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Venezuela crisis: UK and Spain recognise Guaidó as president

Venezuela crisis: UK and Spain recognise Guaidó as president

World
The UK, Spain and other European countries have officially recognised opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela. It comes after Pesident Nicolás Maduro defiantly rejected the EU's Sunday deadline to call snap elections.French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Mr Guaidó had the "legitimacy" to organise a fresh presidential vote. Mr Guaidó declared himself interim leader last month and won US backing. Embattled president Mr Maduro accuses him of organising a coup. He said he cannot rule out the possibility of civil war as pressure mounts on him to stand down,In a TV interview, he warned that US President Donald Trump would leave the White House "stained with blood" if he inte...
Venezuela crisis: Rival protests held in Caracas

Venezuela crisis: Rival protests held in Caracas

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Venezuela's capital Caracas in support of President Nicolás Maduro - and his self-proclaimed interim successor Juan Guaidó.Mr Guaidó said the country's opposition movement would "carry on in the streets". Mr Maduro told supporters he was the only president of Venezuela. Mr Guaidó declared himself president last month and is backed by the US and several Latin American countries. Russia and China back President Maduro. The stand-off began days after Mr Maduro was sworn in for a second term, following disputed elections which many opposition leaders did not contest because they were in jail or boycotting them.Mr Guaid&oacu...
Venezuela crisis: White House 'will respond to threats against diplomats'

Venezuela crisis: White House 'will respond to threats against diplomats'

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device The US has warned Venezuela that any threats against American diplomats or opposition leader Juan Guaidó will be met with "a significant response".National Security Adviser John Bolton said any such "intimidation" would be "a grave assault on the rule of law". His warning comes days after the US and more than 20 other countries recognised Mr Guaidó as interim president.Meanwhile, Mr Guaidó has called for anti-government protests on Wednesday and Saturday.Mr Guaidó, the elected leader of the opposition-held National Assembly, declared himself the interim president on 23 January.The political crisis in Venezuela now appears to be reaching boiling point amid growing efforts ...
America's Other Energy Crisis: What to Eat Before, During, and After a Workout

America's Other Energy Crisis: What to Eat Before, During, and After a Workout

Health
 By Julie Upton, RD I don’t write about my first love, sports, all that much, but if you’ve read a few of my posts you may know that I spend the better part of the fall watching the NFL Network and that my winter, spring, and summer revolve around whatever athletic events I'm training for and watching.   So, it may come to no surprise to you that I’ve recently co-authored a book, released last week, on sports nutrition.  It’s called Energy to Burn: The Ultimate Food and Nutrition Guide to Fuel Your Active Life.My book provides the answers to today's other energy crisis—the one faced by everyone from professional ...
Group-level resolution for crisis, debt unlikely: IL&FS board

Group-level resolution for crisis, debt unlikely: IL&FS board

Finance
The Uday Kotak-led board of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) had informed the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) Monday that a single group-level resolution for the crisis and the Rs 91,000 crore debt seems tough and it will focus on vertical as well as asset-level resolution. Through the group-level resolution, the board was looking at a significant capital infusion from strong investors. "Based on an outreach conducted by the FTA, the initial assessment seems to indicate that currently, the group-level resolution option is unlikely to materialise," the board said in its second report on progress and way forward submitted to the NCLT. The board is engaging with financial and transaction advisors (FTAs) to assess the vertical and asset-level resolution options consid...