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Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro (right) pictured with then fordeign minister Rafael Ramirez in 2014. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Venezuela has ordered the removal of Rafael Ramirez, once a powerful oil minister and head of state oil company PDVSA, from his post as representativ(...)

Both the Airlink and Safair brands will continue to operate separately with their respective fleets, products and management teams. Photograph: iStock

Irish airline group ASL Aviation will take a minority stake in an enlarged South African carrier following a merger of its budget operator, Safair, wi(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a missile: The EU, China and Japan, and many regional powers in Asia, have called on him to abandon his nuclear ambitions. Photograph: KCNA via Reuters

North Korea’s nuclear weapons are aimed solely at the US, a senior member of the North’s government said, and other countries should not feel threaten(...)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle watch Wheelchair Tennis at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Cana, in September 2017

Prince Harry is to marry his girlfriend, the American actor Meghan Markle, in spring 2018. The couple got engaged earlier this month. 1 Markle is the(...)

Pope Francis arrives at Yangon International Airport in  Myanmar on Monday. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Pope Francis landed in Myanmar, and in a diplomatic minefield, on Monday. In his first visit to the country – and his first to any majority-Buddhist (...)

Ekaterina Trendafilova, president of new EU-backed court at The Hague that will hear cases of alleged war crimes stemming from the conflict in Kosovo. Photograph: Hazir Reka/Europe

As the United Nations tribunal for former Yugoslavia prepares to close, a new EU-backed court at is ready to start hearing cases of alleged war crimes(...)

This picture taken on Wednesday  and posted to the Twitter account of Marc Knapper shows NKorean workers digging on the North side of the border line while N Korean soldiers stand guard as seen from the South side in the DMZ. Photograph: Getty

North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier defected last week, whi(...)

A screen grab  from  video provided by the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) shows former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic shouting at the presiding judge during the verdict hearing in his genocide trial, in The Hague. Mladic has been sentenced to life in prison. Photograph: EPA

On a day when the world re-examined the darkest events of recent Balkan history, and condemned them, Serbia’s leaders urged their people to turn the o(...)

Ireland’s  Ryan Mullen:  ““I don’t know my programme yet. We have a team camp in December, where I guess we will get the race programme.” Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Heading to the Trek-Segafredo team after two years with another American squad Cannondale Drapac, Ryan Mullen wants to move his career to a new level (...)

Flour ground from dried crickets and crickets in jars, for the first mass-delivered bread made from insects, at the Finnish food company Fazer bakery in Helsinki on Thursday. Photograph: Attila Cser/Reuters

Finnish bakery and food service company Fazer launched on Thursday what it said was the world’s first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in(...)

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