UK criticised over sales of military equipment to Venezuela

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Theresa May urged to suspend controlled export licences to Venezuelan government while violent clashes continue Britain has sold military equipment worth millions of pounds to Venezuela in the last decade, it has emerged, prompting calls for Theresa May to suspend controlled export licences while the country in is the grip of violent clashes between police […]

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Venezuela opposition figures taken from homes

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(CNN)[Breaking news update at 3:21 a.m. ET] Leading Venezuela opposition figure Leopoldo Lopez has been taken from his home, according to tweets from his wife. “They just took Leopoldo from the house. We do not know where he is or where he is being taken. Maduro is responsible if something happens to him,” Lopez’s wife […]

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‘It takes a lot of courage’: Venezuelan protesters tell of rising police violence

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As general strike begins, more than 100 have died and hundreds more arrested in anti-government protests since April It was the second time Wuilly Arteagas violin was damaged during anti-government protests in Caracas, but it was the first time he was injured by police. Arteaga, who has become a symbol of Venezuelas protest movement for […]

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‘At home, we couldnt get by’: more Venezuelans flee as crisis deepens

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As Venezuela falls further into turmoil, more of its citizens are leaving a country that once served as a haven for economic migrants and political refugees There are no luxuries in the four-room house in southern Bogot, where 12 recently arrived Venezuelans huddle on thin mattresses under even thinner blankets to ward off the Andean […]

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‘Poverty favours the mosquito’: experts warn Zika virus could return to Brazil

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Two months after government say Zika emergency at an end poor sanitation, water shortages and weak health system trigger fears of fresh outbreak Weaknesses in the public health system risk another Blamed for the birth defect microcephaly, Zika exposed human rights deficiencies in areas such as sanitation, access to clean water, poverty and sexual health […]

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Romania hits Canadian firm with $9m ‘retaliatory’ tax bill over gold mine

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Move comes after Gabriel Resources sues government for $4.4bn over failed bid to establish goldmine in Apuseni mountains Romania has served a Canadian mining company with a $8.6m back taxes bill days after the company filed a $4.4bn compensation claim over a stalled project in the country. Gabriel Resources tried for more than 18 years […]

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Promoter in failed Bahamas Fyre music festival arrested in New York

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Billy McFarland charged with scheming to defraud investors in his company, Fyre Media The Federal prosecutors say Billy McFarland was arrested on Friday and is charged with scheming to defraud investors in his company, Fyre Media. McFarlands Fyre festival was billed as an ultra-luxurious event with headliners including rockers Blink-182 and the hip-hop act Migos. […]

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