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  • Jailed Venezuela protest leader urges Maduro's 'exit' Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    CARACAS, Feb 19- Imprisoned protest leader Leopoldo Lopez urged supporters to keep fighting for the departure of Venezuela's socialist government, even as he was due in court on Wednesday accused of fomenting unrest that has killed at least four people.

  • CARACAS, Feb 18- Venezuelan security forces arrested opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on Tuesday on charges of fomenting unrest that has killed at least four people, bringing tens of thousands of angry supporters onto the streets of Caracas.

  • CARACAS, Feb 18- Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Venezuela's capital on Tuesday after troops arrested opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on charges of fomenting unrest against the government and violence that has killed at least four people.

  • Libyan militias tell parliament: Step down or else Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 2:35 PM ET
    Libyan protesters demonstrate against the extended mandate of the General National Congress, the country's highest political authority, in Benghazi, on February 14, 2014.

    Two powerful Libyan militias warned members of parliament to step down Tuesday or face arrest.

  • CARACAS, Feb 17- Venezuelan security forces raided the headquarters of an opposition party accused of fomenting nearly a week of violent protests, witnesses said, as the country expelled three U.S. diplomats on charges of conspiring with demonstrators.

  • CARACAS, Feb 17- Venezuela ordered out three U.S. diplomats on Monday, accusing them of recruiting students to lead protests that were the OPEC nation's most serious violence since President Nicolas Maduro's April election and in which three people were killed.

  • CARACAS, Feb 17- Venezuela ordered out three U.S. diplomats on Monday, accusing them of recruiting students to lead protests that were the OPEC nation's most serious violence since President Nicolas Maduro's April election and in which three people were killed.

  • CARACAS, Feb 17- Venezuela ordered the expulsion of three U.S. diplomats on Monday on charges of recruiting university students to lead demonstrations that have left three dead in the OPEC nation's most serious violence since President Nicolas Maduro's election in April.

  • The letter was prompted by a Wall Street Journal investigation into a night-time sniper attack in April 2013 on the Metcalf substation in southern California which threatened to blackout power to thousands of homes.

  • Homs rebel puts fate in Syrian government hands Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 5:41 AM ET

    *After leaving Homs, rebel hopes to leave Syria. *Evacuees describe tension with fighters in Homs. HOMS, Syria, Feb 14- Waiting among a group of evacuees from Homs for questioning by Syrian security forces, Hodwan al-Masri knew he could not hide his identity.

  • BEIRUT, Feb 12- While the Syrian government and rebels have been at peace talks in Geneva, Syrians have been killed at the fastest rate since the country slid into conflict in 2011, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 12- The star attraction at Asia's biggest arms and aerospace bazaar is an outwardly unassuming aircraft parked in a distant corner of the tarmac, past the sleek jet fighters and menacing attack helicopters.

  • MADRID, Feb 11- Spain's ruling party sought on Tuesday to limit judges' ability to go after alleged human rights abusers around the world, a day after Spanish arrest orders were issued for former Chinese officials accused of genocide in Tibet. China protested against the orders, called on Spain to drop the issue and issued a veiled threat about bilateral ties.

  • MADRID, Feb 11- Spain's parliament will debate a bill on Tuesday to limit the power of judges to pursue international human rights cases, a day after Spanish arrest orders were issued for former Chinese officials accused of genocide in Tibet.

  • LONDON, Feb 10- British police announced new tactics to deter militant attacks on London's financial district on Monday, relying on large-scale and unpredictable deployments at key points rather than static "Ring of Steel" checkpoints used in the past.

  • ABIDJAN, Feb 9- Ivory Coast is re-emerging as the prime investment destination in French-speaking West Africa after a decade of political turmoil but President Alassane Ouattara must weed out corruption and promote reconciliation to keep cash flowing in.

  • *Cold War echoes as Moscow warns it could intervene in Ukraine. KIEV, Feb 7- An east-west struggle over Ukraine turned nastier as Moscow accused the United States of fomenting a coup and Washington pointed a finger at Russia for leaking a recording of U.S. diplomats discussing how to shape a new government in Kiev.

  • *China's Jan official PMI slips to six-month low. LONDON, Feb 3- Brent crude oil dropped to a two-week low on Monday below $106 a barrel as weak factory data from China stoked concerns about demand growth, but fresh violence in Iraq and Syria limited the fall.

  • *China's Jan official PMI slips to six-month low. LONDON, Feb 3- Brent crude dropped to a two-week low on Monday at $106 a barrel as weak factory data from China stoked concerns about demand growth, but fresh violence in Iraq and Syria limited losses.

  • *China's Jan official PMI slips to six-month low. SINGAPORE, Feb 3- Brent crude dropped to a two-week low on Monday at $106 a barrel as weak factory data from China stoked demand growth worries, but fresh violence in Iraq and Syria checked losses.