Venezuela crisis: Keys to a peaceful power transition and freedom of American detainees

Freed Venezuela prisoner Josh Holt: I was a trophy to them Utah native Josh Holt explains what it was like to be held captive in Venezuela and how he was released. American diplomats continue to target the Venezuelan state-run oil company PDVSA as part of the United States-led sanctions to cut off the financial assets of embattled President Nicolás Maduro's […]

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Border crisis: America, here's an abbreviated history of border walls

New border wall about to be built in south Texas Two border wall projects totaling 14 miles will start this month I was recently given the unique privilege of viewing a remote, yet extremely important tract of land that cuts the Korean Peninsula in half. It is known as the DMZ—the Demilitarized Zone—or by the infamous reference “The 38th Parallel.” In all, […]

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Senate breaks from Trump with Syria troop vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-led U.S. Senate backed largely symbolic legislation on Monday that broke with President Donald Trump by opposing plans for any abrupt withdrawal of troops from Syria and Afghanistan. The Senate voted 70-26 in favor of a non-binding amendment, drafted by Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, saying it was the sense of the Senate that Islamist militant […]

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Senate rebukes Trump, advances measure on Syria troops

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a rebuke of President Donald Trump, the Republican-led U.S. Senate advanced largely symbolic legislation on Thursday opposing plans for any abrupt withdrawal of troops from Syria and Afghanistan. The Senate voted 68-23 in favor of a non-binding amendment, drafted by Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying it was the sense of the Senate that Islamic militant […]

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Trump briefed on ongoing situation in Syria:White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the situation in Syria, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement on Wednesday after a blast struck near a U.S.-led coalition patrol that a war monitor said killed 16 people. “The president has been fully briefed and we will continue to monitor the ongoing situation in Syria,” […]

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Ukraine says grain shipments may fall on more Russian naval aggression

KIEV, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Grain shipments from Ukrainian ports on the Azov Sea could fall if Russia commits more aggressive actions, although the impact would be limited, acting Ukrainian Agriculture Minister Maksym Martyniuk said on Tuesday. He also said freight prices and insurance company costs could rise, but not in short term. Russia seized three Ukrainian naval ships and […]

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Kremlin says martial law may raise tension in Ukraine conflict

MOSCOW, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Tuesday that the introduction of martial law in Ukraine following Russia’s seizure of three vessels in the Kerch Strait could create tension in Ukraine’s conflict-stricken south-east. Kiev on Monday imposed martial law for 30 days in parts of the country most vulnerable to an attack from Russia after President Petro Poroshenko […]

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