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Inflation confronts Argentina with big challenge

Buenos Aires residents struggle to put food on the table as lifting of energy subsidies prompts jump in consumer prices.

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Venezuela reaches better oil loans deal with China

Improved China deal is expected to give Venezuela's economy "oxygen" in the face of heavy debt payments.

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Rival rallies in Venezuela amid emergency rule

Pro and anti-government protesters take to streets as president expands state of emergency to fight "economic war".

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Saudi Arabia sacks oil minister in government shake-up

Long-serving minister Ali al-Naimi replaced by Khaled al-Faleh in reshuffle announced by state media.

Ali al-Naimi

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Trade deal TTIP faces scrutiny after Greenpeace leak

Environmental campaign group posts 248 pages of confidential documents online to "shine a light" on TTIP agreement.

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Nigeria property boom follows Boko Haram retreat

Investors scramble for land in Maiduguri, in Borno state, where prices have more than doubled in recent years.

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Construction firm Saudi Binladin sheds 77,000 jobs

Saudi Binladin, said to be heavily in debt, lays off foreign workers and aims to cut 12,000 jobs held by Saudi citizens.

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First US cruise ship in nearly 40 years arrives in Cuba

Adonia's docking in Havana harbour marks start of commercial travel between the two neighbours after years of animosity.

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Australian Craig Wright outs himself as Bitcoin creator

Tech entrepreneur gives media organisations what he says is evidence he is the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Venezuela raises minimum wage as high inflation bites

Pay rise of 30 percent comes amid runaway inflation and food shortages as socialist government hopes to calm tensions.

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