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Exclusive: Giuliani told U.S. his client deserves leniency for financing Venezuela's opposition - Parnas

22 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON At a lavish August gathering at a private estate in Spain, a wealthy Venezuelan businessman under criminal investigation in the United States introduced Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, to the father of Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaido.

U.S. envoy sees China scaling back economic support for Venezuela’s Maduro

15 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The Trump administration’s envoy on Venezuela said China appears to be scaling back economic support for President Nicolas Maduro, and Beijing acknowledged a diminishing role largely due to U.S. sanctions against the OPEC nation.

Venezuela opposition calls on U.S. to step up pressure on Maduro ally Russia

10 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON Venezuela's opposition is calling on the United States and other countries to step up pressure on Russia over its support for socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the opposition's envoy to Washington said on Friday.

Exclusive: U.S. mulls sanctions against Venezuelan lawmakers over bid to seize congress - sources

07 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is considering sanctions against some of the Venezuelan lawmakers who took part in a bid supported by President Nicolas Maduro to wrest control of the country's congress from U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, according to two people familiar with the matter.

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. mulls sanctions against Venezuelan lawmakers over bid to seize congress -sources

07 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON, Jan 7 The Trump administration is considering sanctions against some of the Venezuelan lawmakers who took part in a bid supported by President Nicolas Maduro to wrest control of the country's congress from U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, according to two people familiar with the matter.

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. mulls sanctions against Venezuelan lawmakers over bid to seize congress -sources

07 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON, Jan 7 The Trump administration is considering sanctions against some of the Venezuelan lawmakers who took part in a bid supported by President Nicolas Maduro to wrest control of the country's congress from U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, according to two people familiar with the matter.

After years of U.S. reluctance, Trump orders killing of Iran general hiding in plain sight

04 Jan 2020

By Jonathan Landay, Steve Holland, Matt Spetalnick and Phil Stewart

After years of U.S. reluctance, Trump orders killing of Iran general hiding in plain sight

04 Jan 2020

By Jonathan Landay, Steve Holland, Matt Spetalnick and Phil Stewart | Video

Blackwater founder Erik Prince held secret talks with top Venezuelan official - sources

13 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON Erik Prince, the controversial private security executive and prominent supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, made a secret visit to Venezuela last month and met Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, one of socialist leader Nicolas Maduro's closest and most outspoken allies, according to five sources familiar with the matter.

U.S. warns North Korea against 'ill-advised behavior' as deadline looms

12 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON/SEOUL The United States warned North Korea on Thursday against any resumption of "unfortunate ill-advised behavior" after Pyongyang raised international concerns by setting an end-of-year deadline for Washington to reconsider its diplomatic approach.

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