Maduro’s foes fill embassies in Venezuela as crisis deepens

America 05/12/19, 11:20

From the lush tropical garden of the Chilean ambassador's residence, Venezuelan opposition leader Freddy Guevara takes a much-anticipated call from a foreign diplomat and asks him to protect a fellow lawmaker fleeing President Nicolás Maduro's latest crackdown. "Gracias, Gracias ambassador. In the name of all of us," said Guevara speaking into ...

New Ethiopian consulate in St. Paul seeks to build trust

World 04/27/19, 00:06

From third-floor offices at the Court International Building along University Avenue in St. Paul, Ewnetu Bilata Debela helps serve "Ethiopians in diaspora" — families displaced by decades of border wars and government crack-downs on political dissidents, including many young people.Debela assumed the position of consul general of the Federal and ...

Hoax bomb scare prompts evacuation of 57-story Madrid tower

Europe 04/16/19, 07:33

A hoax bomb threat called in to the Australian Embassy in Spain prompted the evacuation of a 57-story office tower in Madrid's business district on Tuesday, Spanish police said.Staff at the embassy in Madrid received a phone call with the security threat around midday on Tuesday, said a National Police ...

Update: US flags lowered to half-staff for John Dingell

U.S. 02/08/19, 15:37

The Latest on the death of former U.S. Rep. John Dingell (all times local): 3:40 p.m. President Donald Trump has ordered flags lowered to half-staff in memory of former Rep. John Dingell. Trump's proclamation applies to flags at the White House, other public buildings and grounds, U.S. military posts and naval stations, and ...

Arab nations inch toward rehabilitating Syria’s Assad

World 01/13/19, 07:20

He has survived eight years of war and billions of dollars in money and weapons aimed at toppling him. Now Syrian President Bashar Assad is poised to be readmitted to the fold of Arab nations, a feat once deemed unthinkable as he forcefully crushed the uprising against his family's rule. Gulf ...

Greece: 8 detained after paint thrown at US embassy

Europe 01/07/19, 05:56

Greek police detained eight people Monday after the U.S. Embassy in Athens was vandalized with paint.Police said the eight were detained after about 10 people on motorbikes threw red paint at the embassy's parking entrance at around 3:30 a.m. local time. An anarchist group known as Rouvikonas claimed responsibility for ...

Moroccans hold anti-terror vigil for slain Nordic hikers

Europe 12/22/18, 14:45

Moroccans have gathered in front of the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Rabat in a candlelight vigil to honor two Scandinavian university students killed in a terrorist attack in the Atlas Mountains.Hundreds of people brought flowers and shed tears Saturday in a show of opposition to violence and religious extremism. ...

With new Egypt capital being built, what becomes of Cairo?

World 11/16/18, 01:21

Cairo is a city of 20 million people, a metropolis combining charm and squalor and a place where architectural treasures compete with overcrowded, impoverished neighborhoods.In this Oct. 23, 2018 photo, billboards promoting a new residential housing compound overlook a crowded run-down neighborhood, on the ring road, in Cairo, Egypt. ...

When embassies become places of terror, not sanctuaries

World 10/15/18, 03:51

Embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions worldwide are often considered places of sanctuary, however, not all have been impervious to horrific incidents.When Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last week it prompted Turkish officials and media to claim he may have been killed and even ...

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