U.S. willing to meet with Maduro to negotiate his exit, as military helps deliver aid to Venezuela

As the US continues to work to bolster the administration of self-declared interim Venezuelan President Juan Guaido — including using US military aircraft to deliver humanitarian aid — a senior administration official says the US would be willing to meet with Nicolas Maduro to negotiate his exit. Maduro reportedly extended an invitation to the US […]

Trump declaring a national emergency to get his wall. Rep. Castro calls it “fake emergency”

Congress knew President Donald Trump thought there was a border crisis when it voted to curb his wall Thursday. In the arcane language of House and Senate appropriators, endorsed by veto-proof majorities in both chambers, lawmakers said Trump could have no more than $1.375 billion to build 55 new miles of steel fencing. They specifically […]

Prime Minister Theresa May suffered another defeat over Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a defeat on her Brexit strategy on Thursday that undermined her pledge to European Union leaders to get her divorce deal approved if they grant her concessions. In a show of muscle, hardline Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party decided to abstain, handing her an embarrassing, albeit symbolic, defeat as […]

$100 million in aid pledged to Venezuela. Concert to pressure Maduro to let in aid

Twenty-five countries have pledged $100 million in aid to Venezuela and the Virgin Atlantic founder  is planning a concert on the Venezuelan border in a bid to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro to let in humanitarian aid supplies.   Caracas- Twenty-five countries have pledged $100 million in aid to Venezuela, a top US official […]

U.S. envoy Abrams met secretly with Venezuela foreign minister: AP report

The U.S. special envoy for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, met secretly with Venezuela’s foreign minister as recently as this week, the Associated Press reported on Thursday, citing President Nicolas Maduro and a senior Venezuelan official. Washington has disavowed Maduro’s government and backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, who last month invoked articles of the constitution to assume […]

US Mideast peace plan to be revealed after Israeli vote, Palestinians call it ‘Holocaust plan’

Many diplomats attending the Warsaw conference were expecting  to hear about President Trump’s peace plan for Israel and Palestinians but Trump’s senior adviser  and son-in-law Jared Kushner said not until Israel holds its parliamentary elections By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN WARSAW — The United States will put forward a Middle East peace plan after an Israeli general election on April […]

Airbus is giving up on superjumbo jets, will stop delivering the A380 by 2021

Airbus will stop making the A380, pulling the plug on its iconic superjumbo jet that once promised to revolutionize commercial air travel but failed to deliver on outsized expectations. The European plane maker said Thursday that it will stop delivering A380s in 2021 after its key customer, Dubai-based airline Emirates, slashed its orders for the […]

Over 2 Dozen Iranian Revolutionary Guards Reportedly Killed In Bomb Attack

A truck bomb attack on a bus carrying members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, killed 27 Guards and wounded 13 others in the southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan Province on Wednesday, according to Iranian media reports. The Guards, part of the elite branch of Iran’s armed forces, were traveling a 100-mile mountainous route from the […]

U.S. House votes to end US help in Saudi’s Yemen war

The US House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to end American involvement in Saudi Arabia’s war effort in neighboring Yemen, dealing a rebuke to President Donald Trump and his alliance with Riyadh. The chamber voted 248 to 177 to approve historic legislation that would direct the president within 30 days to “remove United States armed forces from […]

The Latest: Israeli leader hopes to rally Arabs against Iran at Mideast conference in Warsaw

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the international conference on the Middle East (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Israel’s prime minister says he plans on working with Arab countries at a U.S.-backed Mideast conference in Warsaw to focus on the “common interest of war with Iran.” Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to reporters Wednesday shortly after […]