Half million Venezuelans fleeing crisis enter Ecuador Aug 11, 2018 0 40 12345 Geneva: More than half a million Venezuelans have crossed into Ecuador this year, the UN said Friday, after Quito declared a state of migration emergency triggered by the crisis engulfing Venezuela. Colombia and Brazil, which share borders with Venezuela, have borne the brunt of the regional humanitarian emergency brought on by the near total collapse of the Venezuelan economy. But with the crisis deepening, the"influx is now accelerating"into Ecuador and beyond, with some people making arduous weeks-long journeys on foot before finding a place to settle, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said in Geneva. (AFP) POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES NASA begins countdown to launch of first spacecraft to 'touch Sun' Aug 11, 2018 0 199 Two police among four fatally shot in Canada gun violence Aug 11, 2018 0 218 UN General Assembly approves former Chile president as rights chief Aug 11, 2018 0 245 Wildfire menaces thousands in S California city Reuters LOS ANGELES Hundreds of firefighters were building barriers and constructing containment lines early on Friday to slow an approaching wildfire threatening to torch thousands of homes in a lakeside community .. Americans view Russia as bigger threat than Iran: Poll Reuters washington Americans view Russia as a greater threat than Iran, Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls showed, as the Trump administration this week reintroduced sanctions on Tehran and slapped new ones on Moscow. While .. Peru's new president spurns opposition proposals on referendum PUCALLPA: Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has rejected calls to include measures proposed by opposition lawmakers in a national anti-corruption referendum that would bar them from serving consecutive terms in .. Judge holds Trump adviser Stone's ex-aide in contempt WASHINGTON: An associate of longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone refused to appear before a grand jury on Friday following a subpoena from US Special Counsel Robert Mueller and was found in contempt, the Washington .. Anniversary of Charlottesville rally puts city, DC on edge Reuters Charlottesville Joan Fenton knows she will not make much money at her Charlottesville gift shop this weekend, when the downtown district will be virtually locked down for the anniversary of last year's ..