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Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

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Venezuelans vote Sunday in a presidential election with Nicolas Maduro expected to win a second six-year term, despite a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once wealthy nation plummets

Maduro wins Venezuela election challengers call illegitimate

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Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run

Record Everest climber returns, already planning next trip


A Sherpa climbing guide who scaled Mount Everest for a record 22nd time this past week has returned from the mountain and says he's already planning his next trip

What you need to know about North Korea dismantling its nuclear test site


This week North Korea has vowed to dismantle their nuclear testing facility at Punggye-ri in front of the world’s media.

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4 years after coup, Thailand wearies of junta rule


Four years after seizing power, Thailand's junta has a singular success it never hoped for: uniting a politically divided nation in growing dissatisfaction with the thin-skinned rule of the generals


Moon enters talks with Trump with driver's seat at stake


For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking into place for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he meticulously set up crucial nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang following a year of intense animosity


Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea


The Philippines says it is taking "appropriate diplomatic action" to protect its South China Sea territorial claims, while the Chinese air force lands long-range bombers for the first time on an island in the South China Sea


The Latest: Maduro celebrates re-election, urges dialogue


Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is celebrating his re-election in an energized speech inviting his defeated challengers to join him for a dialogue about the country's future


Manila takes non-confrontational stand vs China in sea feud


The Philippine government is taking "appropriate diplomatic action" to protect its claims in the South China Sea but did not elaborate or name China in a non-confrontational policy "to avoid drawbacks"


In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance


Spectacle may trump substance when foreign journalists journey deep into the mountains of North Korea to observe the official closing ceremony of its nuclear test site


Kerry says civil discourse is under threat around the world


Kerry, in speech to graduates at NYU Abu Dhabi, says civil discourse is under threat around the world


25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue


Authorities say about two dozen African migrants were brought ashore in northeastern Brazil after being rescued at sea by fishermen


Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies


At morgues and in church services, Cubans are mourning loved ones who died in the country's worst air disaster in three decades


Montenegro's president talks of EU aims during inauguration


Montenegro's new president has promised to boost democratic freedoms and to fight corruption in the small Balkan nation seeking European Union membership


Activists occupy 9 vacant Berlin buildings in rent protest


Berlin police say activists protesting rising rents and gentrification in the German capital have occupied nine vacant buildings

Italian populist says he and rival have deal on new premier


One of Italy's two main populist leaders says he and his rival finally have agreed on who should be the next premier _ neither of them


Pope Francis to invest 14 new cardinals in June


Pope Francis to invest 14 new cardinals next month, among them his chief aide for helping homeless people

Sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors among Cuba victims


Sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors among Cuba plane crash victims


Malaysia ex-leader seeks police protection amid graft probe


Malaysia's national news agency is reporting that former Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is under investigation for a massive corruption scandal, has sought police protection over concern about his family's safety


Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'


Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, says the next government will be "inclusive."

Sunday, May 20

Taiwan president, pressed by Beijing, pledges more security


Taiwan president, pressed by Beijing, pledges to step up security

US criticizes China's militarization of disputed waters


The Pentagon has criticized what it called China's "continued militarization" of island outposts in the disputed South China Sea, where the Chinese air force landed long-range bombers for the first time, putting entire Southeast Asia…

Saturday, May 19

Macedonian PM says Greece agrees to discuss proposed name


The prime minister of Macedonia says said Saturday he is ready to go ahead with a new name, "Ilindenska Macedonia" for his country in order to solve a decades-long name dispute with Greece

Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

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Congo says 3 new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million; vaccinations to start soon

Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors 'critical'


The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades are clinging to life a day after their passenger jet crashed in a fireball in Havana's rural outskirts with 113 people on board

Amazing findings from the archaeological site of Pompeii


Archaeologists uncover a large villa just outside of the walls of Pompeii, Italy.

Friday, May 18

The funny way Meghan Markle's friend, makeup artist found out about engagement


Daniel Martin has known Markle for 7 years and will attend the royal wedding.

Jet with 104 passengers crashes just after takeoff in Cuba

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The plane had just left José Martí International Airport.

Ex-spy attacked with nerve agent discharged from UK hospital

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Sergei Skripal has been discharged more than two months after the attack.

Ahead of Trump summit, Kim Jong Un crafts a careful message


In a country where there is no Twitter but lots of fake news, North Koreans are getting a very different take on what got Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump to the negotiating table

Thursday, May 17

Chinese mass-indoctrination camps evoke Cultural Revolution


Since last spring, Chinese authorities in the heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang have ensnared at least tens, likely hundreds, of thousands of Muslim Chinese _ and even foreign citizens _ in mass internment camps

New royal 'fab four' stirs up images of 2 royal couples of the 1980s


Capturing the imagination of the public at home and around the world, the two young royal couples – William and Kate, Harry and Meghan -- are the new “fab four."

Thousands of old letters, some with 'heart-wrenching' stories, to be posted online


A project has launched to digitize 160,000 letters seized by Brits from ships.

Malaysia police raid ex-PM house as part of corruption probe


Malaysian police have searched former Prime Minister Najib Razak's house, reportedly part of a money-laundering investigation linked to a state investment fund that is being investigated abroad

Wednesday, May 16

WATCH: North Korea threatens to cancel summit between Trump and Kim


North Korea says it has no interest in a "one-sided" affair meant to pressure the North to abandon its nuclear weapons.

In Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega bends to Catholic Church


The Roman Catholic Church is mediating talks between Nicaragua's besieged President Daniel Ortega and anti-government forces that have mounted a street campaign demanding he step down after a decade in power

The Latest: White House hopeful NKorea summit will occur


White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the Trump administration is "still hopeful" that a planned summit with North Korea will take place

North Korea threatens to withdraw from summit with Trump

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Comes amid U.S.-South Korean military drills.