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Helsinki, Mueller shadowing upcoming Trump, Putin meeting

The shadow of Helsinki lingers. Uncertainties about Russia’s past and future election interference continue. And tensions are high over hot spots from Iran to Venezuela.

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Canada suspends operations at Venezuela embassy

Canada on Sunday announced that it was suspending operations at its embassy in Venezuela over the government’s refusal to accredit Canadian diplomats who had voiced criticism of the political situation in the country.

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At least 29 detainees killed in Venezuela police station cellblock riot

At least 29 detainees were killed and 19 police officers were wounded in a confrontation in a cellblock in central Venezuela in what a state official called a failed escape attempt, but human rights groups described as a massacre.

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Venezuela Strips 5 Opposition Lawmakers of Immunity – Reports

The government Constituent Assembly of Venezuela stripped five members of the opposition-controlled National Assembly of immunity in order to try them for betrayal, conspiracy and rebellion, local media reported.

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Pompeo Leaves Russia With Arms Control Plan, Hope for Improving Relations

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed a range of security issues during separate meetings in Sochi, including the situations in Iran and Venezuela, and have agreed to take concrete steps on arms control while expressing hope for improving the bilateral relationship.

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US lifts sanctions on Venezuelan general who turned against Maduro

The US on Tuesday announced that it was lifting sanctions imposed on Venezuela’s former intelligence chief General Manuel Cristopher Figuera, who broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro’s regime and pledged his support to the country’s opposition leader Juan Guaido.

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Russia urges US to abandon ‘irresponsible’ plan to overthrow Maduro’s regime

Irresponsible plans by the United States to overthrow Nicolas Maduro’s regime by force would disrupt the prospect of a political settlement in Venezuela, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Sunday.

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American released from Venezuelan prison after 5 years

A U.S. citizen arrested in Venezuela in 2014 on weapons trafficking and attempted murder charges his family called “trumped-up” was released this week, his family said in a statement Friday.

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US seriously considers use of military force against Venezuela — administration

The United States has been seriously considering the use of military force against Venezuela as diplomatic measures are becoming inefficient, a high-ranking US administration official said during a phone briefing on Friday.

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As Venezuela Crisis Deepens, US Sharpens Focus on Colombia Rebel Threat

As the United States makes its biggest diplomatic push in Latin America in years to try to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the U.S. military is zeroing in on a byproduct of the crisis: a strengthening of Colombian rebels on both sides of Venezuela’s border.

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Oil prices rise on OPEC supply cuts, U.S. sanctions on Iran, Venezuela

Oil prices rose on Wednesday, pushed up by ongoing supply cuts from producer cartel OPEC and U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela.

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US to shut down its embassy in Venezuela as national blackout enters 6th day

The United States said on Tuesday that it will evacuate its last few diplomats from its embassy in Caracas, as the electricity blackout in Venezuela enters its sixth day, making it the longest energy crisis in the nation’s history. Energy shortages are not new in Venezuela.

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Venezuela’s deadly border violence to trigger tighter US sanctions

US Vice-President Mike Pence plans to have his first meeting with Venezuela’s Juan Guaido in Colombia on Monday (US time), in a signal of support for the opposition leader after a weekend of violence.

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Cuba Calls for Averting Use of Force against Venezuela

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez has called for preserving peace and averting the unjustifiable use of force against Venezuela, a midst mounting pressures led by the US Government.

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Oil rises on OPEC cuts, US sanctions on Iran and Venezuela

Oil prices rose on Tuesday amid OPEC-led supply cuts and US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela, although surging US production and concerns over economic growth kept markets in check.

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