WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

Venezuela’s President Maduro says he’s ready to seek re-election if ruling socialists select him as candidate

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:59
Venezuela’s President Maduro says he’s ready to seek re-election if ruling socialists select him as candidate.

Italy evacuates dozens from Alpine hotel threatened by avalanche

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:58
ROME (Reuters) - Italy used helicopters on Tuesday to airlift almost 100 tourists and staff from an Alpine hotel near the border with Austria because of a high risk of avalanche, an army spokesman said.

Nine killed in Saudi-led air strike in Yemen: residents

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:56
SAADA, Yemen (Reuters) - At least nine civilians, including four children, were killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in northern Yemen on Tuesday, residents and medics said, bringing to 30 the number of people killed in military operations in the country in two days.

Russia bans the darkly comic film, ‘Death of Stalin’

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:55
Russian officials saw signs of “extremism” in the satirical retelling of the power struggle to succeed Joseph Stalin.

Storm waves moved this 620-ton boulder, researchers say - a stunning new testament to the ocean's power

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:55
Research on Ireland's Aran Islands may offer some warnings about the future impact of climate change.

Double car bombing in Libya's Benghazi kills at least 11: officials, witness

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:52
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A double car bombing in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 11 people dead and others wounded, according to officials and a Reuters witness.

Coalition Precision Strikes Kill Scores of ISIS Terrorists in Syria

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:52
Precision strikes killed an estimated 145-150 Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists near Shafah, Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Thousands march against Trump in Zurich, other Swiss cities

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:51
ZURICH (Reuters) - Thousands of anti-capitalist protesters marched through Zurich on Tuesday and other major Swiss cities to demonstrate against a planned visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum's annual meeting this week.

Venezuelan President Maduro set to run for re-election in 2018 vote

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:49
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked sure to stand for re-election in a presidential vote due by the end of April where the ruling Socialists hope to trump a squabbling opposition despite an economic crisis and foreign sanctions.

The corruption scandal started in Brazil. Now it’s wreaking havoc in Peru.

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:26
The economy is hit hard by a bribery scandal involving a Brazilian construction firm.

Last major challenger to Egypt's Sisi calls off campaign after arrest

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:20
CAIRO (Reuters) - The last challenger seen as a potential threat to the re-election of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was detained on Tuesday, and halted his campaign after the army accused him of breaking the law by running for office without permission.

South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela dies at 78

AP - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:12
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hugh Masekela, the legendary South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist, has died after a decade-long fight with cancer. He was 78. 2018-01-23T09:03:00-05:00 2018-01-23T14:03:34-05:00
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Trump to host state visit for France's Macron in April

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:07
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will roll out the red carpet for French President Emmanuel Macron in late April when the White House hosts the first state visit of Trump's presidency, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

‘Flood of the century’ fears rise in Paris along with the Seine

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:05
Emergency precautions are in place as constant rain has pushed the River Seine to 2.9 meters above its regular level, with further increases expected.

Singapore PM visits Sri Lanka, nations OK free trade deal

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:00
Singapore and Sri Lanka have signed a free trade agreement for the two countries during a three-day visit by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to the Indian ocean island nation.

Taliban say they met with Pakistani officials

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:00
The Taliban say five of its members met with Pakistani officials in the capital, Islamabad, to discuss ways of ending the war in neighboring Afghanistan.

Norway plans to expand environmental protection cooperation with Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:00
On the Kola Peninsula, Norway is involved in projects on nuclear and radiation safety, involving transportation and disposal of spent nuclear fuel from Soviet and Russian nuclear vessels

Thousands march against Trump in Swiss financial capital

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 19:59
ZURICH (Reuters) - Thousands of anti-capitalist protesters marched through Zurich on Tuesday to demonstrate against a planned visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum's annual meeting this week.

Venezuela to hold presidential vote by end of April

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 19:55
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela will hold its presidential vote by the end of April, the pro-government legislative superbody said on Tuesday, with President Nicolas Maduro hoping to trump a squabbling opposition despite economic crisis and foreign sanctions.

PACE resolutions on Crimea will never be implemented, Russian senior MP says

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 19:51
The lawmaker stressed that Crimea’s reunification with Russia is already a fact of history

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