Hijackers try to force aircraft to fly to Venezuela

The case is currently under investigation by Colombian authorities.

Several hurt as plane catches fire at Florida airport

Several people were injured when an airliner caught fire while taxiing to a runway at Fort Lauderdale in Florida today, authorities said.

2018 WC qualifiers: Willian brace lifts Brazil, Argentina held to draw
2018 WC qualifiers: Willian brace lifts Brazil, Argentina held to draw

Brazil kick-started their South American World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-1 victory over Venezuela as Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay posted their second wins and Argentina gained their first point.

Argentina earn Olympic volleyball berth

Argentina have qualified for next year's Olympic men's volleyball tournament by winning the South American qualification competition.

Brazil would be happy to beat Venezeula 1-0: Willian
Brazil would be happy to beat Venezeula 1-0: Willian

Brazil would be content to secure a 1-0 victory over Venezuela in their home 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, midfielder Willian said.

Dani Alves recalled to Brazil squad for World Cup qualifiers
Dani Alves recalled to Brazil squad for World Cup qualifiers

Brazil coach Dunga on Saturday called up Dani Alves for the team's opening 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Venezuela.

Grenade blasts in Venezuela injures 10

Two grenade explosions in greater Caracas injured 10 people Sunday, six of them police, an official said.

Colombia and Venezuela to normalize ties after border row

Colombia and Venezuela agreed Monday to restore diplomatic dialogue and oversee the "progressive normalization" of their border, after a meeting between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his counterpart Nicolas Maduro.

Colombia''s Santos goes to Venezuela meeting without "great expectations"

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Sunday he will attend a meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart to resolve an ongoing border crisis with "the best intentions but without great expectations".

OVL chasing foreign govts to clear its $712 mn of dues
OVL chasing foreign govts to clear its $712 mn of dues

From Venezuela to Sudan, ONGC Videsh Ltd, India's flagship overseas oil investment firm, is chasing foreign governments to get its USD 712 million (over Rs 4,700 crore) of dues cleared.

Venezuelan soldiers entered Colombia, fired weapons: Colombian Army

 Members of Venezuela`s national guard crossed into Colombia on Friday, firing their weapons and setting a motorcycle on fire, the Colombian Army said, amid an ongoing diplomatic crisis between the two countries.

Venezuela says fighter jet crashes after entry of ''illicit'' plane

 A Venezuelan fighter jet crashed near the Colombian border, killing both pilots aboard, after an "illicit aircraft" likely linked to drug trafficking entered its airspace, the government said on Friday.

Venezuela was saved from a 'Pinochet', leader says after opponent jailed

Venezuela has been spared a Pinochet-like figure, president Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday, in an apparent defense of a near 14-year jail sentence handed to opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez after deadly protests last year.

Venezuela denies violation of Colombian airspace

Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez denied on Monday that a Venezuelan military aircraft had violated Colombian airspace on Sunday.

Venezuelan warplanes cross into Colombian airspace

The Colombian defense ministry has said that Venezuelan warplanes crossed several kilometres into Colombian airspace amid a border crisis between the neighbours.

Colombia, Venezuela resume diplomatic contacts amid border crisis

 The foreign ministers of Colombia and Venezuela agreed Saturday to renew diplomatic ties that had been interrupted due to an ongoing border crisis between the two neighbors.

US to continue talks with Venezuela despite jailing of opposition leader

 The United States will continue diplomatic talks with Venezuela aimed at improving ties between the two countries despite its concerns about the recent sentencing of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to nearly 14 years in prison, a State Department spokesman said on Friday.

Venezuela opposition leader Lopez gets nearly 14 years prison

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was sentenced to 13 years, nine months and seven days in prison, his lawyer Roberto Marrero said late Thursday.

Violent clashes erupt at trial of Venezuela opposition leader

Supporters of jailed politician Leopoldo Lopez and pro-government activists clashed on Thursday in Caracas outside his trial, as tensions spiked over an approaching verdict for Venezuela`s best-known imprisoned opposition leader.

Venezuelan president closes more of border with Colombia

 Venezuela`s President Nicolas Maduro late Monday said he had ordered more of his country`s vast border with Colombia closed amid a diplomatic crisis over deportations and smuggling.