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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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۷٫۶ Magnitude Quake Hits Off New Caledonia Coast, Tsunami Warning Issued – USGS

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC), a powerful underwater earthquake with a magnitude of 7,6 rocked off the east coast of New Caledonia on Wednesday.

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EU’s Climate Chief Calls for Bloc to Go for Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

The European Union’s climate chief on Tuesday called on the bloc to aim for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the most ambitious path in a long-term strategy due to be announced Wednesday.

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Blast kills 22 near north China chemical plant – official

An explosion and fire near a chemical factory left at least 22 people dead and 22 others injured in northern China on Wednesday, authorities said.

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Ukraine’s first ever martial law to come into effect

Thirty days of martial law will take effect in 10 of Ukraine’s 27 regions on Wednesday with President Petro Poroshenko saying it aims to prevent an all-out Russian invasion.

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Tokyo Could File Lawsuit Against Nissan Over Ghosn Embezzlement – Reports

Tokyo’s Public Prosecution Office is considering filing a lawsuit against the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance as a legal body over suspected embezzlement by the CEO of the alliance, local media reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources.

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Juncker to hold firm on Brexit terms, offer close partnership: official

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will say on Wednesday that Britain should not expect EU negotiators to soften demands as they try to conclude a Brexit divorce treaty but he will reaffirm an offer of a close future partnership, a senior EU official said.

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EU plans fines over misuse of voter data to sway polls

The EU executive will propose new fines for misusing voters’ data to sway elections on Wednesday, as it seeks to guard against a repeat of the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal, especially in an EU parliament vote next May.

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Japan PM Abe says arranging visit to China next month

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaking in Vladivostok after meeting Chinese leader Xi Jinping, said on Wednesday they had agreed to work towards an October visit by him to China, the latest sign of warming ties between the Asian rivals.

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Turkey won’t fulfill ‘unlawful requests’ on US pastor case, Erdogan says

Turkey cannot fulfil “unlawful requests” regarding US Pastor Andrew Brunson’s ongoing case, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying by the Hurriyet newspaper early on Wednesday.

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South Korean envoys leave for Pyongyang for summit preparation

South Korean envoys headed to Pyongyang on Wednesday morning to discuss details for the third summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this month.

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Oil dips as U.S. storm threat eases; Iran sanctions loom

Oil prices fell on Wednesday, partly reversing a strong jump from the previous day, as the impact of a tropical storm on U.S. Gulf coast production was not as strong as initially expected.

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US spells out terms of engagement with Pakistan

As the United States and the new Pakistani government prepare for their first face-to-face talks in Islamabad on Wednesday, the Trump administration has made it clear that Pakistan will have to back the US strategy in Afghanistan if it wants good relations with Washington.

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