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The undated image provided on Aug. 2, 2017 show Trinh Xuan Thanh, a businessman and former functionary of Vietnam's Communist Party sitting on a park bench in Berlin, Germany, The German government accused Vietnamese intelligence services Wednesday of involvement in what it called the kidnapping in Berlin of a former Vietnamese oil executive, and gave the country's intelligence attache 48 hours to leave Germany. (dpa via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 2:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government accused Vietnamese intelligence services Wednesday of involvement in what it called the kidnapping in Berlin of a former Vietnamese oil executive, and gave the country's intelligence attache 48 hours to leave Germany. Trinh Xuan Thanh, 51, disappeared in July...
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August 03, 2017 - 1:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government accused Vietnamese intelligence services Wednesday of involvement in what it called the kidnapping in Berlin of a former Vietnamese oil executive, and gave the country's intelligence attache 48 hours to leave Germany. Trinh Xuan Thanh, 51, disappeared in July...
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August 02, 2017 - 11:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after getting sued by 15 states, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Wednesday reversed his earlier decision to delay implementation of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. Pruitt presented the change as his agency being more...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 8, 2017, file photo, Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez holds a national flag as he greets supporters outside his home in Caracas, Venezuela, following his release from prison and being placed under house arrest after more than three years in military lockup. Allies of two Venezuelan opposition leaders say Lopez and Antonio Ledezma have been taken by authorities from the homes where they were under house arrest. Video posted on the Twitter account of Lopez's wife early Tuesday, Aug. 1, shows a man being taken away from a Caracas home by state security agents. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
August 01, 2017 - 8:44 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two of Venezuela's leading opposition figures were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents on Tuesday, in President Nicolas Maduro's first moves against prominent enemies since a widely denounced vote giving his government nearly...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 8, 2017, file photo, Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez holds a national flag as he greets supporters outside his home in Caracas, Venezuela, following his release from prison and being placed under house arrest after more than three years in military lockup. Allies of two Venezuelan opposition leaders say Lopez and Antonio Ledezma have been taken by authorities from the homes where they were under house arrest. Video posted on the Twitter account of Lopez's wife early Tuesday, Aug. 1, shows a man being taken away from a Caracas home by state security agents. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
August 01, 2017 - 6:30 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two of Venezuela's leading opposition figures were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents on Tuesday, in President Nicolas Maduro's first moves against his enemies since a widely denounced vote giving his government nearly unlimited...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 8, 2017, file photo, Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez holds a national flag as he greets supporters outside his home in Caracas, Venezuela, following his release from prison and being placed under house arrest after more than three years in military lockup. Allies of two Venezuelan opposition leaders say Lopez and Antonio Ledezma have been taken by authorities from the homes where they were under house arrest. Video posted on the Twitter account of Lopez's wife early Tuesday, Aug. 1, shows a man being taken away from a Caracas home by state security agents. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
August 01, 2017 - 5:26 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two of Venezuela's leading opposition figures were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents on Tuesday, in President Nicolas Maduro's first moves against his enemies since a widely denounced vote giving his government nearly unlimited...
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In this May 23, 2005, file photo, a North Korea cargo ship Paik Du San cast anchor as the bags of fertilizer are loading its at Ulsan port in Ulsan, South Korea. North Korea has been condemned and sanctioned for its nuclear ambitions, yet has still received food, fuel and other aid from its neighbors and adversaries for decades. How does the small, isolated country keep getting what it wants and needs to prevent its collapse? (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man, File)
August 01, 2017 - 4:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has been condemned and sanctioned for its nuclear ambitions, yet has still received food, fuel and other aid from its neighbors and adversaries for decades. How does the small, isolated country keep getting what it wants and needs? Some put its success down to...
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In this May 23, 2005, file photo, a North Korea cargo ship Paik Du San cast anchor as the bags of fertilizer are loading its at Ulsan port in Ulsan, South Korea. North Korea has been condemned and sanctioned for its nuclear ambitions, yet has still received food, fuel and other aid from its neighbors and adversaries for decades. How does the small, isolated country keep getting what it wants and needs to prevent its collapse? (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man, File)
August 01, 2017 - 3:50 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has been condemned and sanctioned for its nuclear ambitions, yet has still received food, fuel and other aid from its neighbors and adversaries for decades. How does the small, isolated country keep getting what it wants and needs? Some put its success down to...
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Voters wait outside of a poll station to enter to cast their ballot during the election for a constitutional assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, July 30, 2017. President Nicolas Maduro asked for global acceptance on Sunday as he cast an unusual pre-dawn vote for an all-powerful constitutional assembly that his opponents fear he'll use to replace Venezuelan democracy with a single-party authoritarian system. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
July 31, 2017 - 11:33 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's socialist government claimed a popular mandate to dramatically recast the country's political system even as the United States pledged potentially devastating oil sanctions on Monday and condemnations of the process poured in from governments around the world...
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July 31, 2017 - 10:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration is preparing to levy new sanctions on Venezuela, following through on threats to impose fresh penalties if the country went through with a controversial weekend election. The officials say the new sanctions could be imposed as early as...
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