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“Amid worsening shortages, Venezuela recently reached a milestone of dubious distinction: It has joined the ranks of North Korea and Cuba in rationing food for its citizens.” Source: Despite Riches, Venezuela Starts Food Rationing – WSJ – WSJ...

“The UAE took the first step in building an unmanned Mars probe on Monday, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced on his twitter account.” Source: UAE takes first steps in building Mars probe | GulfNe...

“Experts have warned that a rush to start fracking for oil across Britain may already be over before it has even begun as the slump in global crude oil prices makes the controversial method of drilling look increasingly uneconomic. “ Source: UK fracking faces bust amid Opec oil price war...

“Chinese tourists now flock to Dandong — which lies along China’s western border with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea — to ogle at their unfortunate neighbors. Some pay a few RMB to borrow binoculars to peer across the river, while the more adventurous take sp...