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July 30, 2017 5:42 PM Venezuela goes ahead with election despite protests, international condemnation

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro defiantly followed through Sunday with his pledge to hold an internationally condemned election, creating a critical new stage in a long-simmering crisis that could mint the Western Hemisphere's newest dictatorship. The vote began unfolding Sunday at dawn under the watchful eye of 326,000 troops 75

July 29, 2017 3:52 AM British baby Charlie Gard dies after legal battle over experimental treatment for rare genetic disease

LONDON – Charlie Gard, the terminally ill British baby at the center of a legal and ethical battle that attracted the attention of Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump, died Friday, one week shy of his first birthday. Charlie’s parents fought to take him to the United States for an experimental medical treatment for his rare genetic disease 57

July 28, 2017 10:10 PM British baby Charlie Gard at center of legal battle dies

Charlie Gard, the terminally ill British baby at the center of a legal and ethical battle that attracted the attention of Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump, died Friday. He was one week shy of his first birthday. Charlie's parents fought for the right to take him to the United States for an experimental medical treatment for his rare genetic 57

July 28, 2017 5:46 PM British baby Charlie Gard dies, was center of legal battle

Charlie Gard, the terminally ill British baby at the center of a legal and ethical battle that attracted the attention of Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump, died Friday. He was one week shy of his first birthday. Charlie suffered from a rare genetic disease, mitochondrial depletion syndrome, which left him brain damaged and unable to move his limbs 65

July 27, 2017 11:33 PM Terminally ill Charlie Gard will be moved to hospice, judge says

A High Court judge ruled that Charlie Gard - a terminally ill 11-month-old who has become the face of a worldwide debate over end-of-life rights - will be moved to hospice, where he will "inevitably" die, according to reports. Charlie's parents and doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) finally agreed that Charlie would die in hospice, but could 52

July 27, 2017 4:37 PM U.K. judge approves plan for Charlie Gard to be sent to a hospice

The judge said that meant 11-month-old Charlie should now be transferred to a hospice and have the ventilator that keeps him alive removed. LONDON—A British judge ordered Thursday that critically ill infant Charlie Gard should be moved from a hospital to a hospice, where he will “inevitably” die within a short time. Judge Nicholas Francis made the order 44

July 27, 2017 2:10 PM Charlie Gard will die in hospice — but still no word on how much longer he may have to live

LONDON — The deadline has passed for Charlie Gard's parents and doctors to reach an agreement over his hospice care plans. It was agreed that Charlie — a terminally ill 11-month-old boy who has become the face of a worldwide debate over end-of-life rights — will die in hospice. But his parents and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) had not agreed on how much time the child 47

July 26, 2017 5:35 PM Judge: Baby Charlie Gard will end life in hospice, not home

LONDON — Critically ill baby Charlie Gard will be transferred to a hospice to die Thursday unless his parents and a hospital agree on an end-of-life plan that could potentially keep the child alive for a bit longer, a British judge has ruled. High Court judge Nicholas Francis gave 11-month-old Charlie's parents and the hospital that has been treating 44

July 26, 2017 1:52 AM EU-Turkey talks fail to ease friction over detentions

BRUSSELS — High-level talks that European Union officials had with Turkey’s foreign minister Tuesday did not appear to ease tensions between the 28-nation bloc and Ankara over a wave of detentions of human rights defenders, journalists and others. After the meeting in Brussels, European enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn expressed “very strong concern 32

July 25, 2017 2:18 PM Parents ask court to let them take Charlie Gard home to die

Charlie Gard's mother returned to a London court Tuesday to ask a judge to let her and the baby's father take their critically ill son home to die. Lawyers for the family of the 11-month-old infant and the hospital treating him appeared in Britain's High Court, a day after Charlie's parents said they were dropping their long legal battle to get him experimental 75