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AP Interview: Russia hails Norway-brokered Venezuela talks

Jun. 26, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's envoy on Venezuela said that Norway-brokered talks between the South American country's government and the opposition have raised a glimmer of hope for settling the crisis, strongly warning the U.S. against using force. Alexander Shchetinin, head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's...

AP Exclusive: Imprisoned supercop's escape from Venezuela

Jun. 25, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the last rays of sunlight faded into the Caribbean Sea, political fugitive Iván Simonovis was speeding toward an island rendezvous with freedom. Three weeks earlier he had fled house arrest in the Venezuelan capital, rappelling down a 75-foot (25-meter) wall in the dead of night,...

Helsinki, Mueller shadowing upcoming Trump, Putin meeting

Jun. 24, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The shadow of Helsinki lingers. Uncertainties about Russia's past and future election interference continue. And tensions are high over hot spots from Iran to Venezuela. When President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet this week on the sidelines of an international...

What's an advanced Russian warship doing in Havana harbor?

Jun. 24, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — One of the Russian navy's most advanced warships entered Havana's harbor Monday and docked at the port used until this month by U.S. cruise lines. Here are some questions and answers about the Admiral Gorshkov's travels through the Caribbean. ___ WHAT IS THE ADMIRAL GORSHKOV? The Admiral...

UN human rights chief appeals for dialogue in Venezuela

Jun. 21, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations' top human rights official urged Venezuela's government and opposition Friday to put aside deep political differences and commit to dialogue aimed at ending a humanitarian crisis showing no signs of letting up. The comments by U.N. High Commissioner for Human...

Alzolay's strong debut, 6-run 3rd lead Cubs over Mets 7-4

Jun. 21, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Whether rookie Adbert Alzolay stays in the majors for the remainder of the season is a question for another day. The 24-year-old from Venezuela showed he belongs Thursday night. Alzolay, the Cubs' top pitching prospect, tossed four innings of dazzling relief in his debut and the offense...

UN human rights chief makes first visit to Venezuela

Jun. 19, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations' top human rights official arrived in Venezuela Wednesday for a visit that comes amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro for allegedly silencing opponents with jail, torture and excessive violence. On her first visit to the South...

UN: Venezuelans now file 1 in 5 of all new asylum claims

Jun. 19, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — When Johan Álvarez was unable to provide more than one meal a day for his young family he knew it was time to leave Venezuela. With his wife and infant son, the 25-year-old embarked on a lengthy journey by bus through three nations to reach Peru earlier this year. Now they are among...

UN: Nearly 71 million now displaced by war, violence at home

Jun. 19, 2019 5:46 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from a year earlier — and an overall total that would amount to the world's 20th most populous country. The annual...

Newcomer Boyd gets 2 goals for US in 4-0 win over Guyana

Jun. 19, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After newcomer Tyler Boyd scored early in the second half to give the United States a two-goal lead, the sure sign this was going to be a good night for the Americans was visible on Gyasi Zardes' face. A shot by Paul Arriola from just outside the box was headed by Guyana defender...