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UK retail sales suffer September setback - CBI


LONDON British retail sales fell unexpectedly this month after a strong showing in August, according to a survey published on Tuesday, contrasting with robust figures since June's vote to leave the European Union.


Kerry meets Venezuela's Maduro amid vote tensions 4:23am BST

CARTAGENA, Colombia U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, the first formal encounter between the two since Kerry became the top U.S. diplomat.


Venezuela opposition calls Oct. 12 protest to press Maduro recall 4:22am BST

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition called on Monday for mass rallies nationwide on Oct. 12 to push for a referendum to recall President Nicolas Maduro this year as they seek to oust his Socialist Party in an early presidential election.


China, Cuba agree to deepen ties during PM Li's Havana visit 25 Sep 2016

HAVANA Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during a two-day trip to Havana, and the two leaders oversaw the signing of around 30 agreements on economic cooperation in various sectors, Cuban state media reported.


Venezuela opposition vows 2016 Maduro vote despite setback 23 Sep 2016

CARACAS Foes of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed on Thursday to push for a recall referendum against him this year, defying the country's election authority which said any vote to remove the unpopular socialist leader could not take place until early 2017.


Venezuela election board sinks push for Maduro referendum in 2016 22 Sep 2016

CARACAS Venezuela's national election board on Wednesday dashed opposition hopes of holding a referendum this year to remove unpopular socialist President Nicolas Maduro.


Mexican minister says prepared to 'talk to the devil' if Trump wins 22 Sep 2016

NEW YORK Mexican Economic Minister Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal said on Wednesday that Mexico was prepared to "talk to the devil" should Republican Donald Trump win the U.S. presidential election in November.


Peru brings up Venezuela crisis at U.N., Venezuela swipes back 21 Sep 2016

UNITED NATIONS Peru's president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday he is concerned about what he called the critical economic situation in Venezuela, citing shortfalls of food and medicine, while Venezuela accused him of meddling.


At U.N., Brazil's Temer says Rousseff's ouster was constitutional 21 Sep 2016

UNITED NATIONS Brazil's new president, Michel Temer, told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that the impeachment of his predecessor Dilma Rousseff was conducted with "absolute respect" for the rule of law and that confidence was returning to the country's battered economy.

Nicaragua presidential hopeful ends bid as opposition wilts 20 Sep 2016

MANAGUA An opposition contender for Nicaragua's November presidential election said on Monday he would end his candidacy, the latest sign that President Daniel Ortega's re-election is becoming a mere formality.

Venezuela 2012: more revolution?


Insight: Chavista militants may be wild card after election

CARACAS - Sitting in front of a mural of Jesus and the Virgin Mary armed with AK-47s, three red-shirted children are clutching assault rifles and copies of Venezuela's constitution.  Full Article