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March 1, 2019

Venezuela’s vice president in Moscow for talks, reigniting Cold War-like divisions

tunart/iStock(MOSCOW) -- Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez on Friday met with Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow for talks -- a sign of Russia’s sustained support for Venezuela’s embattled president as the United States continues to try to pressure him to resign. Russia has emerged as Nicolas Maduro’s most important public backer in the Cold War-style crisis that has seen the U.S. and 50 other countries recognize his opponent, Juan Guiado, as Venezuela’s interim..
March 1, 2019

Kim Jong Un meets Vietnamese leader after US-North Korea summit collapse

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(HANOI, Vietnam) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un spent most of Friday in his hotel in Hanoi -- a day after he failed to reach a deal on sanctions or denuclearization with President Donald Trump. Kim attended a red-carpeted welcome ceremony hosted by Vietnam’s President Nguyen Phu Trong, the country’s top leader and general secretary of the Communist Party, at the Presidential Palace. The opening event was followed by a separate meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan..
March 1, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be indicted for bribery, fraud and breach of trust, attorney general says

SEBASTIAN SCHEINER/AFP/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) -- Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be indicted for bribery, fraud and breach of trust, the country's attorney general said Thursday. Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit recommended the long-serving prime minister be indicted in three cases, a result of lengthy investigations into Netanyahu's alleged dealings. In one case, Netanyahu is alleged to have received expensive gifts from two businessmen -- including ..
March 1, 2019

German city sells family’s dog on eBay to settle debts, drawing criticism

ymgerman/iStock(BERLIN) -- When one family in the German city of Ahlen couldn't pay their debts, authorities made a dramatic decision: to sell their dog on eBay. Authorities defended their decision to sell the pug, Edda, on the site for €750 ($850) after the family failed to pay debts to the city, including a dog tax. Dirk Schlebes, the city's treasurer, said the seizure was legal and only happened after other nonessential household goods had been taken, according to German news wire..