Osman and Halime are both five months old and the only animals of their kind in Central America, National Zoo director said.
President Donald Trump's administration said it was restricting US travel and remittances to Cuba, undoing much of the thaw under former president Barack Obama.
The US administration is set to appeal a ruling by a federal judge who blocked Trump's purge against asylum seekers from Central America, giving a glimmer of hope to the people waiting at the border.
Behrakis, born in Greece, covered many of the most tumultuous events around the world including conflicts in Afghanistan and Chechnya, earthquake in Kashmir, and the Egyptian uprising.
Two opposition politicians punished for participating in violent protests last year against President Daniel Ortega that left 325 people dead, their lawyer says.
Human rights advocates have been up in arms over Abrams' appointment to the post because of his checkered past in Latin America.
Senate leaders agree to vote on duelling proposals this week to reopen shuttered federal agencies. The Republican plan is a trade-off: Trump's border wall funding in exchange for temporary protection from deportation for some immigrants.
Thousands of migrants are seeking to apply for asylum in the United States at the border town. As their fate remains uncertain, some say they are willing to settle down in Mexico, while others are determined to move on.
The caravan of migrants making its way through Mexico to the US became a major talking point for candidates and their stumpers during the US midterm campaigns.
The word 'migrant caravan' is used to describe a group of thousand of Central American migrants on their way to the United States. The term plays down their need.
US President Donald Trump says he'll start cutting aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador over their inability to stop citizens from migrating to the US. A caravan of thousands is currently making its way through Mexico towards the US border.
IPCC says limiting global warming to 1.5 Celsius above pre-industrial levels could reduce the number of people exposed to climate risks and poverty by up to several hundred million by 2050. But can poorer nations afford it?
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