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Oscar for the best blooper: "I wasn't trying to be funny. This is Moonlight for best picture."

Warren Beatty was handed the previous winner's envelope, containing a card saying “Emma Stone, La La Land”, resulting in the error. Moonlight has won best picture at the Oscars - but only after Faye Dunaway initially said La La Land had won. Warren Beatty was handed the previous winner's envelope, containing a card saying "Emma Stone, La La Land", resulting in the error.

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Falklands' delegation visits Vigo with an idea of building a fisheries port in the Islands

The Falklands delegation with Vigo port Authority officials Falkland Islands representatives met with port of Vigo authorities to assess the infrastructure, services, development plans and competitiveness of the Galician fisheries terminal, one of the busiest and most efficient in the European Union, reports the Galicia media.

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Torrential rains and mudslides leave 4 million people in Santiago with no drinking water

The torrential rain that started Saturday prompted mudslides and rubble to surge into the Maipo river which supplies most homes in the capital. Just two weeks ago Chile was desperately combating with foreign support thousands of acres of bushfires out of control, but now over the weekend rainstorms and landslides killed four and contaminated a major river, forcing authorities to cut off drinking water to four million people in the capital Santiago, authorities said.

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EU pledges to keep Ireland and Ulster border “as open as possible”

PM Kenny met European Commission President Juncker and EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels, where he stressed Dublin’s concerns about the border The EU’s negotiators will work to keep the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland “as open as possible” after Brexit, the President of the bloc, Jean-Claude Juncker, said after meeting Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

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A Latino, ex-Obama Labor secretary elected chairman of the Democrats

“By getting back to basics, we can turn the Democratic Party around, take the fight to Donald Trump, and win elections from school board to the Senate”, said Perez  Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Saturday was elected chairman of the United States Democratic National Committee, defeating top-rival Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, in their respective bids to chart the direction of the national party. Perez was elected after two rounds of balloting in Atlanta at the party’s annual winter meeting. He received 235 votes, crossing the threshold of 218 ballots.

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"I prefer bridges to walls", Kuczynski tells Trump at the White House

“We're interested in the free movement of people ... I emphasized that to President Trump and we prefer bridges to walls”, said the Peruvian president The first Latin American leader to visit U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House said that he told Trump he prefers bridges to walls and favors the free movement of people across borders. However, Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski declined to comment specifically on Trump's proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border to curb illegal immigration and drug trafficking in a press conference following the meeting.

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Paraguayan guerrillas free abducted teenager after ransom is paid

Franz, who turned 18 while in captivity, is shown in an EPP video A Mennonite teenager, Franz Weiber who was abducted last July by Paraguayan Marxist inspired guerrillas in the north of the country was released on Saturday, safe and sound, after the family and friends collected the equivalent of US$ 25.000 in food to distribute among fourteen Indian communities in the area.

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Argentine economy finally seems to have began a rebound

 Last year was difficult as President Macri enacted a number of market-friendly reforms aimed at liberalizing the economy, which in the short-term led to rampant inflation. Argentina's economic activity rose 1.6% in December compared with the previous month, government data showed, a sign the economy likely expanded in the fourth quarter after a long recession. The economy fell 0.1% in December year over year and closed 2016 down 2.3% compared with 2015.

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