Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro launched new Venezuelan cryptocurrency

Venezuela's Maduro wins presidential vote: election board

The election board said that the turnout for the latest poll was about 46.1 percent, way down from 80 percent registered at the last presidential vote in 2013. This was due to a boycott by Venezuela's mainstream opposition. May 21, 2018
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China launches satellite to explore Moon's far side

Queqiao is expected to enter a halo orbit around the second Lagrangian (L2) point of the Earth-Moon system, about 455,000 km from the Earth. It will be the world's first communication satellite operating in that orbit. Monday's launch was the 275th mission of the Long March rocket series. May 21, 2018
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Oil prices boosted by news China, U.S. put trade war 'on hold'

Analysts say there is enough supply to meet demand despite ongoing production cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), plunging output in crisis-struck Venezuela and looming U.S. sanctions against major oil producer Iran. May 21, 2018
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China agrees to import more from U.S., no sign of $200 billion figure

President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on up to $150 billion on Chinese goods to combat what his administration says is Beijing's misappropriation of U.S.intellectual property through joint venture requirements and other policies that force technology transfers. May 20, 2018