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Germany steps up economic pressure on Turkey in rights row

BERLIN Germany told its citizens on Thursday to exercise caution if traveling to Turkey and threatened measures that could hinder German investment there, in a sign of growing impatience with a NATO ally after the detention of rights activists. | Video

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Millions heed anti-Maduro shutdown in Venezuela

CARACAS Many Venezuelan streets were barricaded and deserted on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand elections and the scrapping of plans for a new congress they fear will institute dictatorship.

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Few compromises at Brexit talks, minister says UK can survive without deal

BRUSSELS/LONDON The European Union and Britain offered few compromises at their first full round of Brexit talks which ended on Thursday, and the pound fell on worries that British ministers were prepared to walk away without a divorce deal. | Video

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Burundi teenage robotics team goes missing after U.S. contest -police

WASHINGTON Six teenagers from a Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after an international competition in Washington and two of them were seen entering Canada, police said on Thursday.

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Top adviser to Puerto Rico governor resigns, 'in no way pressured'

NEW YORK Elias Sanchez, Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s liaison to Puerto Rico’s financial oversight board who has been criticized over his financial disclosures, resigned on Thursday.

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Libya's eastern forces deny reports of summary executions

BENGHAZI, Libya The Libyan National Army, the main military force in eastern Libya, on Thursday denied accusations that its troops were involved in torture and killing of prisoners after the United Nations urged the LNA to investigate.

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