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Venezuelan protests result in deaths of nearly 70 people since April 1

Goldman Sachs defended its action, saying it bought the bonds - issued in 2014 by state-run oil company PDVSA - with the hope that life in Venezuela will improve. But the opposition has threatened that a future government would refuse to repay the debts to the bank. US State Department Undersecretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon said the ultimate goal of the declaration was to "return to full respect for the rule of law, full respect for freedoms of political expression and ...



United Nations imposes fresh sanctions on officials in North Korea

Ambassador Nikki Haley said after the vote. "Must Stop Modernization of Nuclear Strategic Assets", North Korea said Saturday it was interested in peace, but would not surrender its nuclear weapons as a condition for de-escalating the current tensions with the US on the Korean peninsula.



MIT says Donald Trump totally misunderstood its climate science

But the question now is who will lead global climate action in the US' absence? Dozens of USA city mayors have responded by pledging to push ahead with clean energy policies, as have numerous business leaders. To Washington's chagrin, China past year set up its own development bank to meet needs left unfilled by USA -led institutions like the World Bank. Still, his support for the Paris deal was insufficient to persuade Trump to stay in.



UK police make new arrest over Manchester attack, 11 in custody

According to police, 11 people remain under arrest in relation to the attack, which forced the Conservative government of Theresa May to raise the terror threat alert to its highest level for a few days. It was just metres from Wilmslow Road, where Abedi was captured on CCTV wheeling a blue suitcase which has become a key focus of the police investigation.



Rouhani's win at Iran's presidential election positive for Russian Federation - senator

Meanwhile, "President Xi Jinping on Saturday sent a congratulatory message to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on his re-election as president", tweeted People's Daily. "It is also a rebuke of Washington hawks who openly called for either a boycott of the vote or for the hardline candidate Ebrahim Raisi to win in order to hasten a confrontation".



Bahrain hackers post threats on foreign minister's Twitter

The ministry said it was working to restore the minister's account and vowed to bring those responsible for the hacking to accountability. Shaikh Khalid whose Twitter profile description is "Diplomat, Ambassador, Foreign Minister of Bahrain, Reader, World traveller, and Bon Vivant", has won several awards for his online activities and the accolades of thousands of people.