United States slaps new sanctions on Venezuela

US oil refiners push back on potential economic sanctions against Venezuela

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he wants to meet the man who hit him with sanctions, U.S. President Donald Trump, denouncing what he called "imperialist aggression".

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza shot back on state television that the USA was "making a fool of itself in front of the world".

Although Maduro's first reaction on the sanctions was critical, later he expressed willingness to normalize relations with the US, voicing hope that they will base on dialogue and mutual respect.

He told the newly elected constituent assembly that he wanted "a personal conversation" when the two leaders attended the UN General Assembly in NY next month.

Bills Deal Watkins; Get Jordan Matthews, Draft Picks
Patrick Robinson and Jalen Mills sat atop the depth chart prior to the deal, with Ron Brooks as the favorite to man the slot. One of the biggest storylines in the offseason was the Eagles' signing of Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith .

"If he's so interested in Venezuela, here I am", Maduro told the assembly during a three-hour speech. "Mr Donald Trump, here is my hand", he said. The U.S.is the top importer of Venezuelan oil, and some officials worry that sanctions could hurt U.S. energy consumers and make life even worse for average Venezuelan citizens, who are experiencing widespread food shortages and the world's highest inflation rate.

Venezuela is facing mounting global criticism over Maduro's crackdown on opponents and moves to consolidate power, including the selection of the all-powerful assembly.

On Thursday, Trump said he discussed Venezuela along with North Korea and Afghanistan in a security briefing with top national security aides and Vice President Mike Pence, who travels to neighbouring Colombia on Sunday in a trip where discussions on how to pressure Maduro are expected to feature prominently. The former student activist had been one of the most-prominent leaders of four months of anti-government protests that have left at least 124 people dead and hundreds more injured or jailed.

Raul Castro said the election of the Constituent Assembly demonstrates the "popular support" in a "clear and emphatic" way "to the legacy of El Libertador Simon BolĂ­var and President Hugo Chavez".

Lucille Ball Biopic Starring Cate Blanchett Is Coming to Amazon
Cate recently appeared in the Dan Rather biopic Truth and her latest movie credits include roles within Cinderella and Carol . A high profile actor, one such name mentioned as Javier Bardem , is being sought to play Arnaz.

Moscow, which considers Caracas a "key strategic partner", has criticized the Venezuelan opposition for "disrupting" recent elections for a constituent assembly - known in Spanish as the Constituyente - that will rewrite the constitution.

'The legitimity of the Electoral Power has been recognized together with this National Constituent Assembly.

He added that Venezuela "will never cede to foreign powers". That appears to refer to a vote on July 30 that many say turned Venezuela into a dictatorship.

The bogus election and the seizing of the opposition leader prompted Trump's "dictator" accusation and his threat to take "strong and swift" action against Maduro, possibly including a ban on oil sales between the two countries.

For Honor offers free trial this weekend
If you should enjoy the free look at the game, players will be able to buy the game for 50 percent off between August 10-20. For Honor , Ubisoft's standalone hack and slash IP from earlier this year is getting a free-to-play event later this week.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Here's Everything in Hello Games' Enormous No Man's Sky Update
Aug 12, 2017 - 00:27
Visualised by unusual floating orbs, up to 16 players can see and communicate with one another, and explore the universe together. Mission Agents at space stations will let you pick up a variety of ways to earn credits and compliment the new mission log UI.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Train collision in Egypt kills 36, injures dozens
Aug 12, 2017 - 00:27
Egypt's railway system has a poor safety record, mostly blamed on decades of badly maintained equipment and poor management. Television reports, citing ministry of transport officials, said the accident happened when one of the trains broke down.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Taylor Swift's Courtroom Testimony Is A Lesson In Standing Up For Yourself
Aug 12, 2017 - 00:25
When pressed if she thought Mueller got what he deserved when he was sacked , Taylor said: "I don't feel anything about Mr. He testified his hand was touching her skirt after he put his arm around her and their arms got crossed.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ousmane Dembele Suspended By Borussia Dortmund
Aug 11, 2017 - 00:32
Should Dembele's move go through it would see Dortmund make a huge profit on a player who has only played 32 games for the club. After Dembele missed training on Thursday, Bosz said: "I have no idea why he wasn't there.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'The Dark Tower' wins the weekend box office despite disgusting reviews
Aug 09, 2017 - 00:23
The movie despite topping the charts last week managed to secure a modest $19.5 million out of 3451 locations. The less than $20 million opening is quite disappointing for a film that has spent years in production.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kenyan president urges people to vote peacefully
Aug 09, 2017 - 00:22
He managed to rise to prime minister after the 2007 elections but that post has since been abolished. If neither candidate secures more than 50 per cent of the vote then there will be a second round.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller Has Requested White House Documents On Michael Flynn
Aug 08, 2017 - 00:31
According to the Times , Mueller's team has "asked the White House for documents" regarding Flynn's brief tenure there . CNN reported Thursday that Mueller's investigators have focused on Flynn's lobbying work for the Turkish government.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Knifeman arrested after storming Eiffel Tower in bid to 'kill a soldier'
Aug 07, 2017 - 01:10
No one was injured and the tower was evacuated at 11:30 p.m., about half an hour before the tower stops admitting visitors. A screen near the bottom of the tower displayed a message welcoming Brazilian star Neymar to the club.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'A Good Man.' Donald Trump Defends National Security Adviser Amid Criticism
Aug 06, 2017 - 01:12
On Thursday, the New York Times reported that the "ouster" of Cohen-Watnick was "intended as a show of confidence from Mr. Despite Trump's public support for McMaster, it is far from clear that the national security adviser is on solid ground.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Man arrested over British model kidnapped in Italy
Aug 06, 2017 - 01:05
Police have arrested a 30-year-old Polish man - believed to be resident in the United Kingdom - in connection with the kidnapping. The model, who has not been named, was assaulted, drugged, handcuffed and stuck in a travel bag, police said in a statement.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Body of missing Texas hiker found in Grand Canyon National Park
Aug 05, 2017 - 00:30
Her husband wrote online that she made a decision to look for water and help alone when her daughter started feeling dizzy. The area, which is known for having extreme temperatures early during the day, has two trails that hikers can take.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fire rips through Dubai Torch tower again
Aug 05, 2017 - 00:29
A second fire broke out in the street, caused by burning debris, and photographs of damaged cars were posted to social media. They also shared that the fire was bad and strong at about 1:00 A.M. but it started calming down after the next two hours.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Michelle Obama tweets sweet birthday message to her 'phenomenal' husband
Aug 05, 2017 - 00:29
Go ahead and send him a birthday card and see if he responds. "I'm asking you to share your own 'daily act of citizenship, '" she wrote.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top State Adds Five Medical Marijuana Operations
Aug 04, 2017 - 00:31
Five more companies have been registered by the state Health Department to manufacture and distribute medical marijuana. Neither company spokeswoman Carly Sullivan nor the state health department would provide that information Tuesday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Human embryos edited to stop disease
Aug 04, 2017 - 00:30
Such mosaic embryos probably arise when the fertilized egg copies its DNA before researchers add Cas9, Mitalipov says. That gene is known to cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart disease that affects 1 out of 500 people.