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Trump urges Venezuelan military to abandon Maduro or 'lose everything'

MIAMI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned members of Venezuela's military who remain loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that they are risking their future and their lives and urged them to allow humanitarian aid into the country. Learn More


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Venezuela stages own concerts in response to Branson's Live Aid show

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's government will stage two concerts on the Colombian border this weekend to compete with a "Live Aid"-style show announced by British billionaire Richard Branson to raise funds for food and medicine for the South American country. More »


U.S.-backed Syrian forces call for 1,500 coalition troops to stay

AIRBASE IN NORTHEAST SYRIA (Reuters) - The commander of U.S.-backed forces in Syria called on Monday for about 1,000 to 1,500 international forces to remain in Syria to help fight Islamic State and expressed hope that the United States, in particular, would halt plans for a total pullout. More »


Canada PM's chief secretary resigns amid SNC-Lavalin controversy

(Reuters) - A top aide to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resigned unexpectedly on Monday amid allegations Trudeau's office had pressured the former justice minister to help construction firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc avoid criminal prosecution. More »


Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit 'betrayal', anti-Semitism

LONDON (Reuters) - Seven Labour lawmakers quit on Monday over leader Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, saying Britain's main opposition party had been "hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left". More »


Americans among group arrested in Haiti with arsenal of guns: media

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian police arrested a group of foreign nationals, including five Americans, armed with semi-automatic weapons, Haitian newspapers reported on Monday, adding to uncertainty in the impoverished Caribbean country after days of anti-government protests. More »


No need for Shinzo Abe: Trump already nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is not saying whether or not he nominated Donald Trump for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, but the question may be moot: the U.S. president has been put forward by others for the prestigious award. More »


Two policemen killed in blast in central Cairo: ministry

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two policemen were killed and three wounded when an explosive device carried by a militant they were pursuing detonated in the heart of the Egyptian capital on Monday, an interior ministry statement said. More »


Nicaraguan farmer who protested Ortega gets 216-year prison sentence

MANAGUA (Reuters) - A farm leader who helped lead protests last year against President Daniel Ortega was sentenced on Monday to 216 years in prison, days after business leaders asked the government to release inmates considered political prisoners. More »


Scotland to step up efforts to keep EU citizens after Brexit, Sturgeon says

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland will step up efforts to persuade EU citizens to stay after Brexit, its First Minister will tell French lawmakers on Tuesday, amid concerns about potential workforce shortages in the largest of the United Kingdom's three smaller nations. More »


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