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MH17 disaster: Russia vetoes draft UN resolution for international tribunal

Russia has vetoed a draft resolution at the United Nations (UN) to set up an international tribunal…

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Venezuela: Opposition leader barred from holding public office for a year

Maria Corina Machado, a key Venezuelan opposition figure, has been barred for a year from public offices, reports say. The…

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Bus carrying Brazilian senators 'attacked' in Venezuela

A group of senators from Brazil visiting Venezuela had to flee after their bus…

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'Oil discovery' rekindles dispute between Guyana, Venezuela

The discovery of a potentially oil rich zone near the South American coast has renewed a dispute between Guyana and…

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Venezuela: Jailed opposition leader goes on hunger strike, calls for protest

Leopoldo Lopez, the jailed Venezuelan opposition leader, has gone on a hunger strike and called for a protest rally against…

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Venezuela reduces working hours for government employees to save energy

The Venezuelan government has cut working hours for public sector employees from 8-9 hours to five and a half hours…

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Venezuelan food shortages: Finger scanners to be installed in supermarkets

Venezuela is installing thousands of fingerprint scanners in supermarkets all over the country as part of a…

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Caracas mayor indicted for 'plotting violence' against government

Antonio Ledezma, the mayor of Venezuela’s capital Caracas, has been charged for plotting violence against the government.…

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'Coup accusation': Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma arrested

Antonio Ledezma, the mayor of Venezuelan capital Caracas, has been arrested days after President Nicolas Maduro named him and others…

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Venezuela: Ex-General, 10 others accused of plotting coup to overthrow President

Venezuela has accused 11 people, including a former air force general, of plotting to oust President Nicolas Maduro. The group…

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US imposes visa restrictions on Venezuelan officials

The US has slapped visa restrictions on officials from Venezuela for alleged violations of human rights and…

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Rally in Venezuela against government policies

Venezuelans came out in the thousands in Caracas on Saturday, January 24, to rally against government policies which they blamed…

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Venezuelan opposition figure is probed over assassination plot

The chief prosecutor of Venezuela has launched a probe into Maria Corina Machado, an opposition figure, over an alleged plan…

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Venezuela jail drug overdose: 35 prisoners dead, 20 critical

The death toll in the Venezuela prison drug overdose case is now 35, and at least 20 more prisoners are…

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13 Venezuelan prisoners die of drug overdose

At least 13 prison inmates in Venezuela died of drug overdose after they stormed a jail infirmary as part of…

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Venezuela secures UN security council seat

Venezuela has been elected to the United Nations (UN) security council, garnering 181 votes from member states for one of…

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Police target Venezuela militia, five killed

A confrontation between the police and members of a pro-government militia in Venezuela has left five people dead, according to…

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Venezuela president blames telenovelas for crime

President Nicolas Maduro has blamed telenovelas for the increasing crime in Venezuela. He mentioned that soap operas teach the wrong…

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Former Miss Venezuela and Husband killed

According to the authorities in Venezuela, a well-known actress and more importantly, Miss Venezuela 2004 has been shot and killed…

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Venezuela attacks two illegal planes

Venezuela shot down two planes that were allegedly being used for smuggling drugs.  A recently approved bill allowed the move…

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