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Russia at UN accuses US of 'coup' attempt in Venezuela

Russian President, Vladimir Putin.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin

Russia sought Saturday to block a United Nations Security Council meeting on Venezuela, accusing the United States of plotting a coup against President Nicolas Maduro.

Its bid quickly failed, with nine of the 15 Security Council members agreeing to hold the session attended by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.