Clashes rock Venezuela as Guaido urges opposition uprising

April 30, 2019

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó takes to the streets with a small group of heavily armed soldiers in a bold and risky call for the military to rise up and oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro…

UN envoy optimistic of Syria constitution committee soon

April 30, 2019

The U.N. special envoy for Syria says he is “optimistic” an agreement can be reached on the long-sought formation of a committee to draft a new constitution for the war-torn country so it can meet this summer…

Board orders Puerto Rico to pay $340M owed to pension system

April 30, 2019

A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances says dozens of municipalities and public corporations have failed to pay or deposit $340 million into a retirement system for government employees…

The Latest: Lima Group backs Guaidó in Venezuela unrest

April 30, 2019

A group of Latin American nations and Canada is backing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó in what it calls his efforts “to restore democracy” to his South American country and it rejects characterizations of his move as an attempted coup…

Congo Ebola cases hit record for most reported in single day

April 30, 2019

Congo Ebola cases hit record for most reported in single day; attacks on health centers blamed…

Footage shows armored vehicle ramming into Venezuelan protesters. The White House says it was the ‘Maduro Regime.’

April 30, 2019

Footage showed an armored vehicle cross a median of a road in Caracas — then plow into a crowd.…

UN welcomes momentum on Western Sahara, but parties at odds

April 30, 2019

The U.N. Security Council has approved a resolution welcoming “new momentum” from the restart of talks on resolving the decades-old dispute over the mineral-rich Western Sahara…

Is what’s happening in Venezuela an attempted coup? First, define ‘coup.’

April 30, 2019

The Kremlin says it is. The White House says it isn’t. Can they both be right?…

Board orders Puerto Rico to pay $340M owed to pension system

April 30, 2019

A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances says dozens of municipalities and public corporations have failed to pay or deposit $340 million into a retirement system for government employees…

Anchor dating to conquest found off Mexico’s Gulf coast

April 30, 2019

Archaeologists in Mexico have found a Spanish anchor off the Gulf coast of Veracruz that dates to around the time of the Spanish conquest…

Russian agent Butina lashes out at US justice system

April 30, 2019

Russian agent Butina lashes out at U.S. justice system in first public remarks…

Leopoldo López, Venezuela’s imprisoned opposition leader, reappears amid uprising

April 30, 2019

In 2014, Leopoldo López called people to the streets to protest the government and was arrested for inciting violence. In 2015, he was found guilty and sentenced to 13 years in prison.…

Chile says opposition activist Leopoldo López and family have sought refuge in ambassador’s residence in Venezuela

April 30, 2019

Chile says opposition activist Leopoldo López and family have sought refuge in ambassador’s residence in Venezuela…

Venezuela’s political crisis exposes policy divisions in EU

April 30, 2019

European countries have urged restraint in Venezuela and called for new elections as a way to settle the crisis there, but there wasn’t a unified voice on whether to support or condemn the opposition’s move to oust President Nicolás Maduro…

Libya in spotlight as Italy, Tunisia shore up ties at summit

April 30, 2019

Italy’s top leaders in Tunisia to shore up ties, security amid concerns over Libya…

He was a ‘family man’ running for the Australian Senate. Then a video from a D.C. strip club aired on national television.

April 30, 2019

Footage shows Steve Dickson repeatedly touching a dancer at a strip club and making disparaging comments about women.…

‘Active planning underway’: Sri Lankan officials and U.S. diplomat warn of more attacks by militant group

April 30, 2019

Government ministers were informed that they may be targets and were told to stay home.…

Few heed latest call for caravan amid fear after police raid

April 30, 2019

Calls for a new migrant caravan have largely gone unheeded as a relatively small group departed from Honduras a week after a raid by Mexican police resulted in hundreds of detentions and the dissolution of a previous caravan…

Instagram story aims to engage new generation with Holocaust

April 30, 2019

Instagram account based on teen Jewish victim’s real-life journal creates buzz as new way to share Holocaust testimony…

India’s army claims it found yeti footprints in Nepal. The world is skeptical.

April 30, 2019

The abominable snowman is alive and well, the Indian army says.…

Israel swears in new parliament amid call for unity

April 30, 2019

Members of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, are being sworn in three weeks after a tumultuous national election…

Some 1,800 miners caught underground in South Africa

April 30, 2019

Some 1,800 miners caught underground in South Africa; might be hoisted up adjoining shaft…

NSA unmasked more U.S. identities from intelligence reports last year, a controversial process

April 30, 2019

The statistics may reflect an increase in the number of people or American businesses being victimized by a foreign government, a U.S. official said. …

France’s May Day protests placed under high security

April 30, 2019

French authorities have placed May Day demonstrations in Paris and across France under high security measures as trade unionists will be joined by anti-government yellow vest protesters…

Israel summons French envoy for diplomat’s apartheid remark

April 30, 2019

Israel Foreign Ministry says it summoned the French ambassador to protest remarks made by the former French envoy to Washington, in which he called Israel an “apartheid state”…

Correction: United Nations-China-Uighurs Story

April 30, 2019

Correction: United Nations-China-Uighurs Story…

Sudan’s military rulers to protesters: No more ‘chaos’

April 30, 2019

Sudan’s ruling military council says there should be no more unrest, as tensions have flared up again with the protest organizers who call for immediate transfer of power to civilians…

Lebanese Cabinet begins discussing austerity budget

April 30, 2019

Lebanon’s Finance Minister says the government has started open-ended discussions to quickly approve the country’s draft austerity budget…

All the times Venezuela’s security forces have tried to overthrow Maduro and Chávez

April 30, 2019

These past efforts to oust Venezuela’s leftist leaders have failed.…

Linking Christchurch attack and Sri Lanka bombing a ‘cheap shot,’ New Zealand official says

April 30, 2019

Foreign Minister Winston Peters hit back at a Sri Lankan official’s claim that the Easter Sunday attacks were carried out in retaliation for the shooting at a mosque last month.…

Linking Christchurch attack and Sri Lanka bombing a ‘cheap shot,’ New Zealand foreign minister says

April 30, 2019

“We’re not going to stand here and have our country misused.”…

New Czech justice minister appointed amid protests

April 30, 2019

The Czech president has sworn in a new justice minister amid street protests against her appointment…

Sri Lanka lifts social media ban imposed after Easter blasts

April 30, 2019

Sri Lanka has lifted a social media ban that was imposed after the Islamic State-claimed Easter bombings…

China’s Xi looks to stoke nationalism ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

April 30, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping celebrated the anniversary of a lesser-known student protest that took place in the same square decades earlier: when students demonstrated on May 4, 1919, against a plan to give Germany’s concessions in China to Japan.…

Spain’s Socialists are open to negotiating deals with rivals

April 30, 2019

A senior Socialist official says her party is ready to negotiate agreements with rival parties after it won a general election but failed to obtain a parliamentary majority…

As security officials prepare for Russian attack on 2020 presidential race, Trump and aides play down threat

April 30, 2019

The president’s refusal to focus on Russia’s past election interference invites more of it, analysts say.…

Trump’s campaign manager gave a paid speech in Romania, prompting ethics concerns

April 30, 2019

Brad Parscale said it was a chance to see the world.…

Social media remains key to Venezuela’s opposition, despite efforts to block it

April 30, 2019

The Internet services have become the most critical ways Venezuelans organize protests and communicate with family amid the nation’s violent clashes.…

For inured foreign officials, the sting of Trump’s tweets has begun to dull

April 30, 2019

Friendly countries that have been the target of President Trump’s tweets have learned he is not always bluffing. But few now take his Twitter fulminations at immediate face value.…

Detained activist Leopoldo Lopez says he was freed by military, calls on all Venezuelans to peacefully take to streets

April 30, 2019

Detained activist Leopoldo Lopez says he was freed by military, calls on all Venezuelans to peacefully take to streets…

China sentences 6 foreigners for drugs; Canadian gets death

April 30, 2019

A court in southern China has handed down sentences to at least six foreigners involved in a global methamphetamine operation, including a Canadian sentenced to death…

Eurozone recession fears fade as growth picks up

April 30, 2019

Fears of a recession in the eurozone have eased after the 19-country bloc posted better-than-expected growth in the first quarter…

Memory center takes visitors through 4 decades of Afghan war

April 30, 2019

Kabul memory center takes visitors through years of Afghan wars, gives victims’ families chance to share their stories…

Venezuela’s government says it is putting down a small coup attempt of military ‘traitors’ tied to opposition

April 30, 2019

Venezuela’s government says it is putting down a small coup attempt of military ‘traitors’ tied to opposition…

How the murder of Jamal Khashoggi made the income of Boeing competitor Airbus plummet, more than 6 months later

April 30, 2019

After Khashoggi’s death, Germany halted all arms exports to Saudi Arabia, a move that also hit sales from other European countries.…

In Liberia, the U.N. mission helped restore confidence in the rule of law

April 30, 2019

When civil war ended in 2003, few Liberians trusted the government to protect them.…

Japan’s emperor abdicates, becoming the first to give up throne in 200 years

April 30, 2019

Emperor Akihito, a much-loved figure in Japan, gave way to his son after the weight of official duties became too much for the 85-year-old.…

In Kenya, soldiers traumatized by the U.S.-backed war in Somalia often face discipline instead of treatment

April 30, 2019

More than a dozen interviews reveal a military culture that punishes suffering troops.…

The Latest: Japan’s top spokesman thanks Akihito

April 30, 2019

Japan’s chief government spokesman noted that Emperor Akihito’s era ending free of war is exactly what Japanese wanted…

‘Incredibly difficult’ to reach Mozambique cyclone survivors

April 30, 2019

‘Incredibly difficult’ to reach Mozambique cyclone survivors as torrential rains continue…

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