The reporter Jason Rezaian was about to travel home to the United States when he was detained in Iran in 2014, accused of being a spy. His memoir of his year and half in prison was published by HarperCollins in January.
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British billionaire Richard Branson sponsored a Live Aid-style concert on the Colombian border. President Nicolas Maduro held a "Hands off Venezuela" festival on the other side. The question of aid is center stage.
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The 57-year-old was arrested in a town north of Vienna on charges of sexual abuse of his children and the grand-children under his custody. The case is being compared to another, discovered 10 years ago.
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman continued a charm offensive in a two-day visit to China, signing off on a $10 billion oil deal, and pledged assistance in the "de-radicalisation of extremist thinking."
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