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Split emerges in Venezuela opposition over talks with gov't

Sep. 16, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A minority group of opposition parties in Venezuela agreed Monday to enter negotiations with President Nicolas Maduro's government without the participation of U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó, eroding his efforts to hold together a coalition to confront the...

Cardi B, A$AP Rocky and more support Rihanna's Diamond Ball

Sep. 13, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like many kids, Rihanna dreamed of someday growing up to be rich, but helping others was at the forefront of her vision. "It's always been important to me before any success," she told The Associated Press Thursday at her annual Diamond Ball charity gala. "As a kid, just seeing those...

Badgley Mischka evokes an island flair at NY Fashion Week

Sep. 12, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All that was missing was the sand at the Badgley Mischka spring/summer show that featured floral prints, bathing suits and glitzy evening gowns, evoking island flair. The show opened Wednesday with a series of light green dresses and suits printed with oversized orchids and lilies in bright...

TS Dorian expected to strengthen, could hit Puerto Rico

Aug. 27, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Dorian made a last-minute shift in its path on Tuesday, threatening Puerto Rico with a direct hit as forecasters said it could reach near-hurricane strength in its approach to the U.S. territory. The storm is expected to pass over or near western and central...

Barbados braces as Tropical Storm Dorian nears Caribbean

Aug. 26, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Much of the eastern Caribbean island of Barbados shut down on Monday as Tropical Storm Dorian approached the region and gathered strength, threatening to turn into a small hurricane that forecasters said could affect the northern Windward islands and Puerto Rico in upcoming...

The Latest: New tropical depression forms in Atlantic

Aug. 26, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather in the Atlantic Ocean (all times local): 5 p.m. A new tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the United States but isn't expected to threaten the U.S. East Coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami reports...

Tropical Storm Dorian strengthens as it moves west

Aug. 26, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters said Tropical Storm Dorian was gathering strength Monday while approaching islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea, and could strike Puerto Rico and its neighbors as a minimal hurricane on Tuesday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued tropical storm warnings for Barbados, St....

Norway downplays Maduro's skipping of talks with opposition

Aug. 8, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The chief facilitator of negotiations between Venezuela's socialist administration and opposition has downplayed the decision by President Nicolás Maduro to skip a scheduled round of talks. Dag Nylander of Norway's Foreign Affairs Ministry told The Associated Press on...

Maduro halts talks with opponents over US asset freeze

Aug. 7, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's government late Wednesday halted negotiations with the opposition in protest of the Trump administration's freezing of its U.S. assets, thrusting into crisis the country's best chance of peacefully resolving a political standoff that has kept the nation on the edge for...

Maduro halts talks with opposition to protest US sanctions

Aug. 7, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government says it will not attend a planned round of talks with the opposition this week to protest the Trump administration's freezing of its assets in the U.S. In a statement Wednesday night, President Nicolas Maduro's government said it was also reviewing the...