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Denouncing US, Venezuelan troops, militias stage drills

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela’s armed forces and civilian militias took the streets in cities, beaches and border regions on Saturday for drills ordered by President Nicolás Maduro, amid tensions between Washington and Caracas.


p>Despite the maneuvers, there are no indications that the U.S. plans any military intervention in Venezuela. …

U.S. inaction leaves others to fill vacuum, Libyan official says

A top Libyan official is defending his government’s decision to accept help from Syrian militants suspected of ties to extremist groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State, saying Tripoli had no choice after being ignored by the United States.


p>The militants, supplied by Turkey in the country’s grinding civil …

Canada, others nations push Iran on downed airliner probe

MUNICH (AP) - Diplomats from nations that lost citizens when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner pushed Iran’s foreign minister Saturday for more cooperation from Tehran on the investigation and other issues.


p>Amid heightened tensions with the United States, Iran said it accidentally shot the aircraft down Jan. 8 after …

Iran: Trump wrong if he thinks Tehran regime will collapse

MUNICH (AP) - Iran’s foreign minister said Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump is receiving bad advice if he believes an American “maximum pressure” campaign against his country will cause the government in Tehran to collapse.


p>Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a group of top defense officials and diplomats …

Turkey, Russia to discuss grave situation in Syria's Idlib

MUNICH (AP) - Turkey’s foreign minister says a Turkish delegation will hold talks in Russia on Monday on the situation in Syria’s Idlib province amid mounting fears of a humanitarian disaster there.


p>Hundreds of thousands in Idlib province are scrambling to escape a widening, multi-front assault by President Bashar Assad’s …

Ukraine's president vows to end war, invites Trump to Kyiv

MUNICH (AP) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy vowed Saturday to end the separatist conflict in the east of his country, where fighting between Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops has killed more than 14,000 people since 2014.


p>Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Zelenskiy said he hopes to end the …