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Maduro challenger plans caravans for US aid to Venezuela

Opposition leader Juan Guaido said Tuesday that he will try to run caravans of badly needed food and medicine into Venezuela but won't start for nearly two weeks, a timeline that threatens to deflate momentum toward unseating entrenched President Nicolas Maduro.

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In this Jan. 19, 2017 photo provided by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

Notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman convicted

Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked escape with his mistress through a tunnel.

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A supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a poster of him during a rally in Urena, Venezuela.

Venezuela's crisis hits stand-still over emergency aid

Nearly three weeks after the Trump administration backed an all-out effort to force out President Nicolas Maduro, the embattled socialist leader is holding strong and defying predictions of an imminent demise.

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Refugee soccer player Bahraini Hakeem al-Araibi leaves the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand.

Bahrain refugee soccer player freed by Thailand, heads home

A refugee soccer player was freed by Thailand and left on a flight to Australia early Tuesday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain in a case that has drawn worldwide attention.

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FILE - In this June 27, 2008 file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, the cooling tower of the Yongbyon nuclear complex is demolished in Yongbyon, North Korea.

Trump-Kim summit to focus on NKorea nuke complex, US rewards

When President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un first met in Singapore last year, there was pomp, there was circumstance, but there wasn't much substance.

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South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, right, and Timothy Betts, acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Senior Advisor for Security Negotiations and Agreements in the U.S. Department of State.

South Korea, US sign cost-sharing deal for American troops

South Korea and the United States struck a new deal Sunday that increases Seoul's contribution for the cost of the American military presence on its soil, overcoming previous failed negotiations that caused worries about their decades-long alliance.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May.

May urges UK lawmakers: Give me more time to get Brexit deal

With Brexit just 47 days away, the British government asked lawmakers on Sunday to give Prime Minister Theresa May more time to rework her divorce deal with the European Union.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., acknowledges cheers as she takes the stage during an event to formally launch her presidential campaign, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Lawrence, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Warren makes presidential bid official with call for change

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build "an America that works for everyone."

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FILE - In this June 12, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. As he prepares to meet again North Korea's Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump is replay

Trump's Year 3 aims for dramatic sequels to rival originals

As President Donald Trump prepares to meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un for a second time, he's out to replicate the suspenseful buildup, make-or-break stakes and far-flung rendezvous of their first encounter.

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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up after arriving on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington,

Trump says summit with North Korea's Kim will be in Hanoi

President Donald Trump said Friday that he will hold his second summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Hanoi and predicted that the authoritarian country would someday become "a great Economic Powerhouse" under Kim's leadership.

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Costa Rican 1987 Nobel peace laureate and former president of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias.

Ex-Miss Costa Rica is latest to accuse Arias of sexual abuse

A former Miss Costa Rica has become the second woman to make a criminal complaint against Nobel Peace Prize laureate and ex-President Oscar Arias, in the latest of mounting allegations of sexual misconduct to emerge this week.

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Thai Princess Ubolratana attends the Thai Gala Night in Hong Kong.

Thai princess' political bid sunk by her brother, the king

Thailand's chaotic politics took two astonishing turns Friday when the sister of the king made a historic bid to become prime minister, only to have him shut down her effort as "inappropriate" because it violated tradition and the constitution, which keep the monarchy from getting involved in politics.

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Rescue workers continue to remove rubble from an eight-story building which collapsed two days earlier in Istanbul.

15 dead in Istanbul building collapse; 9 from one family

Turkish emergency services on Friday recovered four more bodies from the rubble of an eight-story building that crashed down in Istanbul, bringing the death toll to 15. One man said he lost nine members of his extended family.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian official: Another nuclear pact with US in trouble

Another U.S.-Russian nuclear pact is in danger following the U.S. move to withdraw from a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday.

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A woman receives donations in front of home destroyed by last week's tornado in El Roble.

After tornado, Cuban state loses monopoly on disaster aid

Nearly two weeks after a devastating tornado struck Havana, the worst-hit neighborhoods are filled with government crews restoring power and phone service and starting repairs to decimated homes.

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Bahraini Hakeem al-Araibi, center, leaves the criminal court in Bangkok.

Thailand: Soccer player must go through extradition hearings

Thailand's government insisted Wednesday it cannot free a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia until hearings on Bahrain's request for his extradition are completed.

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In this image provided on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 by the Brigade de Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris (Paris Fire Brigade) a fire rages through the top floors of an apartment building in Paris.

Paris prosecutor: Fire suspect has history of mental issues

The Paris prosecutor says a suspect detained in the fire that devastated a Paris apartment building and killed 10 people has been hospitalized at least 13 times in the past decade for mental problems.

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Rescue workers and people try to remove debris of an eight-story building which collapsed in Istanbul. Photo:AP

Istanbul building collapse kills; rescuers pull 6 out alive

An eight-story building collapsed in Istanbul on Wednesday, killing at least two people, Turkish officials said. Rescue workers pulled six others out of the rubble and were working to free more who were trapped.

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Pope Francis receives a gift from a journalist during his flight from Abu Dhabi to Rome.

Pope publicly acknowledges clergy sexual abuse of nuns

Pope Francis on Tuesday publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns and vowed to do more to fight the problem, the latest sign that there is no end in sight to the Catholic Church's abuse crisis — and that it now has a reckoning from the #MeToo movement.

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People visit statues of North Korean late leaders, Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il.

UN experts: North Korea nukes intact, dispersing missiles

North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs "remain intact" and its leaders are dispersing missile assembly and testing facilities to prevent "decapitation" strikes, U.N. experts said in a new report.

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Cameron shares David Tua’s pain

WHEN YOU NEED A FRIEND: Former foes and now friends Shane Cameron and Toaletai David Tua share a video at David Tua’s boxing gym.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday that he is running for president in 2020.

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