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  • Venezuela first lady's nephews confessed to drug scheme, U.S. says

    Sun, 12:24am

    Handout photo of Efrain Antonio Campo Flores and Franqui Fancisco Flores de Freitas stand with Haitian law enforcement officers in this November 12, 2015 photo after their arrest in Port Au Prince, Haiti.By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady, who face charges of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, confessed to U.S. agents after being arrested in November to being involved in the drug scheme, newly-filed court records state. Details of the confessions by Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas, 30, and Efrain Antonio Campo Flores, 29, were contained in documents U.S. prosecutors filed late on Friday in a Manhattan federal court. The papers include summaries of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration interviews conducted on a Nov. 10 flight to New York from Haiti, where authorities had arrested the two nephews of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's wife, Cilia Flores.

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  • Valentina Shevchenk stuns Holly Holm at UFC Chicago

    Sun, 12:23am

    Holly Holm, left, fights Valentina Shevchenko during women's bantamweight mixed martial arts bout in Chicago, Saturday, July 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) — A traumatic start at Valentina Shevchenko's training camp didn't deter her from pulling off another shocking upset in the UFC women's bantamweight division.

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  • Top Asian News 4:16 a.m. GMT

    Sun, 12:17am

    VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asia's main grouping opened a meeting of their foreign ministers Sunday, deeply divided on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea that has impacted some of its members and whipped up an increasing diplomatic quagmire. Laos is hosting the gathering of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which traditionally ends with a joint statement. But the sticking point is whether to include a reference to the South China Sea. ASEAN's cardinal principle is decisions by consensus, which means any country can veto a proposal. This time, it appears to be Cambodia, China's close ally. read more


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