Venezuela’s Maduro hails start of Norway-brokered talks with oppn May 19, 2019 0 867 12345 Caracas: President Nicolas Maduro welcomed Friday the “beginning of talks” with the Venezuelan opposition in Norway, after months of bloody clashes between the two sides.“The talks have begun nicely to move toward agreements of peace, agreement and harmony, and I ask for the support of all Venezuelan people to advance on the path of peace,” Maduro said in a declaration at a ceremony in front of 6,500 troops in the northern state of Aragua.Confronted with the worst socio-economic crisis in the oil-producing country’s recent history, the socialist leader added that “Venezuela has to process its conflicts” and seek solutions “by way of peace.” He declared the “beginning and exploration of conversations and dialogues” with the opposition. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Merkel urges Europe to stand up to politicians ‘for sale’ May 19, 2019 0 484 Biden holds US election kick-off rally amid Democrat attacks May 19, 2019 0 1517 Conservatives retain power in ‘miracle’ Australian elections May 19, 2019 0 767 Brexit legislation needs to include public vote: Labour’s Starmer LONDON: The British government’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill needs to include another public vote when it is presented to lawmakers again next month, the opposition Labour Party’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer .. Austria scandal overshadows Salvini’s European nationalist rally AFP Milan Italian populist leader Matteo Salvini on Saturday gathered Europe’s disparate nationalists for a unifying rally overshadowed by a major corruption scandal shaking Austria’s far-right coalition. The .. Austrian far-right leader resigns over ‘Ibiza affair’ Vienna: Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, a key figure of the European far-right, resigned Saturday after explosive revelations from a hidden camera sting, just days before key EU elections. “I .. Thousands of Poles, including Tusk, hold pro-EU rally before vote AFP Warsaw European Council chief Donald Tusk on Saturday joined thousands at a pro-Europe opposition rally in Warsaw, calling on his fellow Poles to vote against the eurosceptic governing conservatives in this .. British royals celebrate third wedding in 12 months London: The British royal family gathered for its third Windsor Castle wedding in a year as Lady Gabriella Windsor tied the knot on Saturday, with Queen Elizabeth II watching on. Windsor, 38, the daughter of the monarch’s .. N Korea demands UN action over ship seizure by ‘gangster’ US AFP Seoul North Korea has demanded the United Nations take “urgent measures” to help return a cargo ship taken by the United States, calling the seizure a “heinous” act. Washington announced last week it had taken ..