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UN chief, Venezuela FM to discuss deadly protests

Venezuela's foreign minister will meet Tuesday with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Geneva to discuss three weeks of deadly protests that have rattled the oil-rich country. Fresh anti-government demonstrations took place Saturday, with protesters calling for the release of dozens of activists who have been arrested in the protests that have left 18 people dead. The demonstrators, joined by opposition lawmaker Maria Machado, formed a convoy of some 500 cars and motorcycles and toured the city against government "torture and repression."

UN chief, Venezuela FM to discuss deadly protests

Venezuela's foreign minister will meet Tuesday with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Geneva to discuss three weeks of deadly protests that have rattled the oil-rich country. Fresh anti-government demonstrations took place Saturday, with protesters calling for the release of dozens of activists who have been arrested in the protests that have left 18 people dead. Protesters from a radical opposition group formed a convoy of cars and bikes in eastern Caracas after fresh violence on Friday saw pitched battles between security forces and demonstrators.

Fresh Venezuela protests after violent clashes

Anti-government protesters took to the streets of Venezuela's capital on Saturday, calling for the release of dozens of activists who have been arrested during three weeks of violent demonstrations. Protesters from a radical opposition group formed a convoy of cars and bikes in eastern Caracas after fresh violence on Friday saw pitched battles between security forces and demonstrators. A total of 18 people have died in the demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's government, according to official figures.

Foreigners detained as Venezuela protesters, security clash

Venezuelan activists called for fresh protests on Saturday after at least 41 people were arrested as street battles raged between security forces and protesters angry at the policies of the country's leftist government. Three weeks of violent protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government have left 18 dead in the oil-rich nation, according to government figures, and the crisis showed little sign of abating.

Venezuela protesters march against security crackdown

Hundreds of Venezuelan students and opposition activists hit the streets of Caracas on Friday to denounce alleged human rights abuses by security forces during recent deadly street battles. With no sign of a breakthrough in the political crisis gripping the oil-rich country, the United States urged President Nicolas Maduro to hold talks with protesters and end the bloody violence. "They need to reach out and have a dialogue, and bring people together and resolve their problems," Kerry said in Washington.

Venezuela protesters march against security crackdown

Hundreds of Venezuelan students and opposition activists hit the streets of Caracas on Friday to denounce alleged human rights abuses by security forces during recent deadly street battles. With no sign of a breakthrough in the political crisis gripping the oil-rich country, the United States urged President Nicolas Maduro to hold talks with protesters and end the bloody violence. "They need to reach out and have a dialogue, and bring people together and resolve their problems," Kerry said in Washington.

17 Have now died in Venezuela protests

Caracas, Feb 28 (EFE).- More than two weeks of anti-government protests in Venezuela have left 17 people dead, the country's attorney general said Friday. "Up to now we have 17 fatalities and 261 injured. Today we're summoning 59 people (to court) because there is still a group of Venezuelans who insist on destabilizing the country," Luisa Ortega told reporters at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the popular revolt known as the "Caracazo."

Demonstrators protesting job cuts in Greece scuffle with riot police outside finance ministry

ATHENS, Greece - Scuffles broke out Friday between demonstrators and police outside the finance ministry in central Athens, as Greece's international debt inspectors met with ministers to discuss the pace of reforms. The demonstrators, mainly finance ministry cleaning ladies, school guards and municipal workers, were protesting job cuts required under Greece's bailout agreement. They attempted to block a major avenue outside the ministry and jostled with riot police, who used small amounts of pepper spray. At least one protester was injured.

Death toll from Bangkok bomb blasts rises to 3 as protest continues

The death toll from a bomb blast in Bangkok on Sunday rose to three on Monday after a 6-year-old girl died overnight from her injuries, while Thailand's army chief expressed concern over the recent violence and urged a swift end to the prolonger political turmoil to prevent democracy from collapsing. Meanwhile, a policeman seriously injured by gunfire during an operation to clear protesters last week also died Monday, bringing the death toll from political violence that started last November to 20, with more than 700 people injured.

Death toll from Bangkok bomb blasts rises to 3 as protest continues

The death toll from a bomb blast in Bangkok on Sunday rose to three on Monday after a 6-year-old girl died overnight from her injuries, while Thailand's army chief expressed concern over the recent violence and urged a swift end to the prolonger political turmoil to prevent democracy from collapsing. Meanwhile, a policeman seriously injured by gunfire during an operation to clear protesters last week also died Monday, bringing the death toll from political violence that started last November to 20, with more than 700 people injured.
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