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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolás Maduro said Wednesday he's appointed a team of specialists to consider whether the price of the world's cheapest gasoline in Venezuela should rise for drivers in the crisis-stricken nation.

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SAO PAULO (AP) — Surrounded by boxes, a pile of rice packages and mattresses, José Ávila Saavedra sat on the floor with a thousand-yard stare Wednesday. For two weeks he has lived inside Sao Paulo's international airport, his life one interminable layover.

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has sentenced an American to life in prison on charges of sexually exploiting Filipino children using webcams to sell videos, photos and livestreams to buyers abroad, an official said Wednesday.

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, a notorious underworld figure who is on the FBI’s most wanted list for the murder of a federal agent over three decades ago, said in a legal appeal that he has no money, is too old to work and has no pension.

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. authorities filed charges Wednesday against a former Venezuelan lawmaker linked with President Nicolás Maduro accusing him of narco-terrorism and weapons crimes.

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian judge ruled Wednesday the U.S. extradition case against a senior Huawei executive can proceed to the next stage, a decision that is expected to further harm relations between China and Canada.

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Just hours after Mexican health officials reported record numbers of deaths and new coronavirus infections, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he will resume his travel schedule next week, flying commercial to the beach destination of Cancun.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Judicial authorities in Belgium and France on Wednesday announced the arrests of 26 people suspected of taking part in a human trafficking network involved in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in a refrigerated truck's container in Britain last year.

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DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Fire swept through a through a unit of a hospital in an upscale area of the Bangladeshi capital to treat people infected with the coronavirus, killing five people, an official said Wednesday.

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg lashed out at authorities in the Danish capital on Wednesday because Copenhagen has for the last six years pumped large amounts of wastewater into the strait separating Sweden and Denmark.

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Federal Police on Wednesday executed more than two dozen searches and seizure warrants in six states as part of an investigation into a network that allegedly spread defamatory fake news and threats against Supreme Court justices.

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MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian lawmaker on Wednesday strongly rejected the U.S. military's claim that Russia has deployed fighter jets to Libya to support east-based forces in their offensive on the capital, Tripoli.

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's newly elected parliament convened on Wednesday, dominated by conservative lawmakers and under strict social distancing regulations, as the country struggles to curb the spread of the coronavirus that has hit the nation hard.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances approved a revised fiscal plan on Wednesday that temporarily suspends all budget cuts and anticipates the island’s projected surplus could plunge by 65% as it warned the government is unable to pay curr…

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GENEVA (AP) — Bashar Ali Naim used to work in a perfume and accessories store in Baghdad, earning $480 per week on average. About three months ago, the coronavirus outbreak swept into Iraq, and the 28-year-old father of two has been out of work ever since.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — He named names of police investigators and prosecutors. He accused them of using “Soviet style” extortion to turn witnesses against him. He even claimed that elderly Holocaust survivors were on his side, sympathizing with his plight.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union proposed a 750 billion-euro ($825 billion) recovery fund to help countries weather a painful recession triggered by the coronavirus and sought Wednesday to bridge divisions over the conditions that should be attached for access to the money.

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LONDON (AP) — After two months of lockdown and more than 37,000 coronavirus deaths, Britain on Wednesday finally rolled out a countrywide “test and trace” program -- an enormous undertaking meant to help isolate the virus and return the country to some sense of normality.

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MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani troops shot down a small Indian spy drone as it flew into the country's airspace over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir on Wednesday, the military said.

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Stockholm (AP) — A group of Copenhagen residents sued the Danish government Wednesday over legislation that authorized dismantling neighborhoods designated as “ghettos," arguing that the measures discriminate on the basis of ethnicity and should be overturned in court.

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MOSCOW (AP) — The strongman leader of Russia's province of Chechnya went live on Instagram Wednesday to insist that he was feeling well, in an apparent attempt to dispel media reports about his hospitalization with COVID-19.

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Judas trees must be blooming these days out at the Gulghendi Hills, their purple flowers bursting gloriously all over the green slopes. They hold a festival there every year, where musicians play and families fly kites.

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LONDON (AP) — The U.K.'s chief negotiator with the European Union said Wednesday it's looking increasingly unlikely the two sides will agree — as hoped — on the terms of access to each other’s waters by the end of next month.

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