Diplomacy

A government supporter reads a newspaper standing next to a poster featuring Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez with a message that reads in Spanish: "Hot corner, Maduro president," in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. “Esquina Caliente” or Hot Corner is a section of Plaza Bolivar where Chavez supporters gather regularly. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
January 29, 2019 - 4:59 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political and economic crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6:55 p.m. The Venezuelan opposition's new envoy in Washington is calling for the international community to ramp up pressure on the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro. Carlos...
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January 29, 2019 - 7:58 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's state-owned shipbuilder says it has called back for security reasons four Spanish technicians in Venezuela who were readying for final delivery a navy patrol ship sold 14 years ago to the Venezuelan government. A spokesman with Navantia says the recall doesn't change the...
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Venezuela's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza speaks during the United Nations Security Council at the U.N. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in New York. During the meeting, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo encouraged the council to recognize Juan Guaido as the constitutional interim President of Venezuela. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
January 28, 2019 - 1:56 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The top U.S. envoy in Caracas has been meeting with officials of President Nicolas Maduro's government to try to ease heightened tensions, despite the two countries having cut ties, Venezuela's foreign minister said Monday. In an appearance on state TV, Foreign Minister...
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In this photo released by the Afghan Presidential Palace, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, center, speaks to U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, third left, at the presidential palace in Kabul. Afghanistan, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. The Afghan president's office said Monday that Khalilzad shared details of his recent talks with the Taliban in Qatar with Ghani and other Afghan government officials. A statement from the office quotes Khalilzad as saying he held talks about a cease-fire with the Taliban but that there has been no progress yet on that issue. (Afghan Presidential Palace via AP)
January 28, 2019 - 1:20 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Negotiators for the U.S. and the Taliban insurgents have reached "agreements in principle" on key issues for a peace deal that would end 17 years of war in Afghanistan, the top U.S. envoy said Monday. The statement by U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad followed six days of talks...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at Downing Street, in London, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Pro-Brexit British lawmakers were mounting a campaign Monday to rescue May's rejected European Union divorce deal in a parliamentary showdown this week. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
January 28, 2019 - 12:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — Pro-Brexit British lawmakers were mounting a campaign Monday to rescue Prime Minister Theresa May's rejected European Union divorce deal in a parliamentary showdown, as major retailers warned the U.K. could face food shortages if it leaves the bloc without an agreement. Lawmakers...
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Youth pose with a Panamanian flag as they await the arrival of Pope Francis for Mass after an all-night vigil at metro park Campo San Juan Pablo II, in Panama City, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Francis is wrapping up his trip to Central America with a final World Youth Day Mass and a visit to a church-run home for people living with AIDS. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
January 27, 2019 - 1:01 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called Sunday for a "just and peaceful solution" to Venezuela's political crisis as he wrapped up a visit to Panama for a World Youth Day rally that was overshadowed by the upheaval unfolding nearby. Francis refused again to say if the Holy See would recognize...
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In this photo provided by WESMINCOM Armed Forces of the Philippines, a soldier views the site inside a Roman Catholic cathedral in Jolo, the capital of Sulu province in the southern Philippines after two bombs exploded Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. The Philippine government says it will "pursue to the ends of the earth the ruthless perpetrators" behind bomb attacks that killed over a dozen people and wounded many more during a Sunday Mass at a cathedral on the restive southern island. (WESMINCOM Armed Forces of the Philippines Via AP)
January 27, 2019 - 6:11 am
JOLO, Philippines (AP) — Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding 111 others during a Sunday Mass, officials said. Witnesses said the first blast inside the Jolo...
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January 27, 2019 - 6:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Malaysia has been stripped of the hosting rights for the World Para Swimming Championships after refusing to let Israelis compete in the event that serves as a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. The Malaysian government said earlier this month that no Israeli delegates...
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Venezuela's self-declared interim leader Juan Guaido, center, greets supporters after a rally at a public plaza in Las Mercedes neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2019. Venezuela's political showdown moves to the United Nations where a Security Council meeting called by the United States will pit backers of President Nicolas Maduro against the Trump administration and supporters of Guaido. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 26, 2019 - 8:25 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nicolas Maduro's government backtracked Saturday from its order for U.S. Embassy personnel to leave Venezuela, moving to defuse tensions with Washington just hours after international diplomats traded heated rhetoric at a special U.N. Security Council meeting on the South...
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro holds up his fists during a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, amid a political power struggle with an opposition leader who has declared himself interim president. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
January 26, 2019 - 4:51 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Venezuela's government has backtracked on an order that gave U.S. Embassy personnel 72 hours to leave the country. The Foreign Affairs Ministry said that it is now negotiating the establishment of a U...
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