Maduro’s fate in the balance as protesters flood streets of Caracas
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Maduro’s fate in the balance as protesters flood streets of Caracas

At the turn of the year, Inyerveht Bellorín was poised to abandon his law degree and his homeland, swapping his shattered country for a new life in Panama. Then came the sudden political shake-up that has convinced many Venezuelans the curtains are coming down on Nicolás Maduro’s catastrophic six-year reign. Everything changed. “You can smell…

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Corbyn calls for snap election to help put an end to austerity
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Corbyn calls for snap election to help put an end to austerity

Jeremy Corbyn has called for a snap general election during a meeting of anti-poverty charities in Glasgow. He said people who have experienced “the brunt of nine years of austerity” must be allowed a new vote. The Labour leader met with voluntary organisations and charities working to tackle poverty in south-west Glasgow on Saturday, where…

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Eleven killed in Aleppo as war-damaged block of flats collapses
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Eleven killed in Aleppo as war-damaged block of flats collapses

At least 11 people, including four children, have died after a block of flats collapsed in Aleppo, Syria, on Saturday, according to state media. One child was pulled out alive from the rubble of the five-storey, war-damaged block after rescue teams worked to remove the shattered breeze blocks that had buried him, AFP photographers said.…

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McDonnell accuses PM of ‘pork-barrel’ politics with Brexit ‘bribery’
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McDonnell accuses PM of ‘pork-barrel’ politics with Brexit ‘bribery’

John McDonnell has criticised Theresa May’s rumoured approach to persuading Labour MPs to vote for her Brexit deal as “pork-barrel” politics, saying: “If there is money there to spend on our constituencies, it should be done anyway.” The shadow chancellor’s accusation follows reports that the government is preparing to plough extra funding into deprived areas…

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