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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens to Russian Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin during his flight to visit Chernigovets coal mine, in Beryozovsky, Kemerovo region, Russia. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.<br>Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool /AP

Ending Putin's support of Venezuela no easy feat for US

In October 2016, the head of Russia's largest oil company traveled to Venezuela to the birthplace of Hugo Chávez to unveil a giant bronze statue of the late socialist leader. The Trump administration wants to break up that blossoming alliance as part of its campaign to oust Chavez's successor, Nicolás Maduro.


Discovery of unused disaster supplies angers Puerto Rico

The governor said she had ordered an investigation after learning the emergency supplies had been piled in the warehouse since Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico in September 2017.


Smugglers are sawing through new sections of US border wall

Smuggling gangs in Mexico have repeatedly sawed through new sections of President Donald Trump's border wall in recent months by using commercially available power tools, opening gaps large enough for people and drug loads to pass through, according to U.S. agents and officials with knowledge of the damage.

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