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Mark Browne July 20, 2017 | 20:12 PM EDT
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is actively  considering asylum in Russia or Cuba as international pressure grows on his embattled regime and the country’s political crisis worsens, according to an international risk consultancy.
Patrick Goodenough July 20, 2017 | 05:19 AM EDT
A push in Congress to grant residency in the U.S. to the terminally-ill British baby Charlie Gard and his parents is moving ahead, driven by a lawmaker whose own fight to save her severely-ill baby had a happy outcome.
Patrick Goodenough July 20, 2017 | 04:23 AM EDT
Countries identified as “terrorist safe havens” in the annual State Department terrorism report released Wednesday include major recipients of U.S. foreign assistance, including military aid.
Susan Jones July 19, 2017 | 08:59 AM EDT
The man who broke the news of President Trump's unofficial, one-on-one conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a July 7 dinner in Germany said he found out about it from U.S. allies who watched the whole thing unfold and apparently were miffed by the attention Trump paid to Putin.
Patrick Goodenough July 19, 2017 | 04:41 AM EDT
Calling the new measures “contemptible and worthless,” the foreign ministry said Iran would respond by imposing sanctions against American individuals and entities that have taken hostile steps against Iran and “other Muslim nations in the region.”
Patrick Goodenough July 19, 2017 | 04:33 AM EDT
Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah organization called for a “day of rage” Wednesday over the perceived desecration of Islam’s third-holiest site.
Patrick Goodenough July 18, 2017 | 04:16 AM EDT
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Monday accused Saudi Arabia of sponsoring Iran’s enemies, ranging from the exiled opposition movement to the perpetrators of a terrorist attack targeting parliament in Tehran last month.
Patrick Goodenough July 17, 2017 | 04:33 AM EDT
On the eve of the deadline for President Trump to grade Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal, Iran’s foreign minister accused him of violating the accord, while the administration called on the regime to release U.S. citizens held on “fabricated” security charges.
Patrick Goodenough July 14, 2017 | 04:27 AM EDT
As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and others in Washington mourned the death of the long-imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, a Communist Party-affiliated newspaper in Beijing said the Nobel peace prize laureate had been “kidnapped” by the West and bestowed with “a halo which will not linger.”
Patrick Goodenough July 14, 2017 | 04:18 AM EDT
The establishment of China’s first military base beyond its shores is making headlines, but Beijing seems bemused by the attention, insisting the outpost in Djibouti – just miles from a key U.S. Special Forces base – is for logistics and supply, not a step towards extending Chinese “hegemony” abroad.
Fayçal Benhassain and Patrick Goodenough July 13, 2017 | 19:49 PM EDT
“Something could happen with respect to the Paris accord,” President Trump told reporters in the French capital on Thursday, in reference to the international climate agreement that he withdrew from six weeks ago, to the dismay of governments around the world.
Melanie Arter July 13, 2017 | 15:30 PM EDT
During a joint press briefing in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, President Donald Trump praised the city and its president, saying that Macron would be "a tough president," who would not go easy on lawbreakers.
Michael W. Chapman July 13, 2017 | 11:50 AM EDT
Charlie Gard, at the Great OrmondStreet Hospital in London.(Religion News Service.) 
Patrick Goodenough July 13, 2017 | 04:38 AM EDT
The Trump administration’s deferral by three months of a decision on lifting sanctions against Sudan has drawn a chilly response from Khartoum, where the ICC-indicted Islamist president has suspended talks with Washington and his foreign minister is blaming U.S.-based advocacy groups for the setback.
Patrick Goodenough July 13, 2017 | 04:28 AM EDT
A lobbying battle between critics and supporters of the Iran nuclear deal is becoming more heated, days before the Trump administration is due to give Congress a periodic verdict on Iran’s compliance and whether U.S. national security interests are being served.
Mark Browne July 12, 2017 | 23:44 PM EDT
A U.S. effort to reduce the Organization of American States’ heavy dependence on U.S. funding is being hobbled by Venezuela – which owes  the OAS $6.9 million – according to a recent GAO report.
Patrick Goodenough July 12, 2017 | 04:47 AM EDT
In response to President Trump’s calls for countries to stop doing business with Tehran, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Tuesday that the Iran nuclear deal – under which many sanctions have been lifted – does not belong to one country but to the world.
Patrick Goodenough July 12, 2017 | 04:35 AM EDT
The State Department on Tuesday played down Russian warnings of retaliation if the U.S. does not return two recreational compounds seized by the Obama administration late last year in response to alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election.
James Carstensen July 11, 2017 | 23:38 PM EDT
In the aftermath of the street violence that marred the G20 summit in Hamburg, debate has flared here over the left-wing extremist issue in Germany, with calls to shut down leftist cultural centers and establish a E.U.-wide database of left-wing extremists.
Patrick Goodenough July 11, 2017 | 04:25 AM EDT
An Israeli diplomat demonstrated his contempt for a U.N. Education Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) decision to designate the traditional burial place of the biblical patriarchs as part of Palestinian territory by saying a call from his plumber about a leaking toilet was more important, and excusing himself from the proceedings.