An Australian businessman who was allegedly part of a criminal syndicate that smuggled 1.28 metric tons (1.41 U.S. tons) of cocaine inside a shipment of prefabricated steel from China faced a Sydney court on Thursday after becoming the last of three accused conspirators to be extradited from Serbia.
Jon Gambrell, Associated Press | PostedJan 23rd - 11:33pm
Iran arrested more than 7,000 people last year, including dozens of journalists, in what Amnesty International on Thursday called a "shameless campaign of repression" as the U.S. released an American anchorwoman for Iranian state television held for days as a material witness.
President Donald Trump has conceded that there's no place like the House for a State of the Union address and will postpone this year's message until after the partial government shutdown ends. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had withdrawn her invitation to use the chamber as scheduled Tuesday night. While the White House considered other venues for a time, Trump tweeted Wednesday night that he would wait after all.
Venezuelans headed into uncharted political waters Thursday, with the young leader of a newly united and combative opposition claiming to hold the presidency and socialist President Nicolas Maduro digging in for a fight with the Trump administration.
Venezuela's crisis quickly escalated Wednesday as an opposition leader backed by the Trump administration declared himself interim president in a direct challenge to embattled socialist Nicolas Maduro, who retaliated by breaking off relations with the United States, his biggest trade partner.
Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | PostedJan 23rd - 5:07pm
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered preparations for a second summit with President Donald Trump, saying he'll "wait with patience and in good faith" to work toward a common goal, the North's state media reported Thursday.