Venezuela says it has seized control of a prison from the hands of a powerful gang with an international reach in a major operation involving 11,000 members of its security forces ... list of 3 itemslist 1 of 3Former Venezuela spy chief pleads not guilty to US drug charges. list 2 of 3Venezuela using arbitrary detention as ‘tool of repression’. Amnesty ... .
The coup-toppled president of Niger has appealed to a court of the Economic Community of West AfricanStates (ECOWAS) to free him, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Mohamed Bazoum was overthrown by members of his presidential guard on July 26 and has been detained at home with his wife and child since ... “The EU position is clear and unchanged ... .
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's visa processing center in Canada suspended services Thursday as a rift widened between the countries after Canada's leader said India may have been involved in the killing of a Canadian citizen... Canada also expelled an Indian diplomat, and India followed by expelling a Canadian diplomat on Tuesday ... It gave no further details.
Italy's prime minister on Wednesday urged the United Nations to launch a "global war without mercy" against migrant smugglers, after a surge of arrivals on the island of Lampedusa... "Can an organization like this which reaffirms in its founding document the faith in the dignity and worth of human beings turn a blind eye to this tragedy?" she asked ... .
In a mounting row over grain exports from Ukraine, Poland summoned the Ukrainian ambassador to protest remarks at the UN by President Volodymyr Zelensky...Russia's invasion of Ukraine has closed off Black Sea shipping lanes used before the war, resulting in the EU becoming a major transit route and export destination for Ukrainian grain ... .
Two lives, briefly told, illustrate the divide ... He told VOAMandarin he pays no rent and spends less than 100 yuan a day, or about $14, on food ... Apparently worried about appearances, the state-owned investment bank China International Capital Corporation issued an internal notice to its employees last year asking them not to fly in business class ... .
At least 18 US soldiers and two civilian women are under investigation for alleged drug smuggling in South Korea... They have been sent for indictment ... They have been transferred to the prosecution for the purpose of indictment ... .
The Authors Guild accused the California-based company of using their books 'without permission' to train ChatGPT's 'large language models,' algorithms capable of producing human-sounding text responses based on simple queries, according to the lawsuit ... OpenAI did not immediately respond to a request for comment from AFP ... .