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Components of SSC-8/9M729 cruise missile system are on display during a news briefing, organized by Russian defence and foreign ministries, at Patriot Expocentre near Moscow, Russia January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russia showed foreign military attaches on Wednesday a new cruise missile that the United States says breaches a landmark arms control pact, billing it as an exercise in transparency it hoped would persuade Washington to stay in the treaty.

Brexit31 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: An anti-Brexit protester is seen outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo

An attempt by British lawmakers to prevent a no-deal Brexit was gaining momentum on Wednesday after the opposition Labour Party said it was highly likely to throw its parliamentary weight behind the bid.

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FILE PHOTO: South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-Wha attends a news conference after the ASEM leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

A planned second summit next month between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un must "deliver concrete results on denuclearization", South Korea's top diplomat said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Migrants are seen on board a fiberglass boat in the Mediterranean Sea, off the Libyan Coast, August 12, 2018.  REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File Photo

Germany said on Wednesday it was pushing for a solution to disputes over the distribution of migrants rescued at sea so Europe's naval security mission can continue beyond March.

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FILE PHOTO: Barricades burn as rain falls during protests in Harare, Zimbabwe January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised action in response to a crackdown by security forces on anti-government protesters following a hike in the price of fuel.

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Nominated Latvia's Prime Minister's candidate Krisjanis Karins presents his cabinet to the Parliament before its vote in Riga, Latvia January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Latvia's parliament on Wednesday backed a new government under Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins of the centre-right New Unity party, ending months of political deadlock following October's election.

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Soccer Football - Cardiff City - Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Britain - January 23, 2019   General view of tributes left outside the stadium for Emiliano Sala  REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

Hopes of finding soccer star Emiliano Sala alive were fading on Wednesday, as a recording emerged of a fearful voice message he apparently sent from his stricken plane before it disappeared over the English Channel.

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Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova listens during the annual news conference of the Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (not pictured) in Moscow, Russia January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russia said on Wednesday that Israel should stop carrying out what Moscow called arbitrary air strikes on Syria, days after the Israeli air force targeted what Israel said were Iranian forces there.

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FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan National Guards stand guard during clashes with opposition supporters at a rally to demand a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, May 18, 2016.   REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Buoyed by a telegenic new congressional chief, Venezuela's opposition is daring to hope that President Nicolas Maduro's days in office could be numbered, but the unpopular leader's bedrock base - the armed forces - shows few signs of erosion.

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Afghan men stand in front of a collapsed building of a military base after a car bomb attack in Maidan Wardak, Afghanistan, January 21, 2019.  REUTERS/Stringer

Afghanistan's main spy agency said on Wednesday it had killed the Taliban commander behind a deadly attack on one of its bases this week, and vowed to hunt down and kill all the rest of those involved.

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Sudanese demonstrators burn tyres as they participate in anti-government protests in Omdurman, Khartoum, Sudan January 20, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that private Russian companies were training the army in Sudan, confirming for the first time their presence in a country shaken by protests against its president, a close Russian ally.

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Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, Venezuela January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Venezuelans prepared for a major march on Wednesday after dozens of violent protests overnight, as the opposition sought to force President Nicolas Maduro from office amid global criticism of the socialist leader.

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Juan Guaido, President of the Venezuela's National Assembly, attends a session in Caracas, Venezuela January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

U.S. President Donald Trump could recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's legitimate president as soon as Wednesday, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018.  Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS

Ireland's government came under further pressure on Wednesday to explain how its border with British-run Northern Ireland would be managed if Britain leaves the European Union without a withdrawal agreement in March.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a session at the Parliament, in London, Britain, January 23, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Wednesday he was not aware of any discussions about suspending parliament after the idea was suggested by a prominent eurosceptic politician should lawmakers try to block Brexit.

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FILE PHOTO: Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani attends the Arab Economic and Social Development summit meeting in Beirut, Lebanon January 20, 2019. REUTERS/Aziz Taher/File Photo

The ruler of Qatar offered support for Sudan's "unity and stability" on Wednesday at a meeting with President Omar al-Bashir on his first foreign visit in more than a month of protests against him, a statement said.

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Sudan's oil minister, Azhari Abdel Qader is seen during a ceremony marking the restarting of crude oil pumping at the Unity oil fields in South Sudan, January 21, 2019.  REUTERS/Samir Bol

Sudan, rocked by anti-government protests for over a month, has received economic assistance from the United Arab Emirates and accepted offers of support from Russia and Turkey, Oil Minister Azhari Abdel Qader said on Wednesday.

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People walk inside the premises of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters in New Delhi, India, December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party could be crushed by an opposition alliance in the country’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh in a general election, which is due by May, according to an opinion poll released on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the Congolese main opposition party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, gestures to supporters at party headquarters in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 10, 2019. REUTERS/Olivia Acland/File Photo

The United States on Wednesday welcomed a top Congolese court's certification of Felix Tshisekedi as the new president of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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A French court on Wednesday refused an appeal by Chile to extradite a longtime fugitive leftist guerilla who had escaped prison after being convicted for killing an ally of ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet, spurring an immediate rebuke from Chile.

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Components of SSC-8/9M729 cruise missile system are on display during a news briefing, organized by Russian defence and foreign ministries, at Patriot Expocentre near Moscow, Russia January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russia showed foreign military attaches on Wednesday a new cruise missile that the United States says breaches a landmark arms control pact, billing it as an exercise in transparency it hoped would persuade Washington to stay in the treaty.

Brexit31 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: An anti-Brexit protester is seen outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo

An attempt by British lawmakers to prevent a no-deal Brexit was gaining momentum on Wednesday after the opposition Labour Party said it was highly likely to throw its parliamentary weight behind the bid.

News from the 2019 World Economic Forum33 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-Wha attends a news conference after the ASEM leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

A planned second summit next month between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un must "deliver concrete results on denuclearization", South Korea's top diplomat said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Migrants are seen on board a fiberglass boat in the Mediterranean Sea, off the Libyan Coast, August 12, 2018.  REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File Photo

Germany said on Wednesday it was pushing for a solution to disputes over the distribution of migrants rescued at sea so Europe's naval security mission can continue beyond March.

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FILE PHOTO: Barricades burn as rain falls during protests in Harare, Zimbabwe January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised action in response to a crackdown by security forces on anti-government protesters following a hike in the price of fuel.

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Nominated Latvia's Prime Minister's candidate Krisjanis Karins presents his cabinet to the Parliament before its vote in Riga, Latvia January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Latvia's parliament on Wednesday backed a new government under Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins of the centre-right New Unity party, ending months of political deadlock following October's election.

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Soccer Football - Cardiff City - Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Britain - January 23, 2019   General view of tributes left outside the stadium for Emiliano Sala  REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

Hopes of finding soccer star Emiliano Sala alive were fading on Wednesday, as a recording emerged of a fearful voice message he apparently sent from his stricken plane before it disappeared over the English Channel.

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Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova listens during the annual news conference of the Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (not pictured) in Moscow, Russia January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russia said on Wednesday that Israel should stop carrying out what Moscow called arbitrary air strikes on Syria, days after the Israeli air force targeted what Israel said were Iranian forces there.

World News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan National Guards stand guard during clashes with opposition supporters at a rally to demand a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, May 18, 2016.   REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Buoyed by a telegenic new congressional chief, Venezuela's opposition is daring to hope that President Nicolas Maduro's days in office could be numbered, but the unpopular leader's bedrock base - the armed forces - shows few signs of erosion.

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Afghan men stand in front of a collapsed building of a military base after a car bomb attack in Maidan Wardak, Afghanistan, January 21, 2019.  REUTERS/Stringer

Afghanistan's main spy agency said on Wednesday it had killed the Taliban commander behind a deadly attack on one of its bases this week, and vowed to hunt down and kill all the rest of those involved.

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Sudanese demonstrators burn tyres as they participate in anti-government protests in Omdurman, Khartoum, Sudan January 20, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that private Russian companies were training the army in Sudan, confirming for the first time their presence in a country shaken by protests against its president, a close Russian ally.

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Opposition supporters take part in a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, Venezuela January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Venezuelans prepared for a major march on Wednesday after dozens of violent protests overnight, as the opposition sought to force President Nicolas Maduro from office amid global criticism of the socialist leader.

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Juan Guaido, President of the Venezuela's National Assembly, attends a session in Caracas, Venezuela January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

U.S. President Donald Trump could recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's legitimate president as soon as Wednesday, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018.  Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS

Ireland's government came under further pressure on Wednesday to explain how its border with British-run Northern Ireland would be managed if Britain leaves the European Union without a withdrawal agreement in March.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a session at the Parliament, in London, Britain, January 23, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Wednesday he was not aware of any discussions about suspending parliament after the idea was suggested by a prominent eurosceptic politician should lawmakers try to block Brexit.

World News35 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani attends the Arab Economic and Social Development summit meeting in Beirut, Lebanon January 20, 2019. REUTERS/Aziz Taher/File Photo

The ruler of Qatar offered support for Sudan's "unity and stability" on Wednesday at a meeting with President Omar al-Bashir on his first foreign visit in more than a month of protests against him, a statement said.

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Sudan's oil minister, Azhari Abdel Qader is seen during a ceremony marking the restarting of crude oil pumping at the Unity oil fields in South Sudan, January 21, 2019.  REUTERS/Samir Bol

Sudan, rocked by anti-government protests for over a month, has received economic assistance from the United Arab Emirates and accepted offers of support from Russia and Turkey, Oil Minister Azhari Abdel Qader said on Wednesday.

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People walk inside the premises of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters in New Delhi, India, December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party could be crushed by an opposition alliance in the country’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh in a general election, which is due by May, according to an opinion poll released on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the Congolese main opposition party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, gestures to supporters at party headquarters in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 10, 2019. REUTERS/Olivia Acland/File Photo

The United States on Wednesday welcomed a top Congolese court's certification of Felix Tshisekedi as the new president of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

World Newsan hour ago

A French court on Wednesday refused an appeal by Chile to extradite a longtime fugitive leftist guerilla who had escaped prison after being convicted for killing an ally of ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet, spurring an immediate rebuke from Chile.

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