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Italy PM-designate Conte gives up bid for government

Giuseppe Conte renounces his attempt to become PM after the president vetoes his economy pick.

VoA /
American, Wife Freed From Venezuelan Prison

Twenty-six-year-old Joshua Holt had been a prisoner in Venezuela since the summer of 2016, but on Saturday he told U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House that he was “overwhelmed with gratitude” for those who had worked for his release.  Trump said Holt had been “incredibly brave.” Holt and his Venezuelan wife, Thamara Candelo, arrived ...

Washington Post /
In Brazil, a truckers’ strike brings Latin America’s largest economy to a halt

Shortages are so bad that some McDonald’s restaurants run out of hamburger buns.

NY Times /
Keeping Summit Hopes Alive Suggests Kim Jong-un May Need a Deal

When President Trump canceled their meeting, Mr. Kim’s bid to ease sanctions and rebuild the North Korean economy was thrown into doubt.

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Senator, Trump Say Utah Man Released From Venezuela Jail

President Donald Trump said U.S. citizen Josh Holt was released from a Venezuelan jail Saturday after being detained for two years without a ...

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