Israeli defense officials: Assad still has chemical weapons

JERUSALEM (AP) — Syria still has up to three tons of chemical weapons, Israeli defense officials said Wednesday in the first specific intelligence assessment of President Bashar Assad's weapons capabilities since a deadly chemical attack earlier this month.

  • Written by JOSEF FEDERMAN , Associated Press

GM quits Venezuela after govt seizes factory

VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — General Motors announced Thursday that it was shuttering operations in Venezuela after authorities seized its only factory, a dramatic escalation of the chaos engulfing the South American nation amid days of deadly protests.


  • Written by JUAN CARLOS HERNANDEZ and JOSHUA GOODMAN , Associated Press

Venezuela's opposition seeks to keep pressure on Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition is looking to keep up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro by taking to the streets again Thursday hours after three people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in years.

  • Written by JOSHUA GOODMAN , Associated Press

Once critical of global deals, Trump slow to pull out of any

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "America First" president who vowed to extricate America from onerous overseas commitments appears to be warming up to the view that when it comes to global agreements, a deal's a deal.

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE and JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press

Drought-hit Somalia moves closer to famine, says aid group

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children said Thursday.

  • Written by ABDI GULED , Associated Press