Nicolas Maduro

Why does oil matter so much to Venezuela?

Oil accounts for 95 percent of Venezuelan exports. It's became even more critical when the Trump administration blocked US revenue to a subsidiary of Venezuela's state oil company in a bid to force Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro from office.

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For $89 million, this old London Tube station could have been yours

If you've ever wanted to own a London Tube station, you may have just missed your opportunity. The UK Ministry of Defense recently sold a station its held since World War II — for a whopping $89 million. A few hundred miles to the north of that station, in Scotland, the country's politicians have decided to open their doors to Uganda's gay people who may be seeking asylum. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

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Why does Rupert Murdoch want the Irish to boycott Guinness? It's about gay rights

When Guinness backed out of sponsoring New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade, Rupert Murdoch's feathers got ruffled. Now he wants all Irish to boycott Guinness. In Venezuela, there's a new grocery story loyalty card that some describe as "creepy." And in the UK, you can see the latest in running shorts — complete with a computer, all in today's Global Scan.