Talks between Pedro Sanchez's Socialists and Podemos have proved difficult and tensions between the two parties have reached a new high, with both camps suggesting talks were all but dead amid mutual reproach.
Venezuela's self-proclaimed president, Juan Guaido, ordered Congress to change leadership at the state oil company PDVSA, following US sanctions on the oil sector.
A French interior ministry official says that authorities are bracing for "significant violence" on Saturday, based on indications that protesters on both the far right and far left are planning to converge on Paris.
Venezuela calls the move an effort to free the socialist-run country from the "tyranny of the dollar," echoing a plan recently announced by President Nicolas Maduro.
It is the latest move in a deadly political crisis that has seen Maduro branded a dictator by opponents whom he in turn accuses of plotting with the United States to overthrow him.
Protesters block streets in a last-ditch effort to derail the election of a legislative super-body that opponents of President Nicolas Maduro say will give the socialist leader a stranglehold on power.
Tension remains high in Venezuela after the suspension of a referendum seeking to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
Under pressure from his rivals, French President Francois Hollande, vowed to prevent establishment of Calais-like camps in France.
Pablo Iglesias, leader of Spain's anti-austerity party Podemos says coalition conditions look impossible.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro considering to propose constitutional change to cut term of opposition-led National Assembly
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