Venezuela closes its Brazil border, threatens the same for Colombia

In a televised speech Thursday, Maduro announced the Brazil border closure and warned against trying to bring humanitarian supplies into Venezuela by force. “I don’t want to make such... Read more »

U.N. rights experts urge Indonesia to probe use of snake in Papua interrogation

GENEVA (Reuters) – United Nations rights experts have urged Indonesia to investigate accusations of violence by police and military in Papua after a video showed officers using a live... Read more »

Trump to visit Japan – CNN

The US president will pay a formal visit to the close ally in late May, likely to Tokyo, after the country’s current crown prince Naruhito becomes Japan’s 126th Emperor.... Read more »

Israel set to join elite lunar club with first mission to moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Israel’s first spacecraft built to land on the moon was set for launch on Thursday from Florida on a mission that, if successful, would... Read more »

Manchester City fan in ‘critical condition’ after alleged assault

“The club are working with Greater Manchester Police and German Police to ascertain more information,” City said. “Club staff have remained in Germany to support the family of an... Read more »

Catalan protesters burn tires, clash with police over separatist trial

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Riot police briefly clashed with pro-independence Catalan protesters in Barcelona on Thursday while other activists burned tires and blocked highways across northeast Spain as part... Read more »

Global Champions League teams announced for 2019 season

London Knights, last year’s winner of the GCL Championship, has retained the core of its powerful line up and added Max Kuhner to the ranks of Ben Maher, Olivier... Read more »

Putin to U.S.: I’m ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want one

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one, and that his country currently... Read more »

Paris 2024: Breakdancing proposed as new Olympic sport

Story highlights Breakdancing put forward as new Olympic sport for 2024 Surfing, sport climbing and skateboarding also proposed for inclusion The IOC will make its final decision by December... Read more »

Canadian PM still puzzled by minister’s resignation

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to journalists before the start of a Liberal Party caucus meeting in the West Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada February... Read more »