The UK will make it harder for employers to hire overseas staff in an attempt to reduce record immigration by 300,000 a year, a Venezuelan referendum lays claim to two-thirds of neighbouring Guyana, and the White House says the US is set to run out of funds to aid Ukraine by the end of the year. Plus, we get a preview of the new Hot Money season, which dives into the European cocaine trade.

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UK government unveils measures to cut immigration by 300,000 a year

Venezuela says voters back claim to oil-rich swath of Guyana

US funding for Ukraine set to run out by end of the year, White House warns

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