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

When is a German not a German? Identity re-emerges as a thorny issue

Traditionally known for its steel plants, Duisburg is part of Germany’s industrial heartland.Hilarius Riese / for NBC NewsBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.DUISBURG, Germany — Restaurant owner Harun Kiki admits that he has to rely on his wife’s language skills to go about … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan builds more prisons as post-coup purge persists

Tunca Öğreten at home in Istanbul.Danielle Villasana / for NBC NewsBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.ISTANBUL — It was 4 a.m. in December when Tunca Öğreten heard loud kicks against the door of his apartment.Twenty anti-terrorist police officers armed with rifles knocked it … Read more

Typhoon lashes south China after killing 28 in Philippines

Deadly Typhoon Mangkhut leaves wake of destruction in PhilippinesSep.15.201801:00Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.HONG KONG — Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down under red alert Sunday as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the densely populated coast, a day … Read more

Severely ill Pussy Riot activist to be treated in Germany

Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the Pussy Riot protest group, was being flown to Berlin on Saturday for treatment of suspected poisoning.Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters fileBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.MOSCOW (AP) — A member of Russia’s Pussy Riot protest group says a … Read more

Four shot dead in Mexico City tourist hotspot, ‘mariachi’ gunmen flee

Forensic technicians remove a body from a crime scene where three men were gunned down by unknown assailants at an intersection on the edge of tourist Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City, Mexico on Sept. 14, 2018.Carlos Jasso / ReutersBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday … Read more