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Spanish PM may call snap general election if budget rejected

Spain’s socialist government could be forced to call a snap general election if rightwing parties and Catalan secessionists make good on their threats to reject the national budget in a key vote on Wednesday.

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Amnesty accuses UAE of diverting arms to ‘militias’ in Yemen

Amnesty International accused the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday of diverting arms supplied by Western and other states to “unaccountable militias accused of war crimes” in Yemen, Reuters reports.

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US envoy heads to North Korea to prepare for second Trump-Kim summit

The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will be traveling to Pyongyang on Wednesday to prepare for President Donald Trump’s second summit with leader Kim Jong Un.

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Venezuelan Senior Official Says Guaido Acknowledged Being Under US Govt Pressure

Jorge Rodriguez, Venezuelan vice-president for communications, culture, and tourism, claimed on Sunday that Juan Guaido, who declared himself the country’s interim president on Wednesday, had acknowledged that he was pressured by US politicians.

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US-Turkey talks on Syria intensify ahead of Erdogan’s meeting with Putin

US talks with Turkey over a safe zone in Syria have intensified this week ahead of a highly anticipated trip by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Moscow on Wednesday.

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UN expected to approve larger Yemen operation

The UN Security Council is expected on Wednesday to approve an expanded ceasefire monitoring mission in Hodeidah, to try and ensure Yemen’s warring parties stick to a plan agreed on last month to de-escalate the country’s war.

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The political calculations behind Trump’s Xmas visit to Iraq

Last Wednesday, US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania paid an unannounced visit to the Al Asad Air Base in Iraq and met with American troops.

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Flooding displaces thousands of refugees in northern Syria

Torrential rainfall in Syria displaced thousands of refugees in camps beginning on Wednesday, according to aid groups.

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Indonesia issues ‘extreme weather’ warning for tsunami-hit coast near Krakatau

Indonesian authorities warned on Wednesday of “extreme weather and high waves” around the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano, urging people to stay away from the coast already devastated by a tsunami that killed more than 400 people.

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Japan Is Resuming Commercial Whaling And Withdrawing From The International Whaling Commission

Japan will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and resume commercial whaling, the country’s government announced Wednesday, in a move that has outraged environmentalists.

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Turkey Stands Firmly Against U.S. Sanctions On Iran

Following Wednesday’s unexpected and dramatic full and “immediate” withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Syria, Turkey has announced it will not play ball on Iran sanctions.

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Tories may initiate leadership challenge procedure against May on Wednesday — UK MP

The parliamentary faction of the Conservative Party may initiate the leadership challenge procedure for UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday amid growing discontent over her Brexit plan, conservative lawmaker Andrew Bridgen has told Sky News.

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‘Aware of atrocities’: Twitter CEO responds to critics of Myanmar tweets

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday said he was “aware of the human rights atrocities and suffering in Myanmar,” responding to criticism over his tweets about his meditation retreat in the country that did not mention the plight of Rohingya Muslims.

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Report: Kim Jong Un unlikely to visit Seoul this year

South Korea’s presidential office concluded that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is not likely to visit Seoul before the end of the year, a government official told South Korean media Wednesday.

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Asian markets track Wall Street rout as confusion and uncertainty reign

Asian markets fell Wednesday following a rout on Wall Street, as investors were bombarded by a “perfect storm” of problems that erased the positivity seen at the start of the week.

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