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Bolton is ‘Human Defect’; N. Korea slams after Hanoi summit failure

AFP | North Korea slammed US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Monday, calling him a "human defect" that had to be banished, just as...

First Red Cross humanitarian aid arrives in Venezuela

AFP | The first shipment of Red Cross humanitarian aid arrived in crisis-wracked Venezuela on Tuesday following approval from President Nicolas Maduro's government, the organization...

Inside the dark world of Mexico’s intelligence services

AFP | Lee Harvey Oswald was here just before he shot John F. Kennedy. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara were, too, not long before the...

Venezuela accuses Canada of supporting Trump’s ‘war adventure’

AFP | Venezuela accused Canada of supporting US President Donald Trump's "war adventure" Monday after Ottawa announced new sanctions on top officials in President Nicolas...

US sanctions companies sending Venezuelan oil to Cuba

AFP | The US Treasury on Friday unveiled financial sanctions on four maritime shipping companies and nine of their oil tankers over crude deliveries to...

US moves to cut off Venezuela oil, Cuba trade

AFP | The United States on Friday announced sanctions on ships of Venezuela's state oil company and companies that link it to key ally Cuba,...

Trump says will impose car tariffs if Mexico doesn’t control border

AFP | President Donald Trump on Thursday retreated from his threat to close the US-Mexican border imminently, warning he will instead impose car tariffs if...

Welcome to the tropical prison that some don’t want to leave

AFP | More than a century after Mexico established a prison on the Maria Islands -- a Pacific archipelago eight hours by boat from the...

Rich and poor united in desperate quest for water in Venezuela

AFP | Crippling power blackouts are subjecting Venezuelans to the second phase of deprivation -- massive water shortages that make no distinction in income or...

Venezuelan President announces 30 days of electricity load shedding

AFP | Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced 30 days of electricity rationing on Sunday after his government said it was reducing the length of the...

Trump tells Russia ‘to get out’ of Venezuela

AFP | US President Donald Trump demanded Wednesday that Russia remove troops from Venezuela and said again that he was not ruling out military action...

Venezuela expels Europe lawmakers as aid showdown intensifies

AFP | Venezuela on Sunday expelled five visiting European lawmakers, an act which opposition leader Juan Guaido branded "irrational" as his showdown with President Nicolas...

$100 million in humanitarian aid pledged to crisis-hit Venezuela

AFP | Twenty-five countries have pledged $100 million in aid to Venezuela, a top US official said Thursday, as the crisis-hit country's Supreme Court took...

Media vilifies Meghan like Princess Diana, says George Clooney

News Desk | Popular American actor George Clooney has bashed the international media for constantly attacking the Duchess of Sussex and former American actor since...

Chavez-era ex-officials turn backs on Venezuela’s Maduro

AFP | They embraced the socialist revolution of late leader Hugo Chavez along with millions of other Venezuelans, but four former officials have now been...

Brazilian indigenous community threatened in aftermath of dam burst

AFP | In her 88 years, Antonia Alves has seen much hardship as a member of Brazil's indigenous community, whose people have often been driven...

Venezuela opposition cling to social media lifeline

AFP | Deprived almost entirely of coverage on mainstream media, Venezuela's self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido has been deftly using the social networks to woo support,...

Deadly Brazil dam collapse raises fears of environmental woes

AFP | Nearly a week after a dam storing mining waste collapsed in southeast Brazil, the human cost is clear, with nearly 350 killed or...

Brazil dam disaster: mourning and dead fish along river of mud

AFP | Five days after a dam collapse at a Brazilian mine, residents were mourning Wednesday the nearly 360 people killed and missing -- as...

Venezuelans fear fuel shortages after US oil sanctions

AFP | United States sanctions aimed at pressuring Nicolas Maduro to capitulate in his power struggle with self-proclaimed acting-president Juan Guaido have Venezuelans fearing they...

Brazil mining dam collapse hits indigenous water supply

AFP | Muddy waste from a ruptured dam at a mine in Brazil's southeast is reaching an indigenous community in the region, contaminating its water...

58 dead as firefighters search mud on third day after Brazil dam collapse

AFP | Firefighters are carefully moving over treacherous mud, sometimes walking, sometimes crawling, in search of survivors or bodies left by a dam collapse that...

US delays returning asylum seekers to Mexico

AFP | The United States has delayed its plan to send asylum seekers back to Mexico while their claims are processed, as the Mexican government...

Fears rise for 150 missing in Brazil dam disaster; 7 bodies recovered

AFP | Rescuers worked overnight into Saturday to locate around 150 people missing after a dam collapse at a mine in southeast Brazil, but the...

Brazil first lady’s accounts to be probed in expanding payments scandal

AFP | Brazilian authorities are to scrutinize the bank accounts of First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro as part of a growing scandal over suspect payments involving...

Mexico offers to host Venezuela rivals for crisis talks

AFP | Mexico is prepared to host President Nicolas Maduro and his opposition rival, self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, for talks to resolve Venezuela's spiraling...

Venezuelan military: the muscle behind Maduro

AFP | The latest developments in Venezuela's political crisis have dealt a severe blow to President Nicolas Maduro -- severe, but not fatal, for one...

Ex-diplomats, scholars urge China to release Canadians

AFP | A group of more than 100 former diplomats and academics have signed an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping calling for the...

Death toll from Mexico fuel explosion rises to 85

AFP | The death toll from a fiery explosion in central Mexico rose to 85 on Sunday as authorities vowed to hold accountable those responsible...

Canada PM renews calls for Saudi blogger’s release

AFP | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau renewed calls for the release of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi after meeting his wife on Friday, calling the issue...

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