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Venezuelans clean up after violent protests in capital

Jan. 22, 2019 11:01 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Working class neighborhoods in Venezuela's capital erupted in violence late Tuesday for a second straight night amid fears that demonstrations called by the opposition could spur further violence. In the Catia district, a few miles from the presidential palace, youths set fire to...

The Latest: UK PM May to skip Davos amid Brexit uncertainty

Jan. 17, 2019 11:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Theresa May's office says the British prime minister will skip the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, next week to focus on resolving the Brexit crisis. May had been expected to attend the gathering of world leaders and global...

Mexico Congress backs National Guard, weakens military role

Jan. 17, 2019 11:40 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The lower house of Mexico's Congress has passed a measure creating a National Guard, though it was quickly criticized by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for weakening controversial proposals to give the military a greater formal role in policing. Lopez Obrador said Thursday he...

Russian court rejects National Guard chief's slander lawsuit

Jan. 13, 2019 9:44 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow has rejected a slander lawsuit the head of Russia's National Guard brought against an opposition leader who had alleged wide-scale corruption in the guard. Gen. Viktor Zolotov, a longtime bodyguard for Russian President Vladimir Putin, had sought a retraction and 1 million...

Mexican president backtracks on military-led National Guard

Jan. 11, 2019 5:08 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's public security secretary says the new administration has listened to the public's concerns about the proposed National Guard and will place it under civilian authority. Alfonso Durazo told lawmakers in Mexico's lower legislative chamber Friday that President Andres Manuel Lopez...

Senator seeks Air National Guard sexual misconduct probe

Jan. 8, 2019 5:09 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sen. Tammy Baldwin has asked Air Force investigators to look into allegations of sexual assault and harassment within a Wisconsin Air National Guard unit that were brushed aside by senior officers, according to a member of the unit. The Wisconsin Democrat sent a letter to the Air Force...

Pentagon asked for more help, concertina wire, on border

Jan. 4, 2019 3:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security has asked the military to provide more help securing the U.S.-Mexico border, two defense officials said Friday amid a political standoff over President Donald Trump's demand for more money to build a border wall. The acting secretary of defense, Pat...

The Latest: Access for US officials to Moscow-held American

Jan. 2, 2019 12:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Paul Whelan, the former U.S. Marine detained in Russia on espionage charges (all times local): 12 p.m. U.S. officials are seeking answers about Moscow's arrest of a Michigan man on spying charges, and now the Russian government says it's allowed Paul Whelan to have access to...

Trump former staff chief on track to join Navy Reserve

Dec. 14, 2018 3:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says President Donald Trump's former chief of staff is on track to join the Navy Reserve, buoyed by a recommendation from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Reince Priebus, 46, served as chief of staff for about six months, beginning at the start of Trump's administration in...

Russian National Guard chief sues opposition leader Navalny

Dec. 11, 2018 6:14 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's National Guard chief has filed a lawsuit against opposition leader Alexei Navalny after challenging him to a duel. Gen. Viktor Zolotov, a longtime bodyguard of President Vladimir Putin, sought 1 million rubles (about $15,000) from Navalny, whom he accused of slander. The lawsuit...