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US grants Venezuela permission to enter airspace

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro talks during a press conference at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas on September 9, 2013.The United States said Friday it granted access to its airspace so Venezuela's president can fly to China, denying claims by Caracas that permission was denied. On Thursday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro bristled with outrage at the "serious offense" of denying his plane rights to US airspace for the weekend voyage.