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Mediation in Norway aims to resolve Venezuela crisis

May. 16, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving Venezuela's crisis accelerated on Thursday as the government and opposition sent envoys to talks in Norway, though the two sides' mutual mistrust and differences on key issues could prevent any quick solution. The Norwegian attempt to mediate...

The Latest: Cuban, Canadian FMs meet to discuss Venezuela

May. 16, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland have met in Havana to discuss issues including the crisis in Venezuela. Rodríguez confirmed the Thursday meeting on...

Climate change missing as US defends Arctic policy

May. 7, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

ROVANIEMI, Finland (AP) — The Arctic is melting, but don't ask U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to talk about climate change. Nor even to agree on a text that mentions it. For the Trump administration, disappearing sea ice in the world's "high north" appears to be first and foremost an economic...

China sentences 6 foreigners for drugs; Canadian gets death

Apr. 30, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A court in southern China handed down sentences Tuesday to at least six foreigners involved in an international methamphetamine operation, including a Canadian given the death penalty. The Jiangmen Intermediate People's Court in southern Guangdong province sentenced 11 people who produced...

Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

Apr. 17, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday intensified its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, rolling back Obama administration policy and announcing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries whose leaders national security adviser John Bolton dubbed the...

The Latest: US sanctions on Venezuelan bank aimed at Maduro

Apr. 17, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's position on Cuba (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The U.S. says it's imposing sanctions on the Central Bank of Venezuela. The Trump administration says the bank has been instrumental in propping up the government of Venezuela's president, Nicolas...

Canada hits Venezuelan government with more sanctions

Apr. 15, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Canada on Monday imposed more sanctions on the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who it blames for the country's deteriorating political and economic situation. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland announced sanctions against 43 high-ranking Venezuelan...

Glaring US absences raise questions about relevance of G-7

Apr. 4, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two key American officials — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen — are skipping meetings in France this week as the Group of Seven countries gather to try to find solutions to world security challenges. The move raises questions...

NATO approves measures to counter Russia amid internal rifts

Apr. 4, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — NATO foreign ministers approved a series of measures Thursday aimed at countering Russia in the Black Sea region, an agreement that comes amid public rifts between the United States and several of the other 28 members on security and trade issues. In a meeting in Washington to mark the...

Canada takes refugee who sheltered Snowden

Mar. 25, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A Filipino woman who helped shelter former NSA contractor Edward Snowden when he fled to Hong Kong has been granted refugee status in Canada. Vanessa Rodel and her daughter Keana arrived in Toronto Monday evening. "I feel so great and I feel like I'm free," she said. Lawyer Robert Tibbo...