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Venezuelan opposition calls for more mass protests

The president also signed orders on TV late Tuesday activating the "green phase" of enigmatic military plans to defend Venezuela against what he describes as US -backed attempts to sow chaos and overthrow him. "Allowing free and democratic elections and respecting the constitution, to put a stop to this coup d'├ętat that's being staged and controlled by Maduro together with the Supreme Court", Henrique Capriles, a leading figure of the opposition, tells the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle .


Last orca born in captivity arrives at SeaWorld San Antonio

Last orca born in captivity arrives at SeaWorld San Antonio

SeaWorld didn't immediately name the calf because the park's veterinarians have not yet determined whether it is male or female. The gestation period for killer whales is between 17 and 18 months. In the near future, SeaWorld San Antonio plans to let visitors observe Takara, who's 25, as well as her calf. Takara, born at SeaWorld San Diego, has had four other calves, which now range in age from 3 to 15 years.


World Bank's Kim says 'encouraged' by Trump's interest in lender

World Bank's Kim says 'encouraged' by Trump's interest in lender

Referencing a World Bank study, Kim said that access to the internet increases people's satisfaction in the short term, but it also raises the income level to which they compare themselves and increases people's motivations to migrate. We're going to put on the table a different kind of platform, where all the different groups that are trying to have an impact on climate can work together to put the financing tools together", he said.


Florida Supreme Court Approves Voting Restoration Initiative

Florida Supreme Court Approves Voting Restoration Initiative

A divided court ruled 4-2 on Thursday that the casino amendment was not misleading and sticks to one subject. Individuals who committed murder or sexual offenses would still permanently lose their right to vote. "The Supreme Court's decision to allow the Voting Restoration Amendment to move forward marks a key milestone on our path to a stronger democracy and a fairer Florida ..." "The initiative is placing voters in the position of deciding between a preference for controlling the expansion ...



More than 1 000 Palestinian prisoners begin hunger strike

The hunger strike was launched as the approaching half-century milestone of Israeli rule over Palestinians appeared to generate new interest in the long-running conflict, which in recent years was often overshadowed by war and turmoil elsewhere in the region.


President Trump, Italian prime minister speak at White House

President Trump, Italian prime minister speak at White House

Weeks before President Donald Trump's first official overseas trip, trade and security matters were top items of discussion going into his meeting Thursday with the prime minister of Italy, one of the two European countries set to welcome Trump in May.