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Venezuela's Ex-Security Chief Charged With Human Rights Violations

Benavides was removed from his post last week after his troops were seen firing handguns at protesters.<p>The former head of Venezuela’s National Guard, Antonio Benavides, has been charged with “serious and systematic” human rights violations, the state prosecutors’ office announced Thursday. …

Venezuela

Maxed-out consumers of concern to Bank of England

Governor Mark Carney likely to use financial stability report to highlight risks from rising borrowing<p>We have heard plenty from the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee of late, with its members divided over how to set interest rates in a post-referendum Britain. The debate centres on when …

Bank of England

Vegans, vegetarians and now… reducetarians

Unlike drinking, exercise and home cooking, being vegetarian is seen as a black-and-white deal. You either are or you aren’t. Go meat free all year and you’re a vegetarian; eat one chicken burger on New Year’s Eve and you’ve failed.<p>According to the Vegan Society, there were three and a half times …

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