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Humanitarian aid crosses into Venezuela as protesters clash, military defects

(CARACAS) -- As peaceful aid workers started up trucks that would carry humanitarian aid across Venezuela's borders with Brazil and Colombia on Saturday, thousands of Venezuelans in need of food and medical supplies took to the streets to pressure the military to allow the much-needed aid into the country.The confrontations,…... Read More

Saudi prince's trip to China highlighted by $10 billion petrochemical deal

(BEIJING) -- Soon after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman touched down in Beijing on Thursday, he made his way to the Great Wall of China, grinning and posing for the cameras.China is the last stop on MBS' economic goodwill tour of Asia, following visits to India and to Pakistan.Throughout…... Read More

American accused of spying in Russia speaks for first time since being jailed

(MOSCOW) -- A Moscow court on Friday extended the detention of Paul Whelan, the former U.S. Marine held on espionage charges in Russia, for at least three additional months.Whelan spoke with reporters for the first time in court, telling them he was feeling "fine."The Lefortovsky District Court ordered Whelan held…... Read More

Trump administration signals ISIS foreign fighters could be sent to Guantanamo Bay

(WASHINGTON) -- As President Donald Trump seeks to wind down the fight against the Islamic State in Syria, his administration is increasingly leaving open the possibility that some of the group's foreign fighters be sent to the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.Trump has advocated as a private citizen,…... Read More

'ISIS bride' sues US to enter amid citizenship fight, debate over fleeing fighters

(WASHINGTON) -- The father of a so-called "ISIS bride," who was born and raised in the U.S. and now wants to return home with her son, has sued the Trump administration after it declared that she is not a citizen and has no right to enter the country.The lawsuit, which…... Read More

Powerful 7.5 earthquake hits near Peru-Ecuador border

(PALORA, Ecuador) -- A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck eastern Ecuador early Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.The tremor originated near the Ecuadorian border with Peru, about 82 miles below the surface. The earthquake did not trigger a tsunami, and there were no immediate reports of deaths. Copyright © 2019,…... Read More

SpaceX launches Israeli lunar spacecraft into orbit

(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) -- Israel's Beresheet robot took off on a historic moon mission, with the help of SpaceX, on Thursday night.SpaceIL and the state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries launched the unmanned spacecraft from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at around 9 p.m. using a SpaceX Falcon rocket.The Beresheet robot,…... Read More

Pope Francis calls for 'concrete and effective measures' at historic sex abuse summit

(ROME) -- On the first day of a historic conference that’s likely to become a defining moment of his papacy, Pope Francis appeared prepared to tackle the excruciating, decades-long epidemic of child sex abuse at the hands of Catholic priests.“We hear the cry of little ones calling for justice,” the…... Read More

Sex abuse summit in Vatican comes amid growing number of investigations of Catholic priests in the US

(ROME) -- The meeting of Catholic leadership in the Vatican to address clerical sex abuse comes amid a busy and controversial time for the church within the United States.There are now at least 17 states or cities that have open investigations into their respective local dioceses, and a number of…... Read More

World's largest bee photographed after vanishing for decades

(NEW YORK) -- A photographer on a quest to capture an image of the elusive world's largest bee found success while retracing the steps of famous anthropologist Alfred Russel Wallace, who jointly published some writings on evolution through natural selection with Charles Darwin in 1858.Clay Bolt's search for the Megachile…... Read More

El Chapo conviction cast into doubt after juror says panelists repeatedly violated judge's orders

(NEW YORK) -- Attorneys for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman say they are "deeply concerned" by an interview in which one of the jurors who convicted the notorious Mexican drug kingpin admitted to ignoring the judge's orders not to read media reports about the case.The juror, who has not been identified,…... Read More