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Venezuela's Guaido defies travel ban as aid row turns deadly

Venezuela's Guaido defies travel ban as aid row turns deadlyCúcuta (Colombia) (AFP) – Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido claimed the military helped him defy a travel ban by the government of President Nicolas Maduro as he joined thousands over the Colombian border on Friday for a charity concert to push for humanitarian aid deliveries. Maduro is trying to prevent food and medicines, from entering the country as tensions over access to the supplies turned deadly, prompting an angry condemnation from the United States.



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Photos: Heavy snow slams Washington and Oregon, triggering major travel disruptions

Photos: Heavy snow slams Washington and Oregon, triggering major travel disruptionsThe biggest snowstorm since February 2017 slammed Seattle at the start of the weekend.



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State Department warns Americans not to travel to Venezuela

State Department warns Americans not to travel to VenezuelaThe State Department said it has limited ability to help American citizens in Venezuela.



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Polar vortex causes another lousy travel day for fliers, over 3,500 flights canceled

Polar vortex causes another lousy travel day for fliers, over 3,500 flights canceledBrrr! The polar vortex caused hordes of flights to be canceled across the country on Wednesday.



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Winter storm snarls travel: More than 1,000 flights canceled on Tuesday

Winter storm snarls travel: More than 1,000 flights canceled on TuesdaySouthwest Airlines alone has canceled more than 500 Tuesday flights, including nearly 300 at Chicago's Midway International Airport.



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Venezuela crisis: Opposition leader Juan Guaido hit with travel ban and asset freeze by supreme court

Venezuela crisis: Opposition leader Juan Guaido hit with travel ban and asset freeze by supreme courtVenezuela’s self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido, has been hit with a travel ban after the country’s chief prosecutor announced he would launch a criminal investigation into the congressional leader. The supreme court – stacked with members loyal to president Nicolas Maduro – blocked Mr Guaido from leaving the counrty and froze his bank accounts, but did not strip him of his legislative immunity. It came as Mr Guaido called on Venezuelans to stage a two-hour walkout from their homes and workplaces in protest at Mr Maduro’s stewardship of the country.



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Venezuela targets Guaido with probe, travel ban, asset freeze

Venezuela targets Guaido with probe, travel ban, asset freezeThe court also said prosecutors could investigate Guaido, in apparent retaliation for sweeping U.S. sanctions on oil firm PDVSA, announced on Monday. The sanctions mean the state-run company may not be able to fulfill contracts with North American buyers, the government of President Nicolas Maduro said. Aimed at driving Maduro from power, the sanctions were the strongest measures yet against the 56-year-old former union leader, who has overseen economic collapse and an exodus of millions of Venezuelans in recent years.



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US urges citizens not to travel to Venezuela due to safety

US urges citizens not to travel to Venezuela due to safetyThe United States on Tuesday urged its citizens to avoid all travel to crisis-torn Venezuela, citing risks of crime and arrest and the US embassy’s limited ability to assist. “Do not travel to Venezuela due to crime, civil unrest, poor health infrastructure and arbitrary arrest and detention of US citizens,” the State Department said in an updated travel advisory. “There are shortages of food, electricity, water, medicine and medical supplies throughout much of Venezuela,” it said.



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Reports: Ice storm creates treacherous travel in New England as temperatures plummet across snow-covered Northeast

Reports: Ice storm creates treacherous travel in New England as temperatures plummet across snow-covered NortheastThe snowstorm that caused nearly a thousand flights to be canceled at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is expected to bring difficult and dangerous travel to a large swath of the Northeast through at least Sunday.



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Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, Northeast

Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, NortheastA major winter storm was expected to clobber a large swath of the northern United States with heavy snow, gusty winds and frigid temperatures making travel difficult and dangerous starting on Friday and through the weekend, forecasters said. The storm system will dump 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) of snow in the Plains and Midwest on Friday night and Saturday and as it moves east at least a foot of snow in parts of the Northeast on Saturday and Sunday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said in several advisories. The system was expected to also bring freezing rain, wind gusts of 35 miles (56 km) per hour and quickly dropping temperatures that will to dip into the teens and even below zero Fahrenheit in several areas, the service said.



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