A judge in London has said the British government had "unequivocally recognised" opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's president, in a battle over gold bullion held at the Bank of England.
Candidates will contest an expanded number of seats in the new legislature, which will increase from 167 to 277, said Indira Alfonzo, the president of the recently appointed National Electoral Council announced.
Relations have been tense since 2017 when Venezuela became the first Latin American country to receive sanctions from the EU, including an arms embargo.
US President Donald Trump on the other hand appears to have walked back on comments that he would consider meeting his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro
Former US national security adviser John Bolton in his book has accused President Trump of seeking help from China for a win in 2020 presidential elections. The White House asked a federal court for a restraining order against its release.
Iran's use of the George Floyd protests to hit back at American exceptionalism could reap dividends.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro thanked Iran for their solidarity as the first of five tankers loaded with gasoline reached Venezuelan waters.
The first of five Iranian tankers carrying fuel for gasoline-starved Venezuela entered the South American country's exclusive economic zone.
Captured American Luke Denman says he was "helping Venezuelans take back control of their country" on video aired on Venezuelan TV. President Nicolas Maduro accused US President Donald Trump of being behind what he called an "invasion."
Interior Minister Nestor Reverol gave no details on the number of people detained or killed in the operation, which he said was still underway, with a massive search on air, land and sea.
The shipment includes 28,000 Personal Protective Equipment kits for health workers, oxygen concentrators, pediatric beds, water quality control products and hygiene kits, the UN said.
With borders slamming shut, schools and businesses closing and increasingly drastic restrictions on movement, tens of millions of people across EU and Turkey are heeding official calls to isolate themselves and slow the spread of the virus.
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