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Reports: Trump Ready to Signing Border Deal, Averting Shutdown

President Donald Trump is ready to sign a border security funding deal, despite failing to get anywhere close to the money he sought for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, U.S. media reported Wednesday.

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Spanish PM to Announce Decision on Early Polls on Friday

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will announce Friday whether he will call an early general election, the government said, after right-wing and Catalan separatist lawmakers rejected his draft 2019 budget.

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Iran's Supreme Leader Says any Talks with US Can Only 'Harm'

Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday that any negotiations with the U.S. "will bring nothing but material and spiritual harm" in remarks just ahead of an American-led meeting on the Mideast in Warsaw that's expected to largely focus on the Islamic Republic.

The comments from Ayatollah Ali Khamenei were part of a seven-page statement read out word-for-word on Iranian state television and heavily promoted in the run-up to its release. They also come two days after Iran marked the 40th anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington.

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Washington to Send More Troops to Poland, Says U.S. Ambassador

The United States plans to expand its troop presence in Poland beyond the current 4,000-strong contingent deployed to counter a resurgent Russia, Washington's ambassador to Warsaw said on Wednesday ahead of a high-profile security conference.

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Trudeau Government in Crisis after Canada Minister's Resignation

A Canadian minister's sudden resignation on Tuesday turned vague allegations of interference in the criminal prosecution of an engineering giant into a deepening political crisis for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals.

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U.S. Fails to Halt Iran Bid to Free Frozen Billions

An international court Wednesday ruled Iran can proceed with a bid to unfreeze assets in the United States, rejecting Washington's claims the case must be halted because of Tehran's alleged support for international terrorism.

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Brazil's Out-of-Action President Tries to Stay in Control

Brazil is going through a rudderless period as President Jair Bolsonaro lies in a hospital bed following stomach surgery, with high-priority political issues such as pension reform on the backburner until he recovers, analysts and observers say.

The limbo, which has lasted more than two weeks, might finally be coming to an end this week, according to reports. 

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Thai Election Commission Moves to Dissolve Party Linked to Princess

Thailand's Election Commission said Wednesday it will ask the constitutional court to dissolve a party that put forward a princess as a prime ministerial candidate, days after the king rebuked the move in a stern royal command.

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Venezuela's Guaido Announces Aid Will Enter on February 23

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido announced on Tuesday that desperately-needed humanitarian aid would be brought into the country on February 23, despite opposition from President Nicolas Maduro.

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'Little to No Change' in N. Korean Capabilities, Says U.S. General

The commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Tuesday that he had seen "little to no verifiable change" in North Korea's military capabilities. 

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