Aug 26 2017
The Trump administration banned trades of Venezuelan debt, prohibiting Maduro's government and its state-run oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela SA, from selling new bonds to Americans or in US financial institutions.
In other words, they would not affect US oil imports from Venezuela. The White House issued a statement targeting Maduro's creation of a "constituent assembly" to replace the National Assembly and rewrite the Venezuelan constitution.
The financial sanctions drew quick rebuke from Venezuela's government, with Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza calling them the worst aggression against the country in two centuries.
Until now, the USA has taken care to target individuals within Venezuela's evolving dictatorship.
Venezuela's former oil minister Eulogio Del Pino will resume the role while incumbent Nelson Martinez will take over as the new chief of the state energy firm PDVSA, the Venezuelan president said Thursday.
David Smilde, a Tulane University sociologist who has spent decades researching Venezuela, said blanket sanctions that immediately cut off the government's cash flow and hurt the population are likely to strengthen Maduro in the short-term.
A senior Trump administration official, speaking on background, said Maduro was rewarding and enriching corrupt officials within Venezuela's government "by allowing them to ramp up massive debt".
AIADMK factions merge, Panneerselvam sworn in as Dy CM, made Party Coordinator
AIADMK laws now do not permit the removal of a general secretary by a resolution passed by a committee or group of office bearers. Meanwhile, Chief Minister K Palaniswami has left for Tiruvarur in Thanjavur district to take part in the MGR centenary function.
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Microsoft will publish PUBG on Xbox One , bringing it to the console later this year in the Game Preview program. The Minecraft Creeper controller will be available to buy separately, too, alongside a Minecraft Pig controller .
Trump Disapproval Rating Above 60 Percent in Three 2016 Swing States
NBC News noted that Trump won all three key states during the 2016 presidential election by a combined 80,000 votes. In Pennsylvania, Democrats hold a 10-point advantage on congressional preference, 47 percent to 37 percent.
Venezuela's economy has been collapsing even as Maduro's government has lashed out at the US, with Maduro's son even threatening violence against Trump.
The White House says Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is leading a dictatorship. They also also prohibit dealings in certain existing bonds owned by the Venezuelan public sector, as well as dividend payments to the government of Venezuela.
The White House said its sanctions were "calibrated to deny the Maduro dictatorship a critical source of financing" while allowing for some humanitarian exceptions.
Maduro also said that a blockade preventing the arrival of food and medicine to the country could be used to exacurbate crises before a potential invasion.
During a Latin America tour this month, Pence downplayed President Trump's recent talk of a "military option" for Venezuela while repeatedly raising the specter of sanctions.
"Yesterday's illegitimate elections confirm that Maduro is a dictator who disparages the Venezuelan people's desires", said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin, after the vote whose full results were never released.
Aug 24 2017
Odell Beckham in danger of missing season opener
Regardless your feelings on the hit, we can all agree it's good news that the outcome didn't have a worse result. I'd like to see him complete the shallow cross to (wide receiver) Sterling Shepard in the red zone.
Aug 23 2017
India court bans instant divorce
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the ruling as historic, and tweeted that it "grants equality" to Muslim women. The senior Sena leader said nobody should see the apex courts verdict through the "prism of religion".
Aug 22 2017
Throng out for swansong Big Ben bong after ban ding-dong
The clock's keeper, Steve Jaggs , said Big Ben falling silent was a "significant milestone" in the project to restore the tower. Some have argued that silencing the iconic bell during renovation work is unnecessary.
Aug 22 2017
Henrik Stenson takes one-shot lead at Wyndham Championship
Ollie Schniederjans was second after his final-round 64, with birdies on Nos. "I've always loved playing close to home". Varner's finish vaulted him from 138th into the top 125, qualifying him for the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Aug 20 2017
Utkal Express rail mishap: Odisha CM, Rail Minister announce ex-gratia
Two teams of the National Disaster Response Forces (NDRF), comprising 45 personnel each, were also mobilized for the goal . Anil Saxena, spokesperson of Indian Railways told ANI, "There is no authentic information on the casualties right now.
Aug 20 2017
Dragon Ball Fighters From Arc System Works Leaked
Four new fighters and an original story have been confirmed for next year's Dragon Ball FighterZ by Arc System Works. Dragon Ball FighterZ is set to launch in early 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Aug 19 2017
Trump praises Kim Jong-un for withdrawing Guam missile threat
Tensions have increased as North Korea advanced toward being able to hit the mainland United States with a nuclear-armed missile. The North Korean leader was last seen attending the "successful" test of an intercontinental ballistic missile on July 31.
Aug 18 2017
N. Korea leader briefed on plans for missile tests near Guam
The White House said the two "agreed North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behaviour". North Korea's Minju Joson newspaper, meanwhile, lashed back at the U.S.in an editorial Saturday.
Aug 18 2017
'The Bulldog' set to sink his teeth into Grace Mugabe
Zimbabwe's opposition party took a swipe at Mugabe for her conduct, accusing her of thuggish behaviour. He arrived early for a regional summit of southern African nations to be held this weekend.
Aug 18 2017
Justin Bieber Drops 'Friends,' New Song With Producer Bloodpop
Bieber's clearly been excited about the song's release, as his Instagram page is filled with posts promoting the single. It is yet unknown whether the track is a standalone single or the first offering from the singer's fifth studio album.
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