Venezuela legislature calls for protests to oust Maduro Jan 13, 2019 0 471 12345 AFPCaracasVenezuela’s sidelined opposition-controlled legislature is calling for a mass protest against President Nicolas Maduro in a bid to oust the socialist leader in favor of “a transitional government.”Maduro, 56, was sworn in for a second term on Thursday, having won a controversial election in May that was boycotted by the opposition and branded a fraud by the United States, European Union and Organization of American States.The president of the National Assembly, Juan Guaido, said Friday that the constitution gives the legislature the right to assume transitional power after declaring Maduro a “usurper,” but said it would need military backing and for people to take to the streets to demand change.“Is it enough to lean on the constitution in a dictatorship? No. It needs to be the people, the military and the international community that lead us to take over,” said the 35 year-old Guaido, speaking to a crowd of around 1,000 opposition supporters in Caracas. RELATED ARTICLES Trump blasts FBI probe to find if he worked on Russia’s behalf Jan 13, 2019 0 490 Monster snowstorm to blanket more than half of US Jan 13, 2019 0 578 Obama protege Julian Castro joins 2020 presidential race Jan 13, 2019 0 6303 US federal govt shutdown becomes longest in history AFP Washington The partial US government shutdown entered a record 22nd day Saturday, as President Donald Trump remains steadfast in his demand for $5.7 billion to build a Mexico border wall and Democrats in Congress .. ‘Yellow vest’ protesters rally in central London AFP London Hundreds of demonstrators wearing yellow vests took to the streets of London on Saturday, in the largest protest yet in Britain copying the “yellow vest” protests rocking France. Protesters opposed to the .. UK govt mulls limiting jail sentences London: The British government is considering scrapping jail sentences of six months or less for most crimes in a bid to reduce reoffending and ease pressure on the system, the prisons minister said on Saturday. The move .. Two firefighters killed in Paris bakery explosion Paris: Two firefighters died in a major blast at a bakery in central Paris on Saturday morning, said French police, correcting an earlier death toll of four offered by the French interior minister. French Interior .. Macedonia PM urges Greek lawmakers to ratify name deal AFP Skopje Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Saturday called on Greece to end the two nations’ decades-long dispute by ratifying the deal to rename his country The Republic of North Macedonia. Macedonian .. Opposition party backs Sweden’s Social Democratic leader as premier DPA Stockholm Social Democratic leader Stefan Lofven on Saturday received strong backing from an opposition party in his bid for a new term as Swedish prime minister. The Centre Party’s council of trustees endorsed a ..