Yon Goicoechea, Venezuela opposition leader, on Maduro, Guaidó and the crisis in Venezuela — CBSN interview today

Venezuelan opposition leader Yon Goicoechea spent 15 months imprisoned by the Maduro regime from August 2016 to November 2017 after he was accused of inciting violence against the state after leading student protests. He currently sits on the national board of the Voluntad Popular political party, and is a member of the transitional government for […]

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Trump tariff threats with China continue with $200 billion in tariffs tweet on Sunday as trade talks continue

Washington — President Trump turned up the pressure on China on Sunday, threatening to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Mr. Trump’s comments, delivered on Twitter, came as a Chinese delegation was scheduled to resume talks in Washington on Wednesday aimed at resolving a trade war that has shaken financial markets and […]

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New Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire apparently ends latest fighting

Jerusalem — The Israeli military lifted protective restrictions on residents in southern Israel on Monday, while Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group reported a cease-fire deal had been reached to end the deadliest fighting between the two sides since a 2014 war. That could mean a wider conflict neither side seems to want has been averted, […]

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USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and bomber task force sent to Mideast to warn Iran

Washington – The United States is deploying forces to the Middle East, in response to what administration officials say are threats of a possible attack by Iran or allied fighters on American troops in the region. White House national security adviser John Bolton said in a statement Sunday night that the U.S. is deploying the […]

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Ooho edible water bottle: Thousands of seaweed pods will replace single-use plastics at London Marathon

Typically, the aftermath of a marathon is a sea of plastic waste. But in an effort to make the event more sustainable, the London Marathon will replace thousands of plastic water bottles with edible seaweed pouches this year.  More than 40,000 people plan to run the marathon on Sunday. And they’re in for a bit of […]

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Richard Lugar has died; Foreign policy expert and former senator dies at age 87, cause of death was complications from CIDP

Indianapolis — Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican foreign policy sage known for leading efforts to help the former Soviet states dismantle and secure much of their nuclear arsenal, but whose reputation for working with Democrats cost him his final campaign, died Sunday. He was 87. The Lugar Center issued a statement saying Lugar […]

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Rwandan women rebuild their country from the ground up after genocide

Luisa Garcia was a 2018 African Great Lakes Reporting Fellow with the International Women’s Media Foundation. This has been a historic year for American women in politics. But it’s Rwanda that has the largest share of women serving in a country’s legislature, at 64 percent. Now, women there are changing a country ravaged by genocide. […]

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An authentic taste of France on the western shores of the Atlantic

When France won the 2018 World Cup, the Champs Elysee was overflowing with frenzied fans. But more than 2,600 miles away from Paris, there was a much smaller, but no less enthusiastic celebration happening on the small Rue Maréchal Foch. Inside of the one sports bar on the island of Saint Pierre, French flags were […]

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U.S. sled hockey team wins gold at the Paralympics with last-minute heroics

The U.S. sled hockey team’s gold-medal win at the Winter Paralympics in South Korea came with a heart-stopping comeback and last-minute heroics. The Americans were facing defeat at the hands of long-time rival Canada, until one crucial pass. With 38 seconds on the clock, 20-year-old Declan Farmer tied the game. Then, with a second goal […]

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