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'19Jan
29

U.S. sees contours of peace accord with Taliban to end war in Afghanistan

KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and the Taliban have sketched the outlines for an eventual peace accord to end 17 years of war in Afghanistan, a U.S. special envoy said on Monday, but there was no...
'19Jan
29

Pentagon and NATO chiefs say Taliban talks have been 'encouraging'

Top U.S. and NATO defense officials are encouraged by the recently concluded U.S. talks with the Taliban that could lead to a peace settlement in Afghanistan and the possible withdrawal of American troops. The...
'19Jan
28

Trump hits Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro in pocketbook

The Trump administration slapped new sanctions Monday against Venezuelan’s state-owned oil company in its latest effort to push out President Nicolás Maduro and install new leadership under National Assembly chief...
'19Jan
28

Twitter diplomacy: How three former Trump rivals influence foreign policy

Three years ago, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham were fighting to stay in Donald Trump’s orbit as he pulled away in the Republican presidential primary.Now, the three senators with distinct foreign policy...
'19Jan
28

Maduro rejects call for elections amid mounting pressure

By AFPVenezuela's President Nicolas Maduro rejected on Sunday a European ultimatum that he call elections as opposition rival Juan Guaido stepped up appeals to the military to turn against the leftist government....
'19Jan
27

Venezuela allows U.S. diplomats to stay, defusing showdown

ASSOCIATED PRESS Opposition National Assembly leader Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president, greets supporters as he arrives to attend Mass at a church in Caracas,...
'19Jan
27

Venezuela allows U.S. diplomats to stay, defusing showdown

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela defused a potential showdown with the United States late Saturday, suspending a demand that U.S. diplomats leave the country as Washington called on the world to "pick a side" in the...
'19Jan
27

Venezuela allows US diplomats to stay, defusing showdown

Venezuela defused a potential showdown with the United States, suspending a demand that U.S. diplomats leave the country as Washington called on the world to "pick a side" in the South American nation's fast-moving...
'19Jan
26

US special envoy has controversial history in Latin America

Not all Latin American observers agree. "Elliott Abrams, like his neo-conservative colleague John Bolton, believes in using US power to overthrow regimes Washington doesn't like, not negotiate with them," said...
'19Jan
26

US intensifies anti-Maduro push as Russia backs Venezuelan ally

The United States on Friday intensified its push to drive Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power, as US diplomats left the embassy in Caracas and Russia vowed to back its South American ally.US Secretary of...

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