US President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Russia to pull its troops from Venezuela and warned that "all options" were open to make that happen.
"Russia has to get out," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, where he met with Fabiana Rosales, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido.
Two Russian air force planes landed outside Caracas on Saturday carrying nearly 100 Russian troops.
The US government believes the troops include special forces and cybersecurity personnel.
The Caricom delegation which left yesterday for the Uruguay conference on Venezuela is entering the talks as other international players - including the Lima Group and Russia - have also mounted calls for peaceful resolution of the Venezuelan crisis and dialogue towards this.
Russia's emergencies ministry said the MI-8 went down at 10:20 local time.
All those on board were killed.
The helicopter was reportedly taking workers to an oil station.
A criminal investigation is underway.
Initial assessments have suggested that the aircraft's blades struck cargo being carried by another helicopter just after take-off.
The second helicopter was able to land safely.
The Russian Transport Ministry said the incident happened in "normal" weather conditions.
Russia and the US have agreed to hold a summit between President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump.
Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said the summit would take place in a mutually-convenient third country and that several more weeks were needed for preparations.
He said Moscow and Washington would announce the time and place of the summit on Thursday.
The following is the schedule of World Cup games on CNC3 for Wednesday 27th, June 2018.
10 am: GERMANY vs KOREA REPUBLIC - LIVE
12 noon: MEXICO vs SWEDEN - Delayed
2 pm: BRAZIL vs SERBIA - LIVE
8 pm: SWITZERLAND vs COSTA RICA - Delayed
All games will be on-air as well as online via www.cnc3.co.tt/worldcup
The schedule for each day will be published the evening before.
Hosts Russia roared its World Cup intent to the rafters with a 5-0 tournament-opening win over Saudi Arabia in the opening game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Russians served up an adrenaline-fuelled performance for an 80,000-capacity Luzhniki crowd that included President Vladimir Putin and the Saudi crown prince.
The Saudis, ranked three places above Russia at 67 in the world rankings, played some nice, tight football at times, but were never able to match the Russian hosts for energy or intent.
T&T's stickmen finished tenth at the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup on Saturday morning after Losing 3-2 to Russia in their final game.
Within the first ten minutes, the Russians rushed out front with a 2-0 lead. First, in the sixth minute, Dmitriy Kuraev scored then four minutes later, Pavel Golubev doubled the lead.
In the 20th minute, Jordan Vieira pulled a goal back for the local boys, before Akim Toussaint leveled the scores in the 33rd minute.
Donald Trump has admitted that he shared information on terrorism with Russia, asserting he has an “absolute right” to do so.
The US president was responding to reports in the Washington Post and elsewhere alleging that Trump had revealed “highly classified” details about a threat from Isis during a meeting last week with the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, and the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak.
North Korea's failed missile was reportedly heading towards Russia before it was detonated mid-flight.
US officials said a medium-range ballistic missile was fired from a region north of the capital of Pyongyang and disintegrated minutes after launch.
The missile was likely to be a medium-range KN-17 ballistic missile, they added, which broke up and fell into the Sea of Japan and did not leave North Korean territory.
The Seoul Economic Daily reports the missile travelled 48 kilometres before officials detonated it over fears it was fired at Russia by accident.