Maduro’s grip on Venezuela tightens, warns of Trump threat

CARACAS, Venezuela – Socialist President Nicolas Maduro further consolidated power in Venezuelan local elections Sunday, while accusing President Donald Trump of plotting to overthrow him. The majority of nearly 2,500 council seats spread across the crisis-stricken country went to members of Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela, election officials loyal to Maduro said. After casting […]

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Diplomats: US postpones meeting on North Korea human rights

UNITED NATIONS – The United States postponed a Security Council meeting scheduled for Monday to discuss human rights in North Korea because it couldn’t get enough support to hold it, U.N. diplomats said Friday. The well-informed diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity because discussions have been private, said the U.S. didn’t have support from nine […]

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China, North Korea meet amid stalled disarmament talks

BEIJING – The foreign ministers of China and North Korea held talks in Beijing Friday amid a lack of progress in international efforts to persuade Kim Jong Un’s regime to halt its nuclear weapons program. Details of the discussions Ri Yong Ho and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi were not immediately released. China is North […]

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Palestinian court extends detention of Palestinian-American

JERICHO, West Bank – A Palestinian court on Thursday extended the detention of a hunger-striking Palestinian-American activist who claims she was tortured in captivity. Suha Jbara, 31, a U.S. citizen born in Panama, shuffled into the Jericho courtroom with her head down, appearing ashen and weak. Her father and son reached out to embrace her […]

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EU nations increasingly divided over UN migration pact

BRUSSELS – Just days before scores of countries sign up to a landmark United Nations migration pact, a number of European Union nations have begun joining the list of those not willing to endorse the agreement. The 34-page U.N. Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is set to be formally approved in Marrakech, […]

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Border patrol: More families cross illegally to San Diego

next Honduran migrant Charlot Andrea, 3, is passed under the U.S. border wall to her 19-year-old mother Rachel Rivera, who had already crossed, in order to surrender to the U.S. border patrol and request asylum, from Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Weeping as she stayed behind in Tijuana with her Mexican husband, […]

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Body found in Costa Rica thought to be missing Florida woman

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Costa Rican authorities said Tuesday that they found what appears to be the body of a missing South Florida woman who was on vacation in the Central American country to celebrate her 36th birthday and that a suspect had been detained. Walter Espinoza, head of the country’s Judicial Investigation Department, […]

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