Supporters of Juan Guaido rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas on Saturday. Reuters
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday launched what he promised will be a “definitive” escalation of pressure to force the country’s embattled leftist leader from office.
Tuesday evening, Maduro declared victory over the uprising — congratulating the armed forces for having "defeated this small group that intended to spread violence through putschist skirmishes."
Venezuela’s top court accused four opposition lawmakers of treason on Tuesday, following similar accusations against 10 legislators this month, escalating a deep political crisis in the South American country.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters choked Hong Kong's streets for a second straight Sunday in a defiant rebuke of a reviled extradition law, piling pressure on the city's embattled pro-Beijing leader despite a weekend climbdown.
The deaths occurred in three districts of the poor northern state, where temperatures have hovered around 45˚C in recent days, senior health official Vijay Kumar told AFP.
One of the two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran is now anchored off the coast of the United Arab emirates with crew on board, the ship's operator said on Sunday.