Venezuela president scraps UN trip over 'threat to life'??

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday said he had scrapped his plan to take part in the UN General Assembly in New York to "safeguard his physical integrity" after unspecified threats to his "life."

Maduro, just back from a visit to China, said that on a layover in Vancouver he received intelligence on what he said were "two highly serious provocations", which prompted him to scrap his UN trip.