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Brazil hit by general strike against pension reform

  • government: Protests have been held across Brazil as thousands of public workers take part in a general strike against a government proposal to reform pensions.
  • reform: Protests have been held across Brazil as thousands of public workers take part in a general strike against a government proposal to reform pensions.
  • pension: Protests have been held across Brazil as thousands of public workers take part in a general strike against a government proposal to reform pensions.
  • transport: The strike, the first since far-right President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January, has affected public transport, schools and banks.
  • struggle: The changes are seen as crucial to revive the country's economy, still struggling to recover from the 2015-2016 recession, the worst in more than a century.

Hong Kong braces for more protests as political pressure builds to delay or scrap extradition bill

  • thoroughfare: After five days of protests, a brief calm set in on Friday, with major thoroughfares reopening.
  • undermine: The controversial bill would allow fugitives in Hong Kong be extradited to mainland China, raising concern among critics that it would be used to undermine the city's civil liberties by making political activists and human rights activists subject to removal.
  • plank: He said 22 officers were injured in the melee as protesters hurled bricks and planks at police..
  • violation: Amnesty International Hong Kong director Man-Kei Tam said the " ugly scenes " against" overwhelmingly peaceful protesters" was a " violation of international law.
  • violence: This excessive response from police is fueling tensions and is likely to contribute to worsening violence, rather than end it," Tam said in a statement.

Apple could launch up to 7 new laptops later this year

  • launch: Apple could launch up to 7 new laptops later this year.
  • register: This week MacRumors spotted that Apple recently registered seven unreleased Mac notebooks in the EEC database, suggesting that refreshed MacBooks and MacBook Airs are on the way.
  • release: On the heels of the release of refreshed MacBooks Pros in May, MacRumors reported on Thursday that Apple registered seven unknown devices with the Eurasian Economic Commission that are likely updated MacBooks and MacBook Airs.
  • model: The last time the 12-inch MacBook was refreshed was in June two years ago, so it's likely that one of these models is an updated edition.
  • spread: Earlier this year, rumors began spreading that Apple is planning to launch a redesigned MacBook Pro with a display measuring between 16- and 16.5-inches.

Iran not seeking war with US, sending warning: analysts

  • warn: The most likely is that Iran is sending a message to warn the US and its allies in the region that it has the ability to retaliate against tightening energy sanctions.
  • warn: Karen E. Young, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, warned that " we can expect further incidents, rather than attributable state-on-state attacks ".
  • transportation: Tensions around the Gulf shipping channel, vital to the transportation of crude, soared after two tankers came under attack early Thursday, with the US quickly blaming Iran for the incidents.
  • soar: Tensions around the Gulf shipping channel, vital to the transportation of crude, soared after two tankers came under attack early Thursday, with the US quickly blaming Iran for the incidents.
  • incident: Tensions around the Gulf shipping channel, vital to the transportation of crude, soared after two tankers came under attack early Thursday, with the US quickly blaming Iran for the incidents.

US industrial output rebounds in May

  • cumulative: Although output is up two percent compared to May 2018, it has been slipping the so far this year with a cumulative decline of nearly one percent from January to May.
  • vehicle: The report notes that the recovery in production of motor vehicles and parts, which had been falling, was offset by two months of declines in aerospace-- which could reflect continued troubles at Boeing due to the grounding of its 737 MAX aircraft.
  • quirk: Ian Shepherdson of Pantheon Macroeconomics notes that a calendar quirk is partly to blame for the big swings in the latest two months but said the pain in manufacturing is real.
  • weak: We're under no illusions about the weak underlying trend in the manufacturing output.
  • underlying: We're under no illusions about the weak underlying trend in the manufacturing output.

GLOBAL MARKETS-China data, Gulf tensions see bond yields slip, stocks suffer

  • struggle: LONDON, June 14 (Reuters)- World stocks struggled and safe haven bets were back in play on Friday with German bond yields plumbing record lows as Chinese data rekindled woes about the health of the global economy and fears of a new U.S.-Iran confrontation intensified.
  • bite: Data from Beijing painted a fairly gloomy picture of the world's second largest economy as the trade war with the United States starts to bite.
  • stimulus: Expectations for more stimulus in China are growing as the Sino-U.S. trade dispute threatens to escalate into a full-blown trade war that many fear could push the global economy into recession.
  • threaten: Expectations for more stimulus in China are growing as the Sino-U.S. trade dispute threatens to escalate into a full-blown trade war that many fear could push the global economy into recession.
  • recession: Expectations for more stimulus in China are growing as the Sino-U.S. trade dispute threatens to escalate into a full-blown trade war that many fear could push the global economy into recession.

2020 Toyotas will automatically park and shut off

  • model: Toyota Motor North America has announced that most models with a 2020-year designation will be equipped with both " Auto Shut Off" and" Automatic Park" features.
  • vehicle: On Thursday, Toyota outlined that most of its upcoming vehicles in the 2020 model year lineup will be able to automatically park and automatically shut off, features designed to keep forgetful drivers and those around them safer.
  • model: On Thursday, Toyota outlined that most of its upcoming vehicles in the 2020 model year lineup will be able to automatically park and automatically shut off, features designed to keep forgetful drivers and those around them safer.
  • vehicle: Auto Shut Off" enables a vehicle's engine to automatically turn off after a designated amount of inactivity.
  • model: Right now, Toyota models simply alert drivers that the engine is still running and request that it be turned off; adding this feature to 2020 models will potentially reduce theft while also offering owners more personal security and convenience.

Iran TV shows rescued crew of attacked tanker in 'full health'

  • rescue: Iran TV shows rescued crew of attacked tanker in 'full health '.
  • refute: This video refutes false reports by some media outlets claiming that Iran avoided helping the sailors working on the vesse l," Press TV said, without elaborating on what reports it was referring to.
  • navy: According to the official news agency IRNA, the Iranian navy rescued 44 crew members from the two tankers which caught fire off the Iranian coast and transferred them to the nearby port of Bandar-e Jask.
  • rescue: According to the official news agency IRNA, the Iranian navy rescued 44 crew members from the two tankers which caught fire off the Iranian coast and transferred them to the nearby port of Bandar-e Jask.
  • port: According to the official news agency IRNA, the Iranian navy rescued 44 crew members from the two tankers which caught fire off the Iranian coast and transferred them to the nearby port of Bandar-e Jask.

Iran denies tankers attack as tensions soar

  • warn: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Washington would defend its forces and allies in the region, and the United States pressed its case as the UN Security Council met to address the incident-- the second in a month in the strategic shipping lane.
  • sabotage: He accused it of seeking to " sabotage diplomacy" amid a visit to Iran by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and" cover up its economic terrorism against Iran" in enforcing crippling unilateral sanctions.
  • release: The US Central Command (CENTCOM) released a grainy black-and-white video it said showed an Iranian patrol boat" removing the unexploded limpet mine" from the ship.
  • responsible: It is the assessment of the United States that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks," Pompeo announced.
  • warn: With tensions spiralling between Iran and the United States, the European Union called for " maximum restraint" and UN chief Antonio Guterres warned the world cannot afford a major confrontation in the Gulf.

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks, stoking fears of confrontation

  • withdraw: Iran has repeatedly said it will not re-enter talks with the United States unless it reverses Trump's decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal.
  • wary: In a notable signal that close U.S. allies are wary of Washington's position, Germany said the U.S. video was not enough to apportion blame for Thursday's attack.
  • unwise: Britain said it took the matter "extremely seriously" and, if Iran was involved, " it is a deeply unwise escalation ".
  • torpedo: An initial report that Kokuka Courageous was struck by a torpedo was dismissed by a source familiar with the issue.
  • naphtha: A source has said a magnetic mine could have caused the explosion on Front Altair, which had a cargo of naphtha.

Huawei’s Android replacement is one step closer to becoming a reality

  • huge: The US Huawei ban is also a huge headache for Google Huawei receives another blow: No Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp apps on Android devices Foldable Mate X flexes its muscle ahead of release, while Samsung's Galaxy Fold is still vaporware.
  • release: The US Huawei ban is also a huge headache for Google Huawei receives another blow: No Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp apps on Android devices Foldable Mate X flexes its muscle ahead of release, while Samsung's Galaxy Fold is still vaporware.
  • series: Which would, of course, present a whole new series of concerns.

Steve Bullock, Seth Moulton and Wayne Messam fail to qualify for first 2020 Democratic presidential ...

  • qualify: Steve Bullock, Seth Moulton and Wayne Messam fail to qualify for first 2020 Democratic presidential debate.
  • urban: Bullock, however, said that Democrats need to talk about why they haven't broken through in urban and rural areas and" give people a reason to vote for us and not just against " President Donald Trump.
  • rural: Bullock, however, said that Democrats need to talk about why they haven't broken through in urban and rural areas and" give people a reason to vote for us and not just against " President Donald Trump.
  • nominee: In a statement to USA TODAY, Press Secretary Matt Corridoni said the debates will not determine the Democratic nominee.
  • nominee: In 2008, Hillary Clinton was the presumed nominee, and in 2004 we were preparing for President Howard Dean," he said.

Sarah Sanders leaving as White House press secretary, Trump hints she may run for Arkansas governor

  • urge: 'Egregious, notorious and ongoing': Watchdog agency urges firing of Kellyanne Conway over political remarks.
  • undermine: While the report said there was " insufficient evidenc e" of any conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, it detailed steps by the president to undermine the investigation.
  • barb: The association, which represents the White House press corps, later said in a statement that the barbs were " not in the spirit of the missio n" of the organization.

House Dems Do What They Do Best After Trump Invites Foreign Election Interference: Shrug

  • dejection: Inside the cau cus, there was a sense of dejection the morning after ABC News released footage of an interview in which Trump said he would not reach out to the FBI if a foreign government tried to help his campaign.
  • witness: Though House Democrats have scored a few court victories, including in their efforts to obtain financial documents related to the president, their attempts to secure information and witnesses with respect to the Mueller report have been less successful.
  • lawmaker: To a person, Democratic lawmakers said on Thursday that President Donald Trump's stated comfort receiving election assistance from a foreign government was shocking, disqualifying, and even criminal.
  • foreign: To a person, Democratic lawmakers said on Thursday that President Donald Trump's stated comfort receiving election assistance from a foreign government was shocking, disqualifying, and even criminal.
  • government: To a person, Democratic lawmakers said on Thursday that President Donald Trump's stated comfort receiving election assistance from a foreign government was shocking, disqualifying, and even criminal.

FACTBOX-U.S. companies warn on Trump's tariffs

  • warn: June 13 (Reuters)- A host of U.S. consumer companies have warned that costs related to tariffs on goods imported from China will hit their profits.
  • import: June 13 (Reuters)- A host of U.S. consumer companies have warned that costs related to tariffs on goods imported from China will hit their profits.
  • minimize: He said the company, known for lower prices, will try to minimize the effect of the levies on the company and its customers.
  • investor: However, the team anticipates that this can be mitigated," CEO Jeffrey Gennette told investors on a conference call on Wednesday.
  • mitigate: RALPH LAUREN CORP: " The tariffs enacted to date have a limited impact on our business, but our teams are prepared for multiple scenarios and have accelerated the diversification of our supply chain to mitigate the long-term impact of any potential tariff outcomes," CFO Jane Nielsen told investors on a conference call last week.

The Problem for Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats Isn’t That They Lack Guts. It’s That They Lack Imagin...

  • passion: Passions are high after Donald Trump once again announced that he was happy to receive foreign interference in our elections, so long as that interference helped him, and the heat is back on Nancy Pelosi for her caution on impeachment.
  • foreign: Passions are high after Donald Trump once again announced that he was happy to receive foreign interference in our elections, so long as that interference helped him, and the heat is back on Nancy Pelosi for her caution on impeachment.
  • path: However, what we wanna do is have a methodical approach to the path that we are on, and this will be included in that.
  • imagine: Imagine a reality, Democrats, in which you have the power to change things.
  • obstruct: Those 1,000-plus prosecutors who signed that letter saying Trump obstructed justice?

President Trump Invoked Executive Privilege. Here's the History of That Presidential Power

  • issue: When Congress issues a subpoena for documents, usually they get what they want.
  • subpoena: When Congress issues a subpoena for documents, usually they get what they want.
  • privilege: One oft-cited definition comes from Mark Rozell, author of two books on executive privilege and the Founding Dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
  • generally: Generally, presidents will invoke executive privilege in matters relating to national security, the military and foreign affairs, for example to protect the names of spies and informants.
  • invoke: Generally, presidents will invoke executive privilege in matters relating to national security, the military and foreign affairs, for example to protect the names of spies and informants.

What Ford and Volkswagen's Tie-Up on Trucks (and EVs) Means for the Ranger in America

  • vehicle: UPDATE 6/13/19: As they proposed in January, Ford and Volkswagen are expected to finalize a partnership to co-develop electric and autonomous vehicles in addition to vans and trucks.
  • version: That the Ford Ranger will continue as a U.S. product, even as the new joint agreement sees collaboration on non-U.S. versions of the Ranger and the Ford Transit van.
  • vehicle: Instead, it finalizes an agreement the two automakers announced last June to collaborate on commercial vehicles.
  • underpin: Ford will build an all-new Ranger that will also underpin the next-gen VW Amarok, which is likely to remain outside the U.S., and will continue to engineer the next-gen Transit full-size van that VW may rebrand into its future Transporter.
  • version: Ford truck spokesman Mike Levine said the automakers will only collaborate on non-U.S. versions of the Ranger and Transit.

Here's what to know about about Chase's Marriott Bonvoy Bold credit card

  • roll: If you're obsessed with racking up credit card points, this is your big week: Marriott and Chase are rolling out their new Marriott Bonvoy Bold credit card, and the travel perks will have you instantly dragging your suitcase out of the hall closet.
  • international: With 30 hotel brands and international home and villa rentals under its umbrella, there are plenty of price level to choose from.
  • plenty: With 30 hotel brands and international home and villa rentals under its umbrella, there are plenty of price level to choose from.
  • foreign: The Chase-Marriott partnership is all about encouraging travel, so while it is a great perk, it's not so much of a surprise that they 've eliminated any foreign transaction fees.

AT&T cancels Galaxy Fold preorders, gives customers $100 for their troubles

  • issue: The Galaxy Fold was supposed to hit stores nearly two months ago when Samsung ran into unexpected issues with the handset.
  • issue: The other issue was the large gaps near the hinges in the center of the phone.
  • postpone: Samsung was quick to postpone the release and recall all review models so it could investigate and fix the problems.
  • release: Samsung was quick to postpone the release and recall all review models so it could investigate and fix the problems.
  • model: Samsung was quick to postpone the release and recall all review models so it could investigate and fix the problems.

Tankers targeted near Strait of Hormuz amid U.S.-Iran tensions

  • strait: A third of all oil traded by sea passes through the strait, which is the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf.
  • quadruple: Already, Iran says it quadrupled its production of low-enriched uranium.
  • weapon: Khamenei also said Iran remained opposed to building atomic weapons, but offered a challenge to Trump.

Google publishes images of Pixel 4 far before fall launch

  • flood: In response to the flood of rumors spreading about Goo gle's upcoming flagship, the company published its own official images of the device on Twitter revealing the Pixel 4's square-shaped rear camera apparatus.
  • spread: In response to the flood of rumors spreading about Goo gle's upcoming flagship, the company published its own official images of the device on Twitter revealing the Pixel 4's square-shaped rear camera apparatus.
  • publish: In response to the flood of rumors spreading about Goo gle's upcoming flagship, the company published its own official images of the device on Twitter revealing the Pixel 4's square-shaped rear camera apparatus.
  • launch: Despite the launch of the next Pixel most likely not taking place until October, rumors about the Google handset have been spreading like wildfire among tech enthusiasts.
  • spread: Despite the launch of the next Pixel most likely not taking place until October, rumors about the Google handset have been spreading like wildfire among tech enthusiasts.

Ecuador's top court approves same-sex marriage

  • urge: Mr Soria, who is the head of the LGBT rights group Ecuadorean Equality Foundation, urged other gay people to stop hiding and" enjoy the happiness that comes from being equal, like anyone else ".
  • landmark: Ecuador's highest court has approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the traditionally Catholic country.
  • issue: The four dissenting judges argued that the National Assembly would have to debate the issue before any constitutional changes were made.
  • mandatory: The decisions by the Constitutional Court are " binding and mandatory" and Ecuadorean authorities are obliged to abide by them, Gustavo Medina, a former Supreme Court president, told AFP news agency.

Fishing for crabs in Brazil's mangrove forests

  • landscape: Reuters photographer Nacho Doce has documented the changing landscape of mangrove forests in Cairu, Brazil, and the livelihoods of people who fish for crabs and oysters.
  • livelihood: Reuters photographer Nacho Doce has documented the changing landscape of mangrove forests in Cairu, Brazil, and the livelihoods of people who fish for crabs and oysters.
  • protection: Mangroves cover 13,989 sq km of Brazil's coast and are an important protection against climate change, with one acre of mangrove forest absorbing nearly the same amount of carbon dioxide as an acre of Amazon rainforest.
  • intense: The forests also protect the coast from eroding as intense storms grow more frequent.
  • storm: The forests also protect the coast from eroding as intense storms grow more frequent.

Lionel Messi: Why does Argentina's captain struggle internationally?

  • incense: Debate around Argentina's captain has, once more in the build-up to a major tournament, incensed two antagonistic, almost irreconcilable positions.
  • unscathed: Barca was his shelter, where footballing doubts perished and his leadership re-emerged unscathed.
  • witness: Having witnessed the 'players ' revolt' following a damaging group-stage defeat by eventual finalists Croatia, some Argentina Football Association ( AF A) board members wanted drastic change.
  • weak: None of them would ever accept they can be wrong in their judgement, but it is difficult to deny Argentina have travelled to Brazil with one of their weakest teams in decades.
  • rare: Argentina have always known that Lionel Messi is a rare gem, to be treated with extreme care.

Hong Kong Locked in Extradition Stalemate After Protesters Face Tear Gas

  • volunteer: Volunteers handed out supplies of food, water, umbrellas and masks to fellow marchers.
  • elicit: Those gatherings elicited fierce responses from police that included firing tear gas at the mostly student protesters, who held up yellow umbrellas for protection.
  • unlawful: Authorities ultimately imprisoned Joshua Wong, a student activist who was the face of the demonstrations, after he was convicted of staging an unlawful rally.

The Latest: DR prosecutor vows no impunity in Ortiz shooting

  • recuperate: The wife of former Red Sox star David Ortiz says her husband is recuperating at a hospital in Boston after being shot at a bar in his native Dominican Republic.
  • recuperate: In Boston, Ortiz's wife said in statement that the former Red Sox star was able to sit up and take some steps as he recuperates in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • witness: Witnesses say the crime was carried out by two men on a motorcycle and two other groups of people in cars.
  • recuperate: Meanwhile, in Boston, Ortiz's wife said in statement that the former Red Sox star was able to sit up and take some steps as he recuperates in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • witness: Authorities say a seventh suspect is being pursued in the shooting, which witnesses say was carried out by two men on a motorcycle and two other groups of people in cars.

Former Stanford sailing coach avoids prison in first sentence of college admissions scandal

  • wire: The next sentencing in the college admissions case, set for June 20, will be former Yale University women's soccer coach Rudy Meredith, who has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and mail fraud charges.
  • warrant: Federal Judge Rya Zobel said it's important that Vandemoer be punished " because it's too easy to do this kind of thing " but she didn't think prison time was warranted.
  • undermine: He said the sentence should signal to " honest and hardworking high school students " who are trying to get into college the right way that the wealthy can't pay bribes to undermine the system.
  • prison: He received a prison term of just one day, but it was deemed already served.
  • punish: Federal Judge Rya Zobel said it's important that Vandemoer be punished " because it's too easy to do this kind of thing " but she didn't think prison time was warranted.

The Latest: Japanese leader seeks to cool US-Iran tensions

  • bilateral: Wednesday's meeting between Japan's Taro Kono and Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif focused on issues such as Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers, bilateral issues and regional tensions.
  • refer: The picture appeared to refer to America dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II.
  • protest: Iran's semi-official news agency is reporting that dozens of hard-line students have gathered outside of Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport, where the Japanese premier's plane earlier landed, to protest over possible efforts by Shinzo Abe to calm tensions between Iran and the United States.
  • halt: The Foreign Ministry, just hours after the attack took place on Wednesday, said Egypt is calling for an immediate halt to all attacks on Saudi territories and will " defy any attempt to targe t" the kingdom.
  • impatience: Germany is one of the signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that is trying to salvage the agreement following the United States ' withdrawal and amid increasing impatience in Tehran.

Hong Kong slams brakes on extradition bill amid massive protests

  • perseverance: He told USA TODAY the perseverance of the mostly youthful crowd, who he said were peacefully protesting, was unprecedented in Hong Kong.
  • unprecedented: He told USA TODAY the perseverance of the mostly youthful crowd, who he said were peacefully protesting, was unprecedented in Hong Kong.
  • weapon: Police spokesman Gong Weng Chun defended the decision to use tear gas and other non-lethal weapons to quell the demonstration.
  • quell: Police spokesman Gong Weng Chun defended the decision to use tear gas and other non-lethal weapons to quell the demonstration.
  • violence: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam blamed the violence on politically motivated protesters she accused of " life-threatening" behavior.

The Latest: Trump may visit Poland again in September

  • troops: Trump says the Polish government will pay for the infrastructure to support the additional troops.
  • troops: Trump is discussing the additional troops as part of a White House press conference with visiting Polish President Andrzej Duda.
  • troops: President Donald Trump says he is considering moving about 2,000 additional troops into Poland from elsewhere in Europe.
  • troops: U.S. officials had said Trump was expected to announce that he was sending about 1,000 additional troops and a squadron of Reaper drones to Poland to aid its self-defense amid concerns about Russian military activity.

Nicaragua frees 56 protest leaders as part of amnesty

  • warn: Speaking before the amnesty law was passed, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned that it " could impede the processing of potentially responsible persons for grave violations of human rights ".
  • trick: Student leader Edwin Carcache, who was among those freed, said " the government wants to trick us with that famous amnesty law, we know that the only thing they want is to hide their crimes- but the world knows what's going on ".
  • acquiescence: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says it has documented " disproportionate use of force by the police, sometimes resulting in extrajudicial killings; enforced disappearances; torture and sexual violence, as well as widespread arbitrary or unlawful detentions, occasionally by pro-government armed elements with the acquiescence of authorities ".
  • violence: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says it has documented " disproportionate use of force by the police, sometimes resulting in extrajudicial killings; enforced disappearances; torture and sexual violence, as well as widespread arbitrary or unlawful detentions, occasionally by pro-government armed elements with the acquiescence of authorities ".
  • unlawful: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says it has documented " disproportionate use of force by the police, sometimes resulting in extrajudicial killings; enforced disappearances; torture and sexual violence, as well as widespread arbitrary or unlawful detentions, occasionally by pro-government armed elements with the acquiescence of authorities ".

Timeline: Unease grows in Hong Kong about eroding freedoms

  • unprecedented: The ban is seen as an unprecedented step to quash separatist voices.
  • stick: Many in the semiautonomous Chinese territory worry the freedoms they enjoy under a " one-country, two-systems " framework are eroding, as both governments use carrots and sticks to draw Hong Kong into China's orbit.
  • orbit: Many in the semiautonomous Chinese territory worry the freedoms they enjoy under a " one-country, two-systems " framework are eroding, as both governments use carrots and sticks to draw Hong Kong into China's orbit.
  • cynicism: The movement inspires a new generation of political activists but also builds cynicism about the power of popular movements to effect political change.
  • encompass: February 2019: China announces plans to create a Greater Bay Area encompassing Hong Kong, Macau and neighboring Guandong province in the mainland to foster economic development.

The man who helped feed the world

  • wheat: He couldn't sequence the wheat's DNA to figure out which genes caused which traits, because that technology was decades away.
  • wheat: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A farm worker displays a grain of Norman Borlaug's high-yield rust-resistant wheat at an experimental facility in Ciudad Obregon.
  • wheat: The man replied, perplexed:" This is the way you plant wheat in Pakistan.
  • worry: Some experts worry that food yields are no longer increasing quickly enough to keep pace.
  • dilapidated: So when Cathy heard strange rumours about a young American man setting up camp in this dilapidated place- despite the lack of electricity, sanitation, or running water- she drove over to investigate.

Japan premier hopes to ease US-Iran tensions in Tehran visit

  • theocracy: Abe is scheduled to see Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate within Iran's Shiite theocracy, as well as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
  • quadruple: Already though, Iran says it quadrupled its production of low-enriched uranium.
  • livelihood: Japanese prime minister will improve the livelihood of the people ," the hard-line Kayhan newspaper sarcastically offered in an editorial Tuesday.

Cuba travel ban: Disappointed passengers return to after being rerouted mid-cruise

  • passenger: This article originally appeared on Florida Today: Cuba travel ban: Disappointed passengers return after being rerouted mid-cruise.
  • souvenir: Bryant Akers remained upbeat, while wearing a souvenir Cuba T-shirt as he and his wife carried luggage through the terminal Friday morning.
  • passenger: Cuba travel ban: Disappointed passengers return after being rerouted mid-cruise.
  • passenger: Passengers aboard the Norwegian Sun were disappointed, but not totally surprised, to find their ship rerouted from Cuba to the Bahamas Wednesday after new travel restrictions to the island nation were put in place last week.
  • island: Passengers aboard the Norwegian Sun were disappointed, but not totally surprised, to find their ship rerouted from Cuba to the Bahamas Wednesday after new travel restrictions to the island nation were put in place last week.

US axes non-essential services for kids at migrant shelters

  • surround: The fences that surround the facility are covered by a green tarp that makes it difficult to see through.
  • berth: The 17-year-olds, however, slept apart, in a large space with about 150 berths in rows, lined up with just enough space between them for a person to get through.
  • pamphlet: Below it was a pamphlet with warnings about sexual abuse and teen pregnancy.

Mexico-US Deal Leaves Questions, Concerns About Migration

  • wend: According to Mexican immigration authorities, since January there have been 10,393 returns by migrants to Mexico while their cases wend their way through U.S. courts.
  • migratory: Some such as ex-President Felipe Calderon of the conservative opposition National Action Party questioned whether Mexico was truly master of its own migratory policy.
  • festive: Meanwhile, a rally later Saturday in Tijuana that Lopez Obrador called to defend Mexican pride and dignity was expected to take on more of a festive atmosphere.

Mexican president to 'celebrate' in Tijuana after Trump pulls tariff threat

  • congregate: We will congregate to celebrate tomorrow in Tijuana at 5 p.m.," he wrote in Spanish.
  • tomorrow: We will congregate to celebrate tomorrow in Tijuana at 5 p.m.," he wrote in Spanish.
  • illicit: Mexico also will take " decisive actio n" to dismantle human smuggling and trafficking organizations, and their illicit financial and transportation networks, the statement said.

Women's World Cup: Khadija Shaw's story of tragedy, tenacity & triumph

  • acquaint: For anyone already acquainted with Shaw's story, it was an understatement as huge as her grin.
  • preconception: She also had to contend with her mother's preconceptions about whether she should play football at all.
  • blossom: Jamaican journalist Kayon Raynor calls it a " hard" place where two rival gangs are often responsible for the violence that has blossomed there.
  • positive: You have a lot of negative thoughts but if you let them overthrow the positives, I would have stopped a long time ago.