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A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance shifts to buying Canadian crude as threat of new US sanctions on Venezuela rise

Reliance Industries, owner of world’s largest refining complex, signed a deal to purchase 2 million barrels of heavy Canadian oil a month for next 6 months.
Murals on a wall in Venezuela's capital Caracas

Venezuela gets a new supermarket with high-tech Covid defences. Here’s why it’s news

The store, owned by a company in Iran, has a bit of everything — clothes, SUV tires, diapers, canned food, cleaning products and dog food made in the US.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

Russian state-owned oil company is lifeline for Venezuela’s Maduro amid Trump sanctions

In January, US President Trump imposed a near total economic embargo on Venezuela in an attempt to force Maduro out of office.
Sacked UK defence secretary Gavin Williamson

UK Defence Secretary sacked over Huawei leak

Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for bail breach and clash between protesters and police in Paris May Day rallies.
Juan Guaido leads a crowd protest pressing for military uprising against President Maduro

Venezuela’s opposition leader calls for military to topple ‘brutal’ Maduro regime

Violent clashes erupted in Venezuela between armed forces and Juan Guaido’s supporters and America claimed President Maduro was ready to escape to Cuba.

America’s ‘dubious’ aid to Venezuela and British political parties in crisis

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A pedestrian passes by Venezuelan army officers (representational image) | Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

How Venezuelan Army’s response to humanitarian aid will be crucial to country’s future

As the Latin American country faces a massive political and economic crisis, ThePrint looks to explain the Army’s vital role.
Residents stand in line at a volunteer humanitarian aid camp set up for medical treatments in the Macarao neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela | Adriana Loureiro Fernandez/Bloomberg

Venezuela represents the failure of the Left

While many on the Left are now keen to disavow any connection to the Venezuelan disaster, their earlier enthusiasm is on the record.
Opposition supporters wave Venezuelan flags during a rally against Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's president | Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

In 14 charts: How Venezuela became a failed state

The past two decades under Hugo Chávez’s regime have represented a brutal setback in all dimensions of social life for the Venezuelan people.
Manuel Quevedo, Venezuela's oil minister

Venezuela oil czar courts India after $20 billion hit from US

India is set to emerge as Venezuela’s preferred customer due to the nation’s willingness to pay for crude in cash.

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.
File image of former finance secretary Subhash Chandra Garg | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Economic reforms now a sideshow, Modi govt focused on other priorities, says ex-FinSec Garg

Former finance secretary Subhash Chandra Garg says Modi govt has forgotten about reform agenda and the investment plan in its $5 trillion economy goal. Read his full blog post here.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.