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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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Oil edges up on looming Iran sanctions, but rising global supply caps market

Oil markets were stable on Wednesday, buoyed by falling supplies from Iran ahead of U.S. sanctions but held in check by rising production outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

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Night market bombing in Philippines kills 2, injures 37

A bomber who killed two people and wounded 37 in the southern Philippines offered fruit to people in hopes of evading suspicion when he abandoned the bag that also contained the bomb, a Philippine military commander said Wednesday.

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Trump loosens limits on when US can deploy cyber weapons

President Donald Trump took steps on Wednesday to loosen limits on when the US government can deploy cyberweapons against adversaries, reversing Obama-era guidelines, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

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Egypt intelligence chief secretly visited Israel for talks on Gaza truce: report

The head of Egyptian intelligence is said to have made a secret visit to Tel Aviv on Wednesday to iron out details of a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas currently under negotiation, according to a report by the London-based Arabic-language Al-Hayat newspaper on Thursday.

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US: Pompeo meets UN envoy for Syria

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Wednesday with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Washington.

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Modi says India will send manned flight into space by 2022

India will send a manned flight into space by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Wednesday as part of India’s independence day celebrations.

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Uproar as politician praises white Australia policy, urges Muslim ban

An Australian politician was widely condemned Wednesday after demanding “a final solution” to immigration and calling for a return to the white Australia policy which favors “European Christians.”

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IDF Confirms Reopening of Kerem Shalom Crossing Into Gaza

The Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza will reopen Wednesday, in accordance with the decision made by the Defense Ministry, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said.

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Israel carries out new strikes on Gaza

The Israeli air force launched waves of strikes on Wednesday and Thursday against up to 150 purported “military targets” in the besieged Palestinian enclave of Gaza. The targets included manufacturing facilities, alleged weapons depots and a five-storey cultural centre in a densely-populated area.

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