President Maduro Renews Call For Dialogue With Opposition In Venezuela

President Maduro Renews Call For Dialogue With Opposition In Venezuela

Voters in Venezuela's opposition referendum, which has no legal status, have rejected Maduro's plans for a new Constituent Assembly with the power to scrap the National Assembly and re-write the constitution, BBC News reported citing academics monitoring the poll. Read More

European Union officials seek sense of urgency as Brexit bargaining begins

European Union officials seek sense of urgency as Brexit bargaining begins

Mr Davis, in contrast, struck a more idealistic and upbeat tone, saying it was "good to be back in Brussels" and talking up the "similarities" between the two sides. He declined to identify the sources who had indicated which leaders he was referring to. The EU has demonstrated increasing confidence in recent weeks, accusing Britain of dithering over whether it wants a "hard" or "soft" Brexit more than a year after the shock referendum that propelled May to power. Read More

Probe into fatal USA police shooting of Australian woman

Probe into fatal USA police shooting of Australian woman

Eyewitnesses say Damond approached the police vehicle in her pajamas and was shot through the door, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The officer in the passenger seat drew his gun and shot the 40-year-old through the driver's side door, the newspaper reported. Read More

Police release suspect sketch in Delphi murders

Police release suspect sketch in Delphi murders

Indiana State Police released this composite sketch based on information gathered during the investigation of the murders of Liberty German and Abigail Williams. Investigators are asking the public to study the man's facial features and contact them with any information on him. The photos and audio came from Liberty's cellphone. Read More

Sonia Gandhi speaks to Lalu, Nitish Kumar to save Bihar Grand Alliance

Sonia Gandhi speaks to Lalu, Nitish Kumar to save Bihar Grand Alliance

Kumar has conveyed to Congress president Sonia Gandhi that not only Tejashwi Yadav , the current Deputy Chief Minister and Lalu Yadav's younger son, will have to resign, but he will also not accept Misa Bharti, Lalu's eldest daughter and Rajya Sabha member, as Tejashwi's replacement, sources added. Read More

In Memoriam: Martin Landau, 1928

In Memoriam: Martin Landau, 1928

Martin Landau was the handsome, intelligent, reflective actor who was respected for first-class work in the theatre, and for his consistency and professionalism in films and TV in the 60s and 70s. That would be the part of Rollin Hand in TV's Mission: Impossible . It was, he reminded one journalist, the first time this "Jewish kid from Brooklyn" took a role that called for him to play Jewish. Read More

Russian Federation threatens personnel cut at US Embassy in Moscow

Russian Federation threatens personnel cut at US Embassy in Moscow

In December, former US President Barack Obama ordered the removal of 35 Russians suspected of being spies after American intelligence agencies concluded that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election . "There are too many CIA and Pentagon intelligence employees under the roof of the American diplomatic mission whose activities do not correspond to their status", Zakharova said. Read More

Lea Michele Remembers Cory Monteith on Fourth Anniversary of His Death

Lea Michele Remembers Cory Monteith on Fourth Anniversary of His Death

The Canadian actor, who played school jock Finn Hudson in the hit U.S. musical series, was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room in 2013, aged 31. "We miss you C. In 2015, Lea opened up about having to heal her heart before allowing herself to find love again following the tragedy. "Since Cory's passing, Lea has been grieving alongside his family and making appropriate arrangements with them", the statement read . Read More

Connecticut's Sen. Blumenthal wants to question Trump Jr. at committee

Connecticut's Sen. Blumenthal wants to question Trump Jr. at committee

On Thursday, overseas, President Trump defended his son, claiming, " most people would have taken that meeting". So far acknowledged in attendance: Trump Jr., Kushner, Manafort, Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya , Akhmetshin and publicist Rob Goldstone , who helped set up the meeting. Read More

Jimmy Carter hospitalized after collapsing from dehydration

Jimmy Carter hospitalized after collapsing from dehydration

He said the president was doing OK. Carter , with his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter , left St. Boniface General Hospital on Friday morning and went directly to Lyle Street. The former president and his wife Rosalynn were in Edmonton, where Habitat is building 75 homes, from Monday to Wednesday before heading to Winnipeg, where the couple joined hundreds of volunteers working on 25 homes in the St James community, said Rowena Sara, a spokeswoman for the organisation. Read More

Texas man trapped in ATM slips notes to customers begging for help

Texas man trapped in ATM slips notes to customers begging for help

The unnamed employee was sent to change a lock at a Bank of America location, The New York Times reports . After completing transactions, customers were shocked to find alarming handwritten notes popping out of the receipt slot. "We come out here, and sure enough we can hear a little voice coming from the machine . So we're all thinking this is a joke - this has got to be a joke ", Olden said . Read More

Turkey Marks First Anniversary of Failed Coup

Turkey Marks First Anniversary of Failed Coup

But in the 12 months that have passed since the coup, there has been growing criticism of the wide-ranging programme of retribution that has been meted out. "I don't like being stigmatised as a terrorist, I can easily say that". The rebels, unwilling to carry out a Tiananmen Square-style massacre, backed down and were eventually arrested by forces loyal to Erdogan, an Islamist who has tried to roll back the secular nature of the modern Turkish state. Read More

Rep. Smith: Beijing is responsible for human rights activist's death

Rep. Smith: Beijing is responsible for human rights activist's death

For that, he said , he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize , but also received subversion charges and an 11-year prison sentence. But he said he wasn't optimistic that the ruling Chinese Communist Party would allow Liu Xia to take up Germany's invitation. Read More

Two Ukrainian tourists killed in knife attack in Hurghada

Two Ukrainian tourists killed in knife attack in Hurghada

The knifeman killed the two German women and wounded two other tourists at the Zahabia hotel in Hurghada on Friday, officials and security sources said. Investigations showed that the man had swam to the beach through a nearby hotel, the statement added. A Thomas Cook spokesman said: "Thomas Cook is aware of a knife attack that has taken place on the beach in Hurghada in Egypt ". Read More

'Your mediation not required on Kashmir': India makes it clear to China

'Your mediation not required on Kashmir': India makes it clear to China

Qian's statement comes after Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat visited the region and said that India was ready to deal with China , Pakistan and internal security issues. The territory is also claimed by Bhutan. The report has also estimated that India has seven nuclear-capable systems in total, four land-based nuclear-capable ballistic missiles, the short-range Prithvi-2 and Agni-1, the medium-range Agni-2, and the intermediate-range Agni-3. Read More

Charlie Gard's parents to learn fresh High Court verdict

Charlie Gard's parents to learn fresh High Court verdict

But he insisted the new evidence must be significant for him to reopen the case. His parents Chris and Connie have raised over $1.7 million in the hopes of bringing their son to the US for experimental treatments in hopes of saving his life. Read More

Afghan girls granted USA visas for robotics competition after twice being denied

Afghan girls granted USA visas for robotics competition after twice being denied

The teenagers were denied access to the US under the president's executive order on travel after making multiple trips to their country's capital depsite the dangers of the war-torn region. The U.S. State Department had declined to comment on why the Afghan team's visa applications were denied, saying that "all visa applications are adjudicated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with U.S. Read More

United States formally asks for changes to FTA

United States formally asks for changes to FTA

But some analysts believe the two countries won't make wholesale changes to the agreement. He has lashed out at countries that have large trade surpluses with the USA and opposed multilateral agreements. The automotive sector, including autoparts, accounts for 80% of the trade imbalance, according to Ahn Duk-geun, a professor of worldwide trade law at Seoul National University. Read More

Marine killed in MS crash identified as Detroit native

Marine killed in MS crash identified as Detroit native

In April 2000, 19 people were killed in the crash of a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey, a tilt-rotor aircraft that flies like a plane but can hover and land like a helicopter. Often used for airborne refueling, the KC-130, made by Lockheed Martin Corp., also can be used to deliver cargo, troops and equipment. "Our hearts go out to the families of those killed, as well as the Marines they served alongside". Read More

Olympic Committee awards bids to LA and Paris

Olympic Committee awards bids to LA and Paris

The intention is that with only two cities having bid for 2024, then either Paris or Los Angeles will be awarded the earlier Games, with the other one getting 2028. Bach said at a joint news conference: "We will have dinner tonight and maybe we will talk over dinner", and added on a more serious note: "In August we could be there if all goes well". Read More