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U.S. increases pressure on Maduro with new sanctions, revokes visas of associates

U.S. increases pressure on Maduro with new sanctions, revokes visas of associatesThe U.S. Treasury said the six current or former security officials controlled groups that blocked humanitarian aid from reaching people in Venezuela last weekend from neighboring countries Colombia and Brazil. “We are sanctioning members of Maduro’s security forces in response to the reprehensible violence, tragic deaths, and unconscionable torching of food and medicine destined for sick and starving Venezuelans,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. The United States “will continue to target Maduro loyalists prolonging the suffering of the victims of this man-made humanitarian crisis,” Mnuchin added.



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Rep. Ilhan Omar calls for sharp tax increases on the wealthy: 'We've had it as high as 90 percent'

Rep. Ilhan Omar calls for sharp tax increases on the wealthy: 'We've had it as high as 90 percent'“Through Her Eyes” is a new weekly half-hour show hosted by humanitarian and women’s rights activist Zainab Salbi that aims to explore a hot button news issue through the lens of a female newsmaker. Weeks after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., made headlines by calling for a top marginal income tax rate of 70 percent in an interview with “60 Minutes,” her fellow freshman congresswoman, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., suggested that the rich could pay even more. “There are a few things that we can do,” Rep. Omar said in an interview with “Through Her Eyes.” “One of them, is that we can increase the taxes that people are paying who are the extremely wealthy in our communities.



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Venezuela president Maduro increases minimum wage by 300 per cent as inflation approaches 2 million per cent

Venezuela president Maduro increases minimum wage by 300 per cent as inflation approaches 2 million per centVenezuela‘s president has raised the country’s minimum wage by 300 per cent as part of routine wage increases as his government battles hyperinflation. Nicolas Maduro increased the minimum wage to 18,000 bolivars, around £5.20, per month amid an economy suffering from annual inflation nearing two million per cent. Mr Maduro announced his economic plans at the start of his second, disputed, term on Monday, as calls increased for him to surrender power.



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France To Delay Fuel Tax Increases: Reports

France To Delay Fuel Tax Increases: ReportsPARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is to announce a



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Camp Fire death toll increases to 63; San Francisco pulls famed cable cars off the roads due to poor air quality

Camp Fire death toll increases to 63; San Francisco pulls famed cable cars off the roads due to poor air qualityMore than a week after first igniting in Butte County, California, the news surrounding the most destructive and deadly wildfire in California history remains grim.



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California mudslides: Death toll increases

California mudslides: Death toll increasesSix days after the disaster, crews continue to search for survivors among the homes washed away in a river of mud and rocks.



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North Korea launch increases focus on risky U.S. shootdown option

North Korea launch increases focus on risky U.S. shootdown optionBy Matt Spetalnick and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan could increase pressure on Washington to consider shooting down future test launches, although there is no guarantee of success and U.S. officials are wary of a dangerous escalation with Pyongyang. More attention is likely to focus on the prospects for intercepting a missile in flight after North Korea on Tuesday conducted one of its boldest missile tests in years, one government official said. Such a decision would not be taken lightly given tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.



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Trump Increases Rhetoric on North Korea, As His Aides Fight It Out

Trump Increases Rhetoric on North Korea, As His Aides Fight It Out‘Fire and Fury’ perhaps wasn’t tough enough, president says on golf vacation.



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Minimum Wage Increases Take Effect in Major Cities

Minimum Wage Increases Take Effect in Major CitiesIn Washington, D.C., pay went up one dollar to $ 12.50 an hour. In Chicago, it went up to $ 11 an hour. And in San Francisco and Los Angeles, pay went up to $ 14 and $ 12 an hour, respectively.



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Macron increases first round lead on Le Pen ahead of French election: Elabe poll

Macron increases first round lead on Le Pen ahead of French election: Elabe pollFrench centrist Emmanuel Macron has slightly increased his lead on far right leader Marine Le Pen in the first round of the French presidential election, an Elabe poll of voting intentions showed on Tuesday. The poll, conducted after a Monday night televised debate between Macron, Le Pen and three other leading candidates showed him leading in the first round by 26 percent against 24.5 percent for the National Front leader. This was an improvement of 0.5 percent in his position in an Elabe poll on Monday conducted before the debate, while Le Pen lost 0.5 percent.



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