AP Explains: A look at Amazon fires as climate worries mount

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fires that swept parts of the Amazon this year added to global worries about a warming climate, as well as the sense of urgency at the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations...

Venezuelan ska band leaves crisis-hit country for US tour

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jammed into a small studio, Venezuelan ska band Desorden Público rehearsed "One Step Beyond" and other tunes ahead of an American tour. Percussionist Oscar Alcaíno, 60, wore ...

Venezuelan government, opposition head to talks in Norway

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan government and opposition have sent envoys to Norway to attend talks on ways of ending the South American country's crisis, though their mutual mistrust and di...

Citing unrest, US suspends air traffic with Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United States on Wednesday suspended all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the U.S. and Venezuela, saying the political unrest and tensions there pose a risk...

US lifts sanctions for Venezuelan general who defied Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The U.S. has lifted sanctions on a top Venezuelan general who broke ranks with President Nicolás Maduro, trying to help the opposition regain momentum in the face of a govern...

Venezuela: realizan vigilia por caídos en choques callejeros

CARACAS (AP) — Dirigidos por sacerdotes católicos vestidos de blanco, varios cientos de venezolanos celebraron la noche del domingo un oficio de difuntos a la luz de las velas por al menos cinco perso...

What's next for Venezuela after days of tumult?

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — After days of upheaval, Venezuela is sinking back into political stalemate. In the fourth month of their standoff, President Nicolás Maduro and opposition l...

Venezuela awaits more protests after a day of turmoil

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — He called it the moment for Venezuelans to reclaim their democracy once and for all. But as the hours dragged on, opposition leader Juan Guaidó stood alone on a highway overp...

After years of crisis, Venezuelans wonder what is 'normal'

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A normal country? At first glance, the graffiti reading "Un pais normal?" seems ambiguous in Venezuela's frayed capital, where the government brandishes slo...

Venezuela says Russian planes land for military cooperation

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan official says Russian aircraft arrived in Caracas this weekend as part of ongoing military cooperation between the two allies. The official sai...

Last US diplomats in Venezuela prepare to head home

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A U.S. official says the last American diplomats in Venezuela are at the country's main airport, preparing to head home amid deteriorating ties between Washington and Venezue...

Guaido returns to Venezuela and a new phase in campaign

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaido shrouded the route and timing of his return in secrecy amid concerns he might be detained by Venezuela's government. Yet he breezed through airp...

Venezuela's Guaido plans to go home despite safety concerns

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is waiting for Guaido. The man who would be paramount leader of a country in upheaval is on the move. He heads to Paraguay on Friday after lobbyin...

In deadly Nairobi attack, stories of fear, bravery and loss

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Trapped in a Kenyan hotel under attack by extremists, June Chepkemei said she made peace with the fact that she might die. Chepkemei, a communications specialis...

Son of Kenyan military officer named as 1 of Nairobi gunmen

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan investigators say one of the extremists who attacked a hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi this week was a son of a Kenyan military officer. A senior p...