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This Day in History — January 29

Today is the 29th day of 2019. There are 336 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1845: Edgar Allan Poe’s famous narrative poem The Raven (“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary...”) is...
'19Jan
29

Maduro rival says taking control of Venezuela's foreign assets

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela's self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido said yesterday he was taking control of the country's foreign assets as he piled pressure on leader Nicolas Maduro by calling for...
'19Jan
28

'Urgent' Lima Group Meeting Called to Discuss Venezuela

Canada will host an "urgent" meeting of the Lima Group to discuss the political crisis in Venezuela, the Canadian foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, announced Monday.The group, which includes Canada and 13 Latin...
'19Jan
28

As two presidents face off, kids scavenge for food and soldiers run out of patience

As the dispute over who should lead Venezuelaescalated to a larger geopolitical struggle between the United States, Russia, China and others, we spent nearly a week inside the country attending protests, talking to...
'19Jan
28

Canada to host Lima group Feb. 4 in effort to find solution to Venezuela crisis

Canada will host members of the Lima group of South and Central American countries next Monday in an effort to find a resolution to the turmoil in Venezuela, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said today....
'19Jan
28

Hizbullah Slams Bahrain Dissidents' Jail Sentences, Urges Dialogue

Hizbullah on Monday condemned a Bahraini court's confirmation of life sentences against opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman and ex-MPs Ali al-Aswad and Hassan Sultan, as it stressed that “dialogue is the only way...
'19Jan
28

Bashir Seeks Support Abroad as Protests Heat Up

NAIROBI — As protests against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir continue, the embattled leader has made visits to Qatar and Egypt in what analysts say is an effort to get diplomatic support to bolster his...
'19Jan
28

Riot control guns: What's all the fuss about Flash Balls in France?

French police are equipped with so-called defence ball launchers that are used in riot-control operations.     Often called Flash Balls after the name of one producer of such weapons, they are designed to not...
'19Jan
28

Macron in Egypt: Sissi's human rights record seen as worse than under Mubarak

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday human rights in Egypt were perceived as worse now than under former strongman Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled by protests in 2011...
'19Jan
28

Macron in Egypt: Sissi's human rights record seen as worse than under Mubarak

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday human rights in Egypt were perceived as worse now than under former strongman Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled by protests in 2011...

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