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The Latest: Sweden, Denmark back Venezuela opposition leader

Jan. 24, 2019 4:16 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 5:10 a.m. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom says "the people's right to peacefully demonstrate and freely choose its leaders must be respected" in Venezuela after sometimes violent rallies in the wake of...

North Korea says Kim orders preparations for 2nd Trump meet

Jan. 24, 2019 12:34 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered preparations for a second summit with President Donald Trump, saying he'll "wait with patience and in good faith" to work toward a common goal, the North's state media reported Thursday. Despite Kim's determination for another meeting...

Today in History

Jan. 24, 2019 12:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2019. There are 341 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 24, 2013, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the lifting of a ban on women serving in combat. On this date: In 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at...

Maduro foe claims Venezuela presidency amid protests

Jan. 23, 2019 8:41 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's crisis quickly escalated Wednesday as an opposition leader backed by the Trump administration declared himself interim president in a direct challenge to embattled socialist Nicolas Maduro, who retaliated by breaking off relations with the United States, his biggest...

Thailand sets March election date after 5-year military rule

Jan. 23, 2019 8:27 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Election Commission on Wednesday announced that the nation's first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup will be held on March 24. The long-awaited announcement came just hours after Thailand's royal palace issued a decree authorizing the polls. The...

UN envoy urges Colombia to act quickly to protect leaders

Jan. 23, 2019 7:30 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. envoy for Colombia urged the government on Wednesday to swiftly implement its plan to protect social leaders, saying seven leaders were killed in just the first week of January. Carlos Ruiz Massieu told the Security Council that there have also been 31 attacks since...

Muslim enclave that was foiled attack target urges justice

Jan. 23, 2019 5:35 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A Muslim group called Wednesday for full prosecutions against the four people accused of plotting an attack on the group's rural enclave named Islamberg in upstate New York. The arrests of three Rochester-area men and a 16-year-old who had access to homemade explosives and firearms...

Security inside stadium and out for Super Bowl in Atlanta

Jan. 23, 2019 4:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — When Super Bowl 53 kicks off less than two weeks from now, legions of police and federal agents will be positioned to protect fans inside and outside the Atlanta stadium where the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams face off. The game will bring international attention, which makes...

The Latest: At least 2 killed, 5 injured in Venezuela unrest

Jan. 23, 2019 4:07 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Authorities say two protesters are dead and five others injured in anti-government demonstrations in the Venezuelan city of San Cristobal. A spokeswoman for the state of Tachira's health agency said the...

Russia and Turkey mull next steps in war-torn Syria

Jan. 23, 2019 2:59 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Wednesday to coordinate their moves in Syria as their governments bargain over zones of influence in the war-torn country. The leaders share strong opposition to the U.S. military presence in Syria, seeing...