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February 26, 2019

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro accuses US government of fabricating a crisis to start war in South America

ABC News(CARACAS, Venezuela) -- Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused the U.S. government of trying to fabricate a crisis to start a war in South America in his first interview with an American television network in years. "Everything that the United States government has done has been doomed to failure," Maduro told ABC News' Tom Llamas in Spanish from the presidential palace in Caracas. "They are trying to fabricate a crisis to justify political escalation and a military i..
February 26, 2019

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Vietnam ahead of 2nd summit with President Donald Trump

Linh Pham/Getty Images(HANOI, Vietnam) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Vietnam Monday ahead of a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Hanoi. Trump, who departed the U.S. Monday afternoon for the long flight, will meet with Kim on Feb. 27 and 28. Trump will arrive in the Vietnamese capital on Tuesday morning Eastern time. Trump will make the nearly 20-hour trip on Air Force One; Kim, meanwhile, arrived by his preferred method of travel: train. Kim began the extended tre..
February 25, 2019

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif offers resignation via Instagram

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(TEHRAN, Iran) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif offered his resignation via an Instagram post on Monday night. “I sincerely apologize for not being able to continue my service and all the shortcomings and faults during my term,” he wrote in his post. It remains unclear why Zarif would offer his resignation, or if it has been accepted. The deputy spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry, Abbas Mousavi, said Zarif had resigned, according to the official Is..
February 25, 2019

North Korea summit benefits Kim Jong Un, puts pressure on Trump, analysts say

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- As President Donald Trump prepares to continue negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week, he does so with added pressure to deliver results, while Kim has already won a victory in that diplomatic talks are happening at all, several North Korea analysts told ABC News. Eight months after their first meeting in Singapore in 2018, there is little sign that North Korea has moved to denuclearize. And by dragging out talks with the U.S., Kim gai..