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Cubans complain about US visa restrictions

Mar. 18, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans have had widespread access to social media for just a few months, and they embraced it on Monday to bombard U.S. diplomats in Havana with complaints about new visa restrictions. More than 400 Cubans sent comments to the Facebook page of The U.S. Embassy in Havana, largely to complain...

US eliminates coveted 5-year tourist visa for Cubans

Mar. 15, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. State Department said Friday that it is eliminating a coveted five-year tourist visa for Cubans, dealing a heavy blow to entrepreneurs and Cuban members of divided families, who used the visas to see relatives in the United States and buy precious supplies for their businesses on the...

US bars entry to International Criminal Court investigators

Mar. 15, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel seeking to investigate alleged war crimes and other abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, and may do the same with those who seek action against Israel, Secretary of State Mike...

Pompeo: US to revoke, deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who investigate US abuses in Afghanistan

Mar. 15, 2019 9:17 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pompeo: US to revoke, deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who investigate US abuses in Afghanistan.

EU targets 8 more Russians over naval incident off Ukraine

Mar. 15, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has imposed sanctions on eight more Russian officials that it says were involved in the seizure by Russia of Ukrainian ships and crew in November. EU headquarters said Friday that it is slapping asset freezes and travel bans on the eight for "actions undermining or...

EU hits Nicaragua on rights, seeks sanctions as talks resume

Mar. 14, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The European Parliament approved a strongly worded resolution criticizing Nicaragua on human rights and calling for sanctions Thursday, as talks between President Daniel Ortega's government and the opposition resumed after being suspended over the weekend. The non-binding...

Last remaining US diplomats leave Venezuela

Mar. 14, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The last remaining American diplomats in Venezuela left the country on Thursday, amid deteriorating ties between Washington and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. "I know it is a difficult moment for them," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said of the departing diplomats. He...

Saudi app criticized for feature to control women's travel

Mar. 8, 2019 1:09 PM EST

The Saudi government app Absher is mostly a way for people to pay traffic fines and complete other administrative tasks electronically. But one feature isn't sitting well with civil-rights advocates: the ability for men to grant or deny a woman permission to travel. Regardless of their age, women in Saudi Arabia...

US to revoke more visas of Venezuelans to pressure Maduro

Mar. 6, 2019 3:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the U.S. will revoke more visas from prominent Venezuelans as it seeks to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to give up power. Pence told the Latino Coalition that the U.S. will revoke 77 visas held by officials in the Maduro...

Venezuelan opposition leader Guaido arrives at country's main airport after defying travel ban

Mar. 4, 2019 11:24 AM EST
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Guaido arrives at country's main airport after defying travel ban.