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Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro during the closing campaign ceremony for the Constituent Assembly election in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 27.

The US sanctions Venezuela’s President Maduro and calls him ‘a dictator’

The United States branded Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro a “dictator” on a par with Syria’s Bashar al-Assad or North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, and imposed sanctions on him.

Iranians wave the national flag during celebrations in  Tehran on July 14, 2015, after Iran's nuclear negotiating team struck a deal with world powers in Vienna.

Iranians are celebrating a nuclear deal, some with homemade vodka

A child plays at the Prado Boulevard in downtown Havana.

When will Starbucks pop up all over Cuba? Don’t count on it

A worker arranges cheese for sale at a grocery store in Moscow on August 7, 2014. Moscow imposed a total ban on imports of many Western foods on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine.

C’est it ain’t so! Russia bans French cheese and other European food imports

A worker arranges cheese for sale at a grocery store in Moscow on August 7, 2014. Moscow imposed a total ban on imports of many Western foods on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine.

C’est it ain’t so! Russia bans French cheese and other European food imports