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  • Venezuelans await president's return as oil-fueled revolution teeters on the edge

    When Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro returns from an urgent fundraising trip that has taken him to seven nations, he'll find his oil-dependent economy teetering on the edge and desperate countrymen searching empty store shelves for basic goods. In...
  • Haitian prime minister takes office amid political standoff, threat of violent protests

    Haiti has a new prime minister as it enters a phase of political uncertainty, with its parliament dissolved, opposition activists promising intensified street protests and its president ruling by decree because of a bitter standoff with lawmakers....
  • 7 killed in Bangladesh violence as U.S. urges calm

    7 killed in Bangladesh violence as U.S. urges calm
    Seven people were killed Wednesday in worsening political unrest in Bangladesh, including five people who perished when demonstrators firebombed a passenger bus, officials said. Elsewhere, two political activists were assassinated in the latest round of...
  • Election deal reportedly reached in Haiti

    Election deal reportedly reached in Haiti
    After days of negotiations, the president of Haiti and opposition leaders have reportedly reached a deal aimed at ending a political impasse that had delayed elections and threatened the fragile nation’s recovery from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake....
  • Cuba talks a go despite slow release of dissidents

    WASHINGTON The United States will undertake migration talks with Cuba later this month even if the Cuban government has not released all of the 53 political prisoners it pledged it would when President Barack Obama announced plans to normalize relations...
  • Cuban dissident says he believes 3 men on US list of 53 political prisoners have been freed

    Three Cuban political prisoners were freed Wednesday and a leading human rights advocate said he believed their liberation was part of a U.S.-Cuban deal to release 53 dissidents. The head of Cuba's Human Rights and Reconciliation Commission, Elizardo...
  • Dissidents being freed but questions hang over US-Cuba deal; no word from US spy or Fidel

    At least 25 dissidents were free Thursday in what a leading human rights advocate said was part of Cuba's deal with Washington to release 53 members of the island's political opposition. Neither the Obama administration nor the Cuban government spoke...
  • Syrian rebels say US ignored early plan to stop Islamic State

    ISTANBUL Two months before Mosul and other cities in northern Iraq fell to the Islamic State last June, representatives of a Syrian rebel group called on the new U.S. special envoy for Syria with an outline of a plan to stop the extremists. The group...
  • US, Turkey agree to train Syrian rebels, but not whom they'll fight

    ANKARA, Turkey The United States and Turkey have agreed tentatively to start joint training of Syrian rebel fighters in March but have put off the question of defining the enemy the government of President Bashar Assad or Islamist extremists, the...
  • College protests for 'Black Lives Matter' aren't a valid reason for finals extensions

    College protests for 'Black Lives Matter' aren't a valid reason for finals extensions
    Some of the college and graduate students who participated in the “Black Lives Matter” protests happen to study at schools that were preparing for finals. And in a few cases, they asked the administration and professors for leniency of various...
  • Protesters attend vigil for N.Y. police killed on the job

    Protesters attend vigil for N.Y. police killed on the job
    As dozens of people gathered in Harlem on Sunday to honor two slain New York police officers, President Obama expressed his condolences and the president of the NAACP decried the gunman's claim that he was avenging two unarmed black men who died in...