• Italy's president seeks way out of political crisis

      Italy's president seeks way out of political crisis

      Italian President Sergio Mattarella urged on Thursday political parties to reach a deal to form a new coalition government in the next few days if they want to avoid snap elections, news wires reported. He began consultations to find a new government after PM Giuseppe Conte quit accusing League party leader Matteo Salvini of endangering the economy for personal and political gain in a blistering resignation speech.

    • Guaido stripped of immunity

      Guaido stripped of immunity

      Venezuelan lawmakers loyal to President Nicolas Maduro stripped opposition leader Juan Guaido of immunity Tuesday - and authorised the high court to criminally prosecute him for proclaiming himself the crisis-hit country's ruler.

    • Venezuela's Guaido returns home

      Venezuela's Guaido returns home

      Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has returned to his country without being arrested, while announcing a new round of anti-government protests and vowing not to give up until President Nicolas Maduro is ousted from power.

    • Venezuela breaks relations with Colombia

      Venezuela breaks relations with Colombia

      Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro has announced he had cut diplomatic ties with Colombia amid escalating tension over an opposition-led effort to bring foreign aid across the countries' mutual border. In a statement on Saturday, said that in line with his decision all Colombian diplomats had been ordered to leave Venezuela within the next 24 hours.

    • Standoff over aid with Venezuelan military escalates

      Standoff over aid with Venezuelan military escalates

      At least two people have died and 17 were injured Friday near the Brazil-Venezuela border in a standoff between a local indigenous community and the Venezuelan military over deliveries of humanitarian aid, local authorities report. Yet, opposition-led volunteers are continuing their efforts to get the first delivery into Venezuela on Saturday, despite the army blocking them.

    • Venezuela denies MEPs entry

      Venezuela denies MEPs entry

      Venezuela denied a group of European Parliament deputies entry into the country on Sunday, arguing they had 'conspiratorial motives' for flying to Caracas in the throes of a political crisis.  According to a statement from the group, which consisted of members of the conservative European People's Party (PPE), all of their passports had been "seized" and they were being "expelled" in a rude matter without any explanation given.