US in secret talks with Venezuela

The United States has opened up secret communications with Venezuela’s socialist party boss, as members of President Nicolas Maduro‘s inner circle seek guarantees they would not face retribution if they cede to growing demands to remove him, a senior US administration official has told the Associated Press news agency. Diosdado Cabello, who is considered the […]

Global concern over Amazon fires escalates pressure on Bolsonaro

International concern over fires in the Amazon mounted on Thursday, with the UN and French President Emmanuel Macron calling for action as Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research reported nearly 2,500 new fires in the past 48 hours. Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil‘s government complained Thursday that it is being […]

Economy scares and ISIS resurgence cloud Trump’s 2020 pitch

A sudden cascade of events is challenging President Donald Trump’s boasts of an unprecedented American winning streak that is a critical component of his reelection salesmanship. Rising fears of a recession, layoffs in steel country and new evidence of the toll on US households of his tariff war are contradicting the President’s preferred political narrative. […]

Trump To Skip Visiting Denmark After its Prime Minister Says Greenland ‘Not For Sale’

President Trump says he will put off a planned visit to Denmark after the country’s prime minister made it clear that she has no intention of selling Greenland to the U.S., calling the idea “absurd.” In a Tuesday night tweet, the president said Denmark is “a very special country with incredible people,” but added; “based […]

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills 63, injures 182 at a wedding in Kabul

A suicide bomber killed at least 63 people and wounded 182 in an explosion at a packed wedding hall Saturday night in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to the country’s interior ministry. An Afghan government spokesperson said the bomber detonated inside the wedding reception, where more than 1,000 guests had gathered to celebrate a marriage. “Everybody was […]