Aug 02 2017
A huge explosion injured several police officers in Venezuela during protests yesterday (Sunday) against the election in Caracas.
Assailants burst into the home of 39-year-old José Félix Pineda on Saturday night, according to an attorney for Ciudad Bolivar, the capital of Venezuela's southeastern Bolívar state.
Venezuela's attorney general, Luisa Ortega, a vocal critic of the Maduro government, called the vote an expression of "dictatorial ambition".
"A group of people broke into the residence of the victim located in the sector Brisas del Sur Tres and shot several shots", the ministry said on Twitter.
The ANC was proposed by Maduro in May to rewrite the 1999 Constitution to break the ongoing political deadlock that has paralyzed the South American country.
But speaking in Caracas, Maduro said he was not scared of Trump and decried his sanctions decision as an act of "desperation" and "impotence".
The National Electoral Council claimed more than 40% of Venezuela's 20 million voters had cast ballots on Sunday.
"If it wasn't a tragedy. if it didn't mean more crisis, the electoral council's number would nearly make you laugh", opposition leader Freddy Guevara said on Twitter.
Doklam standoff: Western media is 'biased' towards India, says Chinese newspaper
The crisis erupted after Indian and Bhutanese troops foiled an attempt by the Chinese Army to encroach on a disputed enclave. Amid the stand-off in Doklam, Chinese soldiers transgressed into the disputed territory along the global border with India.
Protesters call for ending Jordan peace treaty with Israel
The ministry said the incident began when two Jordanian workmen arrived at the residential building to replace furniture. The Israeli Embassy has refused to release the guard to the Jordanians for questioning, saying he has immunity.
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The suspect is described as 186m tall with brown short hair - contrary to a previous police statement that he was bald. The company doesn't know yet whether the other three wounded people were customers or passers-by, she added.
Mnuchin reiterated the threat to sanction all 545 constituent assembly members once they are seated. Instead, the Trump administration is considering Russian-type financial sanctions to limit US companies from trading in sovereign debt on primary or secondary markets.
The constituent assembly itself has come under fire because it was created to rewrite the constitution and possibly supplant the opposition-led congress, whose members were elected in a conventional election in December 2015.
The United States stands by the people of Venezuela, and their constitutional representatives, in their quest to restore their country to a full and prosperous democracy.
He mocked U.S. criticism that the vote on Sunday was an affront to democracy.
"Nicolas Maduro's government must stop before it is too late", he said.
He said Sunday's vote had given Maduro "less legitimacy, less credibility, less popular support and less ability to govern". Due to plunging oil prices and widespread corruption and mismanagement, Venezuela's inflation and homicide rates are among the world's highest, and widespread shortages of food and medicine have citizens dying of preventable illnesses and rooting through trash to feed themselves. Maduro held previous roles in the Venezuelan government, including as executive vice president and minister of foreign affairs.
"Maduro is not just a bad leader".
Declaring the opposition "already has its prison cell waiting", Maduro added: "All the criminals will go to prison for the crimes they've committed".
Aug 02 2017
Mindanao mayor killed in drug raid
Police said none of their officers was hurt apart from one who sustained a minor injury from an explosion. Police say they seized firearms, ammunition, drugs and drug paraphernalia from this residence.
Jul 31 2017
New England Patriots LB Rob Ninkovich to announce retirement
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Jul 30 2017
The 3 senators who sank the Republican health care push
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Jul 30 2017
Colombia 'will not recognise' Venezuela's assembly vote
Its oil exports to the US totaled $10.2 billion in the year ending in May, according to Panjiva, a global trade research firm. Thousands of Venezuelans loaded with heavy bags have crossed the border into Colombia this week, fleeing the unrest.
Jul 28 2017
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Jul 28 2017
Trump's transgender military ban 'not worked out yet'
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Jul 27 2017
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Jul 27 2017
Sen. John McCain to return to Senate for key health care vote
Getting 60 votes would require Democratic support, which they won't get. "It's not a question of if, it's a question of when". It is expected an additional 32 million more people by 2026 will be without health care caused by today's move.
Jul 23 2017
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas freezes Israel contact over holy site dispute
The Israelis killed were a man and woman in their sixties and another man in his forties, according to Israeli sources . The uncle said his nephew had been arrested three months ago by Palestinian security forces and detained for two weeks.
Jul 22 2017
The remains of Spanish legend Salvador Dali will be exhumed today
Abel is from the city of Figueras, like Dali, and she said she would often see him in the streets. If she is proven to be his daughter, she would have a claim to part of her father's large estate.
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