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Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido took an oath swearing himself in as the country's interim president as Venezuelans marched to demand the end of socialist President Nicolas Maduro's government.

U.S. President Donald Trump said in a late night Tweet that he will wait until the government shutdown is over to deliver a State of the Union address from the House of Representatives. Grace Lee reports.

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Thursday that Britain should hold a second referendum to bring "closure" to the chaotic Brexit process, and he believed the chances of such a vote taking place were now greater than 50 percent. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Chinese-Australian writer and former Chinese diplomat Yang Hengjun has been detained in China, as Australia's Defence Minister arrives in Beijing for talks with senior Chinese officials. Jayson Albano reports.

The CEO of Airbus has made a stark warning to the UK: avoid a no-deal Brexit, or risk tens of thousands of UK jobs. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

A British man who went on the run last year after killing a woman in a speedboat crash on the River Thames has been detained in the former Soviet state of Georgia on Wednesday (January 23). Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Microsoft's Bing search engine has been blocked in China, according to a statement from the company, making it the latest foreign technology service to be shut down behind the country's Great Firewall. Ed Giles reports.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sings high praise of U.S. President Donald Trump, expressing satisfaction over the results of talks between officials from both countries, as a second summit between the two leaders looms closer. Grace Lee reports.


There are 350 boats on for sale at the the 2019 NewYork Boat Show, including luxury yachts and sports rides. Roselle Chen reports.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence issues a message of support for Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido, while calling current president Nicolas Maduro a 'dicator with no claim to power'. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

The rappers are teaming up with various entrepreneurs to launch Reform Alliance. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Strained by sky-high housing prices and notorious working hours, more and more young people in South Korea are choosing 'fur' babies over real ones. That means fancy pet food, puppy photo shoots and even dog funerals. Grace Lee reports.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, winning the backing of Washington and many Latin American nations and prompting socialist Nicolas Maduro to break relations with the United States. Jillian Kitchener reports.

U.S. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday sent a letter to President Donald Trump telling him the House of Representatives would not host the annual State of the Union address during until a partial government shutdown is resolved. Zach Goelman reports.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would hold an alternative event to the State of the Union address after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi barred him from speaking in the House of Representatives until the partial government shutdown ends. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

The growing fractures in unity between European Union governments are now splitting two countries considered at the core of the bloc: France and Italy. Crispian Balmer and Matthew Larotonda report.

Wall Street ended slightly higher on Wednesday after a spate of upbeat earnings reports, but lingering concerns about trade tensions and the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history limited the advance. Fred Katayama reports.

President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has delayed his upcoming testimony on Capitol Hill amid what Cohen's adviser says are "ongoing threats against his family from President Trump." Nathan Frandino has more.

Federal employees going without pay silently protested on Capitol Hill Wednesday, as the longest shutdown in US history marches on. Jonah Green reports.

Procter & Gamble raised its full-year sales outlook after reporting strong quarterly sales. Fred Katayama reports.

President Donald Trump said he would respond in a timely manner to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who said in a letter she would not sign off on a State of the Union speech in the House chamber until the government shutdown ended. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Backed by thousands of protesters and the support of the United States, Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, calling for free elections to end the rule of socialist Nicolas Maduro. Jillian Kitchener reports.

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that all options are on the table for Venezuela after he recognized the country's opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president and called President Nicolas Maduro's government "illegitimate." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended cooperation between governments at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland amid rising rising criticism that the global approach is leaving too many behind. Conway G. Gittens reports.


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