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  • Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require tourist visas

    Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require tourist visas
    Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. Embassy staff, limit the activities of U.S. diplomats and require American citizens to apply for visas if they want to come bask on the beach.
  • Pope to Venezuelans: work together for common good, dialogue

    Pope Francis is urging Venezuelans to pull together for the common good of their nation after the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy during an anti-government protest. In Caracas, some protesters are alarmed by a crackdown on government opponents, while...

    Boris Nemtsov, prominent Putin critic, is gunned down in Moscow

    Boris Nemtsov, prominent Putin critic, is gunned down in Moscow
    Boris Y. Nemtsov, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's fiercest critics, was shot dead in the shadow of St. Basil's Cathedral near Red Square early Saturday on the eve of a massive opposition march to show defiance on  Kremlin aggression against...

    Syria expels 3 key UN humanitarian staffers

    The Syrian government has expelled three key U.N. humanitarian staffers, a decision the U.N. says could have "a major impact" on critical aid operations and harm a new effort to secure a six-week truce in the country's largest city. The expulsions come...

    Limited violence in Athens after anti-government protest

    A few dozen youths smashed four storefronts and two bus stops and burned and damaged several cars, after small anti-government demonstrations by extreme left-wing and anarchist groups in central Athens. No one was detained for the vandalism overnight...