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The rise in price  follows 16 months of supply cuts by Opec and Russia that have removed at least 1.8 million barrels a day from the market. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Oil prices climbed towards $75 (€61) a barrel on Thursday, hitting the highest level since 2014 and taking the rally over the past year to almost 50 p(...)

Farc supporters demonstrate against the arrest of Farc former peace negotiator Jesús Santrich, outside the General Prosecutor’s Office in Medellin, Colombia,  earlier this month. File photograph: Joaquin Sarmiento/AFP/Getty Images

The decision by the nephew of a former senior Colombian guerrilla leader to co-operate with the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has sparked the lates(...)

Venezuelans line up to cross into Colombia at the border in Paraguachon, Colombia, on February 16th. Photograph: Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters

On a rainy Wednesday before Easter, hundreds of Venezuelan migrants shuffled into the brick-walled courtyard of the Divine Providence Shelter in the C(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

There was an almost fourfold increase in cases of “extreme exploitation’’ of migrant workers in Ireland last year, a Dublin conference was told on Wed(...)

Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was murdered in October last year. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

The day after a car bomb claimed the life of Maltese investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia, in October last year, one of the 47 libel suits ag(...)

Photograph: iStock

Oil held above $63 a barrel on cautious optimism that the market will re-balance as Opec production falls, while investors keep a wary eye on US suppl(...)

Pope Francis greets the crowd in St Peter’s Square after the Easter Sunday Mass  in the Vatican. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, “beginning with the beloved and long-suffering land of Syria” and extending t(...)

Relatives of inmates held at the General Command of the Carabobo Police react as they wait outside the prison, where a fire occurred in the cells area in Valencia. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Some 68 people people have died after fire swept through the cell area inside a police station in Venezuela. The blaze is said to have followed a dis(...)

A street vendor holds a stack of bolivar notes  in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has ordered a re-denomination of the ailing bolivar on Thursday, by knocking three zeroes off the currency amid h(...)

Friends of Jesús Contreras placed a radio at his grave, playing salsa and reggaeton music. Photographs: Meridith Kohut for The New York Times

His family thought he just had a bad cold, nothing serious. But Victor Martínez kept getting worse. By mid-January, he lay in a hospital ward, wasti(...)

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