May 1, 2019

Actor Ben Stiller speaks out on Syria as US warns of intensifying violence

Paul Morigi/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In over eight years of war, the headlines of suffering and violence in Syria have, at times, faded. Actor Ben Stiller tried to change that on Wednesday. The goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees testified in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the humanitarian impact of the war and what the U.S. should be doing about it. It couldn't come at a more critical time. There are rising concerns of intense..
May 1, 2019

Julian Assange sentenced for jumping bail by British court

Jack Taylor/Getty Images(LONDON) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrived at Southwark Crown Court in central London Wednesday raising a defiant fist in front of cameras, before being sentenced to 50 weeks behind bars for jumping bail in 2012. Assange skipped bail and stayed at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he was wanted on sexual assault charges, which he has denied. He was arrested at the embassy in mid-April. In a letter read to the court, Assange a..
May 1, 2019

Maduro vows to punish protesters in Venezuela, rejects Pompeo’s claim he nearly fled to Cuba

adam smigielski/iStock(CARACAS, Venezuela) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dismissed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's claims that the embattled leader was ready to flee the nation in a televised address last night, as he also vowed that protesters against his regime "cannot go unpunished." "Mike Pompeo said today in the afternoon ... he said: 'Maduro has a plane ready to go to Cuba, to flee, and the Russians took him off the plane and forbade him to leave the country,&#039..
April 30, 2019

Venezuela rocked by clashes between opposition, Maduro government as US backs uprising

adam smigielski/iStock(CARACAS, Venezuela) -- Venezuela on Tuesday was rocked by violent clashes between opposition protesters and security forces still loyal to Nicolas Maduro, the country's socialist president, in a dramatic escalation of the political crisis that has left the country teetering on the edge of violence for months. Government forces fired tear gas and clashed with some of his supporters in the streets of Caracas. In addition to reports of gunfire, video showed Maduro's..