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'No turning back': PM May triggers 'historic' Brexit

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain's divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, saying there was "no turning back" from a decision pitching her country into the unknown and triggering years of fraught negotiations. | Video

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U.S. envoy to U.N.: Syria's Assad 'hindrance to moving forward'

NEW YORK U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Wednesday that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is a "big hindrance in trying to move forward" to find an end to the country's six-year conflict.

World, United Nations, Syria 9:49am EDT

Vote to repeal U.S. broadband privacy rules sparks interest in VPNs

The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs.

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Engineers repair Syria's Tabqa dam spillways after shelling

TABQA DAM, Syria Spillways at the Tabqa Dam in Syria are working normally after engineers managed to carry out repairs, a local alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias said on Wednesday, despite shelling from Islamic State that temporarily halted their work.

World, Syria 10:04am EDT

China, EU reaffirm climate action after Trump backs away

BEIJING/OSLO Nations led by China and the European Union rallied around a global plan to slow climate change on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

Arab leaders reaffirm support for Palestinian state amid unease over U.S. stance

DEAD SEA, Jordan/AMMAN Arab leaders reaffirmed on Wednesday their commitment to a two-state solution to the decades-long Arab-Israeli conflict amid increased unease over the stance of the United States under the new administration of President Donald Trump.

World, Israel 9:55am EDT
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Police union warns Trump 'sanctuary city' cuts could risk safety

WASHINGTON Leaders of the largest police union in the United States have warned President Donald Trump that he could endanger public safety if he follows through with cuts in federal grants to immigrant "sanctuary cities," the union's director told Reuters after a White House meeting. | Video

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Iraqi forces battle toward landmark Mosul mosque

MOSUL Iraqi special forces and police fought Islamic State militants to edge closer to the al-Nuri mosque in western Mosul on Wednesday, tightening their control around the landmark site in the battle to recapture Iraq's second city, military commanders said.