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Maduro said the role of the new body will be to "perfect" the current constitution and promises that the changes will help the oil-rich nation climb out of its crippling economic crisis . The most serious of the potential future steps would be financial sanctions that would halt dollar payments for the country's oil, starving the government of hard currency, or a total ban on oil imports to the United States, Venezuela's biggest customer.
  • 8 found dead in tractor-trailer parked outside Texas Walmart

    8 found dead in tractor-trailer parked outside Texas Walmart

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    According to the Guardian , San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said the "horrific tragedy" was the result of "a human trafficking crime ", and that the Department of Homeland Security was involved in the investigation. Hood said it was a mass casualty incident. "We treat it like you would do an airline crash", said fire chief Charles Hood. In one of the deadliest cases on record in the United States, 19 immigrants locked inside a stifling rig died in Victoria, Texas , in 2003.
  • California Wildfire Spreads Rapidly Near Yosemite

    California Wildfire Spreads Rapidly Near Yosemite

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    The blazes in California's Sierra Nevada foothills threatens thousands of homes and historic buildings, including an 1854 wooden courthouse at Mariposa , a Gold Rush-era hamlet. As the Sacramento Bee reports , however, there have been 100 new wildfires reported just in the last four days alone, which including the Detwiler Fire have burned around 200,000 acres.
  • Trump dines with top aides at his Virginia club

    Trump dines with top aides at his Virginia club

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    Ford Saturday, presiding over the U.S. Navy's first commissioning ceremony in more than 40 years. Compared to Nimitz-class carriers, the Gerald R. Ford-class carriers have more than 23 new or modified systems. "God bless this ship and all who serve it", said trump. The Navy plans to spend $43 billion developing and building the three new Ford-class ships-Ford, the future USS John F.
  • Communications between India, China never ceased, never broken: MEA

    Communications between India, China never ceased, never broken: MEA

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    Therefore, wisdom will be in building indigenous capabilities and developing a hedging strategy resolute enough to deal with the exterior manoeuvre of China and Pakistan collectively. A Chinese soldier gestures as he stands near an Indian soldier on the Chinese side of the ancient Nathu La border crossing between India and China.
  • Germany sharpens tone against Turkey

    Germany sharpens tone against Turkey

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    Gabriel said, from now on, his government would not be in a position to encourage German businesspeople to invest in Turkey , and would not provide investment guarantees for German companies . It said Turkey was Germany's No. 15 export destination and No. 16 source of imports past year. Steudtner "was no Turkey expert - he never wrote about Turkey , he had no contacts in the political establishment.
  • Head of French armed forces quits over budget cuts

    Head of French armed forces quits over budget cuts

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    Pierre de Villiers . A former head of the French air force, General Vincent Lanata, told L'Express news weekly he was "very shocked" by Macron's treatment of de Villiers. Macron, a centrist, won the presidency in May by defeating far-right rival Marine Le Pen. Despite promising to increase the military budget to 2 percent of gross domestic product - in line with France's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation obligations and U.S.
  • Israeli forces attack worshipers at al-Aqsa Mosque

    Israeli forces attack worshipers at al-Aqsa Mosque

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    Palestinian worshipers have protested the new devices, which they say infringe upon the fragile status-quo governing Muslim and Jewish prayer at the incendiary site. The statement further said that "if the metal detectors continue to be imposed, we call upon the people to pray in front of the gates of the mosque and in the streets of Jerusalem".
  • Australian woman killed in Minneapolis police shooting

    Australian woman killed in Minneapolis police shooting

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    Police said at a press conference Sunday that they were responding to an "unknown trouble" call when the shooting occurred. The responding officers involved had their body cameras turned off and cameras in the police vehicle did not capture the incident .
  • Ann Coulter bashes Delta Airlines in tweetstorm

    Ann Coulter bashes Delta Airlines in tweetstorm

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    Coulter didn't just slam Delta for moving her from her "PRE-BOOKED seat" with extra leg room (to another seat in the same row, according to the airline ). "And another: "@AnnCoulter Additionally, your insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary". Coulter was mocked online for having a meltdown after the airline switched her seat with a family who wanted to sit together.