Sixteen Democratic members have called on Obama to withdraw sanctions on seven Venezuelan government officials.
The Western Hemisphere emerged from the Summit of the Americas with a new alignment of forces.
The North German city with the very tourist-attractive name "Wolfsburg" boasts of two things, though both are second best.
The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday.
Yemen, the small country tucked into the bottom of the Arabian Peninsula, is shattering old alliances and spurring new ones.
Among other news, suicide has arrived in waves on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Deemed the worst earthquake to hit the nation in 80 years, the death toll has risen to more than 7,500.
"The entire drone war of the U.S. military would not be possible without Germany."
The British passenger liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat 18 miles off the Irish coast.
So far the U.S. has held back in regard to Venezuela, though it applauds destabilization there.