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  • CARACAS, July 22- Venezuela's opposition announced on Saturday it would hold a two-day strike next week among other protests designed to pressure President Nicolas Maduro into aborting a controversial July 30 election for a new congress.

  • CARACAS, July 22- A young Venezuelan violinist who has become one of the best-known faces of protests against President Nicolas Maduro was injured on Saturday in violent clashes in Caracas. Clashes ensued for several hours as hundreds of masked youths hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at National Guard troops firing tear gas from motorcycles.

  • FRANKFURT, July 23- Germany has warned Russia that breaches of sanctions including the relocation to Crimea of four gas turbines delivered to Russia by Siemens are straining political relations between the two countries, Bild am Sonntag reported on Sunday. "The government has reminded Russia of these assurances again and pointed out that such a massive...

  • CHICAGO— A major Pokemon Go festival in Chicago Saturday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the virtual game went badly awry when technical glitches prevented many fans from logging on. The problems forced Niantic Inc., the developer of the wildly popular augmented reality game, to issue a statement saying everyone who registered for the event would...

  • CARACAS, July 22- A violinist who has become one of the best-known faces of protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was injured on Saturday in violent clashes in Caracas. Clashes ensued for several hours as hundreds of masked youths hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at National Guard troops firing tear gas from motorcycles.

  • CARACAS, July 22- A Venezuelan violinist who has become one of the best-known faces of protests against President Nicolas Maduro was injured on Saturday in violent clashes in Caracas. The Democratic Unity coalition had called a march on the pro- Maduro Supreme Court in support of alternative magistrates appointed by the opposition on Friday.

  • The Transportation Department detailed the violations and the fines levied against American Airlines Group, Delta Air Lines and Frontier Airlines in documents released late Friday. The findings stem from separate investigations conducted by the Transportation Department. Transportation Department officials began investigating the company last...

  • CARACAS, July 22- Venezuelan soldiers on motorbikes fired teargas at hundreds of masked and stone-throwing youths in Caracas on Saturday during the latest protest against President Nicolas Maduro. The Democratic Unity coalition had called a march on the pro- Maduro Supreme Court in support of alternative magistrates appointed by the opposition on Friday.

  • MADRID, July 22- Authorities in Madrid asked Spain's anti-trust watchdog on Saturday to investigate whether Uber's new low-cost airport transfer service constitutes unfair competition. The firm's recently launched Uber Airport service offers a tariff of 15- 29 euros for a ride between Madrid's Barajas international airport and the city centre.

  • NEW DELHI, July 22- The state government in India's capital told Philip Morris International Inc and other tobacco companies on Saturday to remove all advertisements from tobacco shops in the city, warning them of legal action if they do not comply. The order, sent by Delhi state's chief tobacco control officer S. K. Arora, comes days after Reuters reported that...

  • LANSING, Mich.— Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn's plan to build a display panel factory in the U.S. has sparked a flurry of lobbying by states vying to land what some economic development officials say is a once-in-a-generation prize. The hunt for Foxconn is fluid and largely secretive, with Rust Belt governors and state officials declining to even confirm...

  • FRANKFURT, July 22- Carmaker Seat sees compressed-natural-gas as an alternative fuel to diesel, the chief executive of the Spanish Volkswagen division said on Saturday. Seat was betting on CNG in order to compensate for falling diesel car sales, its chief executive Luca de Meo was quoted as saying in part of a report due to run in full in the July 24 issue of...

  • MINAS DE MATAHAMBRE, Cuba, July 22- A new lead and zinc mine in northwestern Cuba is on track to start production in October as part of the Caribbean island's attempt to breathe fresh life in its mining sector, the joint venture Emincar overseeing the project said this week. "We are reviving the small and medium-size mining sector in Cuba from this investment," said...

  • BERLIN, July 22- A senior member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies rejected French President Emmanuel Macron's plans to reform the euro zone by installing a joint finance minister and creating a common budget, in an interview published on Saturday. Markus Soeder, Bavaria's finance minister and a senior member of the Christian Social Union-...

  • TOKYO— Images captured by an underwater robot on Saturday showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The robot found large amounts of solidified lava-like rocks and lumps in layers as thick as 1 meter on the bottom inside of a main structure called the...

  • BRUSSELS, July 22- EU antitrust regulators are investigating allegations of a cartel among a group of German carmakers, the European Commission said on Saturday, a measure that could result in hefty fines for the companies. German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday that VW, BMW, Audi, Porsche may have colluded to fix the prices of diesel emissions treatment...

  • LONDON— British officials announced plans Saturday to further regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation. Earlier this month London's Gatwick Airport briefly closed its runway over safety concerns when a drone was spotted in the area and several planes had to be diverted. The British Airline Pilots Association said...

  • July 22- An Australian man who died in a Sydney car crash may be the 18th death linked to faulty Takata air bags, after police said he was killed when hit in the neck by shrapnel from an air bag. However, Honda Australia director Stephen Collins confirmed on Saturday that the vehicle involved was linked to the worldwide recall. Dozens of models of vehicles and nearly...

  • WASHINGTON— A House committee has unveiled a disputed plan to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall that could threaten medical care for thousands of patients in the coming weeks. Friday's proposal by the House Veterans Affairs Committee would provide a six-month funding fix to...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday. Among the new set of assets Kushner disclosed, which could be worth as much as $51 million, he reported...