Iraqi forces try to regain al-Anbar from IS control

EFE | Baghdad

Iraqi troops, backed by Shiite and Sunni tribal militiamen, launched on Tuesday a broad military campaign to liberate the western province of al-Anbar from the control of the Islamic State.

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MEXICO VIOLENCE

6 Die in clash between gunmen, militias in western Mexico

EFE | Morelia, Mexico
Six people were killed and four others wounded in a running battle between drug-cartel gunmen and an indigenous militia in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, authorities said Tuesday.
US EDUCATION -feature-

"Read Conmigo" program shows the benefits of being bilingual

EFE | Miami
The "Read Conmigo" program seeks to encourage reading in both English and Spanish in the United States, a nation with 37 million Spanish speakers where teaching kids to be bilingual is one of the great educational challenges.
PLATINO PRIZES (Interview)

Platino Awards aim to set standards for Ibero-American cinema

EFE | By Fernando Mexia Los Angeles
The Platino Awards have taken a "giant step forward" from the first edition in Panama to the second to be held in Spain this July, one of its hosts told Efe on Tuesday.
CHILE CHINA (Report)

China: Trade is key to global economic recovery

EFE | Santiago
Global economic recovery is going through a "tortuous" process and the best recipe for speeding its growth is free trade, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said Tuesday in the Chilean capital.
TENNIS FRENCH OPEN

Nadal advances to second round of French Open

EFE | Paris
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal advanced on Tuesday to the second round of the French Open after eliminating France's Quentin Halys.
SOLAR PLANE

Bad weather delays Solar Impulse's journey across Pacific

EFE | Beijing
Bad weather has caused the organizers of Solar Impulse 2, an airplane powered solely by alternative energy, to postpone on Tuesday the seventh leg of its round-the-world journey, in which it has to cover most of the Pacific Ocean.
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