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Iranian women wear face masks to prevent contracting the novel coronavirus at the Grand Bazaar in Tehran, Iran, on February 20, 2020.

As coronavirus spreads, the world is turning on Trump over his favorite foreign-policy weapon

Trump is not the first US president to wield sanctions, but his use of them during the coronavirus pandemic could worsen the health crisis.
FILE PHOTO: Crew members look over idle oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico near Port Fourchon, Louisiana

Oil and gas incomes in emerging markets could drop by 85% this year on coronavirus fears, energy watchdogs say

If current market conditions continue, developing economies' income from oil and gas will fall by 50% to 85% in 2020.
Leptis Magna, an ancient Roman city in Khoms, Nigeria.

The 10 countries where the most jobs depend on travel and tourism

Tourism can spur economic growth, but it can also lead to environmental damage and crowd out sectors that could offer more sustainable employment.
Littoral combat ship USS Detroit conducts high-speed operations while traveling at speeds of more than 40 knots, November 17, 2019.

A US warship sailed along Venezuela’s cost to gather intelligence and send a message to Maduro

The USS Detroit sailed into disputed waters near Venezuela's coast on a closely watched mission.

Venezuela is considering the privatization of its state-owned oil industry, report says

President Nicolas Maduro has considered selling shares of the state-owned industry as the country faces economic crisis, Bloomberg reports.
A Bombardier Learjet 45 in which the US government says Venezuela's PDVSA has an interest.

The US is going after Venezuela over aircraft it says endangered US military planes

The US blocked planes owned by Venezuela's state oil firm on Tuesday, several of which it said were involved in unsafe encounters with US aircraft.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, September 30, 2019.

Venezuela reportedly has less than $1 billion in cash, which is less than rapper Jay-Z’s net worth

The South American country has been cash-strapped since facing global sanctions.
A Hezbollah member at a televised speech by Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, in Nabatiyeh, May 24, 2015.

Here’s what Iran might be up to in the US’s neighborhood after lobbing missiles into Iraq

Tehran's sprawling network of proxies and assets raise concerns it could try to damage US interests far from Iran's own borders
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a solidarity conference in Havana

Carlos Ghosn’s escape plane reportedly also ferried gold for Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro

Bloomberg reported that two planes operated by MNG Holding, which aided in Ghosn's escape, also assisted a Venezuelan gold trade.
A composite image of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

Rudy Giuliani reportedly defied White House policy to make a back-channel call to oust Venezuela’s President Maduro from office

Giuliani's involvement in shadow US policy in Ukraine helped get President Donald Trump impeached earlier this month.