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  • Jared Leto to play Ukraine; Oscar speech edited in Russian telecast

    Jared Leto to play Ukraine; Oscar speech edited in Russian telecast
    "Dallas Buyers Club" star and newly crowned Academy Award winner Jared Leto was the only Hollywood figure to address the current political unrest in Ukraine during the award show Sunday, but his words of support for the former Soviet republic weren't...
  • Venezuela: Tens of thousands march in anti-government protests

    Venezuela: Tens of thousands march in anti-government protests
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- Tens of thousands of students and other opponents of the Venezuelan government filled the streets of the capital Sunday, putting a damper on President Nicolas Maduro’s hopes that a mandated holiday might bring a respite to...
  • The Week in Pictures | February 24 – March 2, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This eek the world’s attention was on the Ukraine, where Russian gunmen on the Crimean peninsula and the embattled new Ukrainian government in Kiev continued to escalate a dangerous...
  • Venezuela seeks opposition figure's arrest; protest death toll rises

    Venezuela seeks opposition figure's arrest; protest death toll rises
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- The Venezuelan government was seeking to arrest a top associate of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on Friday as the official death toll from more than two weeks of violence in the country rose to 17. Protests continued to...
  • Review: Tchaikovsky on a grand scale

    Review: Tchaikovsky on a grand scale
    Orchestras everywhere play a lot of Tchaikovsky. The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, its musicians raised on the Russian composer, plays a whole lot of Tchaikovsky, as it has been doing this week in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's...
  • Pictures in the News | February 25, 2014

     
    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in San Diego, where visitors to Chicano Park view dozens of murals painted on the concrete stanchions leading to and from the Coronado Bridge....
  • Pressure on Gustavo Dudamel to condemn Venezuela crackdown

    Pressure on Gustavo Dudamel to condemn Venezuela crackdown
    The civil unrest that has gripped Venezuela this month has swept up one of the country's key cultural figures -- Gustavo Dudamel, the renowned conductor and music director of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. There...
  • Venezuela protests rage on; ally criticizes President Nicolas Maduro

    Venezuela protests rage on; ally criticizes President Nicolas Maduro
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Protests continued Monday across Venezuela amid growing reports of police repression and scarcities of basic goods, which provoked rare public criticism of President Nicolas Maduro by a political ally. Jose Vielma Mora,...
  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 24, 2014

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Russia with fireworks exploding around the Fisht Olympic Stadium at the end of the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics. In the capital, riot police detain activists during a demonstration against the...
  • Venezuela death toll reaches 11 as protests continue

    Venezuela death toll reaches 11 as protests continue
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Opponents and supporters of President Nicolas Maduro held massive demonstrations Saturday in central Caracas and other Venezuelan cities as the unofficial death toll rose to 11 in more than a week of unrest. Leading the...
  • Westwood protest against Venezuelan government scheduled

    Westwood protest against Venezuelan government scheduled
    A demonstration in support of anti-government protests in Venezuela is scheduled Saturday afternoon at the federal building in Westwood, one of more than 100 taking place across the U.S. and the world, organizers said. The protest is being organized...