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Venezuela troops fire tear gas on demo at Colombia border
News ImageUrea (Venezuela) (AFP) - Venezuelan forces on Saturday fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up a crowd demanding to cross a closed border bridge to Colombia, AFP journalists reported. "We want to work!" they chanted while facing the Venezuelan National Guard riot police who were blocking the crossing in Urena, a town in Tachira state. Late on Friday, President Nicolas Maduro ordered the closure of all four bridges linking Tachira to Colombia.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 08:51:51 -0500
Vietnam announces traffic ban for possible Kim Jong Un summit arrival route
News ImageVietnam has been preparing for Kim to arrive by train for the Feb. 27-28 summit in Hanoi, two sources with direct knowledge of security and logistics planning told Reuters on Wednesday. Kim's train will stop at the border station of Dong Dang where he will disembark and proceed 170 km (105 miles) to Hanoi by car, the sources said. Traffic on that route will be partially banned from 7 p.m. on Feb. 25 and fully banned from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 26, the ruling Communist Party's Nhan Dan paper reported, citing the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam.
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:35:25 -0500
A global look at the Catholic Church's sex abuse problem
News ImageVATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Francis' high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit is meant to call attention to the crisis as a global problem that requires a global response.
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:35:51 -0500
Girl banned from wearing MAGA hat claims school is violating her First Amendment rights
News ImageA California high school student who was banned from wearing a Make America Great Again hat on campus is challenging her school district for impinging on her First Amendment rights. Maddie Mueller, who attends Clovis North High School in Fresno, is a member of Valley Patriots. The conservative activist group asked its affiliates to wear the well-known hat bearing Donald Trump's campaign motto on Wednesday.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 07:31:51 -0500
The Soviets wanted to infiltrate the Reagan camp. So, the CIA recruited a businessman to bait them.
News ImageKGB officers wanted to learn about the American political system, and what people were thinking at the time, notes a longtime former agent. Just like what [the Russians] are doing now with Trump.
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 05:00:48 -0500
Canada looks to reunite Syrian family after fire claims seven kids
News ImageCanada is looking to quickly bring over siblings of a Syrian refugee distraught over the loss of her seven children in a Halifax house fire, the prime minister said Thursday. "The immigration minister is seized with this particular case," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said when asked if Ottawa would fast-track the immigration or asylum process to bring the woman's brothers to Canada in order to provide her with family support. The family was among tens of thousands of Syrian refugees welcomed by Canada over the past four years.
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:18:33 -0500
Carbon dioxide in our atmosphere may soar to levels not seen in 56 million years
News ImageEmissions of carbon dioxide the greenhouse gas most responsible for global warming could soar to levels not seen in 56 million years, scientists warned.
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:17:17 -0500
Gov. Newsom orders new DNA tests for inmate Kevin Cooper in 35-year-old Chino Hills murder case
News ImageGov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order directing new DNA tests for an inmate on death row who has been in prison for nearly 40 years.
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 23:42:18 -0500
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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:52:00 -0500
More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria
News ImageOUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq, an Iraqi security official said Thursday, marking the biggest repatriation from Syria of captured militants so far.
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:19:24 -0500
China says humanitarian aid should not be forced into Venezuela
News ImageHumanitarian aid should not be forced into Venezuela, lest it cause violence, China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday, warning that Beijing opposed military intervention in the country. Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks trying to get to the frontier to receive humanitarian aid. Guaido, who is recognized by dozens of countries as Venezuela's legitimate head of state, was poised for a showdown with Maduro's government on Saturday, when the opposition will attempt to bring in food and medicine being stockpiled in neighboring countries.
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 03:33:07 -0500
Charity says 24 Polish bishops covered up sex abuses of minors
News ImageA Polish charity helping victims of child abuse committed by Catholic priests accused 24 bishops on Thursday of concealing perpetrators of sexual molestation of minors. The "Have No Fear" charity made the allegation in a report released as Pope Francis convened Catholic leaders from around the world to address scandals over child sexual abuse by priests that have ravaged the Church's credibility over the last three decades. The report, which has been delivered to the pope, named Polish bishops whom it said had "concealed clerical crimes and moved pedophilic priests from one parish to another".
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:00:00 -0500
Roger Stone: Trump's former advisor avoids jail as judge imposes gag order: 'Im not giving you another chance'
News ImageRoger Stone a former advisor to Donald Trump has been gagged by a judge after he admitted posting an image on social media that showed her next to a set of cross-hairs. The 66-year-old veteran political operative and celebrated enforcer of dirty drinks, told the judge he acted in error when he posted the image.
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:07:00 -0500
NYCs Amazon Negotiator LamentsWhat Might Have Been
News ImageJames Patchett, president of the citys Economic Development Corp., made clear that he was still smarting from the deals collapse while speaking to business executives Thursday at a Crains Magazine breakfast forum. I remain incredibly proud of the work we all did together, Patchett said. The deal fell apart, Patchett said, because Amazon wasnt prepared to respond to questions about how it would operate in the city.
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:15:31 -0500
Global equities climb on hopeful trade talk vibes
News ImageWorld stock markets advanced Friday as investors awaited what they hoped will be encouraging news from US-China trade talks in Washington, dealers said.
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:55:19 -0500
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