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Brigade of volunteers vow to bring aid to Venezuela’s needy

CARACAS, Venezuela — As President Nicolas Maduro deploys missiles and infantrymen to Venezuela’s borders bracing for what he claims is U.S. coup plot disguised as humanitarian aid, his opponents are rallying their own troops. Nurses, doctors, engineers and homemakers have … more

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The Latest Over 100 migrants rescued at sea, sent to Libya

THESSALONIKI, Greece — The Latest on migrants and asylum-seekers in Europe (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Doctors Without Borders says 116 migrants have been “forcibly returned” to Libya after a day and a half at sea. The group, known by … more

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7 children die in Canadian house fire

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Canadian police say seven children died in an early morning fire that witnesses say engulfed a home in a suburb of the Atlantic coast city of Halifax. Investigators said Tuesday it’s believed the young children are … more

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Withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from Somalia begins

NAIROBI, Kenya — An official in Burundi says the withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from the African Union regional force in Somalia has begun. The military official in Burundi, who insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak … more

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Nicaragua’s Ortega says he will restart talks with opponents

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega says he will restart talks with his opponents, more than six months after breaking off the last dialogue and unleashing a round of arrests. Ortega announced Thursday that he hopes to start a … more



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  • German Socialist Kurt Eisner Is Assassinated (1919)

    on 02/21/2019 at 5:00 am

    Eisner was a German journalist and politician. From 1898, he was editor of Vorwärts, the official Social Democratic Party newspaper. He joined the Independent Social Democratic Party in 1917, later becoming its leader. In November 1918, he organized a Socialist revolution that overthrew the monarchy in Bavaria, and he became the first prime minister […]