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Thousands march in Venezuela against government

The opposition says the government is courting violence by beating back peaceful protestors. "We were on a motorbike and they were following us, shooting", her boyfriend told Reuters. Maduro said the hemispheric organization was persecuting his country. Opposition marchers included Liliana Machuca, who earns about $20 a month holding two jobs teaching literature.


VP Mike Pence: US not seeking North Korea negotiations

VP Mike Pence: US not seeking North Korea negotiations

Pence is speaking in Tokyo to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Japan. He said the Trump administration's plans to simplify the USA tax code and cut the corporate tax rate will "benefit every business represented here today". He said that under Trump, the US will stand up to its enemies with its allies. Tensions between the secretive communist state and the U.S. have ratcheted up in recent weeks and the USA leader recently boasted that he had dispatched an "armada" to the waters off the Korean ...



New "Australian values" test planned for citizenship

The Union government has defended its foreign policy oriented towards job creation, and indicated that the latest measures taken by Australia and the USA will not curtail visas for Indian professionals. Turnbull said they're doing people a favour with this new rule because would-be Australians who wish to be successful in Australia need to be competent in English .


More mudslides in Colombia kill at least 17 people

More mudslides in Colombia kill at least 17 people

Flooding and mudslides in central Colombia have killed at least 16 people, government disaster relief authorities said Wednesday, causing alarm in a country still recovering from recent mudslides that killed hundreds. He said on Twitter he had ordered officials from the emergency agency and transport ministries to the city to assess the "grave situation". Handout picture released by the Colombian Army press office showing soldiers helping to evacuate locals following mudslides caused by ...


China, EU push message of free trade, engagement

China, EU push message of free trade, engagement

Mogherini said in a joint press conference with Yang that the European Union valued China as a permanent member of the Security Council and as a "key security and foreign policy partner". The EU has agreed to hold the twice-annual human rights dialogue behind closed doors and Mogherini did not mention any specific cases, although diplomats from EU countries have publicly advocated for lawyers and legal activists detained in a sweeping crackdown on civil-rights groups.


Boko Haram: Niger forces kill 57 members- Defence ministry

Boko Haram: Niger forces kill 57 members- Defence ministry

Authorities arrested five more suspected Islamist militants in Benue state, in the country's middle belt, and Abuja between March 25 and 26, the security agency said. "Girls have been used in the vast majority of these attacks", the organization noted. Ijumba said that the children are victims, not perpetrators, forcing or deceiving them into committing such horrific acts is reprehensible.