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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

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, while hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans poured onto the streets to demand an end to the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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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

The Trump administration ratcheted up pressure on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday, announcing U.S. recognition of the country's opposition leader as interim president and signaling potential new sanctions against its vital oil sector.

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An EU flag gets in the face of two bystanders outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

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

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with China's President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The two most powerful men in the world are not in Davos this year, but they remain impossible to escape.

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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.

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FILE PHOTO: Charlotte Knobloch, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany addresses a news conference in Berlin October 24, 2006. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Lawmakers from the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) walked out of the Bavarian parliament on Wednesday after a Jewish community leader accused the party during a speech to commemorate the Holocaust of playing down Nazi crimes.

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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

Rescuers said there was almost no chance of Premier League soccer player Emiliano Sala being found alive after 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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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia January 23, 2019. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday after which the Russian leader said the two men had discussed how they planned to stabilize the situation in Syria's Idlib province.

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The countries overseeing the long-stalled peace talks between Colombia's government and longtime ELN insurgency were divided on Wednesday over Havana's refusal to extradite 10 rebel leaders following a bomb attack in Bogota last week that killed 21 people.

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FILE PHOTO: A woman cries during the funeral of a child, suspected of dying from Ebola, next to the coffin in Beni, North Kivu Province of Democratic Republic of Congo, December 17, 2018.   REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/File Photo

Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday confirmed 14 new cases of Ebola virus in its eastern borderlands, the largest one-day increase since the current outbreak was declared in August.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to step aside and urged the country's military to support efforts to restore democracy.

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Canada plans to recognize Juan Guaido, head of Venezuela's opposition, as the country's new interim president, a Canadian government official said on Wednesday.

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Turkey and Russia don't have any disagreements about a planned safe zone in northern Syria, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told a joint news conference with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.

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A hawker carries mannequins past graffiti in Mbare township, Harare, Zimbabwe, January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Soldiers beat people overnight on the streets of Zimbabwe's capital and its second city, Bulawayo, residents said, hours after President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to investigate a security service crackdown on anti-government protesters.

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Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly, reacts during 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

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday recognized Juan Guaido, the head of Venezuela’s opposition, as the country’s interim president, ratcheting up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro.

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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

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party could lose a quarter of its seats in India's parliament with an electoral wipeout in the most populous state, if the Congress Party were to join an opposition alliance there, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Juan Guaido, President of the Venezuelan National Assembly and lawmaker of the opposition party Popular Will (Voluntad Popular), greets supporters during a gathering in La Guaira, Venezuela January 13, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido took an oath swearing himself in as the South American country's interim president on Wednesday, as hundreds of thousands marched to demand the end of socialist President Nicolas Maduro's government.

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Hadi Haig, the head of the Yemeni Government delegation, attends a meeting to discuss prisoner swap deal between the Yemeni government and Houthi movement in Amman, Jordan January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Yemen's warring parties are expected to agree the terms of a prisoner swap in about 10 days, a representative of the internationally recognized government said on Wednesday, as part of efforts to build confidence in slow-moving peace talks.

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday she had urged Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko to proceed with reforms quicker, while reiterating that the International Monetary Fund was ready to continue supporting Ukraine.

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Iranian asylum seeker Fardin Gholami poses for a photograph in Liverpool, Britain January 14, 2019. Picture taken January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Yates

The traffickers told Fardin Gholami that a fishing boat would take him from France to England at midnight, but when he and five other Iranian asylum seekers got to the beach, all they found was an inflatable dinghy with nobody to sail it.

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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

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, while hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans poured onto the streets to demand an end to the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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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

The Trump administration ratcheted up pressure on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday, announcing U.S. recognition of the country's opposition leader as interim president and signaling potential new sanctions against its vital oil sector.

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An EU flag gets in the face of two bystanders outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

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

News from the 2019 World Economic Forumin 3 hours

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with China's President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The two most powerful men in the world are not in Davos this year, but they remain impossible to escape.

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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.

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FILE PHOTO: Charlotte Knobloch, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany addresses a news conference in Berlin October 24, 2006. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Lawmakers from the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) walked out of the Bavarian parliament on Wednesday after a Jewish community leader accused the party during a speech to commemorate the Holocaust of playing down Nazi crimes.

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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

Rescuers said there was almost no chance of Premier League soccer player Emiliano Sala being found alive after 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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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia January 23, 2019. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday after which the Russian leader said the two men had discussed how they planned to stabilize the situation in Syria's Idlib province.

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The countries overseeing the long-stalled peace talks between Colombia's government and longtime ELN insurgency were divided on Wednesday over Havana's refusal to extradite 10 rebel leaders following a bomb attack in Bogota last week that killed 21 people.

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FILE PHOTO: A woman cries during the funeral of a child, suspected of dying from Ebola, next to the coffin in Beni, North Kivu Province of Democratic Republic of Congo, December 17, 2018.   REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/File Photo

Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday confirmed 14 new cases of Ebola virus in its eastern borderlands, the largest one-day increase since the current outbreak was declared in August.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to step aside and urged the country's military to support efforts to restore democracy.

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Canada plans to recognize Juan Guaido, head of Venezuela's opposition, as the country's new interim president, a Canadian government official said on Wednesday.

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Turkey and Russia don't have any disagreements about a planned safe zone in northern Syria, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told a joint news conference with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.

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A hawker carries mannequins past graffiti in Mbare township, Harare, Zimbabwe, January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Soldiers beat people overnight on the streets of Zimbabwe's capital and its second city, Bulawayo, residents said, hours after President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to investigate a security service crackdown on anti-government protesters.

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Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly, reacts during 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

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday recognized Juan Guaido, the head of Venezuela’s opposition, as the country’s interim president, ratcheting up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro.

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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

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party could lose a quarter of its seats in India's parliament with an electoral wipeout in the most populous state, if the Congress Party were to join an opposition alliance there, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Juan Guaido, President of the Venezuelan National Assembly and lawmaker of the opposition party Popular Will (Voluntad Popular), greets supporters during a gathering in La Guaira, Venezuela January 13, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido took an oath swearing himself in as the South American country's interim president on Wednesday, as hundreds of thousands marched to demand the end of socialist President Nicolas Maduro's government.

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Hadi Haig, the head of the Yemeni Government delegation, attends a meeting to discuss prisoner swap deal between the Yemeni government and Houthi movement in Amman, Jordan January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Yemen's warring parties are expected to agree the terms of a prisoner swap in about 10 days, a representative of the internationally recognized government said on Wednesday, as part of efforts to build confidence in slow-moving peace talks.

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday she had urged Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko to proceed with reforms quicker, while reiterating that the International Monetary Fund was ready to continue supporting Ukraine.

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Iranian asylum seeker Fardin Gholami poses for a photograph in Liverpool, Britain January 14, 2019. Picture taken January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Yates

The traffickers told Fardin Gholami that a fishing boat would take him from France to England at midnight, but when he and five other Iranian asylum seekers got to the beach, all they found was an inflatable dinghy with nobody to sail it.

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