Gunman who opened fire inside Catholic cathedral ‘mentally ill,’ Brazil authorities say

Police remove the body of a shooting victim from the Metropolitan Cathedral in Campinas, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. A man opened fire in the cathedral after Mass on Tuesday, killing four and leaving four others injured before taking a bullet in the ribs in a firefight with police and then shooting himself in the […]

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The Latest: Cabinet official confirms ex-diplomat held

TORONTO – The Latest on the detention of a former Canadian diplomat in China (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Canada’s public safety minister says the government is deeply concerned about a Canadian detained in China — confirming that a former Canadian diplomat is being held in Beijing amid a dispute between the two counties over […]

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Russia mum after sending 2 nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela

In this image made available by the Royal Air Force Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, one of Russian Blackjack Tupolev Tu-160 long-range bombers is photographed by an RAF aircraft, scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland. (Royal Air Force via AP) The Russian government has been mum on how long two nuclear-capable strategic bombers will stay in Venezuela […]

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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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Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou faces extradition to US — but will she ever be handed over to American officials?

The United States has asked Canada to extradite a top Chinese tech executive who’s accused of Iran sanctions violations – but that seemingly straightforward request could end up spawning a set of complications that prevent Meng Wanzhou from ever setting foot on American soil. Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies and the daughter of […]

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