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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, declaring there was no turning back and ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc's cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown. | Video

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Face of anti-Kremlin protests is the son of a Putin ally

MOSCOW Russian high school student Roman Shingarkin had some explaining to do when he got home after becoming one of the faces of anti-Kremlin protests at the weekend. His father is a former member of parliament who supports President Vladimir Putin.

Russia 3:10pm EDT

Nearly 150 migrants feared dead after boat sinks, sole survivor says

ROME A rubber boat packed with migrants sank in the Mediterranean and the presumed sole survivor - a 16-year-old Gambian boy - told rescuers he believed all other passengers drowned, the International Migration Organization (IOM) said on Wednesday.

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Rattled by Trump, Arab leaders renew call for Palestinian state

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

1:52pm EDT

Syrian opposition, Russia discuss reinforcing ceasefire

GENEVA The Syrian opposition and a senior Russian diplomat agreed on Wednesday that Syria's fragile ceasefire needed to be shored up amid growing violations in the multi-sided civil war.

Russia, Syria 11:55am EDT

French Socialist candidate livid as ex-PM Valls defects to Macron

PARIS Former Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday he would vote for Emmanuel Macron in France's presidential election, becoming the biggest Socialist Party name to turn his back on its official candidate and support the centrist instead. | Video

France 4:25pm EDT

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