U.N. chief appeals for violence to be avoided in Venezuela

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “strongly appeals” for violence to be avoided in Venezuela, a U.N. spokesman said on Friday after the first bloodshed linked to efforts to bring aid into the country against the orders of embattled President Nicolas Maduro. “Any loss of life is regrettable,” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters. “Looking ahead […]

Venezuelan military kills woman near Brazil border over international aid, mayor says

Venezuelan soldiers shot and killed a woman Friday in a standoff with a local indigenous community over international aid entering the country from Brazil, according to a local mayor. Emilio Gonzalez, mayor of the Venezuelan town of Gran Sabana, near the Venezuela-Brazil border, said the military opened fire on an indigenous group trying to facilitate […]

Netanyahu’s main challengers form centrist alliance ahead of Israeli election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s strongest challengers in Israel’s April 9 general election joined forces on Thursday, marking a dramatic turn in a race his right-wing Likud party had been predicted to win easily. Benny Gantz, a respected former military chief of staff, and centrist politician Yair Lapid said in statements they would form a joint […]

Doctors demand humanitarian aid be allowed into Venezuela

The Venezuela military is blocking humanitarian aid from getting into the country, where political and economic crisis rage on. The U.S.-backed interim president has vowed to open those aid routes. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: The political crisis in Venezuela is also a humanitarian one. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) UNIDENTIFIED DOCTORS: (Chanting in Spanish). MARTIN: That’s the […]

Trump mideast peace plan to be unveiled after Israel vote, report

US President Donald Trump’s peace plan for the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians could be announced right after national elections scheduled on April 9 in Israel. However, the president’s special envoy, Jared Kushner, is expected to announce some of its details at an upcoming conference on the Middle East scheduled on February 13-14 in Warsaw. […]

China warns state firms to avoid travel to U.S.: Bloomberg

China has asked some of the country’s state-run companies to avoid business trips to the United States and its allies, and to take extra care to protect their devices if they need to travel, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. The State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC), which oversees about 100 government-run companies, has told some […]