In a dramatic turn of events over the past few weeks, the White House has shown it has run out of patience with Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro, recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s legitimate leader and pressing Maduro to step down. The Trump administration imposed sanctions against the state oil company, PDVSA, and even suggested it might consider a military option to resolve what has been described as a humanitarian catastrophe. Igor Tsikhanenka reports.
The two Catalan parties said they would file full parliamentary amendments against the budget proposal, which faces its first vote next week, unless Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is open to some of their political demands
Germany leads a NATO force of 1,200 troops from 10 countries sent to Lithuania two years ago as part of NATO's effort to beef up defenses along eastern Europe's borders with Russia after its 2014 annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine