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Exclusive: McCarrick defrocking shows 'bishops not above the law' – top Vatican investigator

Exclusive: McCarrick defrocking shows 'bishops not above the law' - top Vatican investigatorMcCarrick was expelled from the priesthood after being found guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults. In an interview with Reuters, Archbishop Charles Scicluna said the decision showed the church was taking action. “It is a very important signal that, if we’re talking about accountability for bishops, we are actually doing it,” said Scicluna, the archbishop of Valletta, Malta.



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Exclusive look at how migrant caravan has overwhelmed US agents

Exclusive look at how migrant caravan has overwhelmed US agentsFox News got an inside look at the workings of one of the busiest crossings on the southern border.



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Exclusive: Venezuela's Maduro seeks OPEC help against U.S. sanctions – letter

Exclusive: Venezuela's Maduro seeks OPEC help against U.S. sanctions - letterOPEC says it is concerned with oil policy, not politics. The request was made in a letter sent to OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo dated Jan. 29 and seen by Reuters, a day after the United States imposed sanctions on Venezuelan state oil firm PDVSA. “Our country hopes to receive the solidarity and full support of the member countries of OPEC and its ministerial Conference, in the fight we are currently having against the illegal and arbitrary intrusion of the United States in the internal affairs of Venezuela,” Maduro wrote.



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Exclusive: U.S. in direct contact with Venezuelan military, urging defections – source

Exclusive: U.S. in direct contact with Venezuelan military, urging  defections - sourceThe Trump administration expects further military defections from Maduro’s side, the official told Reuters in an interview, despite only a few senior officers having done so since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president last month, earning the recognition of the United States and dozens of other countries. “We’re still having conversations with members of the former Maduro regime, with military members, although those conversations are very, very limited.” The official declined to provide details on the discussions or the level at which they are being held, and it was unclear whether such contacts could create cracks in the Venezuelan socialist leader’s support from the military, which is pivotal to his grip on power. With the Venezuelan military still apparently loyal to Maduro, a source in Washington close to the opposition expressed doubts whether the Trump administration has laid enough groundwork to spur a wider mutiny in the ranks where many officers are suspected of benefiting from corruption and drug trafficking.



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Exclusive: Refiner Citgo prepares to fend off Venezuela's opposition government

Exclusive: Refiner Citgo prepares to fend off Venezuela's opposition governmentJuan Guaido, the head of the opposition-controlled congress who proclaimed himself president this week, is considering naming a new team to lead Citgo, two sources told Reuters. “Citgo is the property of the Venezuelan state,” Maduro said, adding that the OPEC-member country plans to continue selling oil to the United States, its first destination for crude exports and state-run PDVSA’s largest source of cash.     The United States led numerous other Western Hemisphere nations in recognizing Guaido as president of Venezuela this week.



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AP Exclusive: Anti-Maduro coalition grew from secret talks

AP Exclusive: Anti-Maduro coalition grew from secret talksCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The coalition of Latin American governments that joined the U.S. in quickly recognizing Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president came together over weeks of secret diplomacy that included whispered messages to activists under constant surveillance and a high-risk foreign trip by the opposition leader challenging President Nicolas Maduro for power, those involved in the talks said.



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Exclusive – GM's Cadillac will introduce EV in fight against Tesla: sources

Exclusive - GM's Cadillac will introduce EV in fight against Tesla: sourcesCadillac is expected to become General Motors Co’s lead electric vehicle brand as the largest U.S. automaker gears up to introduce a new model under that luxury marquee to challenge Tesla Inc , two people briefed on the matter said Thursday. GM is set to announce Friday as part of an investor update that a Cadillac will be the first vehicle based on its forthcoming “BEV3″ platform, the people said. The vehicle platform is the basis for vehicle underpinnings, including the battery system and other structural and mechanical parts.



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Exclusive: U.S. commanders recommend letting Kurdish fighters in Syria keep weapons

Exclusive: U.S. commanders recommend letting Kurdish fighters in Syria keep weaponsThree of the officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the recommendations were part of discussions on a draft plan by the U.S. military. It is unclear what the Pentagon will ultimately recommend to the White House. Discussions are still at an early stage inside the Pentagon and no decision has yet been made, the officials said.



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Exclusive: U.S.-backed SDF vows to fight any Turkish attack in north Syria

Exclusive: U.S.-backed SDF vows to fight any Turkish attack in north SyriaIn a rare interview, Mazloum Kobani told Reuters that Washington had made “serious attempts” to prevent a Turkish offensive against Kurdish fighters who control a swathe of northern Syria at the Turkish border, but the United States should ramp up its efforts further. The SDF, which is spearheaded by the Kurdish YPG militia, has been at the heart of the U.S.-backed fight against Islamic State. SDF commander-in-chief Kobani warned that a Turkish assault would tie up YPG fighters who are currently fighting Islamic State remnants in eastern Syria, allowing the jihadists to spread again.



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Exclusive: U.S. probe of China's Huawei includes bank fraud accusations – sources

Exclusive: U.S. probe of China's Huawei includes bank fraud accusations - sourcesChinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer was arrested as part of a U.S. investigation into an alleged scheme to use the global banking system to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran, according to people familiar with the probe. The United States has been looking since at least 2016 into whether Huawei shipped U.S.-origin products to Iran and other countries in violation of U.S. export and sanctions laws, Reuters reported in April. More recently, the probe has included whether the company used HSBC Holdings Plc to conduct illegal transactions involving Iran, the people said.



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