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Vice President Pence calls on European leaders to recognize Venezuela’s opposition leader

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(MUNICH) — As tension in Venezuela continues to escalate, Vice President Mike Pence took the stage at the Munich Security Conference in Germany Saturday to call on European nations to stand by the United States in recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s president. “The struggle in Venezuela is between dictatorship …

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Brexit ‘preppers’ stockpiling supplies in case of a doomsday ‘no-deal’

ABC News(LONDON) —  Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29, but with less than two months to go, the country’s future is more uncertain than ever. Lawmakers have been unable to agree on the terms of Brexit, and there are growing fears that the U.K. could leave the E.U. without a …

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Richard Branson to hold fundraising concert for Venezuela relief

@richardbranson/Twitter(CUCUTA, Columbia) — Billionaire Virgin founder Richard Branson is taking on delivering relief to the people of Venezuela into his own hands. Branson announced on Friday he will be throwing a massive fundraising concert in neighboring Colombia on Feb. 22. Venezuela is in a tug of war for leadership between current President Nicolas Maduro and …

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US citizen detained in Egypt for over 5 years is dying, desperate for release

Kassem Family(CAIRO) — A U.S. citizen detained in Egypt for five-and-a-half years who is on a hunger strike is dying, according to his lawyer and family. Five months after Moustafa Kassem wrote letters to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence pleading for their help, the New York City taxi driver and father of …

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Chinese-born scientist accused of stealing trade secrets from Coca-Cola

Anson_iStock/iStock(NEW YORK) — Shannon You, a Chinese-born scientist, has been accused by the Department of Justice of stealing almost $120 million worth of trade secrets last year from The Coca-Cola Company. A grand jury in the Eastern District of Tennessee on Tuesday charged Yoo with stealing bisphenoal-A-free (BPA) cans and chemical secrets from the beverage …

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US sanctions top Venezuelan security officials

FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Treasury is sanctioning five top Venezuelan officials as it seeks to tighten the hold on President Nicolas Maduro and his government and force the socialist leader to resign. The latest financial penalty comes more than three weeks after the U.S. recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president …

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Pence expected to address tension in Venezuela at Munich Security Conference

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(MUNICH) — Vice President Mike Pence is expected to address the rising tension in Venezuela during his trip to Germany as the Trump administration continues to take steps to resolve the ongoing tension in the region. Pence, who held a roundtable discussion earlier this month with exiles from Venezuela in Florida has vowed …

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Pence calls out European nations for not withdrawing from Iran nuclear deal

liorpt/iStock(NEW YORK) — Vice President Mike Pence urged European nations Thursday to follow the U.S. in withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, and said that America could impose tougher sanctions on the Iranian regime. “The so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) did not prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. It merely delayed the …

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Alleged US Air Force defector walked into Iranian spy recruiting ground

CIL868/iStock(NEW YORK) — More than a year before she allegedly defected, U.S. Air Force counterintelligence officer Monica Witt attended a film conference in Iran – an event that U.S. officials and former intelligence officers said was likely a recruiting ground for Iranian spy masters. “It’s an intelligence targeting platform for the Iranian security apparatus,” former …

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Shamima Begum, U.K. teen who joined ISIS in 2015, ‘wants to come home’

Laura Lean – WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) — When three teenagers missing from East London were found to have left to join ISIS in Syria in February 2015, security camera images from London’s Gatwick Airport were a stark emblem of ISIS’ potential to influence young people abroad. That three girls living in London would overlook the …

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