Venezuela has been in economic and political crisis for years.
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For one, you can't break an economy that's already broken.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo onboard the Indonesian Navy ship KRI Imam Bonjol during a visit to the waters of Natuna Islands, Riau Islands, Indonesia, 23 June 2016.
Can Indonesia's defence industry attain self-sufficiency?
China is Australia’s largest trading partner.
Eighty years ago, we were just as scared of the Japanese buying our assets as we are of the Chinese today. So what does this say about the future of Australia in the Asia-Pacific region?
Apple’s products would be a lot more expensive if the U.S. didn’t trade with China.
The president said he's considering ending trade with any country that does business with North Korea. Here's why that will never happen.
Much of Miami rallied behind the US president in reinstating the Cuban embargo. Reactions on the island have been predictably less enthusiastic.
Trump's revamped old policy could have a paradoxical effect on Cuba, seriously damaging the country’s economy while actually galvanising its political system.
Will Trump’s policy put a freeze on the U.S.-Cuba thaw?
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The president restored restrictions on Americans' travel to Cuba and prohibited transactions with its military. Here's why, and what's to come.
People get suspicious when ethically fraught science is discussed behind closed doors.
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A recent closed meeting about building synthetic genomes raised suspicions about just what scientists were planning, away from the public eye.
Extra, extra! The embargo’s lifted, read all about it.
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Sometimes big research news bypasses the usual scientific publishing process. Here's why that's not good for scientists or the public.
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter with Fidel Castro in 2011. Picture taken March 30 2011.
John Kerry will raise the flag over the American Embassy in Cuba on Friday. That moment is possible thanks to work Jimmy Carter began four decades ago.
Partial boycotts don’t work; it’s too easy to secure new buyers and sellers.
The European Union (EU) voted last week to ban oil imports from Iran. The EU will immediately ban the signing of any new oil contracts with Iran, while the existing ones will be fulfilled up to 1 July…
A proposed EU oil embargo may push Iranian President Mahmoud Amadinejad closer to China and Venezuela.
Last week the European Union indicated that it is likely to enact an oil embargo on Iran. The move is aimed at damaging Iran’s crucial oil export business enough so the country’s regime curtails its nuclear…