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Maduro Blasts U.S. for 'Stealing' Billions and Offering 'Crumbs'

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro hit out at the United States on Friday for "stealing" billions of dollars and offering "crumbs" in return as humanitarian aid.

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EU, Germany Reject U.S. Call to Leave Iran Nuclear Deal

Germany and the EU on Friday rejected an appeal by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence for Europeans to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal and isolate Tehran.

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France Probes Sexual Assault Claim against Vatican Envoy

French prosecutors said Friday they were investigating a sexual assault complaint made against the Vatican's envoy to Paris in more unwelcome news for the Catholic church as it looks to turn the page on years of scandal.

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U.S. Struggles to Convince Anti-IS Allies to Secure Syria after It Leaves

Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan struggled Friday to convince skeptical allies in the coalition fighting the Islamic State militia to help secure Syria once American soldiers pull out.

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Trump Hails China's Use of Death Penalty for Drug Dealers

President Donald Trump on Friday praised China's use of capital punishment for drug dealers, suggesting that the United States would deal better with narcotics trafficking if it put offenders to death.

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Pakistan Gets Ready to Woo Saudi Crown Prince

Pakistan was rescheduling flights, blocking-off luxury hotels, and -- according to one report Friday -- collecting 3,500 pigeons and colorful balloons to release during a welcome ceremony for Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Prince Charles to Make First UK Royal Visit to Cuba

Prince Charles will make the first-ever official British royal visit to Cuba in March, his office announced Friday.

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Infantino 'Happy' about Refugee Footballer's Return to Australia

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday expressed joy over refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi's return to Australia after a two-month ordeal saw him jailed in Thailand and threatened with forced return to his native Bahrain. 

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Trump Says Trade with Britain to Increase 'Substantially' Post-Brexit

U.S. trade with Britain will increase "very substantially" post-Brexit,  President Donald Trump predicted on Friday as a deadline looms for that country to leave the European Union.

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Cyprus Legalizes Medical Cannabis

Cypriot legislators on Friday voted to approve the cultivation and use of medical cannabis, joining a growing trend among other European Union nations.

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