RT News - March 09, 2019 (17:00 MSK)

An act of provocation. That's how Russia's foreign ministry has branded an incident, which saw a US embassy staff member in Russia, try to take a mortar shell through an airport in Moscow. As a nationwide blackout continues to leave Venezuela in the dark, the authorities accuse the US-backed opposition of sabotaging the supply. Washington is also threatening more sanctions against the Maduro government. The US House of Representatives passes a bill to counter the influence of so-called 'dark money' from unknown donors in the election process.