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Jorge Linares gears up for 12-round fight with Anthony Crolla

WBC lightweight champion Jorge Linares won't be rushing things out when he comes face-to-face with WBA lightweight titlist Anthony Crolla this Saturday at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

Venezuela opposition vows 'massive' protests for recall

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition vowed Thursday to stage "overwhelming, forceful" protests after authorities quashed its hopes of ousting President Nicolas Maduro's government in a recall referendum.

Venezuela election authority: No 2016 recall vote for Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's electoral authority ruled out a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro this year, all but dashing opposition hopes to oust him at the ballot box.

Venezuela bus strike causes traffic chaos in Caracas

Caracas - Venezuelan bus drivers protesting their country's economic crisis parked their buses in the street on Wednesday, causing traffic chaos in Caracas and embarrassing President Nicolas Maduro, a former colleague.

Venezuela accuses US of spying on Non-Aligned summit

Caracas - Venezuela accused the United States on Tuesday of spying on a Non-Aligned Movement summit it recently hosted, saying Venezuelan fighter jets had intercepted a US surveillance plane and forced it to turn back.

Venezuelan football team robbed at gunpoint

Caracas - Robbers hijacked the bus of a Venezuelan first-division football team and held the squad for more than two terrifying hours at gunpoint, even taking their clothes and footwear, the club said Monday.

Venezuela state declares food emergency at schools

Caracas - The opposition governor of Venezuela's second-largest state, Henrique Capriles, declared an emergency Monday over a lack of food for public schools, blaming the socialist government's "misguided" policies.

Venezuela, Cuba warn of US intervention at Non-Aligned meet

Porlamar - Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro has warned world leaders at a Non-Aligned Summit that his country was being lashed by a US economic war aimed at toppling him.

Non-Aligned summit opens in crisis-torn Venezuela

Porlamar - The Non-Aligned Movement opens a summit in Venezuela, seeking relevance in a post-Cold War world as the crisis-torn host country seeks to lessen its growing isolation.

New Venezuela protests after anti-Maduro recall delayed

Caracas - Banging empty pots, protesters in crisis-stricken Venezuela vented anger at the authorities Friday after a new delay in the process of calling a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro from power.

Maduro extends Venezuela emergency for fourth time

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro extended a state of "economic emergency" for the fourth time Thursday, keeping vast powers to deal with a crisis that has only deepened in recent weeks.

North Korea ready to 'counter-attack' in face of US 'provocation'

Porlamar - North Korea is ready to "counter-attack" in the face of ongoing "provocation" from the United States, its foreign minister said Thursday amid a spike in tension caused by Pyongyang's latest nuclear test.

Isolated and in crisis, Venezuela hosts Non-Aligned summit

Porlamar - Left increasingly isolated by a crushing political and economic crisis, Venezuela will seek the support of old friends when it hosts a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement this weekend.

Mercosur blocks Venezuela from presidency, threatens suspension

Caracas - The founding members of the South American trading bloc Mercosur announced Wednesday that they have taken over its rotating presidency to block Venezuela from the post, threatening to suspend the country if it fails to comply with obligations.

Venezuela delays announcing endgame of anti-Maduro referendum

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities have postponed announcing the dates for the final stage in the opposition-led push to call a referendum on removing embattled President Nicolas Maduro from power.

Venezuela opposition protests a risky bet

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's opponents are betting on the power of the street as they try to force him from office, but their strategy could backfire.

Venezuelans trade in guns for gadgets in state scheme

Caracas - People in violence-stricken Venezuela are trading in their guns for much-needed electrical household gadgets under an official scheme, the government said.

Venezuela's Capriles says govt supporters 'besieged' him

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles said that armed supporters of the leftist national government "besieged" him and other travelers at an airport on the island of Margarita.

Fresh protests press Maduro in tense Venezuela crisis

Caracas - Thousands of Venezuelans staged rival demonstrations Wednesday for and against President Nicolas Maduro in a new test of strength as the opposition pushes for a vote on driving him from power.

Venezuela high court blocks legislature's bills

Caracas - Venezuela's Supreme Court has ruled the opposition-controlled legislature's bills are "null and void" because it swore in three lawmakers accused of electoral fraud.
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