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Venezuela's Maduro says Norway talks sought 'peaceful agenda' with opposition

18 May 2019

CARACAS Talks in Norway this week with representatives of Venezuela's government and the opposition sought to "build a peaceful agenda" for the crisis-stricken South American country, President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday.

U.S. orders suspension of flights between the U.S. and Venezuela

15 May 2019

WASHINGTON/CARACAS The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela, citing reports of unrest and violence around airports in the South American country.

Venezuelan protests peter out as Maduro hangs on; U.S. and Russia squabble

01 May 2019

CARACAS Venezuelans heeded opposition leader Juan Guaido's call to take to the streets on Wednesday in a bid to force President Nicolas Maduro from power, but there was little concrete sign of change in a crisis that increasingly looks like a political stalemate. | Video

Venezuela's Guaido calls for uprising but military loyal to Maduro for now

01 May 2019

CARACAS Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday made his strongest call yet to the military to help him oust President Nicolas Maduro but there were no concrete signs of defection from the armed forces leadership. | Video

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-New York Fed cracks down on Puerto Rico banks following Venezuela sanctions

22 Apr 2019

CARACAS, April 18 U.S. sanctions on Venezuela have led the New York Federal Reserve to crack down on Puerto Rico's $50 billion offshore banking industry, according to four sources and a document seen by Reuters.

Exclusive: New York Fed cracks down on Puerto Rico banks following Venezuela sanctions

19 Apr 2019

CARACAS U.S. sanctions on Venezuela have led the New York Federal Reserve to crack down on Puerto Rico's $50 billion offshore banking industry, according to four sources and a document seen by Reuters.

Venezuela's Guaido to seek to annul $8.7 billion Conoco award

16 Apr 2019

CARACAS Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido will seek to annul an $8.7 billion arbitration award to U.S. oil producer ConocoPhillips as he moves to preserve foreign assets, Guaido's chief legal representative said on Tuesday.

Venezuela's Guaido to seek to annul $8.7 bln Conoco award

16 Apr 2019

CARACAS, April 16 Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido will seek to annul an $8.7 billion arbitration award to U.S. oil producer ConocoPhillips as he moves to preserve foreign assets, Guaido's chief legal representative said on Tuesday.

Venezuela congress allows parallel PDVSA board to negotiate foreign debt

09 Apr 2019

CARACAS/PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly on Tuesday allowed a parallel board of directors of state-run oil company PDVSA to negotiate foreign debt ahead of a looming payment deadline that could put its crown jewel overseas asset, U.S. refiner Citgo, at risk.

Venezuela's Fabiana Rosales, a young activist, emerges into the political spotlight

28 Mar 2019

CARACAS/WASHINGTON Barely two months after emerging from obscurity in her home country of Venezuela, political activist Fabiana Rosales sat in the Oval Office across from U.S. President Donald Trump in a yellow armchair normally reserved for visiting heads of state.

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Why U.S.-Iran tensions could quickly escalate into a crisis

Three years ago, when Iran's military captured 10 U.S. sailors after they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif jumped on the phone in minutes and worked out the sailors' release in hours.