'Disgusting' that Venezuela's Maduro would close borders to aid, says UK

LONDON (Reuters) – It is “disgusting and wholly unacceptable” of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro to close borders to humanitarian aid, Britain’s foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Friday. “Maduro closing borders to humanitarian aid while innocent Venezuelans suffer is disgusting and wholly unacceptable. The blocking of any aid is inhumane, it must be allowed in. Venezuelans have suffered enough,” Hunt […]

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Venezuela closes maritime border with Dutch islands to stop aid

(Reuters) – Venezuela’s government on Wednesday said it had closed the country’s maritime border with the Dutch Caribbean islands due to the opposition’s plan to bring in humanitarian aid this Saturday to alleviate an economic crisis it denies exists. Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said Venezuela’s relations with the islands of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire were under revision and the border […]

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China's ruling party proposes to abolish presidential term limits

Communist party wants to amend constitution that will allow President Xi Jinping to stay in power for a longer period. China’s ruling party is considering scrapping term limits for the president and vice president, it announced on Sunday. The Communist party of China has proposed to change the country’s constitution so that the president and vice president can serve more […]

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Is Dating Outside Your Political Party Impossible in 2019?

A couple months before the 2016 presidential election, I came across a study that revealed that just nine percent of Republicans and eight percent of Democrats said their spouse or partner was a member of the other major political party. The study comprised survey results from the Spring of 2016 — roughly one year since then-candidate Donald Trump had launched […]

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Spanish PM to announce snap election soon after budget vote: sources

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s minority Socialist government plans to announce an early general election after its expected defeat in a key budget vote on Wednesday following its refusal to negotiate Catalan self-determination, political sources said on Tuesday. Two small Catalan pro-independence parties, on whose votes the government has been relying to pass legislation, have so far maintained their blanket rejection […]

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Spanish PM set to announce snap election soon after budget vote: sources

MADRID (Reuters) – The Spanish government expects to lose a key budget vote on Wednesday and Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez plans to announce an early general election soon after, government sources told Reuters on Tuesday. The sources said the snap election date had not been set yet, but added that April 14 was the most likely date, followed by April […]

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Venezuela opposition delivers first cargo of humanitarian aid: Guaido

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaido, said on Monday his team had delivered a first cargo of the humanitarian aid that has become a flashpoint in his tussle with President Nicolas Maduro, without specifying how it had received it. Guaido, who has been recognized by most Western nations as Venezuela’s legitimate president over the past month, tweeted a […]

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Tensions high as Spain starts trial of Catalan separatists

MADRID (Reuters) – Twelve Catalan secessionist leaders go on trial in Spain’s high court on Tuesday, charged for their role in a failed independence bid 16 months ago that deeply divided the country and triggered the biggest political crisis in decades. Hundreds of police, including from anti-terrorism units, have been deployed around the Supreme Court building in central Madrid. The […]

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