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Venezuelan opposition party says armed men raid its office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:32pm

Venezuela’s leading opposition party says a group of armed men with their faces covered raided its headquarters, taking cellphones, computers and ID cards from staffers and raising tensions the night before a nationwide protest against President Nicolás Maduro.

Soros boosts private university’s funding for global move

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:29pm

Philanthropist George Soros says the private university he founded will receive a major funding boost and link up with other progressive institutions around the world.

Cuba medical program becomes source of controversy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:48pm

A much-lauded overseas medical program has become the focus of accusations that it serves as cover for fomenting protests against governments opposed by Cuba.

Toronto woman pleads guilty to tossing chair from high rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:06pm

A woman accused of throwing a chair off a 45th story balcony from a downtown Toronto high-rise has pleaded guilty to mischief causing danger to life.

Historic flooding highlights Venice’s vulnerability

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 11:30am

The historic lagoon city of Venice exists on the edge of a double threat: As it sinks, the seas rise.

UN extends peacekeepers in Central African Republic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:59am

The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to extend the U.N. peacekeeping force in Central African Republic for a year, with a mandate to protect civilians, support peace efforts and assist in preparing for elections starting in 2020.

The Latest: Report of several protesters killed in Bolivia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:35am

The Latest on Bolivia’s political confrontation (all times local):

Bolivia’s interim leader says Evo Morales would have to face justice for electoral fraud if he returns home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:22am

Bolivia’s interim leader says Evo Morales would have to face justice for electoral fraud if he returns home.

Leaders of Russia, Ukraine to meet to discuss conflict

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:50am

The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France will meet in Paris on Dec. 9 to try to seek a settlement for the five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine that has killed 13,000 people.

Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France to meet Dec. 9 to seek deal on Ukraine conflict - French president’s office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:41am

Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France to meet Dec. 9 to seek deal on Ukraine conflict - French president’s office.

Tropical Storm Raymond forms in Pacific off western Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:05am

Tropical Storm Raymond formed Friday in the eastern Pacific off Mexico and strengthened on a forecast track in the direction of the resort-studded Los Cabos area of the Baja California Peninsula.

The Latest: Iraq: 2 more protesters killed in Baghdad

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:34am

The Latest on Iraq’s anti-government protests (all times local):

Iraqi officials say police are firing tear gas, live ammunition to disperse protesters in central Baghdad; 2 killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:07am

Iraqi officials say police are firing tear gas, live ammunition to disperse protesters in central Baghdad; 2 killed.

Congo’s president hopes Ebola outbreak will end this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:46am

Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi says he’s hopeful the Ebola outbreak in his country will end in the coming weeks.

Turkey says American IS suspect struck at border with Greece has been deported to US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:24am

Turkey says American IS suspect struck at border with Greece has been deported to US.

Taliban say prisoner swap promised by Kabul fails to happen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:22am

A Taliban spokesman says three Taliban prisoners who were to be freed in exchange for an American and an Australian national, both kidnapped in 2016, are still in custody in Bagram prison, north of the capital Kabul.

Chileans agree to replace dictatorship-era constitution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:14am

Chile’s most important political parties have agreed to call for a new constitution to replace one impose by a military dictatorship almost 40 years ago. It’s a move that follows a month of turbulent protests in the streets.

The Latest: Lithuania, Russia carry out spy swap

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:01am

The Latest on a spy swap between Lithuania and Russia (all times local):

Lithuania's spy chief says Russia has released two Lithuanian men convicted of spying; Norwegian will also be released

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 5:51am

Lithuania's spy chief says Russia has released two Lithuanian men convicted of spying; Norwegian will also be released.