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EU imposes sanctions on 7 senior Venezuelan officials

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:23
The European Union has imposed sanctions on seven senior Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses or breaching the rule of law in the country.

Germany, France mark anniversary of friendship treaty

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:07
German and French lawmakers are stressing the need for closer cooperation between the two nations as they mark the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Elysee friendship treaty.

Yemen: The world’s ‘worst humanitarian crisis’ in numbers

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:07
Yemen was already the poorest country in the Arab world before a Saudi-led coalition went to war with Iran-allied rebels in March 2015 in a failed bid to drive them from the capital and much of the country’s north.

Spanish judge rejects prosecutor’s request for Denmark to detain fugitive Catalan ex-leader

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:07
Spanish judge rejects prosecutor’s request for Denmark to detain fugitive Catalan ex-leader.

France’s Macron hosts 140 world business leaders

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:52
French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 140 world business leaders in a bid to convince them to invest and hire in France.

Why other countries don’t have government shutdowns

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:36
Other countries have found ways to avoid U.S.-style shutdowns so that their citizens don’t pay for partisan wrangles.

The Latest: Pence to give keynote speech to Israel lawmakers

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:36
The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel (all times local):

Police: House fire kills 7 children in United Arab Emirates

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:36
A house fire in an eastern region of the United Arab Emirates killed seven children while they slept, police said Monday, as one of the nation’s top rulers ordered civil defense officials to install fire alarms in all citizens’ homes.

In Jerusalem, Pence optimistically declares ‘new era’ for peace talks even as Palestinians snub visit

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:48
The vice president’s stop in Jerusalem underscored the rifts and anger among Palestininians after Trump administration recognition of the city as Israel’s capital.

Thai police arrest 2 Israeli men in compatriot’s killing

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:48
Police in Thailand have arrested two Israeli men suspected of killing a fellow citizen on a Thai resort island after running him down with a car.

German nurse charged with 97 more murders at hospitals

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:48
A German nurse who is already serving a life sentence for two murders has been charged with killing 97 more patients over several years at two hospitals in northwestern Germany, prosecutors said Monday.

CAS opens week of cases for 39 Russians banned from Olympics

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:48
The Court of Arbitration of Sport opened a full week of appeal hearings Monday for 39 Russian athletes disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for taking part in a state-backed doping program.

China to U.S.: It’s your fault we are in the South China Sea

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:32
Trump may be trying a more assertive Pacific policy and China is having none of it. 

EU open to send Zimbabwe vote monitors, wants credible polls

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:32
The European Union says it stands ready to send election monitors to Zimbabwe and hopes that free and fair polls can be held soon.

Editor: Erdogan urged attack on Turkish Cypriot newspaper

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:32
The editor of a left-wing Turkish Cypriot newspaper says his publication won’t be silenced in its criticism of Turkey’s policies in the breakaway north of ethnically split Cyprus after a mob smashed window panes and hurled stones and eggs at its offices.

Corruption at 13,000 feet: Afghanistan struggles to maintain a treacherous mountain trade route

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:17
The Soviets built the Salang Tunnel in the 1960s. Today, the road that leads to it is much the same. 

China defends role in trade after US criticism

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:17
China defended its role in global trade Monday and accused Washington of being disruptive after the U.S. government said it was a mistake to support Beijing’s World Trade Organization membership on terms that failed to open its economy.

Tillerson tours new London embassy derided by Trump

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:17
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has become the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the new American embassy in London, a building that President Donald Trump derided for its cost and location.

Video of swarming rats worries Paris, amid flooding worries

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:02
Rats are increasingly scrambling from Paris sewers to the surface — and city officials and rat-catchers are scrambling for ways to get rid of them.

Catalan Parliament Speaker proposes fugitive ex-leader Puigdemont as candidate to form government

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:02
Catalan Parliament Speaker proposes fugitive ex-leader Puigdemont as candidate to form government.

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