Category: World News

Venezuelan Opposition Leaders Call For a Strike to Oppose Maduro’s Plan to Rewrite the Constitution — TIME

(CARACAS, Venezuela) — Venezuelan opposition leaders called Monday for a 24-hour nationwide strike to increase pressure on the socialist government after more than 7 million people rejected a plan to rewrite the constitution and consolidate the ruling party’s power over the country, which has been stricken by shortages […]

Turkish Court Jails Amnesty International’s Country Director and Five Other Activists Pending Trial

(ISTANBUL) — A court in Istanbul ordered six human rights activists — including Amnesty International’s Turkey director — formally arrested Tuesday pending a trial over accusations that they aided an armed terror group, adding to concerns over human rights in the country. Four other activists were released from […]

‘He Is a Very Straightforward Person.’ Vladimir Putin Praises Trump’s Negotiating Skills — TIME

(HAMBURG, Germany) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed his first face-to-face meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, saying Saturday he thinks Trump accepted his assurances that Russia didn’t meddle in the U.S. presidential election and that their conversation could be a model for improving ties between the two […]