As part of the crisis in Venezuela, the country’s GDP took a big hit. While the gross domestic product was at more than US$330 billion when current president Nicolás Maduro took office in April 2013, it swiftly declined thereafter and is expected to hit US$68 billion in 2023, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Faced with India’s conventionally superior armed forces, Pakistan has built up stocks of short and medium-range nuclear missiles.

Thousands of flights are disrupted worldwide as Pakistan airspace is closed for a second day following escalating tensions between India and Pakistan. Hostility between India and Pakistan has been roiling since mid-February when a suicide bomber killed more than 40 troops in Indian Kashmir.

Tensions between nuclear-armed neighbors Indian and Pakistan are mounting following the deadliest militant attack in Kashmir’s three-decade separatist insurgency.

Spain, Eurozone’s fourth-largest economy, is facing more turmoil as Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez calls an election just nine months after taking office.

Vietnam, communist-run but with capitalist leanings, hosts the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Nine European nations have now joined the United States in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim president, heightening a global showdown over President Nicolas Maduro’s rule.

The U.S. is suspending its compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, raising the spectre of a dangerous and costly arms race in Europe.

NEW DELHI: Words like job, unemployment and employment were mentioned 23 times in the budget speech of 2018-19, compared to just 7 times in 2013-14.

The United States has dropped out of the top 20 “cleanest” countries for the first time since 2011, according to an annual survey released by global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International.

Our biggest fears are often not unfounded and the threats we anticipate shape the decisions that impact our lives.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will fall short of a majority in parliament after the April-May general election, according to a Mood of the Nation survey.

Venezuela’s crisis has reached a new boiling point, with embattled socialist President Nicolás Maduro facing a direct challenge from Juan Guaidó, the head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly.

The world of Artificial Intelligence and Coding belongs to men if World Economic Forum’s Global Gender report 2018 is to be believed.

The 2020 presidential race is right around the corner, with analysts predicting as many as 40 Democrat candidates may launch campaign bids against President Donald Trump for the White House.

Domestic crises will keep several world leaders away from the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, with only three Group of Seven leaders -- Japan’s Shinzo Abe, Germany’s Angela Merkel and Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte -- due to attend the glitzy event.

High-level talks aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.-North Korea summit are under way, raising hopes that the two sides can break their stalemate over denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

If you are a millionaire with the moderate wealth of at most US$30 million to your name, chances are that you are living in the United States.

More than 120 million Hindu devotees are to visit the northern city of Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad) for the world’s largest religious festival, at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers.

The partial government shutdown is now the longest in U.S. history, and many of its 800,000 employees are furloughed or working without pay.

Two politicians including an ex-minister have left France’s mainstream centre-right Les Republicains (LR) party to join far-right leader Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National (RN) ahead of May’s European Parliament elections.

President Donald Trump’s first prime-time address from the Oval Office reiterated his belief that the “crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border can only be solved with his wall.

Apple’s revenue warning over weak Chinese sale s prompted a 10 percent share price plunge.

Best picture went to “Bohemian Rhapsody” while Christian Bale thanked Satan for inspiration in playing former Vice President Dick Cheney in Adam McKay’s “Vice” at the 76th Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood.

Apple’s revenue warning over weak Chinese sales prompted a 10 percent share price plunge.

The first spacecraft of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program launched on 24 October 2007, resulting in the unmanned Chang'e 1 entering lunar orbit on 5 November of the same year.

China’s Chang’e-4 will be the first spacecraft ever to land on the far side of the Moon. The mission will test plant growth and listen for radio emissions normally blocked by Earth’s atmosphere.

Amid the chaos that is the UK’s Brexit debate, calls for a second referendum are amplifying.

A new, richer form of mobile phone messaging is being slowly rolled out by network providers. Called RCS (Rich Communication Services), it has been in development for 10 years and is intended to replace the SMS (Short Message Service) system which has been in use since 1992.

According to The Committee to Protect Journalists, 53 journalists lost their lives on the job so far this in 2018. The advocacy group claims that 34 of them were singled out for murder.

Last week, President Donald Trump said the U.S. is prepared to impose tariffs on all remaining Chinese products if he cannot make a deal with President Xi Jinping at the G20 meeting in Argentina, which starts on November 30.

The mighty tech titans and their seemingly endless pipeline of profits, which powered one of the longest bull markets in stocks, are looking a little less invincible.

Russia is stepping up its political and military presence in Africa using a shadowy army of mercenaries which is alleged to have helped Moscow seize parts of Ukraine and turn the tide in the Syrian war.

Infographics: Brexit’s rocky road ahead

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The details of the first draft Brexit withdrawal text of the deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom emerged this week.

The fifth anniversary of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was recently marked in Beijing.

China is building a permanent airfield in Antarctica as a global scramble over the world’s polar regions intensifies. China is building a permanent airfield in Antarctica as Beijing is expanding its influence over the polar region.

Some of the world’s biggest weapons manufacturers are bidding for contracts worth at least 50 billion dollars as European countries look to replace their fleets of ageing fighter jets.

Brussels has rejected Italy’s 2019 budget, setting its governing coalition on a collision course with the commission. Rome has three weeks to submit a new spending plan or face millions of euros in fines.

On World Toilet Day, a report by WaterAid shows that more than 650 million people in the world do not have access to clean water, and more than 2.3 billion do not have access to a safe, private toilet.

In October 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping first proposed the ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative during his visit to Central and Southeast Asian countries.

Catalonia’s parliament will defy a Spanish court ban and go ahead with a debate that could lead to a declaration of independence, a regional government official said, as Spain’s worst political crisis in decades looked set to deepen. Secessionist Catalan politicians have pledged to unilaterally declare independence at Monday’s session after staging an independence referendum last Sunday. Madrid had banned the vote and sought to thwart it by sending in riot police who use batons and rubber bullets on voters.

Since the beginning of XX century, female writers started to step out of the shadow in this man's world. Read quotes of 13 outstanding of women who received Nobel Prize in literature and take time to read their best works.

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Converting the digital divide into digital dividends requires the internet that is universal, affordable, open, and safe.

In what is said to be its largest ever underwater defence deal, India has initiated the process to acquire six new submarines which are seen as crucial to counter China’s growing undersea prowess.

Infographic: A delicate balance

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How are women viewed in different countries across the world?

Infographic: How Messi played

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The decision of Lionel Messi to retire from international duty after missing in a penalty shootout in Copa America final has saddened his fans all over the world. This April, 2016 infographic shows various sides of world’s best football player.

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Finland’s school system accomplishes some impressive feats: