Politics

Venezuela blames widespread power outrage on 'American imperialism' - 03/08/2019

Bogota (dpa) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday blamed "American imperialism" for a prolonged power outage which affected most of the South American country. The embattled president...

US and allies pledge sanctions, diplomacy to solve Venezuela crisis - 02/25/2019

Bogota - By Sinikka Tarvainen, – The United States and its Latin American allies on Monday pledged diplomatic pressure and sanctions to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, while Washington also kept the...

EU-Arab leaders tackle regional unrest at Egypt summit - 02/25/2019

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (dpa) - EU and Arab League leaders were set to huddle for talks on regional unrest on the second and final day of their first-ever summit on Monday. The high-profile meeting of...

EU, US warn Albanian leaders about violence at opposition protests - 02/21/2019

Belgrade (dpa) - The European Union and United States on Thursday urged Albanian political leaders to avoid violence during a protest in the capital city. "We reaffirm the right of citizens to engage...

China closes Tibet to foreigners ahead of Dalai Lama anniversary - 02/20/2019

Beijing - Ahead of the 60th anniversary of the Dalai Lama's flight from Tibet, China has banned foreign tourists from travelling to the region until April 1.   Several Chinese travel agencies...

Trump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to be deputy attorney general - 02/20/2019

Washington - US President Donald Trump has nominated former litigator Jeffrey Rosen to replace US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the White House said late Tuesday.   US media reported...

Australian parliament, parties hit by 'state actor' hack, PM says - 02/18/2019

Canberra - By Subel Bhandari, - The cyber attack on the Australian parliament's computer networks earlier this month was carried out by a "sophisticated state actor" and also hit the major political...

Merkel urges international order be safeguarded - 02/16/2019

Munich - By Ansgar Haase and Michael Fischer, - German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a stark warning on Saturday against abandoning international political structures, calling for treaties rejected...

US-backed forces pinning down IS fighters in last east Syrian pocket - 02/16/2019

, Deir al-Zour, Syria - By Khalil Hamlo- US-allied Syrian fighters are "besieging" Islamic State in a tiny area in the radical group’s last eastern Syrian stronghold, a Kurdish commander said...

Trump to sign funding bill but will also declare national emergency - 02/15/2019

Washington - By Shabtai Gold, - US President Donald Trump will sign a funding package and avert a partial shutdown of the federal government, but he sparked outrage from Democrats who on Thursday...
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