spain's King Juan Carlos, who celebrates his birthday, says he has 'energy and hope' to continue ruling. File photo from AFP

WWF drops Spain king as patron over hunting issue

Jul 22, 2012 - 6:40 PM

The wildlife charity WWF dropped Spain s Juan Carlos as honorary patron of its Spanish branch on July 21 because of an elephant hunting trip he made to Botswana

Tennis: Djokovic opens Wimbledon action

Jun 25, 2012 - 10:09 AM

Djokovic opens Wimbledon 2012 on Centre Court on Monday June 25

PLAYING ON BLUE CLAY. Serbian Novak Djokovic returns a ball to Spanish Daniel Jimeno-Traver during their tennis match of the Madrid Masters on May 8, 2012 at the Magic Box (Caja Magica) sports complex in Madrid. Djokovic won 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. AFP photo/Javier Soriano