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April 27, 2016 2:52 PM Protests as Venezuela Embraces 2-Day Workweek to Save Power

Venezuelan cities cleaned up from a night of looting and fiery protests Wednesday as government offices closed their doors for the rest of the week in the face of a worsening energy crisis that is causing daily blackouts. The socialist administration began imposing a four-hour daily blackout around the country this week to save power. Then on Tuesday 10

April 27, 2016 9:58 AM Venezuela enforces public sector leave on 3 weekdays

Caracas, April 27, 2016 (AFP) -Venezuela's government has announced enforced leave for public sector employees three workdays a week, in a bid to tackle an electricity shortage that is causing power cuts and protests. Venezuela's government has announced enforced leave for public sector employees three workdays a week, in a bid to tackle an electricity 21

April 27, 2016 4:07 AM The US Decision To Kill More Civilians in Iraq and Syria

USA Today reported on April 19 that U.S. air forces bombing Syria and Iraq have been operating under new, looser rules of engagement since last fall. The war commander, Lt. Gen. Sean McFarland, now orders air strikes that are expected to kill up to 10 civilians without prior approval from US Central Command, and US officials made it clear to USA Today 29

April 26, 2016 3:53 AM Justin Trudeau outrage at 'cold-blooded murder' of hostage

The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned the killing of a Canadian hostage kidnapped by Islamist militants in the Philippines. John Ridsdel, 68, was taken from a tourist resort with three others by the Abu Sayyaf group in September 2015. In November, the Islamist militants released a video showing Mr Ridsdel and three other captives 21

April 25, 2016 7:49 PM Obama boosts ISIS fight, asks Europe to do the same

HANNOVER, Germany -- Evoking history and appealing for solidarity, President Barack Obama on Monday cast his decision to send 250 more troops to Syria as a bid to keep up "momentum" in the campaign to dislodge Islamic State extremists. He pressed European allies to match the U.S. with new contributions of their own. Obama's announcement of the American 10

April 25, 2016 2:05 AM Obama boosts troops in Syria

Hanover, Germany - President Barack Obama will announce on Monday he plans to send as many as 250 additional US troops to Syria, a sharp increase in the American presence working with local Syrian forces fighting Islamic State militants, US officials said. The deployment, which will increase US forces in Syria to about 300, aims to accelerate recent 13

April 25, 2016 1:56 AM Obama to deploy 250 more US troops for Syria, boosting force to 300

Obama expected to announce plan in speech Monday morning. HANOVER, Germany/WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will announce on Monday he plans to send as many as 250 additional US troops to Syria, a sharp increase in the American presence working with local Syrian forces fighting Islamic State militants, US officials said. The deployment, which will increase 10

April 24, 2016 11:33 PM Obama plans to send 250 more U.S. troops to Syria

HANOVER, Germany/WASHINGTON President Barack Obama plans to send as many as 250 more U.S. troops to Syria, bringing the total American presence on the ground to 300 to help fight Islamic State militants, U.S. officials said on Sunday. The decision, which a U.S. official said would be announced in Hanover, Germany, on Monday, was first reported by the Wall Street 8

April 24, 2016 10:42 PM Obama pushes for global trade deals in face of opposition

Despite all that, Obama said, "the majority of people still favor trade. They still recognize, on balance, that it's a good idea." "If you look at the benefits to the United States or to Germany of free trade around the world, it is indisputable that it has made our economies stronger," Obama said. The president said he was confident negotiations on the trans-Atlantic 11

April 22, 2016 9:05 PM Ecuador earthquake: Quake toll reaches more than 600 as aftershocks spook Ecuador

The death toll from Ecuador's devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake rose to 602 people on Friday, as dozens of aftershocks shook cities and towns around the country, spooking residents but causing no further damage. The death toll from Ecuador’s devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake rose to 602 people on Friday, as dozens of aftershocks shook cities and towns 14