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Venezuela crisis: Maduro proposes early national assembly vote

Media playback not supported on your device Media script Venezuela crisis: The four countries interested in the presidential war Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has proposed an early election to the National Assembly led by opposition leader Juan Guaidó. Address to supporters in Caracas, Maduro did not set a date for the vote, which is currently scheduled for the end of …

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Iran official "crazy" Trump's mixed messages, a "confused" White House

Trump is "crazy" and his administration is "confused," Iran's director of foreign affairs for the country's parliament, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, told CNN in an exclusive interview Monday. Hossein pointed to the US leader's ongoing campaign to strangle Iran's economy on the one hand and his requests for Iran to talk on the other. "In his mind, Trump thinks he has a …

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Iran ramps up uranium production, throws "bricks on the accelerator"

Iranian nuclear commander Ali Akbar Salehi speaks during a press conference outside a fuel factory in the central province of Isfahan. Hmidreza Nikomaram | AFP | Getty Images Iran is challenging its uranium production, a provocative step that threatens to further increase the spear tensions with the United States and deepen the regional conflict following a series of dangerous escalations …

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Man who climbed the Eiffel Tower is kept in storage

A man who stripped the Eiffel Tower and forced the national monument to suddenly shut down for several hours on Monday has been kept in storage, the authorities said. About 2500 people were evacuated from the structure while the fire brigade in Paris was trying to catch the climber, officials said. At 9:30 am, the authorities said they could count …

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French Patient in Right-To-Die Dispute removes life support

"It's a crime, that's all," says Viviane Lambert, Lambert's mother, to reporters outside the Reims hospital on Monday, after the son's life support was stopped. "I'm ashamed of France." On several occasions, including on Monday, Lambert's parents released videos by him in an attempt to show that he is still responding to the stimulus. But Lambert's wife, who was made …

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The definition of kilot just changed. Here's what it means.

May 20, 2019, 19:15 UTC Vid Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky That's the end of an era. After 130 years of credible service, the so-called prototype quota, on which nations their weight measurements were based, was replaced by a new standard based on basic physical laws. The new definition of the kilogram, adopted at an international conference held in November in Versailles, France, …

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Will the US go to war with Iran? Your 9 main questions answered.

Over the past two weeks, the US and much of the world has been consumed by a frightening question: Is America a war on Iran? That's an understandable question. The Trump administration says it has intelligence showing that Iran is planning to attack Americans in the Middle East. Iran has in the meantime said its proxies to prepare for war …

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CNN exposes systematic abuse of aid in Yemen

But according to UN reports and CNN reporting on the ground, some of that food is stolen by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, on a scale much larger than previously reported. Last year, the UN found 1% of the support was missing and admitted that the abuse could become more widespread. Now, a CNN survey has found dozens of areas in the …

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White house "intends to block Trump's ex-counsel from witnessing to Congress – live | American news

2.59 pm EDT 14:59 Senate's majority leader Mitch McConnell introduced legislation today to raise the age of buying cigarettes to 21 nationwide. McConnell's bill is a two-sided bet, Politico reports. It removes an exception that he had previously proposed for people who have served in the military. 14:26 Former Colorado Governor On Monday John Hickenlooper said there is an "authoritarian …

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