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Colombian rebels free kidnapped Dutch journalists

Rebels with Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN) group have freed two Dutch journalists snatched days ago in the country’s northeast, officials said Saturday. Colombia’s ombudsman office, which handles human rights issues, wrote on Twitter that the rebel group freed reporter Derk Johannes Bolt, 62, and his cameraman Eugenio Ernest Marie ...

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Trump notes ‘election meddling by Russia’ while criticizing Obama

US President Donald Trump has appeared to acknowledge Russia’s alleged effort to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election while taking advantage of a new report to criticize his predecessor Barack Obama. Trump mentioned “election meddling by Russia” in a tweet on Saturday, slamming the Obama administration for doing “nothing” ...

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US releases photos of Russian jet intercept over Baltic Sea

The US military has released dramatic photos showing what it calls a Russian fighter jet’s “unsafe” intercept of an American spy plane over the Baltic Sea. The photos came out on Thursday, five days after the Pentagon announced that a Russian Sukhoi Su-27 aircraft had flown within only 1.5 meters ...

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One killed as protesters attack Venezuela airbase

A Venezuelan military police sergeant has shot dead one protester who was among a group of people attacking an airbase in Venezuela, officials say. People were throwing rocks as part of a protest just outside the airbase in the Chacao municipality on Thursday when the police sergeant used long firearms ...

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Dozens arrested protesting GOP health care bill

Several dozen protesters have been arrested after they gathered and chanted outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office over a health care proposal by Senate Republicans. Forty-three protesters were arrested on Thursday and charged with “crowding, obstructing, or incommoding,” Capitol Police said in a statement. Reporters tweeted photos of the ...

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Trump says he has no secret tapes of ex-FBI director James Comey

US President Donald Trump says he does not have recordings of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, amid speculation that he taped their conversations.  “I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings,” Trump tweeted on Thursday. However, the Republican president raised the possibility that a third ...

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Colombia’s ELN rebels plan to free two abducted Dutch TV men

Rebels in Colombia have admitted to abducting two Dutch journalists whom they plan to free as they negotiate peace terms with the government. The National Liberation Army (ELN) said on Thursday that Derk Johannes Bolt and his cameraman Eugenio Ernest Marie Follender were “in good health and will be released”. The ...

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US president’s son-in-law meets Israeli, Palestinian leaders

US President Donald Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law has held separate talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders during a trip to the Israeli-occupied territories to help resume the so-called peace process between the two sides. The White House said in a statement Jared Kushner along with Trump’s Middle East envoy ...

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