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Thousands of supporters of Maduro also rallied downtown, with state television showing trucks distributing water bottles on a hot day and an inflatable balloon in the form of the late President Hugo Chavez. "This is the moment", said Raquel Belfort, a 42-year-old protester in wealthier eastern Caracas on Thursday, sporting a hat in the yellow, blue and red colours of the Venezuelan flag.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained FISA warrant to monitor former Trump adviser

    Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained FISA warrant to monitor former Trump adviser

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    The Post , citing unnamed law enforcement and other US officials, said Tuesday the government surveillance application laid out the basis for believing that Page had knowingly engaged in intelligence activities on Russia's behalf. The warrant to monitor Page's communications was reportedly part of the FBI's investigation into possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation, which required a lengthy testimony about why the agency should surveil Page.
  • Macron set for round one victory over Le Pen

    Macron set for round one victory over Le Pen

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    Although campaigning was stopped due to the incident, their appearance offered a unique opportunity for voters to see their immediate reactions. Macron is pure bubble; if the bubble pops, right and left could unite with some elements of the Establishment to put Le Pen in power.
  • 'The sword stands ready': Pence warns North Korea

    'The sword stands ready': Pence warns North Korea

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    He said those troops "know what you who stand in the gap in this region already know - North Korea is the most risky and urgent threat to the peace and security of the Asia Pacific". However, he also said the USA will "continue to work diligently" with Japan, China and other allies in the region to "bring economic and diplomatic pressure to bear on" North Korea .
  • May wins Parl vote to hold snap poll

    May wins Parl vote to hold snap poll

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    This sentiment was echoed by Ryan Shorthouse, the director of liberal conservative thinktank Bright Blue, who said that if May wanted a big majority then "the Conservatives need to gain seats which are now Labour and have a disproportionate number of voters on modest incomes or from black, Asian or ethnic minority backgrounds, as well as containing a revived Liberal Democrats in the south of England".
  • British MPs approve PM May's call for snap election

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    The announcement marked a U-turn for May, who had repeatedly said she would not seek an early vote. British voters chose to leave the European Union in a referendum last year, signaling the end of the country's 44-year membership of the bloc.
  • US 'armada' headed away from N Korea

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    But an image published by the Navy shows the aircraft carrier off the coast of Indonesia on Saturday , south of where the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group had departed, not north. As North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un led a huge show of military strength - parading the country's new submarine-based ballistic missiles and carrying out a failed missile test - the flotilla of United States warships was about 3,500 miles away.
  • U.S. defense secretary looks to rebuild trust in Egypt visit

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    Mattis will meet separately with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Defense Minister Gen. Sedki Sobhy. In Egypt , the talks touched on the military's counterinsurgency in the Sinai Peninsula, where an Islamic State group affiliate has killed hundreds of soldiers and policemen.
  • USS Carl Vinson Wasn't Sailing to Deter N. Korea as Announced

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    The United States periodically sends aircraft carrier strike groups to waters near the Korean Peninsula to project power. Mr Turnbull said China has the leverage to influence North Korea, adding: "The eyes of the world are on Beijing ". "It is happening, rather", Spicer said Wednesday as he tried to clarify the issue. Last week, US President Donald Trump told Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo that "we are sending an armada, very powerful".
  • Eleven killed in Venezuela as protests continue

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    The fatalities bring the death toll to as many as 20 since demonstrations kicked off this month. Venezuelan officials say a high-voltage cable electrocuted eight people trying to loot a bakery. Maduro says the protests seeking to oust him are part of a US-backed coup plot. The collapse of global oil prices in late 2014 severely impacted Venezuela's economy, which was structured around exports of its energy reserves.