El Salvador arrests ex-soldier in slaying of US advisers

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – El Salvador police say they’ve arrested a man convicted of participating in the 1981 killing of two American labor advisers and the head of the country’s land reform agency — a case that shook U.S. relations with a Central American nation then embroiled in civil war. Police said Sunday they […]

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Marco Rubio warns Venezuelan soldiers to let aid enter

next U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in sunglasses, poses for photos with people near the Simon Bolivar International Bridge, which connects Colombia with Venezuela, in La Parada, near Cucuta, Colombia, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. As part of U.S. humanitarian aid to Venezuela, Rubio is visiting the area where the medical supplies, medicine and food aid […]

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Iran: Sabotage may be behind failed satellite launches

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s foreign minister says sabotage by the U.S. is a possible reason for Tehran’s failed attempts to launch two satellites in recent months. Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday in an interview with NBC News in Munich, Germany, that it’s possible there is a U.S. sabotage campaign against Iranian satellite launches. He confirmed […]

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AP Explains: What are India’s options after Kashmir attack

prev Shanti Devi, center, mother of paramilitary soldier Mahesh Yadav, who was killed in Thursday’s explosion in Kashmir, mourns at her home in Tudihar, some 56 kilometers east of Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. The death toll from a car bombing on a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir has climbed to […]

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AP Interview: Maduro reveals secret meetings with US envoy

CARACAS, Venezuela – President Nicolas Maduro has invited a U.S. special envoy to Venezuela after revealing in an AP interview that his foreign minister recently held secret meetings with the U.S. official in New York. A senior Venezuelan official said the second of two meetings took place Feb. 11 — four days after the envoy, […]

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Taliban name negotiating team ahead of new talks with US

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Taliban have announced a 14-member negotiating team ahead of talks this month with U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who has been meeting with the insurgents to try to end America’s longest war. Mullah Abbas Stanikzai heads the Taliban team announced Monday, which includes five former inmates of the U.S. prison in Guantanamo […]

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Doctors demand humanitarian aid be allowed into Venezuela

next Venezuelan doctors shout slogans against the government of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro at the International Bridge Tienditas, which has been blocked by the Venezuelan military, near Cucuta, Colombia, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, across the border from Tachira, Venezuela. The doctors, who crossed into Colombia for the protest, are demanding their nation’s military allow humanitarian […]

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AP Explains: Venezuela’s humanitarian aid standoff

CARACAS, Venezuela – Opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido declared himself Venezuela’s interim president last month, vowing to oust President Nicolas Maduro from power and end the once-wealthy nation’s deepening political and humanitarian crisis. Millions of Venezuelans have migrated, and those left behind struggle to afford scarce supplies of food and medicine. Guaido called upon the international […]

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