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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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IEA Says Venezuela Crisis Risks Disrupting Global Crude Market

IEA Says Venezuela Crisis Risks Disrupting Global Crude MarketThe U.S., Venezuela’s biggest customer, is banning oil imports from the country as it condemns President Nicolas Maduro for fraudulently clinging to power after disputed elections. Venezuela’s output is already at the lowest in decades as a spiraling economic crisis takes its toll on oil infrastructure. While global markets remain comfortably supplied, disruption in Venezuela poses a threat because production of the heavier, higher-sulfur crude it pumps is being reduced elsewhere, the IEA said in a monthly report.



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Kristoff St. John's death calls attention to risks facing suicide loss survivors

Kristoff St. John's death calls attention to risks facing suicide loss survivorsYoung and the Restless star Kristoff St. John's death highlights the risks that face survivors of suicide loss. His son Julian St. John died in 2014.



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Red Cross talks to US about risks of sending Venezuela aid

Red Cross talks to US about risks of sending Venezuela aidWASHINGTON (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has talked to the United States about the risks of delivering humanitarian aid to Venezuela without the approval of security forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, an official with the agency said Friday.



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The Quick Read on the Top Geopolitical Risks of 2019

The Quick Read on the Top Geopolitical Risks of 2019How my risk consultancy the Eurasia Group came up with our annual list



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Netflix censorship risks helping Saudi crackdown: Amnesty

Netflix censorship risks helping Saudi crackdown: AmnestyNetflix’s decision to pull an episode of a show critical of Saudi authorities risks facilitating a crackdown on freedom of expression in the kingdom, Amnesty International said Wednesday. “Saudi Arabia’s censorship of Netflix… is further proof of a relentless crackdown on freedom of expression in the kingdom,” said Samah Hadid, Amnesty’s Middle East campaigns director.



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Steady, Not Strong as Southeast Asia Faces Growth Risks in 2019

Steady, Not Strong as Southeast Asia Faces Growth Risks in 2019The Federal Reserve is set to keep everyone on edge as it navigates an even trickier interest-rate path in 2019, while the trade war between the U.S. and China is already hurting exports in the region. The Philippines might eke out a small gain in growth in 2019, if their bets that inflation will diminish come to fruition. “Asean growth and inflation look set to soften in 2019,” said Tamara Henderson at Bloomberg Economics.



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Ford recalling 874,000 pickup trucks in North America for fire risks

Ford recalling 874,000 pickup trucks in North America for fire risksFord Motor Co said Friday it is recalling 874,000 pickup trucks in North America with engine block heaters for fire risks.



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Trump ex-lawyer Cohen given three years in prison as risks rise for Trump

Trump ex-lawyer Cohen given three years in prison as risks rise for TrumpThe sentence, which capped a stunning about-face by a lawyer who once vowed to “take a bullet” for Trump, was handed down by a judge in New York on the same day as news that the publisher of the National Enquirer tabloid had struck a deal with prosecutors to avoid charges over its role in one of two hush payments involving Trump. The publisher admitted the payment was aimed at influencing the 2016 election, contradicting Trump’s statements. The twin developments highlighted the growing political and legal risks for Trump from a months-long investigation into the payments by federal prosecutors.



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May Kicks Brexit Can Down the Road, Raises Risks of No Deal

May Kicks Brexit Can Down the Road, Raises Risks of No DealTheresa May is playing for time. Faced with a humiliating defeat on her Brexit deal, the embattled U.K. prime minister announced to the House of Commons she would defer a vote and return to Brussels to seek “assurances” from European Union leaders. The pound hit the lowest since April 2017 as the market judged that the risk of no-deal Brexit has increased.



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