China's central bank tells banks to stop doing business with North Korea
Jennifer Lopez Donating One Million Dollars to Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts
UK's May proposes 2-year transition period after Brexit
1 shot, shooter arrested at central IL high school
Iran tests new ballistic missile defying USA threats
Trump Calls Venezuela `Horrible' as Treasury Expands Sanctions
20 May 2017, 10:04 | Terri Saunders
The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on members of Venezuela's Supreme Court following a series of rulings that the USA says has usurped power from the nation's opposition-controlled congress and sparked a deadly wave of unrest.
Opposition leader Henrique Capriles responded by urging his supporters to take to the streets and protest "more than ever".
Capriles had meant to brief the high commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on deadly violence in Venezuela that has left 43 people dead.
Anti-Semitic rhetoric was often employed by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Maduro's political godfather, to deflect criticism from the country's deep financial crisis and charges of corruption.
All of those targeted will have their assets frozen within U.S. jurisdiction, and American citizens will be barred from doing business with them, the Treasury Department said.
"In the recent past they had discussions about the two countries and the president [gave] the reasons why things are happening in Venezuela and the Honourable Freundel Stuart heard what he was saying", Perez said.
Police have fired tear gas and protesters have hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails in near-daily clashes.
"We haven't really seen a problem like that... in decades, in terms of the kind of violence that we're witnessing", Trump told a press conference with visiting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.
In issuing its sanctions ruling, the U.S. Treasury Department cited several court rulings since the opposition gained control of congress in 2016.
Centaur Media (LON:CAU) Broker Price Targets
Deerfield Management Company increased Blueprint Medicines Corp stake by 1.63M shares to 1.84 million valued at $51.68M in 2016Q4. Pennon Group Plc is an environmental infrastructure company. 137 funds opened positions while 378 raised stakes.
Footage Shows Erdogan Witnessed Guards Beating Protesters
New video published Thursday shows Erdogan's black Mercedes sedan surrounded by agents as it sat parked near the demonstrations. The protesters, who were at this moment chanting anti-Erdogan slogans outside the residence, can be heard on the video.
"Go home, Donald Trump!" he said in heavily accented English. "More will come until they change their ways, just as the Venezuelan people expect them to and the constitution requires them to".
Trump described Venezuela's current state as a "disgrace to humanity".
The court dissolved the democratically elected National Assembly, allowing Maduro to rule by executive authority, a move it later reversed.
Britain's U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft warned that if things go wrong, Venezuela could "descend into conflict" and threaten global peace and security. But sanctions so far have stopped short of hitting the oil sector in Venezuela, which is a major USA oil supplier.
Trump's sanctions and comments against Venezuelan officials played to the government's longstanding accusations of USA imperialism in Latin American affairs. "It's outrageo us and unacceptable for the United States to impose sanctions on a sovereign and independent nation in violation of Venezuela n and worldwide laws", she said on Twitter.
Venezuela is still hoping that Barbados will support of the embattled Nicolas Maduro administration in an ongoing fight with the Organization of American States (OAS), despite a vote last month by Bridgetown against the South American nation.
"For the sake of the Venezuelan people, and the security of the region, we must work together to ensure Maduro ends this violence and oppression and restores democracy to the people".
Meanwhile, Venezuela's oil industry is on the verge of collapse, reports said.
Ducks Even Western Finals At 2, Beating Predators, 3-2, In OT
The Ducks finally got the faster start they missed in the first two games in Anaheim , outshooting Nashville 8-4 to open the game. The Ducks, however, did an excellent job on the penalty kill to not even allow Nashville a shot on goal and keep the 2-1 lead.
USA launches NAFTA renegotiation countdown
Brady's committee, explaining they don't think potential policy changes will go far enough. The agreement eliminated numerous tariffs on trade between the US, Canada and Mexico.
'Bobby Three Sticks' Mueller to probe Russia-Trump imbroglio
The role was to investigate and prosecute - in a court of law - possible violations of federal law by high-level officials. And if Mueller finds enough evidence, he can seek an indictment against the suspect or suspects from a federal grand jury.
Trump tells Russians Comey was a 'nut job'
Bush White House, said that transcripts of meetings with foreign leaders usually "are treated like the crown jewels". We know Trump is not happy with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's decision to appoint a special counsel.
Trump to head overseas without announcing new FBI director
He made headlines in 2000 as Vice President Al Gore's running mate in a contest that made him the first national Jewish candidate. In 2016, he was already sucking up to Trump when he praised the choice of Michael Flynn as national security adviser.