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February 17, 2019

Fresh supplies of US aid arrive on Venezuela’s border awaiting delivery into the country

ABC News(CUCUTA, Columbia) -- The second wave of humanitarian aid provided by the U.S. government for Venezuela arrived Saturday in the town of Cucuta along the Colombia-Venezuela border, only a week after the first wave of U.S. supplies arrived on the border in response to Venezuelan interim President Juan Guaido's request for humanitarian assistance. “This wasn’t the first and it won’t be the last. More is on the way,” Mark Green, top administrator for the U.S. Agency International for In..
February 16, 2019

Vice President Pence calls on European leaders to recognize Venezuela’s opposition leader

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(MUNICH) -- As tension in Venezuela continues to escalate, Vice President Mike Pence took the stage at the Munich Security Conference in Germany Saturday to call on European nations to stand by the United States in recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s president. “The struggle in Venezuela is between dictatorship and democracy. Nicolas Maduro is a dictator with no legitimate claim to power, and Nicolas Maduro must go,” Pence said, referring..
February 16, 2019

Brexit ‘preppers’ stockpiling supplies in case of a doomsday ‘no-deal’

ABC News(LONDON) -- Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29, but with less than two months to go, the country’s future is more uncertain than ever. Lawmakers have been unable to agree on the terms of Brexit, and there are growing fears that the U.K. could leave the E.U. without a deal, which many experts and business leaders say could have disastrous economic consequences. In such a confusing and chaotic political landscape, a growing number of people in the U.K. are taking matter..
February 16, 2019

US citizen detained in Egypt for over 5 years is dying, desperate for release

Kassem Family(CAIRO) -- A U.S. citizen detained in Egypt for five-and-a-half years who is on a hunger strike is dying, according to his lawyer and family. Five months after Moustafa Kassem wrote letters to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence pleading for their help, the New York City taxi driver and father of two has not been freed by the government of strongman President Abdel Fattah el Sisi. "My brother can't wait weeks or months. He is dying now," his sister Iman Kassem..