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Venezuela shuts sea, air links to Dutch islands amid turmoil

Venezuela is banning air and sea trips to and from three Dutch Caribbean islands — a region that has been linked to efforts to undermine President Nicolas Maduro by sending emergency aid to the South American nation

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Venezuela shuts border with Caribbean islands ahead of aid efforts

Venezuela on Tuesday shut the maritime border with nearby Dutch Caribbean islands ahead of an opposition effort to bring in humanitarian aid from foreign territories including neighboring Curacao despite the protests of President Nicolas Maduro.

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Halsey Shuts Down Pregnancy Rumors

Listen up, world: Halsey is not pregnant. The 24-year-old singer took to Twitter on Sunday to shut down speculation. The rumors started after the ...

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Lebanon Nominates Challenger to Trump's Choice to Lead World Bank

Lebanon has nominated investment banker Ziad Hayek as a candidate for president of the World Bank, mounting the first challenge to U.S. President ...

Aaron Sorkin shuts down 'The Newsroom' reboot rumors

"The Newsroom" creator Aaron Sorkin has "no plans" to revive the HBO series starring Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer and Olivia Munn.

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Citi expects privatization to bolster revenue in Brazil

Citigroup Inc expects to boost annual revenue in Brazil over the next years by advising potential public asset sales and through a revival in capital ...

Families complain of mold, lead paint, rats in military housing ahead of hearing

The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday to investigate growing problems in the military housing privatization program. More than 200,000 homes on military bases across the country are managed by private contractors. A ...

Complaints of mold, rats in military housing

The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday to investigate growing problems in the military housing privatization program. More than 200,000 homes on military bases across the country are managed by private contractors. A yearlong investigation by Reuters turned up dangerous living conditions. Senators will ask housing ...

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Half-naked woman shuts down South Carolina airport, leads to flight cancellations

Two American Airlines flights were canceled, one scheduled to land in Florence and another departing from the airport destined for Charlotte.        

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Trump says Democrats to blame if government shuts down again

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said Democrats would be to blame if the government shuts down when a temporary funding bill expires on Friday. ...

Why privatization is not the biggest issue with Ontario's health reforms

Much noise is being made about the changes in store for Ontario's health system, so If you're ...

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After years of stalling, Greece oks Macedonia in NATO

After holding up its admission for years, Greece became the first nation on Friday to ratify Macedonia's membership of NATO after the two states resolved a decades-old name dispute last month.

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Tennis: Merciless Monfils hands Tsitsipas lesson in Sofia

Gael Monfils doled out another lesson in outstanding tennis, winning 93 percent of points on his first serve, as he reached the semi-finals of the Sofia Open on Friday with a 6-3 7-6(5) win over Greece’s emerging talent Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Discovery of WWII-era bombs temporarily shuts down Rome airport

Italy's Defense Ministry said experts had to remove the three bombs, which weighed more than 300 pounds

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Equine flu shuts down British horse racing

Major races are in jeopardy if racing authorities can't lift suspension soon.

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Last Year Was Fourth Hottest on Record: Outlook Sizzling: UN

Last year was the fourth warmest on record and the outlook is for more sizzling heat approaching levels that most governments view as dangerous for ...

Macedonia admitted to NATO after resolving Greece dispute

Macedonia officially signed on Wednesday to become an official member of NATO, after resistance from Greece was settled last week.

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Greece, Turkey Try to Calm Tensions

Greek and Turkish leaders vowed to work on easing bilateral tension after meeting in Ankara but strained to paper over a dispute born out of the 2016 failed coup against Turkey’s president.

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Photo tour: The magical island of Santorini, Greece

The coast is lined with black-sand beaches and steep cliffs. Inland, plant life flourishes. But there is more to Santorini than natural beauty.        

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The magical island of Santorini, Greece


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Freedom House downgrades U.S. on its freedom index, rebukes Trump

The annual “Freedom in the World” report puts the United States among peers Belize, Croatia, Greece, Latvia and Mongolia.

The Wall Street Journal /
U.S. Military Finds a Warm Welcome in Greece

Helicopters carrying U.S. and Greek troops landed in a field at the foot of Mount Olympus on a sunny morning late last month during a live-fire ...

NY Times /
Greece, 10 Years Into Economic Crisis, Counts the Cost to Mental Health

Depression and suicide rates rose alarmingly during the debt crisis as the country cut wages and health services and increased taxes.

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Lowe's smart home device platform shuts down March 31st

Lowe's tried to become a mainstay of smart home technology with its Iris system, but it wasn't successful enough and unveiled ...

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NATO to sign Macedonia accession protocol next week

Macedonia will sign an accession protocol with NATO on Wednesday under its new name North Macedonia after parliaments in the tiny Balkan country and its southern neighbor Greece ratified a historic name change deal

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Cowboys top executive shuts down Jason Garrett reports

What I'm Hearing: While on site at Super Bowl LIII, USA TODAY Sports Jarrett Bell spoke with Cowboys Executive VP Stephen Jones who claimed reports about Jason Garrett's contract are false.        

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Resolving the Bitter Battle Over the Name ‘Macedonia’

A dispute that divided Balkan neighbors for more than seven decades, over what constitutes “Macedonia,” is finally reaching a resolution. The Republic of Macedonia agreed to rename itself the Republic of North Macedonia to assuage complaints from ...

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