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Venezuela’s intelligence agency detained two more judges on July 25 that the government-stacked Supreme Court had threatened with arrest after they were appointed by the opposition-controlled National Assembly.
The U.S. has called on Turkey to release six human rights activists, including Amnesty International’s Turkey director, who were arrested for aiding a terror group on July 17.
WASHINGTON – Agence France-Presse
U.S. President Donald Trump returned to Washington on July 16 after a brief overseas respite, facing an enduring and intensifying storm over his campaign’s contacts with Russia.
MANILA – Agence France-Presse
President Rodrigo Duterte plans to extend martial law in the southern Philippines to defeat Islamist militants who have seized a major city, his spokesman said on July 18, as a critic warned the country could be edging towards a dictatorship
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on July 13 wrapped up a four-day mission to the Gulf with little sign of progress in resolving the diplomatic crisis pitting Saudi Arabia and its allies against Qatar
WASHINGTON – Reuters
Republicans in the U.S. Congress were in chaos over healthcare legislation after a second attempt to pass a bill in the Senate collapsed late on July 17, with President Donald Trump calling for an outright repeal of Obamacare and others seeking a change in direction toward bipartisanship
BRASILIA – Reuters
Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a top contender to win next year’s presidential election, was convicted on corruption charges on July 12 and sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison
U.S. President Donald Trump, fresh from a political holiday in Paris, went back on the offensive on July 16 as a new poll showed his popularity dropping amid doubts about Russian election meddling and deepening frustrations over stalled health care legislation.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an umbrella group overwhelmingly made up of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), has not attended any meeting in Washington of the international coalition to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a U.S. official told the Hürriyet Daily News on July 12
CARACAS – Reuters
Energized by a massive vote against President Nicolas Maduro in an unofficial plebiscite, Venezuela’s opposition mulled on July 17 how to escalate protests and block a new congress it fears may enshrine Socialist Party hegemony
WAHINGTON – Agence France-Presse
Donald Trump’s eldest son released emails on Jul 11 showing he embraced Russian efforts to support his father’s presidential campaign, a shocking disclosure likely to further fuel speculation over Moscow’s suspected role in the election