World News

Venezuela Frees Jailed American Filmmaker

Venezuela has released a U.S. filmmaker who was jailed on espionage charges.

The Venezuelan government and sources close to 35-year-old Hollywood producer Timothy Tracy say he was flown back to the U.S. city of Miami.

Family and friends say Tracy was working on a documentary about Venezuela's political divisions and was arrested in April as he tried to leave the country.

Venezuelan officials allege Tracy was a spy whose aim was to destabilize the country. U.S. President Barack Obama called the allegation "ridiculous."

Featured Story

FILE - An Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) police stands guard next to an Afghanistan flag at a guard post of a police camp in Now Zad district in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

After Pivotal 2014, Afghanistan Faces New Challenges With Less Help

An intensified Taliban insurgency coupled with daunting economic and political governance challenged Afghanistan in 2014 More