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Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio U.S. blacklists Venezuela bank Bandes after Guaido chief of staff abducted by MaduroCrimeFamily https://t.co/NVuQtQt8xS
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Marco Rubio RT @AmbJohnBolton: Looking forward to a productive day of meetings with Caribbean leaders from The Bahamas, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jama…
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Marco Rubio RT @VP: Earlier this week, the United States placed sanctions on Minerven, Venezuela’s state-owned gold-mining company. As @POTUs said, the…
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Marco Rubio RT @ReutersVzla: EXCLUSIVE-U.S. threatens to derail meeting of Latam lender if China bars Venezuela https://t.co/1cnEF0AbO2 https://t.co…
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Marco Rubio A good write up on our Senate Small Business committee report “Made in China 2025 and the Future of American Indus… https://t.co/5B8lnADBZu
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NTN24 Venezuela

NTN24 Venezuela [#VIDEO] Así fue el golazo de Salomón Rondón en el minuto 6 del partido Venezuela - Argentina… https://t.co/ZBkbk6eYxW
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NTN24 Venezuela Un sacerdote fue apuñalado mientras oficiaba una misa en Montreal https://t.co/vMimC74RhG
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NTN24 Venezuela {#VIDEO] El golazo de Jhon Murillo ante Argentina. Venezuela fue superior a la albiceleste https://t.co/xvbBgNMRIE… https://t.co/LVAqPjPjLa
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NTN24 Venezuela Sudamérica dará vida al nuevo bloque de Prosur del que excluyen a Venezuela https://t.co/3C5Van0z32
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NTN24 Venezuela Milicianos trabajarían de seguridad aeroportuaria violando tratados internacionales https://t.co/CTcDa2hU0L
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Secretary's Remarks: Namibia National Day

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Secretary's Remarks: Briefing With Traveling Press

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Police in the northwestern Swiss city of Basel say they have arrested a 75-year-old woman on suspicion of killing a 7-year-old boy in the street.
 

Chinese visit to Italy seeks closer ties, stirs suspicions

At the heart of Chinese Premier Xi Jingping's visit to Rome beginning Thursday is a key prize: A deal to make Italy the first major democracy to join China's ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project that has raised concerns about Beijing's growing economic clout.
 
The caliphate has crumbled, and the final offensive is over. While the official announcement hasn’t yet been made – Fox News has been told that this village, the last ISIS stronghold, is liberated.
 
The leader of Italy's 5-Star Movement says the country should grant citizenship to a 13-year-old Egyptian boy hailed as a hero for alerting police that he and his middle school classmates had been abducted by their bus driver.
 
Venezuelan intelligence agents have “kidnapped” a top aide to Interim Venezuelan leader Juan Guaidó following a middle-of-the-night raid at gunpoint, where agents planted firearms and a grenade to justify the arrest.
 

UN food agency cites progress in Yemen

The head of the U.N.'s World Food Program says progress has been made in Yemen, months after he accused Houthi rebels of stealing food from the hungry by diverting aid.
 
It's unclear if Islas Marias ever really worked as a penal colony: The remote Mexican archipelago is battered regularly by hurricanes, and its ramshackle, often century-old installations are sprinkled with the ruins of failed "productive" projects that once aimed to make the prison population self-sustaining.
 
Presidential hopeful and former chief prosecutor Thelma Aldana will not immediately return to Guatemala after a warrant was issued for her arrest, she said in interviews with local media Thursday.
 

Bannon predicts 'stunning victory' for European populists

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is predicting a "stunning victory" for populists and nationalists in the European Parliament elections in two months but says they can do it without his help.
 
Nicaragua's government and opposition began negotiating Thursday how to carry out the release of hundreds of political prisoners arrested in the past year of unrest.
 
Despite the robust United Nations sanctions that have long been slapped upon North Korea – banning sales of luxury goods and vehicles to the nuclear weapons-procuring and human rights-abusing government – leader Kim Jong appears to have no problem curating an extravagant car collection, and flagrantly flashing the violations for the world to see.
 
The U.S. deployed six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to Europe last week to conduct training with NATO allies and partners, American officials reported, in a move promptly criticized by the Kremlin Thursday. 
 

New Zealand observes Muslim prayer after mosque attacks

People across New Zealand are observing the Muslim call to prayer as the nation reflects on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques.
 

Mexico launches plan to mark vaquita porpoise reserve

The Mexican government says it will mark the reserve of the world's most endangered marine mammal with buoys, in a bid to save the last remaining 10 or so vaquita porpoises.
 
European Union leaders on Thursday night agreed to a short-term Brexit extension in order to allow British Prime Minister Theresa May more time to get her withdrawal agreement through Parliament -- a week before Britain is due to leave the bloc.
 

UK firms step up preparations for a 'no-deal' Brexit

U.K. companies have ratcheted up their preparations for a disorderly "no-deal" Brexit as best they can over the past couple of months, the Bank of England said Thursday.
 
A U.S. judge on Wednesday questioned how the government would be able to properly attend to Central American asylum seekers forced to live in Mexico while their claims are processed, on the same day the government expanded the program to El Paso.
 
Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday on corruption charges, a dramatic development in a sprawling corruption probe that has roiled Brazil and has showed no sign of slowing.
 
The accused in a shooting this week on a Dutch tram that left three people dead is believed to have acted with terrorist intent, and authorities are also investigating whether he had other personal motives, prosecutors said Thursday.
 
South Korean police have arrested K-pop singer Jung Joon-young over allegations he illegally shared sexually explicit videos of women taken without their knowledge or consent.
 
England's Cambridge University has withdrawn a visiting fellowship offer from controversial Toronto University professor Jordan Peterson.
 

Levi Strauss goes public for the second time

Levi Strauss & Co., which gave America its first pair of blue jeans, is going public for the second time.
 
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
 

At least 94 killed in Iraq in Tigris River ferry accident

A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 94 people, including families, officials said.
 
Venezuela's interior minister said Thursday that authorities had arrested opposition leader Juan Guaido's chief of staff for his involvement in an alleged "terrorist cell" that was planning attacks against high-level political figures.
 
The teachers said that they sustained bruises and some were bleeding.
 

Meghan McCain 'doesn't expect decency' from Trump's family

Meghan McCain says she "doesn't expect decency" from Trump's family.
 

Jared Kushner used messaging app in White House: Cummings

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, is demanding documents from the White House for the committee's investigation.
 

WATCH: Women's soccer team embroiled in scandal

Lauren Isackson, whose parents were among those charged in the "Varsity Blues" operation, appeared online as a member of the 2017 team.
 
Two female JetBlue crew members filed the lawsuit.
 
Is reefer madness real?
 
Thousands of people, some seen clinging to rooftops and tree branches, still await rescue from rising floodwaters in Mozambique, one week after a tropical cyclone struck.
 
A massive chemical fire south of Houston, Texas, triggered an emergency order for locals to shelter in place even after a dangerous chemical was detected in the air.
 
The father and daughter, Keith and Valeria Smith, who are charged with murder in the death of Jacquelyn Smith, were captured on March 3 near the Mexican border.
 
President Donald Trump on Thursday responded to conservatives and signed an executive order threatening aid to colleges if free speech laws not followed.
 
Facebook Lite, Facebook and Instagram users are impacted.
 
President Donald Trump announced on Twitter on Thursday that the U.S. is recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
 
Cesar Sayoc pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to 65 counts.
 
The White House rejected a request from congressional Democrats for documents related to President Trump's phone calls and meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
 

Secretary's Remarks: Tunisia National Day

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Ignoring widespread criticism, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday again showed excerpts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people in mosques in New Zealand, to denounce what he called rising hatred and prejudice against Islam.
 
Kazakhstan takes a step closer to a carefully choreographed dynastic succession as the daughter of its long-serving ruler is named to a post that puts her in line for the presidency a day after her father stepped down.
 
The European Parliament's main center-right grouping votes to suspend Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz Party until further notice amid concerns that it has violated EU principles on the rule of law.
 

NASA's plan to scoop up dirt from asteroid hits a snag

It's not going to be easy for a NASA spacecraft to scoop up dirt and gravel from the asteroid Bennu as planned, the spacecraft's observations show.
 

Drug to treat postpartum depression approved in U.S.

First postpartum depression therapy, an IV drug, approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
 
Britain's National Portrait Gallery says it won't move ahead with $1.76 million donation from the charitable arm of a family embroiled in the U.S. opioid crisis.