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WASHINGTON | Justices to decide if 2020 census can ask about citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether the 2020 census can include a question about citizenship that could affect the allocation of seats in the House of Representatives and the distribution of billions of dollars in federal money. The justices have agreed to a speedy review of a lower court ruling that has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Justices to decide if 2020 census can ask about citizenship

Pence urges Europe to quit Iran deal, stop busting sanctions

WARSAW, Poland  (AP)  — The Trump administration lashed out at some of America’s closest traditional allies Thursday, accusing Britain, France and Germany of trying to bust U.S. sanctions against Iran and calling on European nations to join the United States in withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear deal. In an unusually blunt speech to a Middle … Continue reading Pence urges Europe to quit Iran deal, stop busting sanctions

UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: Colombia urges backing for Venezuela challenger

UNITED NATIONS—Jan 26, 2019— The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Venezuela’s government has backtracked on an order that gave U.S. Embassy personnel 72 hours to leave the country. The Foreign Affairs Ministry said that it is now negotiating the establishment of a U.S. Interests Office in Venezuela and will … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: Colombia urges backing for Venezuela challenger

UNITED NATIONS | US urges all nations to end Venezuela’s ‘nightmare’

UNITED NATIONS—Jan 26, 2019—  The United States urged all nations Saturday to end Venezuela’s “nightmare” and support opposition leader Juan Guaido while Russia accused the Trump administration of attempting “to engineer a coup d’etat” against President Nicolas Maduro — a reflection of the world’s deep divisions over the crisis in the South American country. U.S. … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | US urges all nations to end Venezuela’s ‘nightmare’

WASHINGTON | Pompeo names hawkish GOP veteran to run Venezuela policy

WASHINGTON—Jan 25, 2019—  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has named a hawkish former Republican official to handle U.S. policy toward Venezuela. The appointment of Elliot Abrams follows the Trump administration’s decision this week to recognize the leader of Venezuela’s parliament as the country’s legitimate leader and call for President Nicolas Maduro to step down. Abrams … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pompeo names hawkish GOP veteran to run Venezuela policy

CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: US pulls some diplomats out of Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela —Jan 25, 2019— The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:30 a.m. A U.S. official says that some American diplomats and their families have headed in a caravan to the Venezuelan capital’s airport amid diplomatic standoff with President Nicolas Maduro. The official spoke to The Associated Press on the … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: US pulls some diplomats out of Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: India closely following crisis in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela—Jan 25, 2019—The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 1:20 a.m. Indian officials say they are closely following the political crisis in Venezuela. Opposition leader Juan Guaido‘s claim to the presidency has been recognized by the U.S. and other countries, a step that put them at odds with Russia, China … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: India closely following crisis in Venezuela

NEW YORK | AP Exclusive: CNN’s Acosta writing book on Trump White House

NEW YORK—Jan 24, 2019— Jim Acosta has some follow-up comments on the Trump administration. The CNN Chief White House Correspondent, who has frequently clashed with President Donald Trump and members of his administration, has a book coming out June 11. He’s calling it “The Enemy of the People,” Trump’s inflammatory insult for the cable network … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP Exclusive: CNN’s Acosta writing book on Trump White House