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 ... They say that wealthy individuals and companies with large financial assets are benefiting from interest payments from some troubled financial institutions that should already have been wound down." ... .
Poland has said it will no longer arm Ukraine and instead focus on its own defense, as the two allies clashed at a key moment in Kyiv's fightback against invasion by Russia...Warsaw took offense at this ... Poland also hosts some one million Ukrainian refugees, who have benefited from various kinds of state aid ... EU transit route ... Latest stories on Ukraine.
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 ... .
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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 ... .
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Poland rejects EU's proposals to transfer migrants from the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa across member states, a minister said on Wednesday. “Nobody can force us to do this. We will act in such a way as not to accept immigrants. The EU is preparing to introduce such coercion ... 15 ... "None." ... .
Rwanda's president declared he will run for a fourth term next year, saying that "what the West thinks is not my problem," after the United States and others criticized the earlier lifting of term limits to extend his rule ...The government has rejected such allegations ... The country will register more economic growth and benefit all Rwandans." .
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Tuesday that Russia is “weaponizing” everything from food and energy to abducted children in its war against Ukraine — and he warned world leaders that the same could happen to them. “When hatred is weaponized against one nation, it never stops there," he said at the U.N ...The U.S.