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Venezuela's Machado vows to fight assassination plot charges

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CARACAS - Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado on Thursday vowed to fight an expected indictment alleging she was involved in a plot to kill President Nicolas Maduro, calling the charges an attempt to silence critics of the socialist government.

Venezuela to keep seeking 'fair' oil price despite OPEC reverse

CARACAS - Venezuela will maintain contact with non-OPEC countries to seek a "fair" global oil price, Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez said on Thursday, despite OPEC's refusal to cut output as the cash-strapped South American country had aggressively pushed for.

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Venezuela says 13 inmates die of overdose after robbing infirmary ward

CARACAS - Thirteen inmates have died after breaking into a Venezuelan jail's infirmary and ingesting medical products including pure alcohol and antibiotics, the government said on Thursday, in the latest outbreak of unrest in the country's turbulent prisons.

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Venezuela to charge opposition leader over alleged plot to kill Maduro

CARACAS - Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado will be charged next week with involvement in an alleged plot to kill President Nicolas Maduro, the state prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.

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Saudi, Russia pre-OPEC talks yield no oil output cut

VIENNA - Impromptu talks between Saudi Arabia, fellow OPEC member Venezuela and oil powers Russia and Mexico yielded no agreement on Tuesday on how to address a growing oil glut, ending without any plan to cut output despite a collapse in prices.

Davos, Russia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, 26 Nov 2014

Saudi, Russia pre-OPEC talks yield no oil output cut

VIENNA - Impromptu talks between Saudi Arabia, fellow OPEC member Venezuela and oil powers Russia and Mexico yielded no agreement on Tuesday on how to address a growing oil glut, ending without any plan to cut output despite a collapse in prices.

Davos, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, 25 Nov 2014

Oil futures fall as Venezuela says no output cut from Tues meeting

- Crude oil futures extended their losses on Tuesday after Venezuela said officials at a meeting with Saudi Arabia's oil minister did not agree on any output cut.

Saudi Arabia, 25 Nov 2014

Bruised Venezuelan opposition may make headway in 2015

CARACAS - For a much-touted "re-launch" of Venezuela's opposition, the turnout was poor: only a few hundred activists joined a rally led by the coalition's new head in Caracas last month.

World, 20 Nov 2014

Obama administration would back sanctions against Venezuela: official

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration would like to work with the U.S. Congress to impose sanctions on Venezuela in response to a crackdown on anti-government protests, President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser told lawmakers on Wednesday.

Politics, World, 19 Nov 2014

Venezuela's Maduro cuts prices of toys, computers in 'Merry Christmas' plan

CARACAS - In Venezuela, Christmas has begun in November.

World, 13 Nov 2014