OpenAI and Meta are on the brink of releasing new artificial intelligence models, police in Ecuador stormed the Mexican embassy to arrest the former vice-president, and big investors are selling US Treasuries and buying European government bonds. Plus, Australia is trying to boost its manufacturing sector to protect against supply chain disruptions.

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