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U.S. announces new sanctions on Venezuela following arrest of Guaido aide

Today 18:08 GMT

The Trump administration on Friday announced additional sanctions for Venezuela in response to what it describes as the illegal arrest of opposition leader Juan Guaido’s chief of staff.

WATCH: Trump praises Brazil’s efforts to stage humanitarian relief efforts in Venezuela. “The regime’s continued use of kidnapping, torture, and murder of Venezuelan citizens will not be tolerated by the U.S. or the international coalition that is united behind President Guaido,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “Roberto Marrero and other political prisoners must be released immediately.”

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Source: Global News

MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes leaves Liberal caucus following criticism of Trudeau

Wednesday 21:50 GMT

Trudeau told reporters on his way into question period on Wednesday that he learned from his office that Whitby, Ont., MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes has decided to sit as an Independent for the remainder of the parliamentary session.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears to have lost the confidence of another female member of his team, following two high-profile resignations from female cabinet ministers over the last month.

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Source: Fox News

'Empire' creator Lee Daniels talks 'pain,' 'anger' and 'sadness' following the Jussie Smollett scandal

Thursday 23:39 GMT

The co-creator and executive producer of “Empire,” Lee Daniels, hasn’t said much since the scandal involving actor Jussie Smollett became one of the hottest topics in America.

JUSSIE SMOLLETT'S 'EMPIRE' CO-STAR SERAYAH SAYS THE SCANDAL 'DEFINITELY HAS AN EFFECT' ON THE CAST. Daniels has remained mostly quiet about what he called the “incident,” with the exception of a joint statement with “Empire” co-creator Brett Mahoney and executive producers Danny Strong, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer in which they revealed Smollett’s role will be cut from the remainder of the latest season.

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Source: Reuters

U.S. farmers face devastation following Midwest floods

Thursday 18:11 GMT

“We should have been getting into planting for next season, but now all of our equipment is flooded and it’s going to take at least three to four weeks to bring back that equipment into shape,” said Geisler, the farmer in Winslow, Nebraska.

As of Dec. 1, producers in states with flooding - including South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin and Illinois - had 6.75 billion bushels of corn, soybeans and wheat stored on their farms - 38 percent of the total U.S. supplies available at that time, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data.


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