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Venezuela ends rapprochement with US: official


Venezuela late Friday said it has “ended” its rapprochement with the US due to a statement by Samantha Power, nominated to become the US envoy to the United Nations.

Venezuela confirms Snowden asylum request


Venezuela’s President says that his country has received an asylum request from NSA leaker Edward Snowden. President Nicolas Maduro had already offered asylum to Snowden, who apparently is holed up in the transit lounge of a Moscow airport.

Canada breaks off relations with Iran

Canada closed its Tehran embassy on Friday and ordered Iranian diplomats be expelled, in a damning severance of ties in which it accused the Islamic Republic of being the biggest threat to world peace

Venezuela's Chavez has big lead over rival: Poll


President Hugo Chavez has a more than 15-point lead on his main rival ahead of Venezuela's October presidential vote, according to the latest survey from pollster Datanalisis, released Monday.


Nigeria grab last London Basketball berth


Nigeria seized the last men's basketball berth at the London Olympics on Sunday with an 88-73 victory over the Dominican Republic in a last-chance game at the FIBA qualifying tournament.

Nigeria had

Woman follows Hugo Chavez on Twitter, gets home

A young woman in Venezuela has been rewarded with a new home by President Hugo Chavez for becoming his 3 millionth follower on Twitter.

Natalia Valdivieso posted celebratory messages on her Twitter a

Chavez returns declaring success in fight against cancer


Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned home from Havana on Saturday, declaring success in his fight against cancer after a week in which he received what was supposed to be his last session of radi

Christ will help with my radiation therapy: Chavez


Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said in a video aired Tuesday that he believes Jesus Christ will ensure the radiation therapy he is receiving for cancer in Havana makes him healed and whole.

"It's l

Chavez to go again to Cuba for radiotherapy


Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he will be traveling to Cuba again Saturday to undergo a third round of radiotherapy in the hope of beating his cancer diagnosed last year.

"Tomorrow night I wi

Hugo Chavez back in Venezuela after Cuba surgery


Venezuela's Hugo Chavez flew home on Friday after cancer surgery in Cuba, vowing to conquer the illness and win an October presidential election despite the need for radiation treatment.

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