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Russia accuses Serbian opposition of stoking violence with protests

Russia accuses Serbian opposition of stoking violence with protestsMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday it was seriously concerned by what it described as attempts by some opposition forces in Serbia to provoke violence during protests in Belgrade over the weekend. Thousands of anti-government protesters staged a rally outside President Aleksandar Vucic's residence on Sunday to press their demands for greater media freedom and free and fair elections, a day after they briefly broke into the state television building. …



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Venezuela's Guaido spurs supporters on at massive opposition rally

Venezuela's Guaido spurs supporters on at massive opposition rallyHours after Venezuelan opposition activists scuffled with police and troops on Saturday (March 8) morning, opposition leader Juan Guaido stood on the roof of a vehicle in Caracas and addressed supporters with a bullhorn, telling them they would organize continued, massive protests despite efforts by authorities to prevent organizers from setting up a stage earlier in the day. No reporter narration.



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Juan Guaido: Opposition leader tells supporters ‘we are going to celebrate’ after returning to Venezuela

Juan Guaido: Opposition leader tells supporters ‘we are going to celebrate’ after returning to VenezuelaVenezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has returned to Caracas after defying a travel ban – telling supporters “we are going to celebrate this small victory today”. Ten days after he ignored the ban imposed by Nicolas Maduro and travelled first to Colombia for a series of meetings with leaders to seek international support to help oust him, he returned to Caracas and addressed a rally. The leader of the country’s national assembly declared himself Venezuela’s “legitimate” president in January, days after Mr Maduro was sworn in for a second term following elections in 2018.



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Venezuela’s U.S.-supported opposition leader Juan Guaido returns home, risks arrest

Venezuela’s U.S.-supported opposition leader Juan Guaido returns home, risks arrestVenezuela’s U.S.-supported opposition leader Juan Guaido returns home after defying a travel ban to meet with Latin American leaders.



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As many as 70 UK opposition Labour lawmakers oppose second Brexit referendum: lawmaker

As many as 70 UK opposition Labour lawmakers oppose second Brexit referendum: lawmakerAs many as 70 of Britain’s opposition Labour lawmakers oppose holding a second Brexit referendum, Labour lawmaker Caroline Flint said on Sunday. Earlier this week Labour said it would back a second referendum in order to try to prevent either a ‘no deal’ or Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal. “I think there are something like 60-70 Labour members of Parliament who feel as strongly as I do against a second referendum,” said Flint, who represents an area of Britain which voted to leave the EU at the 2016 referendum.



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Early tally in Nigerian election puts Buhari ahead, opposition rejects it

Early tally in Nigerian election puts Buhari ahead, opposition rejects itSaturday’s election, which U.S. observers said had lost some credibility after being abruptly delayed by a week by officials citing organizational glitches, was expected to be Nigeria’s tightest since the end of military rule two decades ago. Northeast Nigeria has also been wracked a decade-long battle with Islamist militants has spilled into neighboring countries and led to the deployment of a regional task force. Buhari, 76, is a former military ruler seeking a second term on an anti-corruption platform, while Atiku, 72, a businessman and ex-vice president, has pledged above all to expand the role of the private sector.



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Early tally in Nigerian election puts Buhari ahead, opposition rejects it

Early tally in Nigerian election puts Buhari ahead, opposition rejects itSaturday’s election, which U.S. observers said had lost some credibility after being abruptly delayed by a week by officials citing organizational glitches, was expected to be Nigeria’s tightest since the end of military rule two decades ago. Northeast Nigeria has also been wracked a decade-long battle with Islamist militants has spilled into neighboring countries and led to the deployment of a regional task force. Buhari, 76, is a former military ruler seeking a second term on an anti-corruption platform, while Atiku, 72, a businessman and ex-vice president, has pledged above all to expand the role of the private sector.



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Mike Pence Is Meeting With Venezuela's Opposition Leader to Discuss Ways to Oust Maduro

Mike Pence Is Meeting With Venezuela's Opposition Leader to Discuss Ways to Oust MaduroAfter a weekend effort failed to deliver aid



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US and Venezuela opposition to discuss ways to oust Maduro

US and Venezuela opposition to discuss ways to oust MaduroWASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is planning new ways to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to give up power and other means to provide assistance to the people of the economically devastated South American nation after a weekend effort failed to deliver aid.



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Maduro's Troops Kill 2 as Opposition Tries to Open Borders

Maduro's Troops Kill 2 as Opposition Tries to Open BordersMembers of the Pemon stopped anti-riot troops and their vehicles about 6 a.m. as they tried to assert control over the remote area around Gran Sabana, about 780 miles (1,260 kilometers) southeast of Caracas. Soldiers opened fire, leaving more than a dozen indigenous people injured, some seriously, said Americo de Grazia, an opposition member of the National Assembly. The victims were Zoraida Rodriguez and her husband, Rolando Garcia, according to a news release from Asociacion Civil Kape Kape, an organization that promotes rights for indigenous people in Venezuela’s Bolivar state.



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