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U.S. to be forced to cut 'hundreds' of diplomatic staff in Russia: Ifx

MOSCOW The United States will be forced to cut hundreds of its embassy staff in Russia, the Interfax news agency quoted a source as saying, after Moscow retaliated on Friday for what it said were proposed illegal U.S. sanctions against it.

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Charlie Gard's parents say hospital denied their 'final wish' for dying son

LONDON The parents of Charlie Gard, a terminally ill baby who a judge ordered should be sent to a hospice to die, said Britain's top pediatric hospital had denied them their final wish to decide the arrangements for their son's death.

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Indonesia drug czar warns methamphetamine seizures tip of iceberg

JAKARTA Indonesia is probably only stopping a fraction of what could be hundreds of tonnes of methamphetamine flooding in from countries such as China, even after a record seizure this month, its anti-narcotics czar said.

Detained Myanmar journalists defiant at 'unlawful association' trial

YANGON Three Myanmar journalists accused of breaking the law by covering an event hosted by a rebel army were defiant as their trial began in the country's northeast on Friday, in a case that has raised concerns about freedom of expression.

Myanmar 7:33am EDT

Vietnam says others should respect its right to drill for South China Sea oil

HANOI Vietnam on Friday said other countries should respect its legitimate right to drill for oil in its waters amid growing tension with China over energy development in the South China Sea.

China, South China Sea 7:44am EDT

Brexit web tangled by spats over when to leave, Irish border

LONDON Britain's progress towards life outside the European Union became more entangled on Friday, with divisions deepening over Northern Ireland's border and even the type of divorce Britain actually wants.

Ireland 8:20am EDT

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