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Maduro aired a video of Luke Denman on state television, a 34-year-old Texas native.

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Half-million Infected Worldwide as Economic Toll Rises

The number of infections around the globe reached a half-million causing human and economic toll.

World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Crisis a Pandemic

The WHO added that Iran and Italy are the new front lines of the battle against the virus.

Virus Hits 100,000 Cases as it Upends Lives, Livelihoods

The virus, which has killed nearly 3,400 people, edged into more and more U.S. states.

Dominican Republic Reports First Confirmed Caribbean Virus Case

The new coronavirus in the tourist-rich Caribbean, a 62-year-old Italian man.
In Scramble to Stop Virus, Testing Raises Tough Questions

In Scramble to Stop Virus, Testing Raises Tough Questions

The questions are global: how to make sure that working test kits get out to the labs that need them.
New Virus Cases Fall; Xi Urged Steps as Early as Jan. 7

New Virus Cases Fall; Xi Urged Steps as Early as Jan. 7

The disclosure indicates top leaders knew about the outbreak’s potential severity weeks before.
Fall in New Cases Raises Hope in Virus Outbreak in China

Fall in New Cases Raises Hope in Virus Outbreak in China

While most of the infections have been in China, it has gradually rippled overseas.
Britain Leaves the European Union, Leaps into the Unknown

Britain Leaves the European Union, Leaps into the Unknown

many Britons mourned the loss of their EU identity, some marked the passing with tearful vigils.
US advises against travel to China; virus declared emergency

U.S. Advise Against All Travel to China; Virus Declared Emergency

The World Health Organization declared an outbreak of the new virus in China.
Magnitude 7.7 earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica

Magnitude 7.7 Earthquake Hits Between Cuba and Jamaica

The quake could be felt strongly in Santiago, the largest city in eastern Cuba.
China Building a Hospital to Treat Virus, Expands Lockdowns

China Building a Hospital to Treat Virus, Expands Lockdowns

On the eve of the Lunar New Year, transportation was shut down Friday in at least eight cities.
EU Launches 1 Trillion-euro Plan to Support Green Deal

EU Launches 1 Trillion-euro Plan to Support Green Deal

The Europe Investment Plan will be funded by the EU budget and the private sector.
Iranians Shot Down Jetliner, US, Canadian, UK Leaders Say

Iranians Shot Down Jetliner, US, Canadian, UK Leaders Say

The crash came just a few hours after Iran launched a ballistic attack against Iraqi military bases
At Least 63 Canadians Dead in Iran Plane Crash

At Least 63 Canadians Dead in Iran Plane Crash

A Ukrainian passenger jet crashed, killing at least 63 Canadians, just minutes after taking off from Iran’s capital.
Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu Seeks Immunity from Corruption Charges

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu Seeks Immunity from Corruption Charges

Netanyahu is likely delaying any trial until after March elections hoping to have a majority coalition.
Militiamen Withdraw from US Embassy but Iraq Tensions Linger

Militiamen Withdraw from US Embassy but Iraq Tensions Linger

The withdrawal followed calls from the government and senior militia leaders.
Cuba Names Prime Minister for First since 1976

Cuba Names Prime Minister for First Time Since 1976

Former tourism minister, Manuel Marrero Cruz, was named the country’s first prime minister since 1976.
Pope Abolishes ‘Pontifical Secret’ in Clergy Sex Abuse Cases

Pope Abolishes ‘Pontifical Secret’ in Clergy Sex Abuse Cases

The reform is an epochal decision that will facilitate coordination with civil law enforcement.
China delays tariffs on US autos, other goods in trade deal

China Delays Tariffs on US Autos, Other Goods in Trade Deal

The announcement came after Washington agreed to postpone a planned tariff hike on $160 billion of Chinese goods.
PM Boris Johnson Pledges to Heal Britain’s Divisions over Brexit

Johnson Claims Brexit Mandate with New Conservative Majority

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's gamble on early elections rewarded him with a commanding majority.
Black Friday Frenzy Goes Global - and not Everyone’s Happy

Black Friday Frenzy Goes Global – and not Everyone’s Happy

People don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in many countries around the world, but they do shop on Black Friday.
London Police Shoot Suspect Dead after ‘Terrorist’ Stabbings

London Police Shoot Suspect Dead after ‘Terrorist’ Stabbings

A number of people were wounded but gave no information on the number or their conditions.
Iraq’s PM Announces he’ll Resign amid Worsening Crisis

Iraq’s PM Announces he’ll Resign amid Worsening Crisis

The move by Adel Abdul-Mahdi 13 months after he took over as prime minister triggered celebrations.
Cuba Fashion Show is Small Step for Private Enterprise

Cuba Fashion Show is Small Step for Private Enterprise

A small step forward in the tumultuous relationship between the Cuban Government and its private sector.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Indicted on Corruption Charges

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Indicted on Corruption Charges

The first-ever charges against a sitting Israeli prime minister capped a three-year investigation.
New Bolivian Interim Leader Blasts Mexico; Unrest Continues

New Bolivian Interim Leader Blasts Mexico; Unrest Continues

Jeanine Añez, a Senate deputy leader who has claimed the interim presidency, criticized Mexico’s government.
Evo Morales Flees Crisis-torn Bolivia after Deadly Clashes

Evo Morales Flees Crisis-torn Bolivia after Deadly Clashes

Bolivia faced its worst unrest in decades amid a political vacuum
Deadly Ambush Shows Mexico Lost Control of Area

Deadly Ambush Shows Mexico Lost Control of Area

Questions have also arisen over whether the army can do its job even when it is present.
Regret at Trump’s Decision to Pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement

Regret at Trump’s Decision to Pull out of Paris Climate Agreement

EU hopes US will rethink choice to pull out of climate pact.
EU Grants Brexit Delay to January 31

EU Grants Brexit Delay to Jan. 31; the Third Brexit Extension

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said it was Parliament’s fault, not Johnson’s.
Argentina’s Center-left Peronists Celebrate Return to Power

Argentina’s Center-left Peronists Celebrate Return to Power

The election was dominated by concerns over the country’s economic woes and rising poverty.
Canada’s Trudeau Wins 2nd Term but Loses Majority

Canada’s Trudeau Wins 2nd Term but Loses Majority

Trudeau’s Liberal party took the most seats in Parliament for the best chance to form a government.
Turkey Presses Syrian Assault as Thousands Flee the Fighting

Turkey Presses Syrian Assault as Thousands Flee the Fighting

The region was pounded with airstrikes and an artillery bombardment.
Turkey Begins Offensive Against Kurdish Fighters in Syria

Turkey Begins Offensive Against Kurdish Fighters in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the campaign.
Arch Bridge Falls in Taiwan Bay, Divers Search for Victims

Arch Bridge Falls in Taiwan Bay, Divers Search for Victims

Six people, all foreigners, were missing and believed trapped on one of the fishing boats.
UK Court: Johnson’s Suspension of Parliament Was Illegal

UK Court: Johnson’s Suspension of Parliament Was Illegal

The unanimous, strongly worded Supreme Court judgment was a major blow to Prime Minister.
Hundreds of Thousands Stranded as Thomas Cook Collapses

Hundreds of Thousands Stranded as Thomas Cook Collapses

Families stranded, honeymoons and vacations canceled, thousands of workers laid off.
China to lift punitive tariffs on US soybeans, pork

China to Lift Punitive Tariffs on US Soybeans, Pork

China will suspend tariff hikes on soybeans, pork and some other farm goods ahead of negotiations.
Hurricane Dorian Devastation in the Bahamas

‘Total Devastation’: Humanitarian Crisis in the Wake of Hurricane Dorian

The storm parked itself over the Bahamas for a day and a half pounding it in a catastrophic onslaught.
G-7 Nations Pledge $40 Million to Fight Amazon Fires

G-7 Nations Pledge $40 Million to Fight Amazon Fires

Groups are contributing support for the rainforests which are a major absorber of carbon dioxide.
Global Worry Over Amazon Fires Escalates; Bolsonaro Defiant

Global Worry Over Amazon Fires Escalates; Bolsonaro Defiant

The growing threat to what some call “the lungs of the planet” has ignited a bitter dispute.
US Talks Secretly to Venezuela Socialist Party Boss

US Talks Secretly to Venezuela Socialist Party Boss

The U.S. has opened up secret communications with Venezuela’s socialist party boss.
Israel Bars US Congresswomen - with a Nudge from Trump

Israel Bars US Congresswomen – with a Nudge from Trump

Israel barred two Muslim-American congresswomen from entering the country for a visit.
Boris Johnson’s Chaotic Path to Power Finally Pays Off

Boris Johnson’s Chaotic Path to Power Finally Pays Off

Boris Johnson aspires to be a modern-day Winston Churchill. Critics fear he’s a British Donald Trump.
Ebola Outbreak in Congo Declared a Global Health Emergency

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Declared a Global Health Emergency

More than 1,600 people have died since August in the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.
Investigators Recover Helicopter that Crashed in Bahamas

Investigators Recover Helicopter that Crashed in Bahamas

Investigators have recovered the helicopter that crashed that killed coal billionaire Chris Cline and six other Americans.
Much to Disagree on as Trump, Macron Meet on D-Day

Much to Disagree on as Trump, Macron Meet on D-Day

acknowledged their differences on key world issues when they met Thursday.
Europe Wakes up to Climate Concerns after Green Wave in Vote

Europe Wakes up to Climate Concerns after Green Wave in Vote

Green parties in Germany, France, Britain and elsewhere celebrated big gains.
The US Government Suspends all Air Traffic with Venezuela

The US Government Suspends all Air Traffic with Venezuela

All commercial passenger and cargo flights between the U.S. and Venezuela suspended.
The White House Abstains from Global Pledge to Curb Online Violence

The White House Abstains from Global Pledge to Curb Online Violence

The White House is not endorsing efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate.
Maduro’s Foes Fill Embassies in Venezuela as Crisis Deepens

Maduro’s Foes Fill Embassies in Venezuela as Crisis Deepens

As Venezuela’s crisis deepens, more and more government opponents are on the run.
Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Shakes Northern Panama

Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Shakes Northern Panama

Panamanian authorities said at least two people had been injured in a village.
North Korea Fires Several Short-range Projectiles into Sea

North Korea Fires Several Short-range Projectiles into Sea

A likely sign of Pyongyang’s growing frustration at stalled diplomatic talks with Washington.
What’s Next for Venezuela after Days of Tumult

What’s Next for Venezuela after Days of Tumult?

After days of upheaval, Venezuela is sinking back into political stalemate.
Venezuela's Guaido Takes to Streets in Military Uprising

LATEST: Venezuela’s Guaido Takes to Streets in Military Uprising

Juan Guaidó took to the streets with a small contingent of heavily armed troops.
Socialists Win Spain Election, Far-right Emerges as Player

Socialists Win Spain Election, Far-right Emerges as Player

With 99% of ballots counted, the Socialists led by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez won 29% of the vote.
Local Militants Carried out Sri Lanka Attacks

Official: Local Militants Carried out Sri Lanka Attacks

Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka, mostly in or around Colombo, the capital.
Catastrophic Fire Engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Catastrophic Fire Engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

The blaze collapsed the cathedral’s spire and spread to one of its landmark rectangular towers.
WikiLeaks’ Assange Arrested at Ecuador Embassy in London

WikiLeaks’ Assange Arrested at Ecuador Embassy in London

Police in London arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorean embassy.
Arab League Rejects Trump’s Israel Policies at Annual Summit

Arab League Rejects Trump’s Israel Policies at Annual Summit

The Arab League rejected the U.S. recognition of Israeli control over the Golan Heights.
Cyclone Slams into Mozambique, Destroys Entire Villages

Over 1,000 Feared Dead after Cyclone Slams into Mozambique

More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after the cyclone hit the island.
US Eliminates Crucial Link Between US and Cuba: the 5-Year Visa

Crucial Link Between the U.S. and Cuba Eliminated: 5-Year Visa

The elimination of the visa cuts a vital link between the U.S. and Cuba by forcing Cubans.
New Zealand Mosque Massacre Toll Rises to 50

New Zealand Digs Graves as Mosque Massacre Toll Rises to 50

New Zealand mosque massacre toll rises to 50, the worst terrorist attack in the country’s modern history.
40 Killed in New Zealand Mosque Shootings

49 Killed in New Zealand Mosque Shootings; 1 Charged

Authorities detained four people and defused explosive devices.
More Nations Ground Boeing 737 Max 8s After Ethiopia Crash

More Nations Ground Boeing 737 Max 8s After Ethiopia Crash

The crash was the second involving a Max 8 plane in just five months.
chaos spreads in Venezuela after days without power

Chaos Spreads in Venezuela After Days Without Power

The United States announced it is pulling the remaining staff from its embassy in Venezuela.
157 victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner

Ethiopian Crash Victims Were Aid Workers, Doctors, Academics

Victims were dozens of international aid workers hailing from several countries in Africa and around the globe.
London Man is 2nd Patient to Be Free of HIV after Transplant

London Man is 2nd Patient to Be Free of HIV after Transplant

A London man appears to be free of the AIDS virus after a stem cell transplant.
Attacked and powerless, Venezuela soldiers choose desertion

Attacked and Powerless, Venezuela Soldiers Choose Desertion

Colombia’s restive border with Venezuela has become a refuge for 40 Venezuelan soldiers.
Venezuela Standoff Turns Deadly as Troops Block Aid Delivery

Venezuela Standoff Turns Deadly as Troops Block Aid Delivery

Guaido urged the international community to keep all options open in the fight to oust Maduro.
Cellphone Internet Access Bringing Changes Fast to Cuba

Cellphone Internet Access Bringing Changes Fast to Cuba

Changes are subtle but palpable as Cubans challenge government officials online and more.
Deadly Crackdown Stokes Fear Among Protesters in Venezuela

Deadly Crackdown Stokes Fear Among Protesters in Venezuela

At least 43 people have been killed in the round of protests that began last month.
Maduro Reveals Secret Meetings with Trump Administration

Maduro Reveals Secret Meetings with Trump Administration

Maduro holds out hope of meeting the U.S. president soon to resolve the crisis.
Politics Prevail in Rush to Supply Venezuela Much-needed Aid

Politics Prevail in Rush to Supply Venezuela Much-needed Aid

Getting the food into Venezuela is no easy task for international relief organizations.
Pope caps visit to Arabian Peninsula with historic Mass

Pope Caps Visit to Arabian Peninsula with Historic Mass

It was considered to be the largest display of public worship by Christians on the peninsula, the birthplace of Islam.
Venezuelan Opposition Targeted by Internet Censors

Venezuelan Opposition Targeted by Internet Censors

Guaido’s efforts to reach citizens via the internet have been hindered by the dominant provider.
Venezuelans Take to Streets in Walkout to Push Maduro Out

Venezuelans Take to Streets in Walkout to Push Maduro Out

Opposition leader Juan Guaido is looking to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro with walkouts across Venezuela
Tornado Hits Havana; at Least 172 Hurts, 3 Dead

Tornado Hits Havana; at Least 172 Hurts, 3 Dead

A tornado and pounding rains smashed into the eastern part of Cuba’s capital overnight.
Rivals Maduro and Guaido Vie for Venezuelan Military Backing

Rivals Maduro and Guaido Vie for Venezuelan Military Backing

Supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido handed leaflets to soldiers detailing a proposed amnesty law.
Juan Guaido Declared himself Venezuela's Interim President

Venezuela’s Guaido Declares himself President amid Protests

The bold challenge to Maduro’s rule immediately drew recognition from the Trump administration.
Multiple US Service Members Killed in Syria Blast

Multiple US Service Members Killed in Syria Blast

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the rare attack in the U.S.-patrolled town of Manbij.
UK’s May Faces No-confidence Vote after Brexit Plan Crushed

UK’s May Faces No-confidence Vote after Brexit Plan Crushed

British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister’s divorce deal with the European Union.
Turkey Appears to Snub US; no Assurances on Syrian Kurds

Turkey Appears to Snub US; no Assurances on Syrian Kurds

Turkey’s president who said there would be “no concession” in Ankara’s push against Kurds.
Hundreds Dead by Tsunami Set Off by Volcanic Eruption in Indonesia

Hundreds Dead, Dozens Missing by Tsunami in Indonesia

A tsunami has killed hundreds in Indonesia during a busy holiday weekend.
‘Rulebook’ Adopted to Put Paris Climate Deal into Action

Nations Adopt ‘Rulebook’ to Put Paris Climate Deal into Action

Almost 200 nations, including the world’s top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States.
Paris Under Siege: Tear Gas, Fury on the Champs-Elysees

Paris Under Siege: Tear Gas, Fury on the Champs-Elysees

From all corners of the country, French protesters came by the thousands in trains, buses and cars.
US, China Reach 90-day Ceasefire on Tariffs in Trade Dispute

US, China Reach 90-day Ceasefire on Tariffs in Trade Dispute

Trump agreed to hold off on plans to raise tariffs Jan. 1 on $200 billion in Chinese goods.
Tariff Tensions Shadow US, Canada, Mexico Trade Pact Signing

Tariff Tensions Shadow US, Canada, Mexico Trade Pact Signing

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is meant to replace the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement.
First Gene-edited Babies Claimed in China

Chinese Researcher in China Claims First Gene-edited Babies

A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies.
French Protesters Angry Over Fuel Taxes Clash with Police

French Protesters Angry Over Fuel Taxes Clash with Police

Thousands of police were deployed nationwide to contain the eighth day of deadly demonstrations.
WikiLeaks’ Assange Faces Charges

WikiLeaks’ Assange Faces Charges; Lawyer Says he’d Fight

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges.
British Prime Minister Theresa May Wins Cabinet Backing for Brexit Deal

May Wins Cabinet Backing for Brexit Deal but Pitfalls Remain

The decision triggers the final steps on the long and rocky road to Brexit.
Indonesia Lion Air Flight with 188 on Board Crashes into Sea

Indonesia Lion Air Flight with 188 on Board Crashes into Sea

It is a blow to the country’s aviation safety record after the lifting of bans on its airlines by the European Union and U.S.
Brazil Elects Far-right Congressman Bolsonaro to Presidency

Brazil Elects Far-right Congressman Bolsonaro to Presidency

Jair Bolsonaro has waxed nostalgic for Brazil’s old military dictatorship before.
Putin Says Russia Will Target Nations Hosting US Missiles

Putin Says Russia Will Target Nations Hosting US Missiles

Putin says if the United States deploys intermediate-range missiles in Europe, Russia will have to target the nations.
Growing Caravan of Migrants Pushes Deeper into Mexico

Growing Caravan of Migrants Pushes Deeper into Mexico

Thousands of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. stretched out in the city of Tapachula.
China’s Economic Growth Slows amid Trade Battle with US

China’s Economic Growth Slows amid Trade Battle with US

China’s economic growth decelerated further in the latest quarter, adding to challenges for communist leaders.
US Pastor Released from House Arrest, Flown out of Turkey

US Pastor Released from House Arrest, Flown out of Turkey

The 50-year-old evangelical pastor had already spent nearly two years in detention.
Strong Aftershock Rattles North Haiti Day after Deadly Quake

Strong Aftershock Rattles North Haiti Day after Deadly Quake

The epicenter of the aftershock was located 9.8 miles north-northwest of Port-de-Paix.
Desperation Everywhere, Aid Slow to Reach Indonesia Victims

Desperation Everywhere, Aid Slow to Reach Indonesia Victims

Residents begging Indonesia’s president to help them, hungry survivors crawled into stores.
Kim Agrees to Dismantle Main Nuke Site if US Takes Steps Too

Kim Agrees to Dismantle Main Nuke Site if US Takes Steps Too

The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreement.
Russia’s Biggest War Games Include Submarine Hunt in Pacific

Russia’s Biggest War Games Include Submarine Hunt in Pacific

About 3,200 troops from China have joined about 300,000 Russian troops for a week of war games.
Skepticism Rising in S. Korea Ahead of 3rd Summit with North

Skepticism Rising in S. Korea Ahead of 3rd Summit with North

The shine is starting to come off South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s engagement strategy with the North.

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