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Iran sends warships to Atlantic amid Venezuela concerns

Jun. 10, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian destroyer and support vessel are now sailing in the Atlantic Ocean in a rare mission far from the Islamic Republic, Iran's state TV reported on Thursday, without offering the vessels’ final destination. The trip by the...

Colombia rebel group claims leader 'Jesus Santrich' slain

May. 18, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A rebel leader who abandoned the 2016 peace accord with Colombia’s government and had been at large for three years was killed by Colombian troops in Venezuela, his new armed group said Tuesday. Seuxis Hernandez — known more commonly by his...

Miami money manager gets 4 years in Venezuela bribery case

May. 01, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Miami money manager to nearly four years in prison for his role in a $1.2 billion conspiracy to embezzle funds from Venezuela’s state-owned oil company. Prosecutors had been seeking a much stiffer sentence against Gustavo...

Today in History

Apr. 30, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, April 30, the 120th day of 2021. There are 245 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 30, 1975, the Vietnam War ended as the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon fell to...

US weighs policy on Venezuela as Maduro signals flexibility

Apr. 26, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government is intensifying efforts to court the Biden administration as the new U.S. president weighs whether to risk a political backlash in Florida and ease up on sanctions seeking to isolate the socialist leader. ...

Venezuela prosecutor who defied Maduro implicated in bribery

Apr. 22, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former Venezuelan attorney general who defied President Nicolas Maduro by siding with his opponents has been implicated in a major corruption case involving a Venezuelan businessman who this week pleaded guilty to paying $1 million in bribes, two people familiar with the case...

Putin vows a 'quick and tough' Russian response for its foes

Apr. 21, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sternly warned the West against encroaching further on Russia's security interests, saying Moscow's response will be “quick and tough” and make the culprits bitterly sorry for their action. The warning during...

UN agency to provide food assistance for Venezuelan children

Apr. 19, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The food assistance agency of the United Nations announced Monday that it will begin operations in Venezuela after reaching an agreement with the South American nation’s government. The efforts of the World Food Program will focus on feeding...

Greece OKs Venezuelan Embassy assets seizure in legal case

Apr. 09, 2021 07:50 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Justice Ministry has authorized a court order to seize assets from the Venezuelan Embassy in Athens following a court case linked to sexual misconduct and wrongful dismissal allegations made by former female staff members. The court...

Blinken ends Trump rights plan promoting conservative agenda

Mar. 30, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sharp rebuke to Trump-era policies, Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday formally scrapped a blueprint championed by his predecessor to limit U.S. promotion of human rights abroad to causes favored by conservatives like religious freedom and property matters...