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Government supporters flash heart-hand signals during the "Hands off Venezuela" concert at the Tienditas International Bridge, in Venezuela on the border with Colombia, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.  Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands Friday when musicians demanding Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting the embattled leader's refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of donated food and medicine are being stored. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Venezuela opposition leader Guaido appears at aid concertVenezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido makes a surprise appearance at a star-studded aid concert in neighboring Colombia
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Diosdado Cabello, President of Venezuela's Constituent Assembly, talks to supporters during the first day of the "Hands off Venezuela" three-day music festival at the Tienditas International Bridge, in Urena, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, on the border with Colombia. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands Friday when musicians demanding Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting the embattled leader's refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of donated food and medicine are being stored. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
The Latest: Venezuela partially closes Colombian borderVenezuela's government is ordering the partial closure of its border with Colombia hours ahead of a U.S.-backed plan to deliver humanitarian aid over the objections of President Nicolas Maduro
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, while they line up for a group photo at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. China's economy czar is going to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
US and China extend trade talks; Xi-Trump meeting may followUS and China extend trade talks through weekend, and a Xi-Trump meeting may follow in March
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this March 3, 2018, photo, people check on travel packages offered by travel agencies during the Guangzhou International Travel Fair in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province. Travelers in China were blocked from buying plane tickets 17.5 million times last year as a penalty for failing to pay fines or other offenses. The Chinese government reported this week on penalties imposed under a controversial "social credit" system the ruling Communist Party says will improve public behavior. (Chinatopix via AP)
China bars millions from travel for 'social credit' offensesChina blocks travel for 'social credit' offenses under system Communist Party says will improve public behavior
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Women and children wait to be screened after being evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, near Baghouz, eastern Syria, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Told to leave, IS 'caliphate' holdouts in Syria stay devotedSmall trucks carrying civilians leave Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in eastern Syria in escorted convoy
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this July 9, 2018, file photo, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attends a ceremony for Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey. Sudan's President has declared a state of emergency on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, for a year and disbanded the government amid deadly protests. Al-Bashir — who seized power in a 1989 coup— also said Friday that for now he will not change the constitution to allow himself to seek a third term in office. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
Sudan declares state of emergency, disbands CabinetSudan's President Omar al-Bashir has declared a state of emergency for a year and disbanded the government amid deadly protests
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, while they line up for a group photo at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. China's economy czar is going to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
The Latest: Trump raises prospect of dropping Huawei chargesThe Latest: Trump raises prospect of dropping criminal charges against Huawei
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Marines of the U.S., left, and South Korea, wearing blue headbands on their helmets, take positions after landing on a beach during the joint military combined amphibious exercise, called Ssangyong, part of the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle military exercises, in Pohang, South Korea. Ahead of the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, some observers say there is an uncertainty over the future of the decades-long military alliance between Washington and Seoul. (Kim Jun-bum/Yonhap via AP, File)
Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summitWorry about US-South Korea grows ahead of second Trump-Kim summit
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE- In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo provided by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman arrives at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., after being extradited to the United States to face drug trafficking charges. Questions as to whether Guzman received a fair trial arose after a VICE News report in February 2019 said several jurors followed media accounts of the three month-long trial. (United States Drug Enforcement Administration via AP)
Mexico to help "El Chapo" family seek US humanitarian visasMexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he has instructed his government to assist the family of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in seeking humanitarian visas to visit the convicted drug trafficker in the United States
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Nation Might Lift Ban on Elephant HuntingA third of Africa's elephants—an estimated 130,000—are found in Botswana. That's one reason animal activists are alarmed to learn the country is considering lifting its four-year ban on hunting the giant animal, 87 of which were found slaughtered and stripped of their tusks in a "poaching frenzy"...
Newser10 hours ago
Backdropped by photos of them when they were children, sex abuse survivors hug each other during a press conference of members of the ECA (Ending Clergy Abuse), in Rome, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Vatican sex abuse summit seeks new culture of accountabilityCardinals attending Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse have called for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious superiors who fail to protect their flocks from predator priests.
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A demonstrator holds a presidential portrait with the question mark during a march in the streets of the Algerian capital, Algiers, to denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, Friday, Feb. 23, 2019. The 81-year-old Bouteflika announced this month that he plans to seek a new term in April presidential elections despite serious questions over his fitness for office after a 2013 stroke left him largely infirm. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)
Protests in Algeria against president's bid for 5th termDemonstrators take to the streets in several Algerian towns to denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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