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What to know about Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on his Trump visit

Jack Taylor/Getty Images(BERLIN) — On Feb. 20, President Donald Trump will host the Austrian chancellor in the White House. So, who is Sebastian Kurz and what is there to know about him?The basicsAt just 32 years old, Sebastian Kurz is Europe’s youngest head of state and leads the conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP).After running a…read more »

US Sen. Marco Rubio visits Colombia, addresses Venezuelan military

Zach Gibson/Getty Images(CUCUTA, Colombia) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., made a surprise visit to Cucuta, Colombia, a town along the Venezuelan border on Sunday, visiting centers where the humanitarian aid is being stored. The senator also sent a message to Venezuela’s military, which has so far stood by embattled president Nicolas Maduro and has…read more »

Princes William, Harry splitting royal household: Report

Stephen Pond/Getty Images(LONDON) —  As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare to have their first child and move to a new home, another big change is reportedly ahead for the royals.Prince Harry, 34, and his brother Prince William, 36, will split their royal households within weeks, according to the Sunday Times of London. “It is…read more »

China closes its Mount Everest base camp to tourists due to garbage, waste

DanielPrudek/iStock(BEIJING) — China has closed its Mount Everest base camp and the area just beyond it to tourists for the foreseeable future, with authorities blaming a growing waste and garbage problem on the mountain. In December 2018, the local government in Dingri County in Tibet began posting notices that because of a new national environmental…read more »

Pence accuses Iran of advocating for ‘another Holocaust’ during Europe trip

Alexandra Beier/Getty Images(MUNICH) — Vice President Mike Pence accused Iran of advocating for another Holocaust on Saturday as he finished up a European tour in which he threatened tougher U.S. sanctions against the country, and asked for other countries to follow America’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. “The Iranian regime openly advocates…read more »

Fresh supplies of US aid arrive on Venezuela’s border awaiting delivery into the country

ABC News(CUCUTA, Columbia) — The second wave of humanitarian aid provided by the U.S. government for Venezuela arrived Saturday in the town of Cucuta along the Colombia-Venezuela border, only a week after the first wave of U.S. supplies arrived on the border in response to Venezuelan interim President Juan Guaido’s request for humanitarian assistance.“This wasn’t…read more »

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