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Trump's Venezuela envoy vows sanctions on banks backing Maduro

Trump's Venezuela envoy vows sanctions on banks backing Maduro“There will be more sanctions on financial institutions that are carrying out the orders of the Maduro regime,” the envoy, Elliott Abrams, told a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing. The United States and more than 50 other countries have recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as oil-rich Venezuela’s interim president and increased pressure on Maduro, a socialist, to step down. Washington this week revoked the visas of senior Venezuelan officials and said on Wednesday it had identified efforts by Maduro to work with foreign banks to move and hide money.



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Green New Deal: Ocasio-Cortez plan has yet to have Pelosi backing as both emphasize climate change

Green New Deal: Ocasio-Cortez plan has yet to have Pelosi backing as both emphasize climate changeHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez say they're committed to tackling climate change but they don't yet agree on an answer.



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Factbox: Guaido vs. Maduro – Who is backing Venezuela's two presidents

Factbox: Guaido vs. Maduro - Who is backing Venezuela's two presidentsA slew of European nations this week joined the United States and other Western countries in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate head of state, heightening a global showdown over Nicolas Maduro’s rule. Guaido says the May 2018 vote in which Maduro won a second term was a sham and on Jan. 23 invoked a constitutional provision to declare himself president, promising free and fair elections. The 35-year-old has since won the support of many western nations although powerful countries such as Russia, China and Turkey continue to back Maduro and denounce what they call foreign meddling in Venezuela’s domestic affairs.



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Maduro rival Guaido claims Venezuela presidency with U.S. backing

Maduro rival Guaido claims Venezuela presidency with U.S. backingU.S. President Donald Trump formally recognized Guaido shortly after his announcement and praised his plan to hold elections. Lawmakers in Russia, which has invested heavily in Venezuela’s oil industry, provided support to its military, and become a lender of last resort as the economy implodes, denounced the declarations. A second lawmaker, Franz Klinzevich, said Moscow could wind up its military cooperation with Venezuela if Maduro was ousted.



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Warren seeks to solidify backing of African Americans

Warren seeks to solidify backing of African AmericansWASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is seeking to solidify her connection with African-American voters as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach to race and identity.



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Texas, beware! The caravan of criminals is coming — in ad backing Ted Cruz

Texas, beware! The caravan of criminals is coming — in ad backing Ted CruzA super-PAC funded by Sen. Ted Cruz's supporters has released a new attack ad against his opponent, Beto O’Rourke, charging that he is “cheering on” the caravan of Central American migrants heading toward the U.S.



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Syria ordered Gaza rocket fire at Israel with Iran backing: army

Syria ordered Gaza rocket fire at Israel with Iran backing: armyThe Israeli army accused the Syrian government Saturday of instructing a Palestinian militant group to fire dozens of rockets at Israel from Gaza with Iran’s supported and vowed to respond where it chose. “The rockets that were launched against Israel… we know that the orders, incentives were given from Damascus with the clear involvement of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force,” army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said, referring to the Guards’ foreign operations unit. At least 39 rockets have been fired at southern Israel by the Islamic Jihad group since late Friday, with 17 of them intercepted by the Iron Dome air defence system, and the rest hitting open fields, the army said.



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Lecturer slams school for not backing Bush-tweet professor

Lecturer slams school for not backing Bush-tweet professorFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno State lecturer who says he was demoted after posting a tweet that Donald Trump "must hang" says the university president is again failing to defend academic freedom, this time over a professor who called former First Lady Barbara Bush an "amazing racist."



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Trump calls out Putin for backing 'Animal Assad' in Syria

Trump calls out Putin for backing 'Animal Assad' in SyriaPresident Trump delivered a critique of Russian leader Vladimir Putin after reports that the Syrian government launched another chemical attack against its own people this weekend.



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Trump Blames Putin, Iran For Backing 'Animal Assad' In Wake Of Reported Chemical Attack

Trump Blames Putin, Iran For Backing 'Animal Assad' In Wake Of Reported Chemical AttackPresident Donald Trump lashed out Sunday at Russian President Vladimir Putin



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