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As Maduro holds on, Venezuela opposition eyes negotiated transition

As Maduro holds on, Venezuela opposition eyes negotiated transitionLast month, Venezuelan opposition leader and Congress chief Juan Guaido invoked the constitution to assume the interim presidency after declaring Maduro’s reelection in May 2018 illegitimate. In an effort to secure the backing of Venezuela’s military, Guaido proposed an amnesty for officers who turn on Maduro’s government. Amid fears the changes have stalled, opposition leaders have begun to talk in the past week about bringing ruling Socialist Party stalwarts into a potential transition government.



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Saudi urges 'fair' energy transition, defends oil

Saudi urges 'fair' energy transition, defends oilTop oil exporter Saudi Arabia called Tuesday for a “fair” and gradual global energy transition as it unveiled an ambitious domestic renewable energy programme. Experts say energy output from renewables, especially solar and wind, is growing faster than anticipated, threatening to displace oil, gas and coal as the world’s main sources of power. “Balancing greenhouse gas emissions will take decades,” he said at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.



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'Crossings' — perspectives on transition and transformation in photography

'Crossings' — perspectives on transition and transformation in photography“Crossings” brings together a selection of over 100 images by international artists to explore perspectives on transition and transformation in photography. Magnum Photos and Aperture have a long-standing shared history, spanning many collaborations on publications and events through the decades. For the second time, Magnum Photos has invited a roster of artists published by Aperture to participate in the project, alongside Magnum’s own photographers, to visually explore a common theme through both classic and contemporary artistic practices.



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Alibaba's Jack Ma to step down in 2019, pledges smooth transition

Alibaba's Jack Ma to step down in 2019, pledges smooth transitionAlibaba co-founder Jack Ma announced on Monday he would step down as head of the pioneering Chinese e-commerce giant in one year, a departure already drawing comparisons to the retirement of late Apple founder Steve Jobs. Analysts said the early withdrawal of 54-year-old Ma, the charismatic face of a company that has revolutionised how and what China’s people consume, will challenge Alibaba to carry on Ma’s vision amid rising competition. “Day-to-day operations-wise Alibaba will not be affected that much.



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Trump claims Mueller obtained transition emails illegally

Trump claims Mueller obtained transition emails illegallyA Trump transition lawyer protested to Congress, claiming the Federal Government’s General Services Administration “unlawfully produced” the transition team’s “private materials,” including emails bound by attorney-client privilege.



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Syria opposition meeting in Riyadh sees no role for Assad in transition

Syria opposition meeting in Riyadh sees no role for Assad in transitionBy Stephen Kalin and Suleiman Al-Khalidi RIYADH/AMMAN (Reuters) – Syria’s main opposition stuck by its demand on Thursday that President Bashar al-Assad play no role in an interim period under any U.N.-sponsored peace deal, despite speculation it could soften its stance because of Assad’s battlefield strength. A gathering in Saudi Arabia of more than 140 participants from a broad spectrum of Syria’s mainstream opposition also blasted Iran’s military presence in Syria and called on Shi’ite militias backed by Tehran to leave the country. “The participants stressed that this (the transition) cannot happen without the departure of Bashar al Assad and his clique at the start of the interim period,” opposition groups said in a communique at the end of the meeting.



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Mueller Probing Possible Deal Between Turks, Flynn During Presidential Transition

Mueller Probing Possible Deal Between Turks, Flynn During Presidential TransitionSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn agreed to an alleged offer of roughly 15 million dollars for a quid-pro-quo with the Turkish government just weeks before Trump’s inauguration.



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Mercosur suspends Venezuela, urges immediate transition

Mercosur suspends Venezuela, urges immediate transitionBy Silvio Cascione SAO PAULO (Reuters) – South American trade bloc Mercosur suspended Venezuela indefinitely on Saturday, adding more international pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to dismantle a newly created pro-government constituent assembly and restore democracy. Foreign ministers of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil announced the decision in Sao Paulo, urging Maduro to release prisoners and immediately start a political transition. It is not possible to inflict such torture on the people,” Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes said after the meeting.



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Trump transition raised flags about Flynn Russia contacts

Trump transition raised flags about Flynn Russia contactsWASHINGTON (AP) — In late November, a member of Donald Trump's transition team approached national security officials in the Obama White House with a curious request: Could the incoming team get a copy of the classified CIA profile on Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States?



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At least nine Donald Trump transition staffers ‘register as lobbyists’ despite US President's promised six-month ban

At least nine Donald Trump transition staffers ‘register as lobbyists’ despite US President's promised six-month banAt least nine members of Donald Trump’s transition team have reportedly registered as lobbyists, despite the US President temporarily barring them from doing so.



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