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US Considering Allowing Lawsuits over Cuba-confiscated Properties

The Trump administration is considering allowing a law that has been suspended since its creation in 1996 to go into effect, allowing U.S. citizens to sue foreign companies and individuals over property confiscated from them by the Cuban government. The so-called Title III rule forms part of the Helms-Burton Act, which codified all U.S. ...

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Chiefs guard gives AFC title game tickets to homeless man who helped him out of ditch

Chiefs guard Jeff Allen sent out a social media plea looking for the man named Dave who helped pull his car out of a ditch when he was stuck in a snowstorm Saturday.

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Nonfiction: Jason Rezaian Recounts His 544 Days of Captivity in Iran

In “Prisoner,” the former Tehran bureau chief for The Washington Post shows that the most innocent activities in Iran could get you accused of spying.

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Gilets jaunes protesters vandalize 60% of France's speed cameras

Close to two-thirds of France's fixed speed cameras have been vandalized by yellow-vest protesters since November, as demonstrators revolt against ...

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Venezuela: Mike Pompeo calls Maduro government 'illegitimate'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday called the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro "illegitimate" and said the United States ...

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US Says Time for New Government in Venezuela

The United States stepped up its criticism of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on Saturday with an explicit call for the formation of a new ...

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Venezuela President Maduro sworn in for second term

Nicolás Maduro is starting another six-year term as president, despite claims of vote-rigging.

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Kremlin Dismisses Claims Detained American Pawn in Diplomatic Game

Fears are mounting for Paul Whelan, the former U.S. marine seized last month in a Moscow hotel after being accused of espionage. Western intelligence officers and analysts fear he may remain in detention in Russia for a long time and are casting doubt on the likelihood of a spy exchange. Kremlin officials are dismissing the idea he’d be a ...

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Syria conflict: Turkey says US plea on Kurds 'unacceptable'

Turkey's president bluntly rejects calls to guarantee the safety of Kurdish fighters in Syria.

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US Sanctions Venezuela TV Magnate for Alleged Currency Deals

The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on a Venezuelan media magnate close to President Nicolas Maduro's government for allegedly running a ...

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Uber shootings: Driver pleads guilty to six murders

Jason Dalton changes his plea on the eve of trial after blaming the app for the murders in 2016.

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Actor Spacey Does Not Enter Plea on Sex Assault Charge in Nantucket

Former "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey appeared in a Massachusetts court on Monday to face a criminal charge that he sexually assaulted an 18-year-old man after plying him with alcohol at a bar in Nantucket more than two years ago. The ...

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Venezuela Supreme Court judge Christian Zerpa flees to US

Supreme Court judge Christian Zerpa says he fled to protest against President Nicolás Maduro's rule.

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Paul Whelan arrest: Too early to discuss prisoner swap, Russian minister says

It's too early to discuss a possible "prisoner swap" involving detained American Paul Whelan, Russia's deputy foreign minister said Saturday, according to a Russian state news agency.

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Paul Whelan: Russia rules out prisoner swap for ex-US Marine

Ex-US marine Paul Whelan was arrested last month on suspicion of spying - claims his family denies.

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Decorated Navy Veteran Pleads Not Guilty to Charges of War Crimes

Edward Gallagher, a decorated Navy veteran, has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of war crimes while serving in Iraq. Gallagher entered his ...

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Navy SEAL to Plead Not Guilty to Murder Charge of IS Teen

A decorated Navy SEAL is facing charges of premediated murder and numerous other offenses in connection with the fatal stabbing of a teenage Islamic ...

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GOP Confronts Anxiety About Trump Primary Challenge

Donald Trump declared himself "the most popular president in the history of the Republican Party'' on Wednesday. Yet his allies fear a primary challenge from a high-profile Republican could doom his re-election. The concern was outlined in a private email shared among Republican National Committee members hours after the GOP's last failed ...

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Former backup singer of R. Kelly says she witnessed him having sex with underaged Aaliyah

Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly features testimonies from a number of women who have accused the R&B singer of domestic abuse and sexual assault throughout his career. Jezebel writes that the six-part, 3 night documentary “feels like a plea sharply directed at Kelly’s current fanbase and those in his industry who’ve remained shockingly silent on ...

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Venezuela: The country that has lost three million people

The Venezuelan migration crisis is a major concern for South America and shows no sign of ending.

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2-Year-old Yemeni Boy Whose Mom Sued US to see Him Has Died

The 2-year-old son of a Yemeni woman who sued the Trump administration to let her into the country to be with the ailing boy has died, the Council on ...

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Pompeo to Visit Colombia Amid Tensions With Venezuela

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Colombian President Ivan Duque in the resort city of Cartagena next week, as tensions flare with ...

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London Mayor calls for Briton's release

Sadiq Khan makes a plea for a British-Iranian woman to be freed and returned home for Christmas.

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Escaping prisoner accidentally hitches lift from policeman

Allen Lewis, 31, escaped while being moved between prisons - but picked the wrong car to flag down.

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Russia Probe May be Headed for Climax in 2019

As 2018 draws to a close, the Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller appears to be gaining momentum, built on an assortment of guilty pleas and convictions of former associates of President Donald Trump over the past year. Some analysts predict the probe could headed for an epic climax in 2019 that could have a huge impact on ...

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