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Venezuela government, opposition reopen Barbados talks

Aug 01, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Crisis-wracked Venezuela has been mired in a political impasse since January when opposition leader Juan Guaido proclaimed himself acting president, quickly receiving the support of more than 50 countries

BARBADOS TALKS. This combination of pictures created on January 25, 2019 shows Venezuela's National Assembly head Juan Guaido (L) speaking to opposition supporters at the Central University of Caracas (UCV) in Caracas, on January 21, 2019 and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offering a press conference in Caracas, on January 25, 2019. File photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Maduro 'optimistic' after opposition talks resume in Barbados

Jul 09, 2019 - 1:54 PM

'If you work with goodwill and there is no American interventionism, I am sure that we will reach an agreement,' says Maduro, who blames the United States for fanning the crisis

NICOLAS MADURO. A handout photo released by Miraflores presidential palace press office shows Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a military parade at Los Proceres boulevard in Caracas, Venezuela on July 5, 2019. Photo by Marcelo Garcia/Venezuelan Presidency/AFP

Guaido says talks with Venezuela government to resume, move to Barbados

Jul 08, 2019 - 7:43 AM

(UPDATED) Maduro's Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez implicitly corroborates Juan Guaido's announcement by reproducing a Norwegian Foreign Ministry statement

GUAIDO. Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaido offers an interview to AFP in Caracas on May 6, 2019. File photo by Yuri Cortez/ AFP

EU expands tax blacklist to 15 countries, including UAE

Mar 12, 2019 - 10:20 PM

Italy has long resisted the addition of the UAE. The Middle East powerhouse has recently made significant investments in the economically troubled European country.

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Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

Sep 22, 2018 - 8:46 AM

Rihanna will be in charge of bringing investment, as well as encouraging education and tourism in her home country

AMBASSADOR. Rihanna will be in charge of bringing investment and encouraging education and tourism in Barbados. File photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP

Hurricane Maria bears down on battered Caribbean

Sep 18, 2017 - 5:19 PM

(4th UPDATE) Maria could produce a 'dangerous storm surge accompanied by large and destructive waves' that would raise water levels by 4 to 6 feet

Hurricane Maria grows on Irma's path

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:54 AM

(UPDATED) Storm warnings and watches go up in many of the Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma's destructive passage

Island states come to UN ready to move on climate deal

Apr 21, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The world s island states will come to the United Nations not only to sign the Paris climate deal but to be first in line to make sure it goes into force

AFTER THE STORM. A handout picture made available by UNICEF on February 25, 2016 shows a child's toy lies abandoned tattered and torn amongst the piles of debris left behind by the Category 5 Cyclone Winston that flattened the island of Koro, Fiji. Handout photo by Joseph Hing/Unicef/EPA

Birth defects in Latin America spark Zika virus panic

Jan 23, 2016 - 10:52 AM

With the sting of a mosquito bite and a fever many pregnant women may not know that they caught the Zika virus – until it strikes their unborn child

ZIKA VIRUS. A pregnant woman stands at her house in a zone of the shanty town of Beco do Sururu, located close to Boa Viagem, the richest neighborhood of city of Recife, Brazil, 22 January 2016. Recife is the Brazilian city with more cases of Zika virus. Photo by Percio Campos/EPA

Quake measuring 6.7 hits Caribbean near Barbados: USGS

Feb 18, 2014 - 8:50 PM

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in Barbados media outlets