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Venezuela’s Guaido, US top diplomat discuss ‘return to democracy’

US secretary of state spoke to Venezuela’s opposition leader, stressing the importance of a return to democracy.US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has spoken with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom Washington recognises as interim president, the US Department of State said, the highest-level US contact with Guaido since President Joe Biden took office on…

As another stimulus package hangs in the balance, some programs like unemployment benefits are set to expire by the end of March

Dems are trying to pass the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill before certain benefits expire this month. The current package includes $1,400 relief checks and $400 a week in federal unemployment benefits. Programs at stake include unemployment benefits and food-stamp benefits. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The House passed its $1.9 trillion…

IAEA says N Korea nuclear programme cause for ‘serious concern’

UN watchdog chief notes continuing signs of nuclear activity in North Korea are ‘deeply regrettable’.The International Atomic Energy Agency has said North Korea’s nuclear programme is continuing despite United Nations sanctions and remains “a cause for serious concern” with negotiations on denuclearisation stalled for more than two years. “The continuation of the DPRK’s nuclear programme…

Ecuador names new health minister after COVID vaccine scandal

Former health minister stepped down amid questions about irregularities in Ecuador’s coronavirus vaccine programme.Ecuador has named a new health minister, after the previous minister stepped down over irregularities in a pilot programme for COVID-19 vaccinations. President Lenin Moreno on Monday announced that Rodolfo Farfan, a 63-year-old surgeon who had served as vice minister for comprehensive…

From a golden statue to Trump hinting at a third presidential run, here are some striking moments from CPAC

Former President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images GOP lawmakers and supporters flocked to the Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend. CPAC this year was marked by an allegiance to Trump and an expectation that he will remain…