Putin envoy in Caracas rejects US revival of Monroe Doctrine

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As Venezuela's reliance on Russia grows amid the country's unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin's point man in Caracas is pushing back on the U.S. revival of a doctrine used for ...

Shortages hit Cuba, raising fears of new economic crisis

BAUTA, Cuba (AP) — Just after 8 a.m., Pura Castell got in line behind about 100 other people waiting for a chance to buy frozen chicken legs. For two hours she leaned on her cane watching people leave...

US to play exhibition vs Venezuela on June 9 in Cincinnati

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States will play Venezuela at Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium on June 9 in the Americans' final exhibition before defending their title in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. ...

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Group: Americas saw greatest deterioration of press freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Americas saw the greatest deterioration in press freedom of any part of the world during the last year, a press advocacy group said Thursday. The 2019 World Pre...

Colombians stage kiss-a-thon in support of LGBT rights

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Dozens of same sex couples kissed simultaneously outside an upscale shopping mall in Colombia's capital Wednesday, in the latest demonstration calling for LGBT rights in the So...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 17 The Des Moines Register on asylum seekers and Iowa's aging populatio...

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US to allow lawsuits over properties seized by Castro's Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Cuba, the Trump administration will allow lawsuits against foreign companies doing business in properties seized from Americans after the island's 1959 revolu...

Moreno: Assange used to coordinate hackers from the embassy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ecuador's president on Tuesday accused Julian Assange of hosting numerous hackers at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to give them directions on how to propagate information on topic...

Business Highlights

___ Apple, Qualcomm settle bitter dispute over iPhone technology SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple and mobile chip maker Qualcomm have settled a bitter financial dispute c...

First shipment of Red Cross aid arrives in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The first shipment of humanitarian aid from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has arrived in Venezuela. The organization ...

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