Defiant Maduro dismisses fresh vote calls

Defiant Maduro dismisses fresh vote calls

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Maduro faces further opposition protests against his presidency on Wednesday Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has dismissed calls for new presidential elections amid fresh protests against his leadership. In a show of defiance, he insisted his victory in polls last spring had been legitimate. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself…

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Trump downplays resignation of anti-ISIS special envoy, calls it ‘nothing event’

Trump downplays resignation of anti-ISIS special envoy, calls it ‘nothing event’

President Donald Trump tried to downplay and distance himself from the resignation of Brett McGurk, presidential special envoy to the global coalition to counter ISIS, late Saturday. McGurk submitted a letter of resignation on Friday in protest of Trump’s decision to immediately begin removing troops from Syria, according to a State Department official. Trump announced…

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