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Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela

Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela — Jhonny Godoy had taken to Twitter to proclaim his opposition to President Nicolas Maduro, posting a video that showed him running through the streets waving the national flag as protests erupted across Venezuela's capital.
Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train

Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it plans to cancel $929 million awarded to California's high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion that it has already spent. The U.S.
Japan trade deficit highest in 5 yrs, hit by China doldrums

Japan trade deficit highest in 5 yrs, hit by China doldrums

TOKYO — Japan reports its exports tumbled 8.4 per cent in January from a year earlier, as slowing Chinese growth pushed its monthly trade deficit to the highest level in nearly five years.

AP source: FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidence

WASHINGTON — The FBI developed a backup plan to protect evidence in its Russia investigation soon after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in the event that other senior officials were dismissed as well, according to a person with knowledge of th

David Icke, accused of anti-Semitism, denied Australian visa

SYDNEY, Australia — British author and broadcaster David Icke, who critics accuse of anti-Semitism and of being a conspiracy theorist, has had his Australian visa cancelled ahead of a speaking tour.
China closes Tibet to foreigners for sensitive anniversaries

China closes Tibet to foreigners for sensitive anniversaries

BEIJING — China is barring foreign travellers from Tibet over a period of several weeks that includes a pair of sensitive political anniversaries questioning the legitimacy of Beijing's rule over the Himalayan region.
Flynn pushed to share nuclear tech with Saudis, report says

Flynn pushed to share nuclear tech with Saudis, report says

WASHINGTON — Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing whistleblowers within the
Trump chooses Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general

Trump chooses Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he intends to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer blocks immigrant detention plan

Michigan Gov. Whitmer blocks immigrant detention plan

LANSING, Mich. — Democratic Gov.
Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago

Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge gave the green light Tuesday to a parks-advocacy group's lawsuit that aims to stop for good the delayed construction of former President Barack Obama's $500 million presidential centre in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan.