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  • Venezuela’s Maduro may skip UN meeting over security fears

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he may have to suspend a planned trip to the United Nations because of concerns his opponents would try to kill him if he travels abroad. Maduro said in a press conference Tuesday that he had hoped to attend the U.N. General Assembly next week in […]
  • Venezuela doubles down on Chinese money to reverse crisis

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is leaning heavily on new investments from China, saying they will dramatically boost oil production and turn around the country’s crashing economy. President Nicolas Maduro said in a Tuesday broadcast that China has agreed to invest $5 billion more following his recent trip to Beijing. Venezuela is gripped by a […]
  • 5 die in bus collision in Russia; 20 injured

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency officials say that at least five people have died in a bus collision in southwestern Russia. The Emergencies Ministry said that about 20 others were injured in Tuesday’s crash in the Voronezh region near Novaya Usman, about 450 kilometers (280 miles) south of Moscow. Russian news reports cited road police […]
  • UK: Couple’s illness in poisoned-spy city is not suspicious

    LONDON (AP) — Police say the case of a couple who fell sick at a restaurant near where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent is not suspicious. The Wiltshire Police force says the 42-year-old man and 30-year-old woman “were not exposed to any kind of nerve agent.” The force […]
  • Argentina: Key points in study of pedophile priest Grassi

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Here are some key points from a church counter-inquiry into the legal case against a famous Argentine priest accused of sexual abuse. The four-volume study was commissioned by Argentina’s bishops’ conference, then led by Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, before he was named Pope Francis. The study concluded that despite being convicted […]
  • Attorney considers mental exam for suspected airport stabber

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of stabbing a police officer at a Michigan airport could receive a mental evaluation before his trial. The Flint Journal reports that defense attorney Joan Morgan on Tuesday told a judge in Flint that she plans to submit a notice to have Amor Ftouhi’s (ah-MOOR’ fuh-TOO’-ee’s) mental capacity […]
  • Nigerian president condemns Boko Haram killing of aid worker

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is strongly condemning Boko Haram’s killing of a Red Cross aid worker and vows his government will do everything possible to ensure the safe return of all held by the extremist group. Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa was kidnapped in March along with two other health workers after […]
  • EU official sees new justice independence threat in Poland

    BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official says Poland’s government appears to have taken new steps recently that could undermine the independence of its judiciary and shows no sign of backing down. European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said Tuesday that since June talks with Warsaw his “concerns and worries have increased.” The EU’s […]
  • World court opens preliminary probe into Rohingya expulsions

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor announced Tuesday that she is launching a preliminary investigation into deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a written statement and video message that she has begun a probe formally known as a preliminary […]
  • Greek conservative opposition boycotts state TV, citing bias

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s main opposition conservative party says it has instructed its lawmakers and senior officials not to appear on state-run TV news programs, accusing the broadcaster of pro-government bias. New Democracy said Tuesday that its decision was indefinite and was made in response to “vulgar propaganda” on current affairs programs on the […]