Trashed by Trump, UN court is asked to investigate Venezuela

  • In this photo released by the Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, left, and his wife Cilia Flores greet supporters upon their arrival to a meeting with Colombian citizens that reside in Venezuela, In Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. The Trump administration has slapped financial sanctions on four members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s inner circle, including his wife and the nation’s vice president, on allegations of corruption. (Miraflores Press Office via AP)

  • President Donald Trump participates in a United Nations Security Council briefing on counterproliferation at the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at U.N. Headquarters. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

UNITED NATIONS — The U.S. president may deride it, but other countries are pinning hopes on the International Criminal Court to tackle one of today’s deepest crises: Six nations took the unprecedented move Wednesday of asking the U.N. court to investigate Venezuela for possible crimes against humanity.