RT News - February 3, 2019 (12:00 MSK)

The crisis in Venezuela intensifies with new elections for the opposition-held National Assembly called, US sanctions against a state-owned oil giant imposed and assassination threats alleged. Moscow suspends participation in a landmark Cold War-era nuclear treaty - in a "mirror response" to Washington's withdrawal from the agreement for six months, over alleged Russian violations. A 12th consecutive weekend of Yellow-Vest protests in France sees clashes between demonstrators and police - during a march denouncing police violence.