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U.S. puts more pressure on Pakistan to help with Afghan war

WASHINGTON The United States put more pressure on Pakistan on Tuesday to help it with the war in Afghanistan, suggesting it could downgrade Islamabad's status as a major non-NATO ally if it does not crack down on Islamist militants. | Video

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Venezuela-U.S. relations at lowest point ever: Maduro

CARACAS/BOGOTA Relations between Caracas and Washington are at their lowest point ever, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday in a speech at the presidential palace for international media that was televised to the nation.

2:53pm EDT

Exclusive: U.S. to withhold up to $290 million in Egypt aid

WASHINGTON The United States has decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million because of its failure to make progress on respecting human rights and democratic norms, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Egypt 3:12pm EDT

Saudi crown prince discusses Mideast peace with U.S. officials

DUBAI Saudi Arabia's crown prince met senior U.S. officials including presidential adviser Jared Kushner in Jeddah on Tuesday and discussed efforts to bring about peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, Saudi state news agency SPA said.

Saudi Arabia, Israel 1:59pm EDT

Argentina labor unions protest job losses, Macri policies

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's main labor unions took to the streets of the capital on Tuesday demanding more jobs and protesting center-right President Mauricio Macri's economic policies.

Argentina, Brazil 5:21pm EDT

Britain outlines plans to break free of European Court after Brexit

LONDON Britain will outline its plans on Wednesday to escape the "direct jurisdiction" of the European Court of Justice after Brexit, one of Prime Minister Theresa May's main aims in talks to unravel 40 years of European Union membership.

5:39pm EDT

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