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PANAMA CITY | Pope seeks peace in Venezuela crisis but doesn’t pick sides

PANAMA CITY—Jan 27, 2019— Pope Francis called Sunday for a “just and peaceful solution” to Venezuela’s political crisis as he wrapped up a visit to Panama for a World Youth Day rally that was overshadowed by the upheaval unfolding nearby. Francis refused again to say if the Holy See would recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido … Continue reading PANAMA CITY | Pope seeks peace in Venezuela crisis but doesn’t pick sides

WASHINGTON | Bush gets tributes at Kennedy Center Honors program

WASHINGTON — Last year’s Kennedy Center Honors ceremony was almost overshadowed by controversy surrounding the sitting president. This year’s event took place in the shadow of the death of a former commander-in-chief. Sunday night’s ceremony honoring lifetime artistic achievement featured multiple tributes to former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday night at age 94. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Bush gets tributes at Kennedy Center Honors program

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Diplomats struggle for agreement on G-20 summit statement

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Diplomats from the Group of 20 countries were haggling hard over a final summit statement Friday, with deep divisions over what language to use on the Paris climate accord and the World Trade Organization, according to two European officials involved in the discussions. Facing the prospect of a no-statement summit, European … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Diplomats struggle for agreement on G-20 summit statement

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Merkel on her way to G20 after plane trouble

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— The Latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 6:50 a.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is finally on her way to Argentina for the Group of 20 summit after a technical problem with her plane forced her to change plans and stay overnight in Bonn. Merkel’s office says she and … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Merkel on her way to G20 after plane trouble

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Turkey keeps pressure as Saudi prince addresses forum

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia— Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince on Wednesday called the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi a “heinous crime that cannot be justified.” Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, addressing the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, said separately that the killing will not “drive a wedge” between the kingdom and Turkey. This year’s … Continue reading RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Turkey keeps pressure as Saudi prince addresses forum

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Turkey keeps pressure on as Saudi prince to address forum

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Turkey’s president kept up pressure on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday as the kingdom’s powerful crown prince was to address an international investment summit in Riyadh, his first such remarks since global outcry over the killing earlier this month of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Prince … Continue reading RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Turkey keeps pressure on as Saudi prince to address forum

AUSTIN, Texas | Texas governor’s debate almost forgotten amid Senate clash

AUSTIN, Texas  — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday defended more security on the U.S.-Mexico border while Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez sought to breathe life into her flailing campaign at their only debate of a race overshadowed by the state’s unexpectedly intense U.S. Senate contest at the top of the ballot. Abbott is heavily … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Texas governor’s debate almost forgotten amid Senate clash

SINGAPORE | Asian stocks mixed on fears of more US tariffs on China

SINGAPORE— Asian shares were mostly lower on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump declared he was considering tariffs on an additional $267 billion in Chinese goods, ratcheting up tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. It overshadowed a strong U.S. jobs report that kept the Fed on track to raise interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian stocks mixed on fears of more US tariffs on China