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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro talks during a rally in support of the government in Caracas, Venezuela.

Maduro ‘optimistic’ after opposition talks resume

9 July 2019, 8:57 AM

The South American nation was plunged into political turmoil in January when National Assembly speaker Juan Guaido declared himself acting president.

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Volkswagen shrugs off 1 billion euro legal hit with higher SUV sales

2 May 2019, 3:20 PM

Sales of higher-margin sports utility vehicles and cost cuts helped Volkswagen shrug off a 1 billion euro legal charge to meet first-quarter operating profit forecasts on Thursday, sending its shares 4.5% higher.

Venezuela shuts schools, suspends working day as blackout continues

8 March 2019, 2:44 PM

Venezuela’s government shut schools and suspended working hours on Friday after the capital Caracas and other major cities awoke without electricity due to a problem that struck the South American country’s main hydroelectric plant on Thursday.

Aviation organisations in Africa, South America meet in Durban

4 June 2018, 5:46 PM

Air traffic navigation control organisations are meeting in Durban over the next four days to come up with tangible plans on what needs to be done in the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions to be part of a global air traffic control system that is to be in use by 2020.

Portuguese, Spanish police bust huge “pineapple” cocaine ring

18 January 2018, 8:19 AM

Police in Portugal and Spain said they seized hundreds of kilograms of cocaine hidden inside fresh pineapples and arrested nine members of a gang that had transported the drug from South America.

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