May 4, 2019

Woman injured in Venezuela’s May Day protests says ‘It was like war, everyone was shot’

Edilzon Gamez/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) -- Violent clashes this week between anti-government protesters and security forces in Venezuela led to at least four deaths and hundreds of injuries. But one protester who was injured in the clashes said protesters would keep up the pressure to force President Nicolas Maduro to step down. On Tuesday, Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido called on his supporters to take to the streets in mass demonstrations, as his months-long effort to o..
May 3, 2019

Pentagon warns about China’s increased activity in the Arctic, growing ambition to expand its presence

Xinhua/Liu Shiping via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- China is increasing its activity in the Arctic, building a second ice-breaking ship and looking to expand its footprint in Greenland, according to a new Pentagon report, and Beijing's presence in the region could lead to the deployment of armed submarines, the report warned. The warning comes as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prepares to attend a summit of the Arctic Council, the eight countries with territory in the region, and hopes to r..
May 3, 2019

Otto Warmbier’s mother calls diplomacy with North Korea a ‘charade’

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Cindy Warmbier, the mother of American Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old American student who died shortly after being brought back to the U.S. after being held for 18 months in North Korea, made an emotional appeal on Friday to keep the pressure on Kim Jong Un’s regime, calling diplomacy with a regime that "lies" a "charade." “Unless we keep the pressure on North Korea, they are not going to change, and I am very afraid that we are going to let up on this ..
May 3, 2019

Nine-year-old girl who fled North Korea faces repatriation after arrest in China

iStock(BEIJING) -- A 9-year-old girl is among seven North Korean defectors recently arrested in China who are being threatened with repatriation. The girl, known only by her surname, Choe, was left behind in North Korea when her parents escaped to South Korea in 2017 because they deemed it too dangerous to smuggle her with them. The Choes said they fled because of widespread famine. "They left their daughter behind with her uncle and grandmother because the defection process was too dangerous, a..