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Venezuela to sell oil in currencies other than dollar

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Friday his government will sell oil and other commodities in currencies other than the dollar, in a bid to weather US-imposed sanctions on the embattled country.

Will Lionel Messi miss 2018 World Cup?

Argentina’s poor run of results in the South American qualifiers has left everyone contemplating the unthinkable: a World Cup next summer without Lionel Messi.

Venezuela bars opposition activist from Europe trip

A prominent Venezuelan opposition activist has been barred from leaving the country for planned meetings with leaders of France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Venezuela holds military drills after US threat

Venezuela has kicked off two days of nationwide military drills seen as a deterrent against military intervention by the United States.

Vatican says “there’s possibility” of Pope Francis visiting Russia

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said on Tuesday that there was “positive momentum” behind the idea of Pope Francis visiting Russia, but suggested there was more work to be done if it were to happen.

Trump’s threat to Venezuela is aggression to Latin America – Don

A Cuban professor on international relations, Luis Suarez has said that the treats made by U.S. President Donald Trump about a “possible military option” in Venezuela, constitutes a “serious aggression” to Latin America and the Caribbean.

Venezuela military option possible – Trump

US President Donald Trump has said he is not ruling out a military option in dealing with the crisis in Venezuela.

Venezuela clamps down on opposition politicians

Venezuela’s opposition was on Thursday weighing its response to the government’s latest crackdown on its politicians, which critics warn will risk making the troubled country a dictatorship.

Venezuela sacks fifth opposition mayor in two weeks

Venezuela's Supreme Court has ordered the removal and imprisonment of a Caracas-area mayor for not obeying orders to shut down protests in his district.

Venezuela uses ‘excessive force to crush dissent’ – UN

The United Nations has criticised Venezuela's "widespread and systematic use of excessive force and arbitrary detentions" against protesters, amid worsening tensions and fresh moves against the opposition.

Maduro undermining peace, democracy in Venezuela – EU

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s attempt to rewrite the constitution and oust the country’s attorney general have “further weakened the prospects for a peaceful return to the democratic order,” the EU charged on Tuesday.

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor rejects dismissal

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor says she was sacked by the new constituent assembly because the government wanted to stop her investigations into alleged corruption and human rights abuses.

New Venezuela assembly fires dissident attorney general

Venezuela's contested new assembly fired the country's dissident attorney general, Luisa Ortega, on Saturday and ordered her to go on trial in a move sure to further inflame international criticism of the leftist government.

Troops encircle Venezuela’s chief prosecutor Luisa Ortegas office

Security forces have surrounded the entrance to Venezuela's chief prosecutor office, a day after the government inaugurated a new legislative body that she said was fraudulently elected.

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Central bank to punish banks for forex infractions

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Illegal dollar evacuation to Dubai threatens naira stability – Gwadabe

Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, the President of Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), says consistent evacuation of dollars illegally from Nigeria to Dubai is a threat to stability of the naira.

INEC releases fresh timetable for Melaye’s recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released another timetable for the recall of Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district.

ASUU suspends nationwide strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced a conditional suspension of its nationwide strike.

IPOB: APC calls for additional state in South East

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State has called for an additional state in the South East zone to check current agitation in the zone.

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Spain threatens to arrest over 700 Catalan pro-referendum mayors

Spain's public prosecutor on Wednesday ordered a criminal probe of over 700 Catalan mayors who are cooperating with an October 1 independence referendum deemed illegal by Madrid.

Real Madrid’s Asensio misses European tie with infected pimple

Real Madrid youngster Marco Asensio missed the club's opening Champions League group game against APOEL Nicosia with an infected pimple.

Man United not among Champions League favourite – Mourinho

Manchester United cannot be considered among the top band of teams in the Champions League, manager Jose Mourinho insisted after his side brushed aside Basel 3-0 on their competition return.

NFF hails D’Tigers’ AfroBasket semifinal victory over Senegal

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu have congratulated Nigeria senior men’s basketball team D’Tigers for qualifying for the 2017 FIBA AfroBasket final.