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U.S. cautions Venezuela's Maduro over detained Citgo workers, others

U.S. cautions Venezuela's Maduro over detained Citgo workers, othersThe Trump administration on Friday warned the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro over the detention of Americans, including six executives from Houston-based oil company Citgo Petroleum who have been jailed since 2017. “We will hold Maduro and his prison officials to account for their safety and well-being,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement, adding that the Citgo employees include five individuals with dual U.S. citizenship and one U.S. legal permanent resident. The United States is concerned about reports of prison officials preventing attorneys and families of detained U.S. citizens from delivering food and denying communication, the statement said.



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The Supreme Court Ruled That Immigrants With a Criminal Past Can Be Detained Years After Serving Time

The Supreme Court Ruled That Immigrants With a Criminal Past Can Be Detained Years After Serving TimeThe 5-4 ruling gives the federal government the power to detain immigrants with a criminal past years after they finish serving time



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Venezuelan authorities release detained US journalist

Venezuelan authorities release detained US journalistA US journalist who was detained for more than 12 hours by Venezuelan security services was released Wednesday after more than 12 hours in custody, one of the networks he worked for reported. Cody Weddle, who worked in Venezuela for several years as a correspondent for a variety of US media, “has been released after being detained by Venezuelan authorities,” Miami’s WPLG Local 10 News said on Twitter. Venezuela’s National Union of Press Workers, known by its Spanish acronym SNTP, added he had been taken to Caracas’ Simon Bolivar International Airport where he would be deported.



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Trump administration demands Maduro return US reporter detained in Venezuela: ‘Being a journalist is not a crime’

Trump administration demands Maduro return US reporter detained in Venezuela: ‘Being a journalist is not a crime’The US State Department has demanded the immediate release of an American journalist detained in Venezuela after it was reported on Wednesday the country’s counter-intelligence agency arrested the freelance reporter. Cody Weddle was reportedly obtained by Venezuela authorities during a raid at his home in Caracas this week. The journalist, who produced freelance coverage on the political crisis under Nicolas Maduro for publications like the Daily Telegraph, Miami Herald and ABC News, had not been reached since 8am on Wednesday morning, according to a Venezuela press workers’ union.



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Journalists detained for hours after showing Nicolas Maduro images of poverty in Venezuela

Journalists detained for hours after showing Nicolas Maduro images of poverty in VenezuelaA crew from US-based television network Univision said it was detained for more than two hours in Venezuela after offending President Nicolas Maduro during an interview by asking questions about poverty and his legitimacy to govern. Maduro "disliked the questions in the interview and stopped the recording, confiscated the equipment and detained the six journalists," said Univision, one of the biggest Spanish-language TV networks in the United States. "The crew of six Univision Noticias journalists headed by Jorge Ramos was released after being held at the Miraflores Palace for nearly three hours on the orders of Nicolas Maduro," the network added. Ramos told Univision that the entire team had later arrived back at their hotel. The journalist said he had showed Maduro footage of children sifting through garbage for something to eat and that Maduro halted the interview and left. Jorge Ramos said Maduro 'disliked the questions' after he showed the president a video of people scavenging from the back of a rubbish truck "I had asked him if he was a president or a dictator, because millions of Venezuelans do not consider him the legitimate president," Ramos said. Ramos said he had brought up opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido's charges that Maduro has effectively usurped power because, Guaido argues, Maduro won re-election last year through fraud. "We were detained, there is no other word for it, for nearly three hours" at Maduro's presidential palace, Ramos told reporters. He said he and his team hope to get their equipment back and fly to Miami Tuesday. Guaido tweeted about the incident with Ramos, saying Maduro's "desperation is greater every day. He could not answer his questions." The US State Department earlier said it had been notified that Ramos and his team were being held against their will at the Miraflores. "We insist on their immediate release; the world is watching," it tweeted.



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More than 100 separatists detained in Kashmir in pre-election crackdown

More than 100 separatists detained in Kashmir in pre-election crackdownOn Saturday there were increasing signs that the military clampdown in Indian-controlled Kashmir and the government’s threats against Pakistan were prompting panic buying of fuel, medicines and food. Mohammad Amin Rather, owner of A-Z grocery Store in the Rajagh area of Srinagar, said: “People are buying rice, edible oil, pulses, eggs and other essentials in bulk. “People in the valley, especially the cities and towns, are taking everything said or done as a sign that some big trouble is just around the corner,” said Omar Abdullah, a former chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir.



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Australian detained in China receives consular visit: official

Australian detained in China receives consular visit: officialThe Australian embassy in Beijing was on Friday granted consular access to Australian national Yang Jun, who is detained in China on national security grounds. “Access to Mr Yang was provided in accordance with our bilateral consular agreement with China,” the statement said. The Chinese-Australian author and democracy advocate, whose pen name is Yang Hengjun, was detained shortly after he made a rare return to China from the United States last week.



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Detained Nissan's ex-chair Ghosn recovers from fever

Detained Nissan's ex-chair Ghosn recovers from feverTOKYO (AP) — Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn has recovered from a fever, his lawyer Motonari Ohtsuru said Friday as the 64-year-old executive's latest detention period was set to expire.



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Canadian officials allowed second visit to man detained in China

Canadian officials allowed second visit to man detained in ChinaCanadian diplomats in China on Thursday held their second meeting with one of two citizens who were detained last month after the arrest of a senior Chinese executive in Vancouver, the Canadian foreign ministry said. “Today, Canadian consular officials in China visited with Michael Kovrig,” the ministry said in a statement that provided no further details. Officials met Michael Spavor, the other man, on Tuesday.



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Britain cautions Russia not to use detained ex-U.S. Marine as pawn

Britain cautions Russia not to use detained ex-U.S. Marine as pawnPaul Whelan was arrested by Russia’s Federal Security Service on Dec. 28. “Individuals should not be used as pawns of diplomatic leverage,” British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said. “We are extremely worried about Paul Whelan.



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