Jailed Venezuela opposition leader Lopez given house arrest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was released from prison and placed under house arrest Saturday after more than three years in military lockup, a shock reversal that fueled hopes for a broader amnesty for dozens of jailed activists as the country slides ever deeper into political turmoil.


  • Written by By FABIOLA SANCHEZ, Associated Press

Trump pledges $50 million to help women entrepreneurs


HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday the U.S. would contribute $50 million to a new World Bank fund conceived by his daughter that aims to help women entrepreneurs access capital and other support.

  • Written by By JILL COLVIN and GEIR MOULSON , Associated Press

US bombers join jets from Japan, SKorea for training mission


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two U.S. bombers flew to the Korean Peninsula to join fighter jets from South Korea and Japan for a practice bombing run as part of a training mission in response to North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs, officials said Saturday.


South Syria truce to allay Jordan, Israel fears about Iran


AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A separate truce for southern Syria, brokered by the U.S. and Russia, is meant to help allay growing concerns by neighboring Jordan and Israel about Iranian military ambitions in the area, including fears that Tehran plans to set up a disruptive long-term presence there.

  • Written by By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press

Foreign experts see Chinese Nobel laureate; prognosis grim


BEIJING (AP) — American and German specialists saw imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo on Saturday and confirmed that he is in the final stages of terminal liver cancer, the hospital treating him said.

  • Written by By GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press