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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a ceremony marking the start of the judicial year at the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Maduro's 'miracle' treatment for COVID-19 draws skeptics

Jan. 26, 2021 5:16 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro appears to be counting on yet another “miracle” to save his citizens from COVID-19, promoting a secretive solution with no published scientific evidence he claims will conquer the new coronavirus. “Ten drops under the...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2019 file photo, Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo speaks to reporters after a bilateral meeting at the Department of State in Washington. Colombian officials say Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo has died from complications of COVID-19. He was 69. President Ivan Duque said in a statement that Holmes Trujillo died early Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 adding that he “couldn’t express the pain” he was feeling over the news. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, file)

Colombia's defense minister dies from COVID-19 at age 69

Jan. 26, 2021 8:57 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo, one of the country's most recognized conservative politicians, has died from complications of COVID-19. He was 69. President Ivan Duque said in a televised address that Trujillo died early Tuesday, adding that he “couldn't...

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks to journalists prior to a EU Foreign Affairs Ministers meeting at the European Council building in Brussels, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. The European Union called Monday for broad political talks in Venezuela to set up new elections and warned that it stands ready to slap sanctions on more senior officials in the country for undermining democracy or human rights violations. (John Thys/Pool Photo via AP)

EU urges dialogue in Venezuela to set up new elections

Jan. 25, 2021 9:55 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union called Monday for broad political talks in Venezuela to set up new elections, and warned that it stands ready to slap sanctions on more senior Venezuelan officials in the country if they undermine democracy or take part in human rights violations. EU foreign ministers...

Rudy Giuliani walks to a senate hearing at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on Thursday, December 3, 2020. The Georgia Senate Committee on Judiciary has formed a special subcommittee to take testimony of elections improprieties and evaluate the election process. (Rebecca Wright/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Dominion Voting Systems sues Giuliani over election claims

Jan. 25, 2021 9:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who led the former president's efforts to spread baseless claims about the 2020 election. The lawsuit seeks more than $1.3 billion in damages for the voting machine company,...

Today in History

Jan. 23, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2021. There are 342 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 23, 2020, Chinese state media said the city of Wuhan would be shutting down outbound flights and trains, trying to halt the spread of a new virus that had...

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a ceremony marking the start of the judicial year at the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Maduro sent letter to Iran's leader accrediting US fugitive

Jan. 22, 2021 4:48 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader when he was arrested on a U.S. warrant last year, according to a new court filing in a politically charged corruption case ratcheting up tensions with the South...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2020 file photo, a doctor takes a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 at the Cocodrilos Sports Park in Caracas, Venezuela. PAHO, the regional office for the World Health Organization in the Americas, said the week of Jan. 22 2021 that only 3,000, or about 1%, of the 340,000 COVID antigen testing kits sent to the country have been used. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)

Venezuela power struggle impedes delivery of COVID vaccine

Jan. 22, 2021 1:42 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s political conflict has claimed another casualty: relief from the coronavirus pandemic. The socialist government of Nicolás Maduro and the U.S.-backed opposition are accusing each other of playing politics with proposals to finance United Nations-supplied...

Colombian businessmen tied to Maduro going to house arrest

Jan. 21, 2021 5:26 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Authorities in the African nation of Cabo Verde said Thursday they have approved transferring a jailed Colombian businessman with close ties to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to house arrest. Alex Saab, 49, has been held in jail by the island nation since June on a U.S....

Joe Biden's cousin Joe Blewitt speaks to the media underneath his mural painted on a wall in Ballina, Ireland, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Joe Biden's great-great grandfather Patrick Blewitt was born in Ballina, County Mayo, in 1832. He left for the US in 1850, aged 18. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden

Jan. 21, 2021 4:21 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — World leaders welcomed into their ranks the new U.S. President Joe Biden, noting their most pressing problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, require multilateral cooperation, an approach his predecessor Donald Trump ridiculed. Many expressed hope Biden would right...

A family member of a patient hospitalized with COVID-19 waits in line in hopes of refilling empty oxygen tanks, outside the Nitron da Amazonia company, in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Brazil receives oxygen from Venezuela for COVID-19 patients

Jan. 20, 2021 4:54 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Five trucks carrying oxygen from Venezuela arrived at Manaus, a city of 2 million people in the Brazilian rainforest where the local health system has collapsed amid a devastating second wave of COVID-19 and a severe shortage of oxygen for breathless patients. Venezuela's consul in Manaus,...