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February 25, 2019

VP Mike Pence meets with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, announces more sanctions and $56M in aid

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- After rising tensions in Venezuela turned violent over the weekend, Vice President Mike Pence doubled down on diplomatic and economic pressure on Monday with additional U.S. sanctions on regime officials and a pledge to provide $56 million in aid to support partners in the region struggling to provide relief to the country's citizens. Pence met with the U.S.-backed opposition leader in Venezuela Juan Guaidó on Monday, the latest in the Trump administra..
February 25, 2019

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle pet a horse, exchange cookbook with famous chef on Morocco tour

Samir Hussein/WireImage(RABAT, Morocco) -- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle continued their royal tour of Morocco Monday with events that continued the theme of their tour, empowering youth and women. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first visit was to the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports in Rabat. The royals learned more about the new equine therapy program practiced there, which particularly helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Harry and Meghan chatted with staf..
February 25, 2019

US, North Korea may declare end to Korean war during second summit

bedo/iStock(HANOI, Vietnam) -- South Korean government officials hinted that President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may reach an agreement to declare an end to the Korean War (1950-53) at their summit later this week. “What format the end-of-war declaration will be, we don’t know exactly," said Kim Eui-kyeom, a spokesman for South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in. "But we think there is fair enough possibility of an end of war declaration between the United States and North Ko..
February 24, 2019

Pope Francis declares ‘all-out’ war on abuse, but lack of ‘concrete’ plan frustrates survivors

Franco Origlia/Getty Images(ROME) -- The Vatican’s historic conference on sex abuse and the clergy closed Sunday with Pope Francis declaring “an all-out war against the abuse of minors.” But many survivors say they are disappointed the pontiff did not out outline any specific measures the church will now adopt to combat abuse. “There’s no concrete plan,” said Virginia Saldanha, an activist from Mumbai, India. “It’s like they just found out at this meeting that sexual abuse is prevalent in the ch..