US sanctions Venezuela oil shipping, closes in on ex-spy chief
The US increased pressure on Venezuela's oil industry with more sanctions on its shipping companies. Meanwhile, the pursuit of Venezuela's former spy chief took a turn in Spain.
The 8-year-old Chess king
Tanitoluwa Adewumi, was crowned chess champion for kindergarten through third grade days back in New York. The Nigerian boy fled to the US with his parents in 2018 went undefeated at the state tournament last weekend, outwitting children from elite private schools with private chess tutors.
US, Taliban make 'real strides' in Afghan peace talks
The US and Taliban have made progress on the issue of foreign troop withdrawal and counterterrorism. The US negotiator said once those issues are finalized, intra-Afghan talks and a ceasefire will be on the table.
US military planes carrying aid arrive near Venezuelan border
Self-declared interim President Juan Guaido has vowed to bring aid into the country and set up a volunteer network for citizens to participate. Nicolas Maduro denounced the aid as a planned US invasion in disguise.
George H.W. Bush viewed Germany as friend and partner, says ex-World Bank boss
The former US president supported German unification when others would not. He did so because he believed German democracy had succeeded, Bush's point man for German unification, Robert Zoellick, told DW.
Friendly fire: How united Is NATO?
The NATO summit in the shadow of American scoldings: US president Donald Trump demands higher defense expenditures, especially from Germany. But there is growing concern Trump could be making agreements with Vladimir Putin - at the expense of long-standing allies.
Helping the devastated Syrian city of Raqqa recover
US planes and militias on the ground fought for months to drive the self-styled Islamic State out of Raqqa. But the liberated city now lies in ruins. While the US has been providing aid for its stabilization, much more is needed to rebuild the city.
U.S. opposed to Koreas' plan for no-fly zone over border
U.S. opposed to Koreas' plan for no-fly zone over border.
US, UK, others won't help Nigeria stop looting of public funds - Falana
Renowned legal luminary and activist, Femi Falana, has said Western nations comprising US, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany among others would not help Nigeria in her prolonged fight against looting of public funds and their transfer to the Western countries by looters.