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Venezuela closes border with Brazil, may do the same at Colombia border – Maduro

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Starting Thursday evening, Venezuela is closing its border with Brazil, President Nicolas Maduro has announced. He added the same measure may apply to the border with Colombia, though he does not want to order it. The Venezuelan military was ordered to enforce the travel ban in airspace and on the sea until further notice, Maduro Read More

‘Nothing to do with aid or democracy’: Roger Waters slams ‘humanitarian’ concert for Venezuela

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Pink Floyd ex-frontman Roger Waters is slamming Virgin tycoon Richard Branson’s aid concert for Venezuela as a sham, warning fans and performers not to be “led down a garden path that ends in regime change.” Branson’s “Venezuela Aid Live” concert “has nothing to do with the needs of the Venezuelan people, it has nothing to Read More

Spain, struggling to rebury dictator Franco, hands ultimatum to his family

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Spain’s government has clashed with the family of the late fascist dictator, Francisco Franco, over the removal of his remains from a controversial civil war memorial in a move that still seems to be divisive for the Spaniards. The Spanish Cabinet has given the green light for the exhumation of Franco, who is now buried Read More

Poland rejects EU army, wants US & NATO help instead

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Poland’s Foreign Minister has dismissed the idea of creating an EU army independent of NATO at the Munich Security Conference. Poland, he said, needs “an American presence” to compete with Russia. Combining the military forces of the EU’s 28 member states has long been a dream of some EU leaders. French President Emmanuel Macron talked Read More

‘Dead on arrival’: US kicks off Iran summit in Poland, but where are those key European allies?

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Attended by over sixty countries but widely neglected by key EU nations, a controversial US-led meeting on Iran opens up in Warsaw, raising doubts that European allies will play to Washington’s tune when dealing with Tehran. A summit to promote “peace and security in the Middle East” is officially set to seek ways of making Read More

‘Fake news’: Beijing slams WSJ report on Chinese diplomats meeting with Venezuelan opposition

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A newspaper report alleging that Chinese diplomats met in secret with Venezuelan opposition figures to ensure that its vast investments in the Latin American country are not endangered is “fake news,” Beijing has claimed. The Wall Street Journal reported that the Chinese officials held talks in Washington with representatives of Juan Guaido, the self-appointed interim president Read More

Spanish parliament rejects Socialist government's budget, paving way for possible early elections

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Spain’s Parliament has rejected a 2019 budget proposal, marking a major blow to Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and raising the prospect of a potential snap general election. A host of minority regional parties, including the Catalans, refused to support the crucial piece of legislation and voted against the proposal put forward by the socialist-led cabinet Read More

‘I am not a puppet’: EU war of words erupts as Italian PM rejects Verhofstadt’s claims

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Italian PM Giuseppe Conte has hit back at claims made by a chief EU lawmaker that he is a “puppet” of his country’s coalition party leaders, after declaring the bloc had “lost contact” with its people. The EU Parliament witnessed ill-tempered exchanges between Conte, who was making his debut speech, and leading MEPs. Guy Verhofstadt Read More

Venezuelan opposition could soon take over Citgo

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The Venezuelan opposition led by Juan Guaido could soon become the owner of PDVSA’s US Refining business, Citgo, in what would only deepen the chaos surrounding the country’s state oil company. Guaido declared himself interim president and appointed an interim government in anticipation for new elections after he decried incumbent Nicolas Maduro’s second victory earlier Read More

‘Furious’ Apple quits Stockholm after city rejects ambitious flagship store

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Tech giant Apple is severing its ties with the Swedish capital, after reportedly flying into a rage over the Stockholm City Council vetoing its plan to build a store at a popular historic park. The new center-right coalition in city council decided to scrap initial plans to build a giant glass and stone store at Read More