Venezuela

Israel, Palestinians say to investigate Gaza warcrime accusations

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GENEVA - Israel and the Palestinians promised on Monday to investigate alleged war crimes committed by their forces during the 2014 Gaza war, amid growing calls for an end to impunity on both sides.

Venezuela's struggling socialists hold primaries for parliamentary vote

CARACAS - Venezuela's ruling socialists held primaries on Sunday ahead of December's parliamentary election they are forecast to lose due to a biting recession and discontent with the late Hugo Chavez's uncharismatic successor.

28 Jun 2015

Venezuela's struggling socialists hold primaries for parliamentary vote

CARACAS - Venezuela's ruling socialists held primaries on Sunday ahead of December's parliamentary election they are forecast to lose due to a biting recession and discontent with the late Hugo Chavez's uncharismatic successor.

28 Jun 2015

Cop killings in Venezuela reach 120 so far in 2015

CARACAS - One hundred and twenty policemen have been murdered so far this year in Venezuela, one of the world's most violent countries, a local watchdog said on Friday.

World, United Nations 26 Jun 2015

U.S. rights report slams Cuba and Iran, despite greater links

WASHINGTON - The United States released its annual human rights report on Thursday, with strong words for countries such as Iran, Cuba, Myanmar and Vietnam, even as it seeks to improve relations with them.

World, Myanmar, Cuba 25 Jun 2015

Jailed Venezuela opposition leader Lopez ends hunger strike

CARACAS - Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez ended a 30-day hunger strike on Tuesday after one of his demands, that a date be set for this year's parliamentary election, was met.

23 Jun 2015

Venezuela to hold parliamentary election on December 6

CARACAS - Venezuela's parliamentary election will be held on Dec. 6, authorities announced on Monday, ending lengthy speculation over the date for a vote that surveys showed was likely to punish the ruling socialists.

22 Jun 2015

Colombia protests Venezuela fixing of maritime border

BOGOTA - Colombia's foreign ministry has sent a letter of protest to neighboring Venezuela after the government of President Nicolas Maduro decreed maritime borders in a disputed area of the Atlantic Ocean, a ministry source said on Saturday.

20 Jun 2015

Venezuela says Brazil senators sought to destabilize the country

CARACAS - Venezuela's foreign ministry has accused a group of Brazilian senators of seeking to destabilize the country during a brief visit on Thursday and denied their safety was under threat.

World, Brazil 20 Jun 2015

Venezuela legislators slam Brazil counterparts' prison visit

CARACAS - Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party legislators called a trip by Brazilian senators to visit jailed opponents of President Nicolas Maduro "abusive" and "meddling" on Friday.

World, Brazil 19 Jun 2015