Venezuela crisis: Guaidó hints at ‘amnesty’ for Maduro

Venezuela crisis: Guaidó hints at ‘amnesty’ for Maduro Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWho’s really in charge in Venezuela? The BBC’s Paul Adams explainsVenezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has said he would consider an amnesty for President Nicolás Maduro if he cedes power.In an interview, Mr Guaidó – who declared himself interim … Read more

US shutdown: Senate rejects bills to reopen government

US shutdown: Senate rejects bills to re-open government Image copyright Getty Images The US Senate has rejected two bills to end the government shutdown, leaving no end in sight to the record-breaking closure of federal agencies.The Republican legislation failed by 50-47 and the Democratic bill followed suit by 52-44. Each bill needed 60 votes to … Read more

Turkey court frees hunger-strike Kurdish MP Leyla Guven

Turkey court frees hunger-strike Kurdish MP Leyla Guven Sabiha Temizkan Sabiha Temizkan (R) tweeted that her mother had been released A Turkish court has ordered the release of a Kurdish MP who has been on hunger strike for nearly 80 days.The court in Diyarbakir said Leyla Guven, 55, would be monitored.She has been in jail … Read more

Senior Florida official quits after blackface images emerge

Europe Europe Senior Florida official quits after blackface images emerge Image copyright Florida Department of State Image caption Michael Ertel served as Florida’s secretary of state for only a few weeks Florida’s Secretary of State Michael Ertel has resigned after photos emerged of him in blackface dressed as a victim of Hurricane Katrina.The images, printed … Read more

Total destruction’: Volunteers sift through ashes of Northern California wildfire

More than one of the searchers told of the strange duality in the work—wanting to be thorough and find what is to be found, but dreading what that might be.At one home, crew member Adena Sherburn suddenly startled. A small hand reached up through the ash. A step closer and she relaxed. The hand belonged … Read more

Migrants unpopular in Tijuana, Mexico

Workers reinforce the security on the US side of the border fence with Mexico, as seen from Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, on November 15, 2018.Pedro Pardo / AFP – Getty ImagesTijuana’s conservative mayor, Juan Manuel Gastelum, has complained bitterly about the influx, local news outlets have asked who organized the caravan and social media platforms … Read more

SNL’ parodies Fox News trying to explain away blue midterm wave

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.Nov. 18, 2018 / 5:59 AM GMTBy Phil HelselMore fake news about the midterm blues. “Saturday Night Live” took to the airwaves to poke fun at conspiracy theories about voter fraud following the midterms, using a parody of … Read more

Gillum officially concedes Florida governor race, congratulates DeSantis

Democrat Andrew Gillum, Mayor of Tallahassee, Florida and nominee for the Governorship in Florida, gives his concession speech with his wife R. Jai, his Lieutenant Governor runningmate Chris King and his wife Kristen, in Tallahassee, Florida on Nov. 6, 2018.Dan Anderson / EPABreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories … Read more

Pacific summit ends with no communique as China, U.S. differ

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to the media while standing next to a traditional mask display, at the end of meetings at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit on Sunday.SAEED KHAN / AFP – Getty Images Pence professed respect for Xi and China but also harshly criticized the world’s No. 2 economy for intellectual property … Read more