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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gives a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. More than a week into a political standoff, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday Jan. 30, 2019, that he is willing to negotiate with opposition leader Juan Guaido. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, FILE)
January 30, 2019 - 4:27 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — More than a week into a standoff with the opposition, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday he was willing to negotiate. Violent street demonstrations erupted last week after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared during a major opposition rally in Caracas that he had...
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January 30, 2019 - 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Vice President Mike Pence will visit Poland and Germany in mid-February. During his meetings and speeches, he will focus on the NATO alliance, trade and stabilizing the Middle East. The vice president will give keynote remarks at a forum in Warsaw. The White...
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January 30, 2019 - 5:22 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Nasdaq has made an offer to acquire the Oslo stock exchange, the last trading place in the Nordic-Baltic region it doesn't own. Bente A. Landsnes, head of Oslo Boers, recommended Wednesday that shareholders accept the offer and decline a rival bid by Euronext, saying it...
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January 29, 2019 - 2:00 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's government is preparing for an influx of homegrown jihadis with the departure of U.S. troops from Syria, saying Tuesday that anyone who left to fight for Islamic extremists will go straight to jail. In an interview with BFM television, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner...
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January 29, 2019 - 6:42 am
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Police dispatchers are trained to deal with a number of situations, and a dispatcher in Indiana had to know her numbers when a boy called 911 seeking help with his homework. Lafayette Police dispatcher Antonia Bundy answered the call from the boy, who said he had "a bad day...
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FILE - In this file pool photo taken on Oct. 4, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. The crisis in Venezuela may have reached a new boiling point, but the geopolitical fault lines look familiar. Russia, China and Iran have thrown their support behind embattled Maduro, while the U.S., Canada and their allies in Western Europe are backing opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 29, 2019 - 5:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says it expects Venezuela to have problems repaying debt ahead of an upcoming payment on a Russian loan. Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak told Russian state news agencies Tuesday "there will probably be problems," adding that "everything now depends on the army,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, steps out of a cab during his arrival on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cohen is shaking up his defense team ahead of his highly anticipated congressional testimony next month. His legal team announced Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, that two attorneys from Chicago will represent Cohen as he continues to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
January 28, 2019 - 5:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has agreed to talk to the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors on Feb. 8. That's according to California Rep. Adam Schiff, who says Cohen...
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Attorney General nominee Bill Barr meets with Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in Kennedy's office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 26, 2019. The Judiciary panel is set to vote on Barr's nomination Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 28, 2019 - 2:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, William Barr, says Vice President Mike Pence is among the officials with whom he's discussed the special counsel's Russia's investigation. Barr said in written responses to Senate questions made available Monday that he and Pence...
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Macedonia's Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs Bujar Osmani, left, shakes hands with Romania's Minister Delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba in Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Osmani said his country's impending name change is a compromise that will bring stability and prosperity to the Balkans. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
January 28, 2019 - 9:37 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The European Union presidency says it will back Macedonia to open accession talks after it reached a deal to change its name. Romanian European Affairs Minister George Ciamba said Monday he wanted negotiations to start for Macedonia in June at a meeting of EU ministers...
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Holding a flag with the Star of Vergina, the emblem of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia and Alexander the Great, an opponent of Prespa Agreement attends a rally in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Greek lawmakers have ratified the agreement for the country to drop its objections to neighbouring Macedonia joining NATO if the small country's name is changed to North Macedonia, ending a nearly three decade-long dispute that has kept Macedonia from joining the western military alliance and the European Union.(AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
January 28, 2019 - 6:38 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia is changing its name to North Macedonia in return for Greece dropping its objections to its northern neighbor joining NATO to settle a nearly three-decade dispute. But what does a country have to do, practically, when it changes its name? Greece's parliament...
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