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'Not a coup' in Venezuela; Spain's revenge of the moderates; Huawei & the UK

Call it a popular uprising, call it a coup attempt. Whatever it was, it failed. Venezuela's military is standing by President Nicolas Maduro and largely ignoring the call to rebel by opposition leader Juan Guaido. Our panel of journalists discuss this and more in The World This Week.

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For the first time in four decades, the far-right has made its return to Spain's parliament, but with the moderate centre-left scoring its biggest win in over a decade, last Sunday's snap general election failed to fit Europe's populist pattern.

It's not all about Brexit in the UK. "I swear on my children's lives I did not" leak, sacked defence secretary Gavin Williamson told the Daily Mail. A rising star inside the Conservative Party, billed as the kingmaker for whoever will replace Theresa May, he denies telling a Daily Telegraph reporter about the government's green lighting of a security-sensitive 5G mobile network contract to Chinese tech giant Huawei.

It's in the name of national security that France's foreign minister says Paris is involved in Libya. Jean-Yves Le Drian told daily newspaper Le Figaro that even though nationalist general Khalifa Haftar has torn up the UN's roadmap for reconciliation by laying siege to Tripoli, he's still a force to be reckoned with.

And you've got to hand it to Samsung. It's overcome bribery scandals, exploding phones, more recently it's had to delay launching a folding phone launch after breaking issues, but it's still hugely successful and it's still willing to try stuff. And while its curved TV sets turned out to be a flop, now it's unveiled the Sero which - yes - is a vertical television set. Kind of like watching stories on your phone, only bigger.

Produced by Alessandro XENOS, Melissa KALAYDJIAN and James VASINA.

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