• Donald Trump August 6, 2019 6:11 pm

    Bolton Warns Foreigners That Violate Venezuela Asset Freeze

    U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton pressed his case Tuesday for sweeping action against Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro, warning foreign governments and companies that they could face retaliation in the U.S. if they continue to do business with his socialist administration. Bolton’s comments came after the White House froze all Venezuelan government assets in the U.S. late Monday, putting the...

  • PRESIDENT July 23, 2019 9:07 am

    Venezuela Power Coming Back Following Massive Blackout

    The lights were returning to life across Venezuela on Tuesday following a massive blackout that crippled communications, froze the Caracas metro and snarled rush hour traffic, officials said. Energy Minister Freddy Brito said power had been restored in the capital of Caracas and at least five of the South American nation’s 23 states. Partial power had returned to another four...

  • China July 21, 2019 4:52 pm

    United States Accuses Venezuelan Jet of Aggressive Action Over Caribbean

    U.S. authorities said their EP-3 plane was performing a multi-nationally approved mission on Friday and the Venezuelan SU-30 fighter jet closely trailed the plane, which the U.S. says endangered its crew.

  • PRESIDENT May 10, 2019 8:04 pm

    Venezuela's Guaidó Promises to Persevere Despite Crackdown

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is looking to jumpstart his movement to oust Nicolas Maduro in the wake of last week’s failed military uprising, promising to persevere in the face of a deepening crackdown. In an interview Friday with The Associated Press, Guaidó reiterated his willingness to consider inviting foreign troops to force Maduro from power, echoing the line from...

  • The Associated Press April 27, 2019 8:15 pm

    Cries of Panic as Boat With Venezuelan Migrants Sank

    As a small boat packed with Venezuelans capsized in Caribbean coastal waters this week, Yubreilys Merchán found herself with seconds to react. In a desperate bid to survive, the 23-year-old hairdresser stripped off her clothes to lighten her weight before plunging into the water amid cries of panic. Then, she began swimming toward a nearby island, a skill she learned...

  • Donald Trump April 2, 2019 10:12 pm

    Venezuela Lawmakers Strip Opposition Leader of His Immunity

    Lawmakers loyal to Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro stripped Juan Guaido of immunity Tuesday, paving the way for the opposition leader’s prosecution and potential arrest.

  • PRESIDENT April 30, 2019 4:36 pm

    Venezuela's Maduro Announces Power Rationing Amid Outages

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday announced a 30-day plan to ration electricity following nationwide power cuts that have inflicted misery on millions of people and ignited protests, including one near the presidential palace in Caracas. The rationing plan will help deal with the outages that have also cut off water supply and communications for days at a time, Maduro...

  • PRESIDENT March 28, 2019 8:58 pm

    Venezuelan Gov't Bars Guaido From Public Office for 15 Years

    The Venezuelan government on Thursday said it has barred opposition leader Juan Guaido from holding public office for 15 years, though the National Assembly leader brushed off the measure and said it would not derail his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro. The announcement by state comptroller Elvis Amoroso, a close Maduro ally, cited alleged irregularities in Guaido’s financial records...

  • United States March 9, 2019 1:45 pm

    As Blackout Eases, Venezuela Braces for Rival Rallies

    Venezuelan opposition protesters on Saturday confronted security forces on a main avenue in Caracas, venting their anger over a nationwide blackout, shortages of basic necessities and the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Demonstrators on Avenida Victoria in the Venezuelan capital pushed against the shields of riot police, who later withdrew from the area. Security forces have deployed in large numbers...

  • PRESIDENT March 5, 2019 1:43 am

    Opposition Leader Juan Guaido Back in Venezuela to Challenge Maduro

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has arrived back in Venezuela to renew his campaign to topple the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

  • Brazil March 3, 2019 10:28 pm

    Juan Guaido Returning to Venezuela; Urges Supporters to Protest

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is calling for nationwide demonstrations on Monday to coincide with his planned return to the country.

  • Donald Trump January 31, 2019 9:18 pm

    Venezuela Opposition Leader to Police: Leave My Family Alone

    The Venezuelan opposition leader challenging Nicolas Maduro’s claim to the presidency warned officers from a feared state security unit Thursday to stay away from his family after he accused them of showing up at his apartment in a tense brush with the very force he is trying to persuade to switch allegiance and back him. A visibly flustered but determined...

  • Donald Trump January 31, 2019 10:04 am

    Venezuelans Take to Streets in Walkout to Push President Nicolas Maduro Out

    Doctors in scrubs, businessmen in suits and construction workers in jeans gathered on the streets of Venezuela’s capital Wednesday, waving their nation’s flag and demanding Nicolas Maduro step down from power in a walkout organized by the nation’s reinvigorated opposition to ratchet up pressure on the embattled president. Protesters said they were heeding the opposition’s call for another mass demonstration...

  • PRESIDENT December 25, 2018 7:48 am

    US, Others Express Concern About Violence in Sudan

    The United States, Britain, Norway and Canada say they are concerned by “credible reports” that Sudan’s security forces have used live ammunition against demonstrators demanding that President Omar Bashir step down. In a joint statement issued late Monday in Khartoum, the four nations urged all parties to avoid violence or the destruction of property while affirming the right of the...

  • PRESIDENT May 2, 2018 6:18 am

    Armenia's Parliament Rejects Protest Leader as New Premier

    Armenia’s parliament rejected making the opposition lawmaker who led weeks of anti-government rallies the country’s new prime minister Tuesday, prompting him to call for a nationwide strike in protest. After a nine-hour session, the National Assembly of Armenia voted 55-45 against appointing Nikol Pashinian. He was the only candidate nominated to replace long-time leader Serzh Sargsyan, who resigned as prime...

  • NBC March 19, 2018 9:14 pm

    Hidden Camera Shows Cambridge Analytica Pitching Tricky Tactics

    In a meeting with the head of Cambridge Analytica — the political data firm used by the Trump campaign in 2016 — reporters from NBC News’ U.K. partner ITN Channel 4 News posed as potential clients interested in changing the outcome of the Sri Lankan elections. The reporters, who were trying to find out how the company operated, quickly learned...

  • Attorney General March 19, 2018 5:10 pm

    Police Recommend Indictments of Netanyahu, Who Shrugs Off Corruption Claims

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday shrugged off police recommendations that he be charged with corruption, calling the allegations “biased, extreme, full of holes, like Swiss cheese” and vowed to remain in office. Speaking at a local government meeting in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu said his government remains stable despite the police announcement, and that “the truth will come to...

  • 911 January 19, 2018 8:23 pm

    'Watching My Family Burn': Woman Frantic After Copter Crash

    Andra Cobb was frantic when she called for help, telling an emergency operator that a helicopter she was riding in with her father, longtime partner and others had crashed in a remote part of New Mexico and that she was watching her “family burn.” Police released 911 recordings Friday from the crash near the Colorado-New Mexico line that killed five...

  • PRESIDENT January 19, 2018 6:55 am

    Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Roy Bennett Dies in NM Helicopter Crash

    A group of prominent friends, including a key Zimbabwean opposition leader and a Texas-based investor and philanthropist, was heading to a ranch in the U.S. state of New Mexico when their helicopter crashed and burned in a remote area, killing five people aboard.

  • energy October 16, 2017 4:44 pm

    Bomb Kills Reporter Who Covered Malta's ‘Panama Papers' Link

    A Maltese investigative journalist who exposed the island nation’s links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed Monday when a bomb exploded in her car, the prime minister said. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, had just driven away from her home in Mosta, a large town on Malta’s main island, when the bomb went off, sending the...

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