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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday called on citizens nationwide to travel to the capital Caracas for a protest against socialist President Nicolas Maduro, as the country’s worst blackout in decades dragged on for a third day. Addressing supporters in southwestern Caracas, Guaido – the leader of the opposition-run congress who invoked the constitution […]

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STRASBOURG, France (AFP) – A man has been charged with ordering videos of rapes and sexual assaults, some of them on children, broadcast live from the Philippines, a French prosecutor said on Saturday. The suspect, a 55-year-old former police officer according to L’Est Republicain newspaper, was being held for conspiracy to commit rape and sexual […]

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SEOUL (AFP) – The US and South Korea yesterday announced an end to key annual large-scale military exercises in support of diplomatic efforts to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program. The decision comes days after the conclusion of US President Donald Trump’s second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in […]

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NEW DELHI (AFP) – Tensions between India and Pakistan raged Saturday as heavy firing by their armies killed at least seven people on either side of their fiercely disputed Kashmir border. The nuclear-armed rivals fired mortars and artillery at each other despite the release of an Indian pilot who had been shot down by Pakistan […]

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Sanders vows to defeat ‘dangerous’ Trump

NEW YORK CITY (AFP) – US Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to the place of his birth Saturday to deliver the first rally speech of his presidential campaign, vowing to defeat “the most dangerous president in modern American history” in Donald Trump. The Vermont independent voiced confidence at the address in the New York City borough […]

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Kim kicks off official Vietnam visit

HANOI (AFP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un kicked off an official visit to Vietnam yesterday, three days after arriving in the country for a nuclear summit with US President Donald Trump that ended deadlocked. Kim put aside the troubled negotiations for the pageantry of a formal diplomatic occasion in Hanoi, where –accompanied by […]

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