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Russia’s largest oil producer Rosneft said on Tuesday its second-quarter net profit more than tripled to 228 billion roubles (€3.1 billion) on higher (...)

It was with a mixture of trepidation and excitement that I made my return journey to Venezuela, my fourth time in six years to visit this country unde(...)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro reacts after explosives detonated in drones above  an event in Caracas on Saturday. Venezuelan government TV/via Reuters

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has escaped a reported assassination attempt involving drones carrying explosives while he was giving a speech on (...)

Professor Jose Ibarra of the Central University of Venezuela, poses with a pair of old shoes in a classroom, in Caracas . When Ibarra was told the repair of his old shoes cost four times his wage as a university professor in Venezuela, he expressed his outrage in a Twitter message that awoke worldwide solidarity. Photograph: Juan Barreto /Getty Images

Venezuela’s inflation will skyrocket to one million per cent by the end of the year as the government continues to print money to cover a growing budg(...)

Members of the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (Farc) political party (from left)  Victoria Sandino, Pablo Catatumbo, Marco Calarca and Olmedo Ruiz, at the Capitol in Bogotá for the new Congress on Friday. Photograph:  Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Half a century after their Marxist comrades took up arms in the Colombian mountains and vowed to overthrow the state, members of the country’s once-fe(...)

Nicaragua’s president, Daniel Ortega, delivers a speech during the commemoration of the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution  in Managua on Thursday. Photograph: Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega has urged protesters to end what he described as their attempt to destabilise the country, after police and heavily(...)

 Shares in Glencore, the world’s largest producer of cobalt with large operations in the DRC, fell 13 per cent. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

US authorities have demanded Glencore, the Swiss-based mining and commodities trading giant, hand over documents about its business in the Democratic (...)

Participants in  the Diageo Ireland Learning for Life Programme display their certificates at a special graduation ceremony which took place in the Guinness Storehouse earlier this month. Photograph: Kenneth O Halloran.

Refugee support groups have welcomed new measures which open the Irish labour market to asylum seekers but have raised concerns that people must wait (...)

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Oil prices rose on Wednesday as a supply disruption in Canada tightened the market and after US officials told importers to stop buying Iranian crude(...)

 Donald Trump ordered his first travel ban just a week after taking office in January 2017, prompting widespread chaos and protests at airports and in cities across the US. File photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

President Donald Trump hailed a decision by the US supreme court on Tuesday to uphold his controversial travel ban, claiming a “vindication” of his im(...)

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