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Crisis in Venezuela

A Norwegian delegation arrives in Venezuela to restart dialogues to end the presidential crisis.

A delegation from the Norwegian government has come to Venezuela to restart talk...

Crisis in Venezuela

Tarek William Saab strips the parliamentary immunity of the opposition politicians Juan Pablo García, Tomás Guanipa and José Guerra.

The National Constituent Assembly will also evaluate bringing forward legislative elections.

Crisis in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro creates a new government ministry, the Ministry of Tourism and Foreign Trade.

The National Constituent Assembly will also evaluate bringing forward legislative elections.

Nisour Square massacre

In a third trial, Nicholas Slatten is sentenced to life in prison.

A former Blackwater private security guard was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison after a retrial on murder charges for his role in the notorious 2007 massacre of unarmed civilians in Baghdad. Nicholas Slatten was convicted in December of first-degree murder by a federal jury in U.S.

August 2019 Philadelphia shooting

Six police officers are shot, sustaining non-life threatening injuries, by a gunman in Philadelphia; a seventh officer is injured in a related automobile accident nearby.

A suspect is firing at police in Philadelphia. Follow here for the latest.

France

France bans electric pulse fishing.

France's agriculture ministry said Wednesday that it had officially banned electric pulse fishing from its territorial waters, ahead of a total ban of the contested practice in the European Union set for 2021. French fishermen have long railed against pulse fishing by their Dutch counterparts, calling

California

California regulators announce a ban on chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate nerve agent used as a pesticide.

California is the largest user of chlorpyrifos, which is used on citrus and other crops and has been linked to neurological damage in animals and humans.

Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, a U.S.-based organization that aims to keep educational materials broadly accessible, has asked the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department to halt a planned merger between two large textbook companies, McGraw-Hill and Cengage, a merger it claims will cause students "irreparable harm".

An education group seeking to increase access to college textbooks and research materials on Wednesday asked the U.S. government to block the proposed merger of textbook publishers McGraw-Hill Education Inc and Cengage Learning Holdings II Inc. The proposed merger "will significantly decrease competition

Economy of Germany

The Federal Statistical Office of Germany discloses that Germany's gross domestic product shrank by 0.1% in the second quarter.

Investors are alarmed to see longer-dated UK and US bonds trading at lower interest rates than shorter alternatives, a possible sign of recession

Syrian Civil War

A Syrian Air Force Sukhoi Su-22 jet is missing, reportedly shot down by rebel forces near the town of Khan Shaykhun in the Idlib Governorate, Syria. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham jihadists say they have captured the pilot.

The fighter jet is reported to have been brought down during fighting in rebel-held Idlib province.