Jailed Citgo executives in limbo amid Venezuela turmoil

HOUSTON (AP) — A faint voice comes through the crackled phone line. On the other end, Tomeu Vadell, speaking from a military counterintelligence prison in Venezuela's capital, asks his daughters in Lo...

Trump to say Venezuela's move to democracy is 'irreversible'

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump will seek on Monday to rally support in the largest Venezuelan community in the U.S. for opposition leader Juan Guaido, saying Venezuela's "current ...

State Department: Nauert withdraws bid to be UN ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says Heather Nauert, nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has withdrawn her name from consideration. ...

Hezbollah denies US charges it has cells in Venezuela

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group has denied U.S. assertions that it has cells in Venezuela saying the Latin American nation "does not need them." Hassan...

US Senator Graham: Washington should get tough on China's detention of Canadians

MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday the response by the United States to China detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a Chinese Huawei executive has not...

The Latest: US military aircraft to send aid to Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The Trump administration is sending another large shipment o...

Pompeo: Venezuelans reject Maduro's 'model of governance'

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he sees obvious signs that President Nicolas Maduro is starting to understand Venezuelans reject him as their leader. ...

Pompeo meets with EU's top diplomat amid Pence attack

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Brussels for expected tense talks with the European Union's top diplomat. Pompeo was having a brief meeting Friday with EU f...

Senate Democrat wants documents related to Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranking Democratic on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday called on the Trump administration to turn over all documents related to the killing of Saudi columnist J...

The Latest: Pence calls on Europe to unite with US on Iran

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the Middle East meeting taking place in Warsaw (all times local): 1:15 p.m. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is calling for Americ...

Spokesman: Joint US-Libya forces bomb al-Qaida militants

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's U.N.-backed government says that joint Libyan and U.S. forces have bombed alleged al-Qaeda militants in a southern desert town. Tripoli-based government spokesma...

Pompeo says 'confronting Iran' key to Mideast peace

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the world "can't achieve peace and security in the Middle East without confronting Iran." Pompeo spoke Thursday before ...

Who is excluded from conferences and summits and why?

The exclusion of countries, peoples or individuals from high-profile summits and conferences often says much about the events themselves. As the Mideast conference in Poland convenes...

US, Poland launch Mideast conference despite uncertain aims

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The United States and Poland are kicking off an international conference on the Middle East on Wednesday amid uncertainty over its aims and questions about what it will deliver. ...

Pompeo warns eastern Europe on Chinese and Russian meddling

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is invoking the 30th anniversary of the demise of communism to implore countries in Central Europe to resist Chinese and Russian influen...