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Government supporters gather during the first day of the "Hands off Venezuela" three-day music festival at the Tienditas International Bridge, in Urena, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, on the border with Colombia. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands Friday when musicians demanding Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting the embattled leader's refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of donated food and medicine are being stored. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Aid showdown: Venezuela opposition prepares to deliver goodsVenezuelans frustrated over their nation's crippling food and medical shortages are expected to join opposition leaders Saturday in a potentially risky push to deliver international aid that Nicolas Maduro has refused to accept into the country
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
Cardinals and bishops pray with Pope Francis at the beginning of the third day of a Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests, at the Vatican, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
The Latest: German cardinal urges changes to Vatican secrecyA top German cardinal has called for changes to the Vatican's legal code of secrecy that is imposed on sex abuse cases
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
Yellow vest protesters try to keep up momentum on week 15French yellow vest protest organizers are trying to tamp down violence and anti-Semitism in the movement's ranks as they launch a 15th straight weekend of demonstrations
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Sister Veronica Openibo, right, stands next to Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, left, and Father Tomaz Mavric, center, as they wait for Pope Francis to arrive at the third day of a Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests, at the Vatican, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. The prominent Nigerian nun has blasted the culture of silence in the Catholic Church that has long sought to hide clergy sexual abuse, telling a Vatican summit that transparency and an admission of mistakes is needed to restore trust. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
Nun to Vatican abuse summit: "This storm will not pass by"A prominent Nigerian nun has blasted the culture of silence in the Catholic Church that has long sought to hide clergy sexual abuse, telling a Vatican summit that transparency and an admission of mistakes is needed to restore trust
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Women line up to cast their vote in Kaduna, Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari is to face opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar in the presidential election. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Gunfire heard in cities as Nigerians finally go to the pollsGunfire heard in cities as Nigerians finally go to the polls in delayed presidential election
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Women and children wait to be screened after being evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, near Baghouz, eastern Syria, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Told to leave, IS 'caliphate' holdouts in Syria stay devotedSmall trucks carrying civilians leave Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in eastern Syria in escorted convoy
The Associated Press3 minutes ago
Sex abuse survivor Evelyn Korkamaz, holding a photo photo of her when she was a child, cries as she tells her story during a press conference of members of the ECA (Ending Clergy Abuse), in Rome, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Legal loophole may be closing for bishops who hide sex abuseThe legal loopholes that have allowed Catholic bishops to escape sanction when they cover up clergy sex abuse cases may be closing
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Government supporters gather during the first day of the "Hands off Venezuela" three-day music festival at the Tienditas International Bridge, in Urena, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, on the border with Colombia. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands Friday when musicians demanding Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting the embattled leader's refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of donated food and medicine are being stored. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Aid showdown: Venezuela opposition prepares to deliver goodsVenezuelans frustrated over their nation's crippling food and medical shortages are expected to join opposition leaders Saturday in a potentially risky push to deliver international aid that Nicolas Maduro has refused to accept into the country
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Government supporters flash heart-hand signals during the "Hands off Venezuela" concert at the Tienditas International Bridge, in Venezuela on the border with Colombia, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.  Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands Friday when musicians demanding Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting the embattled leader's refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of donated food and medicine are being stored. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Venezuela opposition leader Guaido appears at aid concertVenezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido makes a surprise appearance at a star-studded aid concert in neighboring Colombia
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Diosdado Cabello, President of Venezuela's Constituent Assembly, talks to supporters during the first day of the "Hands off Venezuela" three-day music festival at the Tienditas International Bridge, in Urena, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, on the border with Colombia. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands Friday when musicians demanding Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting the embattled leader's refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of donated food and medicine are being stored. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
The Latest: Venezuela partially closes Colombian borderVenezuela's government is ordering the partial closure of its border with Colombia hours ahead of a U.S.-backed plan to deliver humanitarian aid over the objections of President Nicolas Maduro
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, while they line up for a group photo at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. China's economy czar is going to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
US and China extend trade talks; Xi-Trump meeting may followUS and China extend trade talks through weekend, and a Xi-Trump meeting may follow in March
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this March 3, 2018, photo, people check on travel packages offered by travel agencies during the Guangzhou International Travel Fair in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province. Travelers in China were blocked from buying plane tickets 17.5 million times last year as a penalty for failing to pay fines or other offenses. The Chinese government reported this week on penalties imposed under a controversial "social credit" system the ruling Communist Party says will improve public behavior. (Chinatopix via AP)
China bars millions from travel for 'social credit' offensesChina blocks travel for 'social credit' offenses under system Communist Party says will improve public behavior
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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