Russian trolls are stoking conflict in Chile, U.S. warns

World / Social Issues Nov 1, 2019

Russian trolls are stoking conflict in Chile, U.S. warns

The U.S. State Department warned on Thursday that it had seen indications of Russian "influence" on recent unrest in Chile, where two weeks of protests and riots have rocked the administration of President Sebastian Pinera. A senior State Department official said there were "clear indications" ...

Chile president seeks cross-party help to end street violence

World / Social Issues Oct 23, 2019

Chile president seeks cross-party help to end street violence

President Sebastian Pinera held a meeting with leaders of some of Chile's opposition parties Tuesday, aiming to find a way to end street violence that has claimed 15 lives amid sustained protests. Three parties, including Chile's largest opposition group the Socialist Party, boycotted the meeting, ...

Israel arrests Palestinian official in Jerusalem

World Jun 30, 2019

Israel arrests Palestinian official in Jerusalem

Israeli police said Sunday they had detained and were questioning the Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs, while a source close to the official said he was arrested in his home. Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs Fadi al-Hadami was detained and was being questioned for "activities ...

Venezuela says it foiled 'coup' plot involving U.S., Colombia and Chile

World Jun 27, 2019

Venezuela says it foiled 'coup' plot involving U.S., Colombia and Chile

Venezuela's socialist government said Wednesday it had derailed an attempted coup, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a military plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro and install a general and former defense minister in his place. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said the ...