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Venezuela begins selling oil-backed cryptocurrency

CARACAS: Venezuela formally launched its new oil-backed cryptocurrency on Tuesday in an unconventional bid to haul itself out of a deepening economic crisis. The leftist Caracas government put 38.4 million units of the world's first…

Trump mulling ‘military option’ on Venezuela

BEDMINSTER, USA: US President Donald Trump said Friday he was considering military options as a response to the escalating crisis in Venezuela, a move the South American country quickly shot down as "craziness." Washington has slapped…

US slaps new sanctions on Venezuela

CARACAS/WASHINGTON: Washington imposed sanctions on eight Venezuelan officials on Wednesday for their role in creating an all-powerful legislative body loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, while a mayor-turned-fugitive called for more…