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Venezuelan defense minister denies troops entered Colombia

Caracas - Venezuelan defense minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez denied Saturday that troops from his country had intruded on Colombian territory.

Maduro asks for UN help on Venezuela medicine shortage

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro said Friday he had asked the United Nations to help address severe shortages of medicine in Venezuela, a rare acknowledgement of the crisis-hit country's desperate situation.

Regional powers to meet over Venezuela crisis: Mexico

Mexico - North and South American countries will likely hold a special meeting next week on Venezuela's economic and political crisis, a top Mexican official said on Friday.

Fourteen countries urge Venezuela to hold elections

Mexico - Fourteen countries from North and South America, including the United States, called on Venezuela Thursday to release political prisoners and "re-establish democracy" by holding elections.

Angry Colombia says Venezuela sent troops into its territory

Estanzuela - Colombia slammed its neighbor Venezuela on Thursday for what it said was an "unacceptable" incursion by Venezuelan military forces on its territory, and sent troops to secure the area.

Venezuela has a 'let them eat cake' moment

Caracas - After living through shortages of water, electricity, medicine, banknotes and beer, Venezuelans are now struggling to find one of the most basic foodstuffs of all, unleashing what President Nicolas Maduro has dubbed the "Bread War.

OAS chief says group should suspend Venezuela if elections not held

Washington - The secretary general of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, on Tuesday urged the group to suspend crisis-hit Venezuela unless elections are held soon.

'I don't like violence': Carlos the Jackal in Paris trial

Paris - Carlos the Jackal, the world's most wanted fugitive in the 1970s and early 1980s, declared his abhorrence of violence on Monday as he went on trial for a deadly bombing in Paris 40 years ago.

Carlos the Jackal faces trial again in France

Paris - Carlos the Jackal, the perpetrator of headline-grabbing attacks in the 1970s and early 1980s, goes on trial in France on Monday for the deadly bombing of a Paris shop more than 40 years ago.

Decomposing remains of seven people found in Venezuelan prison

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities said they have found the decomposing remains of seven people inside the country's biggest prison, five months after violent clashes among inmates forced its closure."We received reports...

OAS chief presses for Venezuela elections

Washington - The head of the Organization of American States renewed a call Friday for elections in Venezuela, saying it is the only way for the beleaguered South American country to emerge from years of "dictatorship.

Venezuela names new mining minister

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro named a new mining minister on Sunday, the latest of several appointments as he seeks to strengthen his position against opposition pressure to quit.

Venezuela, US clash over political prisoners

Caracas - Venezuela and the United States locked horns again over political prisoners held by Caracas, including a jailed opposition leader whose supporters took to the streets of the capital Saturday to demand his release.

Venezuelans to protest for opposition leader's release

Caracas - Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has called on his supporters to hold a "massive" protest on Saturday, after US President Donald Trump incensed Caracas by calling for his release.

Venezuela Supreme Court upholds sentence for opposition leader: lawyer

Caracas - Venezuela's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez's nearly 14-year prison sentence, a day after US President Donald Trump called for his release.

US, Venezuela tensions soar as Trump, Maduro spar

Washington - Tensions flared once again Wednesday between the United States and Venezuela as Donald Trump called for the release of a jailed foe of President Nicolas Maduro, who warned the new US leader not to provoke him.

Trump calls for release of Venezuela opposition leader

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Venezuela to free jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez "immediately," posting a picture of himself and Vice President Mike Pence with Lopez's wife at the White House.

Venezuela bans Spanish-language CNN for Iraq report

Caracas - Venezuela pulled CNN's Spanish-language television channel off the air on Wednesday, accusing it of spreading "propaganda" about an alleged visa racket at the country's embassy in Iraq.

Venezuela complains to US for VP drug sanctions

Caracas - Venezuela lodged a diplomatic complaint with the United States on Wednesday over Washington's sanctions against its vice-president for alleged drug trafficking.

Pope willing to meet sides in Venezuela crisis: envoy

Caracas - Pope Francis is willing to meet with Venezuela's government and opposition to relaunch efforts to solve the country's volatile political crisis, a Vatican envoy said on Tuesday.

Venezuela demands US apology for VP drug sanctions

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday demanded the United States apologize for slapping sanctions on his vice president over alleged drug trafficking.

US names Venezuelan VP a major drug trafficker

Washington - The United States labeled Venezuela's Vice President Tareck El Aissami a major drug trafficker Monday, adding the veteran politician to its narcotics "kingpin" sanctions list.

Venezuela heading for Cuba-style vote: opposition

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition leaders said Thursday the country is heading toward Cuban-style elections, with no real challengers to the ruling party, thanks to burdensome new rules governing how parties renew their registration.

Venezuelan lawmakers clash with police

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition lawmakers clashed with police Thursday at a protest demanding overdue regional elections be held, one ending up with a torn shirt and two others pushed to the ground.

Venezuela bans Hugo Chavez TV series

Caracas - Venezuela has banned TV networks from broadcasting a new series on late president Hugo Chavez, calling the US-Colombian production an attack on the legacy of the charismatic socialist firebrand.

Venezuela opposition stages crisis protest march

Caracas - Rivals and allies of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rallied in the streets Monday as the opposition demanded early elections to oust him over the country's economic and political crisis.

Venezuela's Maduro names new central bank chief

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday named a lawmaker as the country's new central bank chief, after reportedly pushing out the former head as the country struggles through a deep economic crisis.

Maduro denounces 'hate campaign' aimed at Donald Trump

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has denounced a "hate campaign" aimed at Donald Trump, saying the US president-elect's administration would not be "worse" than Barack Obama's."Big international media have speculated a lot," he told reporters.

Venezuela releases new banknotes in cash crisis

Caracas - Inflation-stricken Venezuela released new bigger denomination banknotes Monday to stop citizens struggling with unwieldy wads of cash in an economic crisis.

Venezuela president renews crisis controls, snubs foes

Caracas - Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro angered his opponents Sunday by refusing to face them for his annual presidential address, fanning tensions as he renewed his emergency powers in a volatile crisis.
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