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NATO, Russian ambassadors to meet on Friday

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 7:11am
NATO and Russian ambassadors will meet in Brussels on Friday, the Western military alliance said, with discussions likely to focus on the standoff over Ukraine and on nuclear weapons.

Social media video shows Venezuela sergeant demanding Maduro removal

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 7:04am
A man identifying himself as a Venezuelan National Guard sergeant at a Caracas outpost called for the removal of President Nicolas Maduro, in a social media video circulating on Monday.

Venezuela arrests military officials for weapons theft

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 7:03am
Venezuelan authorities have arrested a group of military officials for stealing weapons from a National Guard outpost, the government said in a statement, following a social media video in which a sergeant called for the removal of President Nicolas Maduro.

Democratic U.S. Senator Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 6:58am
First-term Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California, a rising party star and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump's immigration policies, launched her 2020 campaign for the White House on Monday by touting her prior career as a prosecutor.

EU ready to work again on declaration on post-Brexit ties: Barnier

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 6:56am
The European Union is ready to work again on the political declaration on future EU-UK ties but the Brexit withdrawal deal already agreed is the best one possible, the bloc's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, said on Monday.

Factbox: UK PM's Brexit 'plan B' - What happens next in parliament?

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 6:50am
British Prime Minister Theresa May will return to parliament on Monday to lay out her plans to break the deadlock over Brexit after her agreement with the European Union was resoundingly rejected last week.

Russia rejects U.S. call to destroy missile in arms pact row: Interfax

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 6:47am
Russia said on Monday it was unacceptable for the United States to demand Moscow destroy its 9M729 cruise missile, a weapon Washington alleges is in violation of a landmark Cold-War era treaty.

Germany bans Iranian airline from its airspace after U.S. pressure

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 6:15am
Germany has revoked the license of an Iranian airline because it has been transporting military equipment and personnel to Syria and other Middle East war zones, the foreign ministry said on Monday, after heavy U.S. pressure on Berlin to act.

U.S. eclipse watchers howl at Blood Wolf Moon but bitter cold cancels other festivities

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 5:59am
Skywatchers howled at the moon at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles when the full lunar eclipse appeared shortly after 9 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday and our celestial neighbor was bathed reddish-orange during a Super Blood Wolf Moon.

China's 2018 growth slows to 28-year low, more stimulus seen

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 5:58am
China's economy cooled in the fourth quarter under pressure from faltering domestic demand and bruising U.S. tariffs, dragging 2018 growth to the lowest in nearly three decades and pressuring Beijing to roll out more stimulus to avert a sharper slowdown.

Xi keeps China on high alert for 'black swan' events: Xinhua

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 5:58am
China must be on guard against "black swan" risks while fending off "gray rhino" events, President Xi Jinping said on Monday, adding that the economy faces deep and complicated changes, state news agency Xinhua reported.

UK's May will have to change Brexit deal to win over parliament - spokesman

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 5:54am
Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan will have to change if it is to win the support of parliament, her spokesman said on Monday, adding that talk with lawmakers on what changes were needed were ongoing.

Netanyahu warns Iran it will face consequences for threatening Israel

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 5:02am
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel's air strikes on Syria on Monday had mainly targeted military positions set up by Iran, which he warned would face consequences for threatening to destroy Israel.

New Zealand PM Ardern says no-deal Brexit would be very difficult

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 4:56am
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she was concerned about the prospect of Britain leaving the European Union without a withdrawal deal.

End 'no-deal brinkmanship' and let's talk, Britain's Corbyn tells May

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 7:19pm
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, will reiterate on Monday his willingness to talk to Prime Minister Theresa May on ways to break the deadlock over Brexit but not while the government wastes money on "no-deal brinkmanship".

Detained ex-Nissan chairman Ghosn offers stock, passports for bail

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 7:18pm
Ousted Nissan Motor Co chairman Carlos Ghosn has offered to post stock he owns in the automaker as collateral, surrender his passports and submit to electronic tracking as part of a renewed effort to persuade a Tokyo court to grant him bail while he awaits trial on charges of financial misconduct, a spokeswoman for the car executive said.

Erdogan: Turkey is ready to take over Syria's Manbij

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 6:54pm
Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria's Manbij, where four U.S. citizens died in an Islamic State-claimed bombing last week, President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said.

Focus turns to Mexico plan to thwart fuel theft after blast kills 79

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 6:53pm
A blast at a gasoline pipeline in Mexico that killed at least 79 people has directed renewed scrutiny toward the new president's ambitious strategy to stop fuel theft, his first major offensive to stamp out corruption and organized crime.

Death toll from Mexico pipeline blast rises to 85: health minister

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 6:52pm
The number of people who died from a gasoline pipeline explosion in central Mexico has risen to 85, Mexico's health minister said on Sunday.

Explainer: Mexico's fuel woes rooted in chronic theft, troubled refineries

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 6:06pm
Nearly a month after Mexico's new president launched an ambitious plan to stamp out growing fuel theft, the strategy meant to crush corruption and organized crime is under heightened scrutiny.

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