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Russia, EU bristle at proposed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, warn of action

MOSCOW/BRUSSELS Russia warned it was edging closer to retaliation against Washington after the House of Representatives backed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, while the European Union said the move might affect its energy security and it stood ready to act too. | Video

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U.S. says progress with China on North Korea U.N. sanctions, true test is Russia

UNITED NATIONS The United States is making progress in talks with North Korean ally China on imposing new United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest missile test, but Russia's engagement will be the "true test," U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said.

Exclusive: Group of nations urge U.N. Security Council to take action to ensure access for Syrian aid

GENEVA The United States, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and other nations are demanding the U.N. Security Council takes action to ensure aid convoys reach millions of needy Syrians as violence diminishes, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Relatives of Swedish war hero Wallenberg sue Russia's FSB

MOSCOW Relatives of Swedish war hero Raoul Wallenberg filed a lawsuit in a Moscow court on Wednesday against Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), seeking access to uncensored documents which they say could provide clues to Wallenberg's fate.

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French President Macron's popularity ratings drop - poll

PARIS Emmanuel Macron's popularity dropped in July to the lowest rating for a French president two months into his term, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday, in a sign that controversy over spending cuts and tax reform are taking a toll.

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Exclusive: U.N. report accuses Saudi coalition of deadly migrant boat attack off Yemen

UNITED NATIONS U.N. investigators accused a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition of carrying out a deadly March attack on a Somali migrant boat off Yemen and said the alliance had become a cover for some states to avoid individual blame, according to a confidential report seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

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