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Dominican Republic to kill thousands of pigs over swine fever outbreak

Aug 02 2021

SANTO DOMINGO The Dominican Republic will slaughter tens of thousands of pigs after detecting outbreaks of African swine fever in 11 of the country's 32 provinces, authorities said on Monday.

African swine fever cases in Dominican Republic trigger regional warning

Jul 30 2021

SANTO DOMINGO, July 30 World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) called on countries to strengthen efforts to keep out African swine fever on Friday after the Dominican Republic reported the Americas' first cases of the deadly pig disease in nearly 40 years.

Elsa slows between Haiti and Jamaica after winds cause 2 deaths in Dominican Republic

Jul 03 2021

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) -Two people in the Dominican Republic were killed on Saturday, when a wall collapsed due to heavy winds brought on by Elsa, officials said, though the tropical storm was slowing down as it passed between Haiti and Jamaica.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Haiti, Dominican Republic hit with tropical storm rains as Elsa approaches

Jul 03 2021

SANTO DOMINGO, July 3 A slightly weakened Elsa was close to the southwestern peninsula of Haiti on Saturday, prompting tropical storm warnings for large swaths of Hispaniola, Cuba and Jamaica.

Dominican former law minister arrested on suspicion of diverting funds

Jun 30 2021

SANTO DOMINGO Dominican authorities arrested a former attorney general on Tuesday over accusations of diverting public funds to a political group that backed the Dominican Liberation Party, (DLP) during his term that ran until August.

In Dominican Republic, proposal to ease abortion ban polarizes nation

Mar 19 2021

SANTO DOMINGO As the abortion rights movement gains pace across Latin America, the issue is heating up in the Dominican Republic - one of the few countries in the region with a total ban on abortion - where activists were camped for an eighth day on Friday outside the president's palace.

Dominican Republic's new president takes office warning of tough recovery

Aug 16 2020

SANTO DOMINGO The Dominican Republic's new president, Luis Abinader, warned as he took office on Sunday that the country faced stiff challenges from a flagging economy and a coronavirus pandemic that has caused more than 1,450 deaths in the small Caribbean nation.

Spaniards ask where Juan Carlos has gone after ex-king leaves country

Aug 04 2020

MADRID/SANTO DOMINGO The whereabouts of former king Juan Carlos remained a mystery on Tuesday after he abruptly left Spain under a cloud of scandal, and the Dominican Republic, where several Spanish newspapers reported he was, said it had no registry of his arrival. | Video

Dominican Republic names opposition's Abinader president-elect

Jul 07 2020

SANTO DOMINGO Electoral authorities in the Dominican Republic confirmed Luis Abinader as President-elect on Tuesday after the opposition candidate won with a majority vote that ousted the long-ruling Dominican Liberation Party (PLD).

Opposition declares victory in Dominican Republic's virus-scarred vote

Jul 06 2020

SANTO DOMINGO The Dominican Republic's opposition presidential candidate, Luis Abinader, declared victory late on Sunday, as early results in a poll marked by the coronavirus pandemic showed him poised to end the ruling party's 16-year grip in power.

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Blinken says Russian attack on Ukraine could come at very short notice

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-can-attack-ukraine-very-short-notice-blinken-says-visit-kyiv-2022-01-19 said on Wednesday that Russia could launch a new attack on Ukraine at "very short notice" as he met the country's president on the first leg of a new diplomatic push to avert war.