Construction worker Pedro Pirela and his neighbors heard a water truck that supplies nearby hotels coming down the road. They rushed to block the street, stopped the driver, and siphoned off the prized liquid. “Water is gold now,” Pirela told the Wall Street Journal earlier this year, saying he and his fellow plotters had no choice but to steal. In fact, Pirela admitted he had ambushed another water truck on a separate occasion. Venezuela’s nationwide water shortage has devastated the country to the point that citizens have had to mimic Pirela’s actions just to stave off dehydration.
Donald Trump was widely criticized after telling the New York Times last month that he would not offer military support to NATO allies attacked by Russia that have not “fulfilled their obligations to us.”
A top Iranian general recently visited the Israeli-Syrian border to tour a city on Israel’s doorstep, Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported Wednesday, marking the first time the government has publicized a visit by a senior regime official to the area.
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine’s views on Israel are being criticized after Hillary Clinton named him to the Democratic ticket on Friday as her vice presidential pick.
Lobbyists have raised $7 million for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign up to this point, while they have bundled exactly $0 for her opponent Donald Trump’s campaign, indicating the different strategies both candidates have taken to win the White House.
President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to a Vietnam War veteran on Monday morning for rescuing dozens of American soldiers who were pinned down by enemy fire in May 1967.
A gunman was shot dead after killing two bailiffs and wounding a police officer outside of the Berrien County Courthouse in southwest Michigan on Monday afternoon, according to media reports.
In his new book, Bacevich argues that America has waged a “war for the Greater Middle East” since around April 1980, when U.S. troops failed in an attempt to rescue the 52 Americans held hostage in Tehran.
The United States expelled two Russian officials on June 17 in response to an attack by a Russian policeman on an American diplomat earlier in the month, the State Department said Friday.