U.S. Prepares Sanctions Against Senior Venezuelan Officials

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a "Made in America" products showcase event at the White House in Washington, U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is preparing sanctions against several senior Venezuelan officials, including the country’s defense minister and a ruling party leader, for alleged human rights violations and could announce the measures as early as Tuesday, U.S. officials said.

Chinese Dissident, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo Dies

BEIJING (Reuters) — Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo died on Thursday from multiple organ failure, the authorities said, having not been allowed to leave the country for treatment for late-stage liver cancer as he wished.