10 December 2019


US oil executives jailed in Venezuela given house arrest (3)
By JOSHUA GOODMAN , Associated Press Writer, Associated Press 2019/12/10 13:07 MIAMI (AP) - Six American oil executives held in an overcrowded Venezuelan prison for two years on corruption charges were granted house arrest Monday. The partial release of the six employees of Houston-based Citgo was confirmed to The Associated Press by two people familiar with the case who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the case.
Troops who defied Maduro have fled Venezuela after staying at Panamanian Embassy: AP (1)
AP MIAMI - For seven nerve-wracking months, they slept through the day in cramped quarters on cold floors, while spending their nights in prayer, keeping fit with dumbbells made from water jugs and peering through the diplomatic compound's curtains for fear of surveillance. But on Monday, 16 national guardsmen who shocked Venezuela and the world alike by revolting against President Nicolas Maduro were safely out of the
US sanctions 2 Venezuelan officials for selling passports (3)
Dec. 9, 2019 at 1:38 pm By LUIS ALONSO LUGO The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration imposed sanctions Monday on both the former and the current director of the Venezuelan government's office of identification, accusing them of receiving kickbacks involving the sale of passports. The U.S.
Trump To Meet Russia's Lavrov At White House Tuesday (2)
By Roberta Rampton NPR.org, December 9, 2019 · When Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov last visited the White House, President Trump had just fired his then-FBI director, James Comey.
China promotes int'l space sci-tech education (1)
Video PlayerClose BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) - China will work with the international community to push forward space science and technology education and contribute to the economic and social development in the Asia-Pacific region, said a Chinese space official Monday. Wu Yanhua, deputy director of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), made the remarks at the 4th meeting of the governing board of the
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