Trump's pick for ambassador to UN Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job, according to a statement issued by the State Department on Saturday.  More...

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Aid for Venezuela arrives at border as Maduro vows to block entry

A U.S. military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans landed in the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Saturday, where food and medicine is being stored amidst uncertainty over how and More...

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Pence chastises European leaders for stance on Iran, Venezuela

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence rebuked European powers over their policies on Iran and Venezuela on Saturday in a renewed attack on Washington’s traditional allies, rejecting a call by Germany’s chancellor More...

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Vatican defrocks former U.S. cardinal over sex abuse

Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy More...

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People trapped after university building in St. Petersburg partially collapses, Russian news agencies say

The walls of a university building partially collapsed in the Russian city of St. Petersburg on Saturday and some people were trapped under debris, Russian news agencies reported, citing emergency services.  More...

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8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe, others remained trapped

Hundreds of relatives, community members and others on Thursday sat on piles of soil and rocks or wandered around at a site in Zimbabwe where dozens of artisanal miners are feared dead after rains flooded mines More...

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Mueller seeks over 19 years in prison for ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort

Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday.  More...

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Nigerian presidential election delayed over unspecified 'challenges'

Nigeria’s electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open Saturday. It cited unspecified “challenges” More...

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By admin On Friday, February 15th, 2019
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Trump declares national emergency over funds to build U.S.-Mexico border wall

Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, U.S. President Donald Trump announced Friday he’s declaring a national emergency to fulfil his pledge to construct a wall More...

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Haiti to unveil economic measures to quell violent protests

After eight days of street violence that left at least seven people dead, the president of Haiti addressed the nation, rejecting protesters’ demands that he resign.  More...