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Venezuela's Maduro orders 'total revision' of US ties after Pence comments
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday accused Washington of ordering a coup against his government and called for a "total revision" of ties with the US.

US Supreme Court allows Trump to restrict military service by transgender troops
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday authorized President Donald Trump's administration to block certain transgender people from joining or staying in the army, pending the outcome of litigation on the sensitive issue.

Singer Chris Brown released without charge after Paris rape claim
American R&B star Chris Brown was released without charge Tuesday after being held for questioning overnight in Paris over a rape allegation, the Paris prosecutor said.

US workers hit by government shutdown give and receive help
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is a day of commemoration and service in the US, when Americans are called up to volunteer on the holiday. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers have had four weeks off work, without pay, or days on which they have been called in to work, but still without pay. The shutdown has seen volunteers stepping in to provide meals in Washington DC with federal workers joining both sides of the kitchen counter. On weekdays, the lines have stretched around the block. On this MLK day, there are volunteers who were queuing up for their own meal the week before.

Venezuelan military group arrested after calling for President Maduro's removal
A group of 27 soldiers rose up against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at a command post in Caracas on Monday, but they were quickly arrested after posting an appeal for public support in a video.

Trump offers temporary protection for 'Dreamers' in exchange for wall funding
U.S. President Donald Trump proposed an immigration deal on Saturday in a bid to end a 29-day partial government shutdown, after House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leading Democrats had already said they rejected the plan.

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Trump and N. Korea's Kim Jong-un to hold second summit next month
President Donald Trump will meet for the second time with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in February, the White House said Friday, after a top general from Pyongyang paid a rare visit to Washington.

Colombia car bomb attack reflects 'internal tensions within ELN rebel group'
The Colombian government says that the ELN rebel group was responsible for the car bomb attack on a police academy in Bogota on Thursday. The attack killed at least 21 and injured dozens. The ELN has not released a statement or claimed responsibility for the attack. FRANCE 24 spoke to Kyle Johnson, a Colombia expert at the International Crisis Group, an NGO that carries out research on international conflict. He told FRANCE 24 that the attack reflects “internal tensions” within the group. The ELN signed a unilateral truce with the country’s authorities in December last year, which Johnson says may have angered some of the more militant wings of the ELN. The sudden attack makes it seem unlikely that the government can restart peace talks with the group. The car bombing was Colombia's worst in almost 16 years, and has revived fears that more attacks could be coming as the conflict between the government and insurgents intensifies.

Top N. Korea official in Washington for talks on new Trump-Kim summit
A top North Korean general is in Washington Friday for a rare visit, during which he is expected to meet President Donald Trump as the two countries seek to finalize a new summit aimed at denuclearization and easing decades of hostility.

Trump scraps Davos delegation, grounds Pelosi as shutdown feud deepens
US President Donald Trump forced the cancellation Thursday of a trip to Afghanistan by his Democratic opponent Nancy Pelosi, and scrapped officials' travel to the Davos forum as a government shutdown plunged Washington deeper into deadlock.

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