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Venezuela's Maduro set to win in presidential election derided by US as a 'sham'

Venezuela's Maduro set to win in presidential election derided by US as a 'sham'

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro appears poised to win reelection on Sunday, even as United States officials decried the result as a “sham.”Reuters reported that the vote in Venezuela seemed to
French official: EU could aid companies impacted by US sanctions over Iran

French official: EU could aid companies impacted by US sanctions over Iran

A French official said Sunday that his country is investigating whether or not the European Union (EU) can provide financial help to companies in Europe that may get slapped with U.S. sanctions for
Iran: EU support for nuclear deal after US withdrawal ‘not sufficient’

Iran: EU support for nuclear deal after US withdrawal ‘not sufficient’

Iran’s foreign minister said Sunday that the European Union (EU) isn’t doing enough to make the nuclear deal worthwhile to Tehran following the U.S.'s withdrawal.Reuters reported Sunday that Mohammad
Palestinian officials give conflicting accounts on new Abbas hospitalization

Palestinian officials give conflicting accounts on new Abbas hospitalization

Palestinian officials on Sunday gave conflicting accounts of President Mahmoud Abbas's medical condition after he was hospitalized. Reuters reports that one Palestinian official said Abbas was
Graham: Trump will 'end North Korea’s threat to the American homeland' in his first term

Graham: Trump will 'end North Korea’s threat to the American homeland' in his first term

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said in a Sunday show interview that President Trump plans to end the ongoing conflict with North Korea over its nuclear program during his first term. “President Trump
South Korea: Trump, Moon will work 'closely and unwaveringly' for North Korea summit

South Korea: Trump, Moon will work 'closely and unwaveringly' for North Korea summit

President Trump on Sunday spoke to South Korean President Moon Jae-In about the upcoming talks with North Korea following Pyongyang's threats to withdraw from the summit.“The two leaders will work
Mexican presidential candidate vows to fire back at Trump's 'offensive' tweets

Mexican presidential candidate vows to fire back at Trump's 'offensive' tweets

A leading candidate in Mexico's presidential race vowed to fire back at President Trump if he continues to insult Mexico on Twitter, Yahoo News reported."If he makes an offensive tweet, I'm going to
China to buy 'significantly' more US goods and services after trade talks

China to buy 'significantly' more US goods and services after trade talks

China has agreed to purchase more U.S. goods and services following a second day of trade talks between Washington and Beijing on Friday.In a joint statement issued Saturday, the U.S. and China said
Kim Jong Un surprises with savvy power plays

Kim Jong Un surprises with savvy power plays

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s maneuvers on the international stage over the last few months have shocked some for their savviness. Kim sent his sister on a charm offensive during the Winter
Pompeo offers condolences for Pakistani exchange student killed in Texas shooting

Pompeo offers condolences for Pakistani exchange student killed in Texas shooting

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday offered his condolences to the family of a Pakistani exchange student who was killed in a shooting at a Texas high school the previous day.“I send my deepest
Zinke pitches US national parks as honeymoon destination for British royal couple

Zinke pitches US national parks as honeymoon destination for British royal couple

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is pitching some of the national parks he oversees as potential honeymoon destinations for the United Kingdom's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle following the couple's
EU tells Iran it will stick by nuclear deal despite US withdrawal

EU tells Iran it will stick by nuclear deal despite US withdrawal

The European Union's (EU) top energy official on Saturday sought to reassure Tehran that Europe is committed to the Iran nuclear deal despite the United States's exit earlier this month.“We have sent
The Ebola superhighway: Why the new outbreak terrifies public health authorities

The Ebola superhighway: Why the new outbreak terrifies public health authorities

A new outbreak of the Ebola virus that has killed at least two dozen people has sent public health officials scrambling to contain the epidemic as it threatens to spread far beyond the remote jungles
US ends aid for northwest Syria: report

US ends aid for northwest Syria: report

The Trump administration is reportedly pulling assistance from northwest Syria as it seeks to set the U.S. up for a swift withdrawal from the country once the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is
Trump nominates Pacific Command head as ambassador to South Korea

Trump nominates Pacific Command head as ambassador to South Korea

President Trump on Friday nominated the head of U.S. Pacific Command, Adm. Harry Harris Jr., as his ambassador to South Korea.The White House touted Harris's years of experience in the Navy and
Pompeo called to White House after meeting with Bolton, Haley canceled

Pompeo called to White House after meeting with Bolton, Haley canceled

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was called to the White House on Friday after a scheduled meeting with national security adviser John Bolton and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley was
Trump admin looking at June release for Mideast peace plan: report

Trump admin looking at June release for Mideast peace plan: report

The Trump administration is looking at a tentative June release of a long-awaited peace plan for the Middle East, The Associated Press reported Friday. The administration reportedly plans to roll out
Putin praises Trump as a good businessman

Putin praises Trump as a good businessman

Russian President Vladimir Putin praised President Trump as a good businessman on Friday during his remarks about a gas pipeline that would link Russia and Germany. “Donald isn’t just president of the
US hits 4 Venezuelans, 3 Florida-based companies with fresh sanctions

US hits 4 Venezuelans, 3 Florida-based companies with fresh sanctions

The U.S. slapped sanctions on four Venezuelan nationals and three Florida-based companies on Friday in the latest move intended to put pressure on Caracas. The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign
Female activists jailed in Saudi Arabia ahead of end to driving ban

Female activists jailed in Saudi Arabia ahead of end to driving ban

Police in Saudi Arabia have arrested at least five people, mostly women who protested the country's ban on female drivers, this week ahead of the ban's end next month, according to Reuters.The news