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As tensions over aid rise, Venezuelan troops fire on villagers, kill two2/22/2019 10:24:27 PM Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on indigenous people near the border with Brazil on Friday, killing two, witnesses said, as President Nicolas Maduro sought to block U.S.-backed efforts to bring aid into his economically devastated nation.Brazil has 200 tons of aid for Venezuela, trucks cannot cross border2/22/2019 10:24:13 PM Brazil has 200 tons of food and medicine ready for Venezuela but only one Venezuelan truck has arrived to pick the aid up at the Air Force base in the northern city of Boa Vista, Brazilian presidential spokesman Otavio Rego Barros said on Friday.In reversal, U.S. to leave a total of about 400 troops in Syria2/22/2019 10:11:38 PM The United States will leave about 400 U.S. troops split between two different regions of Syria, a senior administration official said on Friday, a reversal by President Donald Trump that could pave the way for U.S. allies to keep troops in Syria.Sudan's Bashir declares one-year state of emergency, dissolves government2/22/2019 9:57:54 PM Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, facing the country's biggest popular protests since he came to power 30 years ago, declared a one-year state of emergency on Friday and called on parliament to postpone constitutional amendments that would allow him to seek another term in a 2020 presidential election.U.S. slaps travel curbs on DR Congo election officials for abuses2/22/2019 9:48:21 PM The United States on Friday imposed travel restrictions on five top officials from Democratic Republic of Congo, including the heads of the country's electoral body and constitutional court, accusing them of corruption during the presidential elections.Three UK cabinet ministers back Brexit delay if May's plan voted down: report2/22/2019 9:28:52 PM Three British cabinet ministers have publicly indicated they could back plans to delay Brexit if hardline lawmakers vote down Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for a new deal with the European Union, The Sun newspaper reported.UK Labour leader Corbyn says he could back a second Brexit referendum2/22/2019 9:23:14 PM British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said if his party won power he would renegotiate a Brexit deal with the European Union and could hold another referendum, as he comes under pressure to support giving the public another chance to stay in the bloc.Colombia demolishes drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's former home2/22/2019 9:10:36 PM Colombia destroyed an infamous apartment building which was once home to drug trafficker Pablo Escobar in a controlled implosion on Friday, after the site became a tourist destination.Syria Kurds evacuate civilians from IS redoubt, hail Trump troop reversal2/22/2019 9:00:30 PM Kurdish-led forces in Syria said they would complete the evacuation of thousands of civilians from Islamic State's last redoubt in the area on Friday, and welcomed a White House reversal of President Donald Trump's decision to pull out all U.S. troops.Trump says U.S. has developed 'much better' relations with Pakistan recently2/22/2019 8:56:59 PM U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that the United States has developed a "much better" relationship recently with Pakistan, which has long been at odds with the United States over the war in Afghanistan.Mexican president to help 'El Chapo' sisters, mother visit him in U.S.2/22/2019 8:51:44 PM Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday he had told Mexican authorities to help two sisters and the mother of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman visit the drug lord in the United States following his conviction for narcotics trafficking.Trump: Decreasing troops in South Korea not on table for North Korea talks2/22/2019 8:41:20 PM President Donald Trump said on Friday that drawing down U.S. troops in South Korea is not on the table for his upcoming talks with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, which will be focused on pressing the Asian nation to abandon nuclear weapons.Romanian magistrates stage unprecedented protest against judicial changes2/22/2019 8:32:17 PM Magistrates protested outside courthouses across Romania on Friday and many prosecutors will stop work next week, in an unprecedented protest against changes in judicial legislation that have raised alarm bells over the rule of law.Russia extends detention of ex-U.S. marine accused of spying2/22/2019 8:25:27 PM A Russian court on Friday ruled that Paul Whelan, a former U.S. marine accused of spying, should be held in a pre-trial detention facility for a further three months to give investigators more time to look into his case.Trump says will leave a small number of U.S. troops in Syria2/22/2019 8:17:11 PM U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday that his decision to leave a small number of U.S. troops in Syria does not constitute a reversal of his December announcement that he would withdraw the 2,000 troops serving in the country.Top U.S. general confident allies will step up in Syria2/22/2019 7:42:13 PM The top U.S. military officer said on Friday he was confident that U.S. allies would step up in Syria, after Washington announced it would be leaving hundreds of troops in Syria.Britain's Harry and Meghan to champion cause of girls' education in rural Morocco2/22/2019 7:34:31 PM Britain's Prince Harry and his pregnant wife Meghan will begin a three-day visit to Morocco on Saturday during which they will show their support for rural girls' education in the Atlas mountains.Despite Putin's swagger, Russia struggles to modernize its navy2/22/2019 7:31:36 PM President Vladimir Putin calls improving the Russian navy's combat capabilities a priority.Haiti protesters vow to return to streets on Friday2/22/2019 7:13:17 PM The cacophony of sirens, horns and street vendors in Haiti's capital was quieter than usual this week as residents remained on edge after recent anti-government protests, which organizers have promised will start again on Friday.High turnout, low expectations for first EU-Arab summit2/22/2019 6:47:06 PM Egypt will host the first joint summit of Arab League and European Union leaders starting on Sunday, a gathering overshadowed by internal divisions in both alliances and last-minute talks on Brexit.