Wed Sep 13, 2017 09:19AM
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These are the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:

US considers making mini-nukes
The US administration is reportedly considering proposing new small nuclear weapons. The online magazine, Politico, made the revelation, citing informed government officials. According to Politico, the low-yield nukes are among options being reviewed by a high-level panel created by President Donald Trump to assess the United States’ nuclear arsenal. Critics say the production of small nuclear arms will make the actual use of the weapons of mass destruction more likely.

Venezuela unveils plan to ditch dollar in trade
Venezuela has announced that it is considering a plan to ditch the dollar in favor of other currencies. President Nicolas Maduro says his country would soon sell its oil, natural gas and gold using the Russian ruble, China’s yuan, Japan’s yen, India’s rupee and the euro. Maduro has emphasized that the move would be in response to new US sanctions against Venezuela.