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Britain Insists Brexit Talks are Not a 'Sham'

British and European customs experts met for technical talks on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted his quest to renegotiate the terms of Brexit is not a sham.

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Di Maio is Italy's New Foreign Minister, Gualtieri Gets Finance Portfolio

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday named Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio as foreign minister and Roberto Gualtieri as finance minister in a new crisis-busting government.

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Bolsonaro Accuses U.N. Rights Chief of Macron-Style 'Interference' 

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet of meddling in Brazil's affairs "along the lines" of French President Emmanuel Macron.

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New Italy Govt. Leans Left after Populist Downfall

Italy's new coalition government will be sworn in on Thursday, drawing a line under a crisis sparked by the far right with a more moderate and pro-European line-up.

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Seven Crew Members from Tanker Seized by Iran to Be Released

Seven crew members of a Swedish-owned tanker seized by Iran in July will be released, the chief executive of Stena Bulk that owns the tanker said Wednesday.

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Judge Rules Johnson's Suspension of UK Parliament Lawful

A British judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament in a move that will provide some respite for the beleaguered prime minister.

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Indian 'Citizenship' List Causes Anger, Confusion

After living in India all his life, father-of-two Gokul Chandra Saha woke up last weekend to learn he was among almost two million people in the religiously diverse state of Assam that the government had suddenly deemed to be foreigners.

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Iran Set to Make New Cut in Nuclear Commitments

President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will announce a new step in scaling back its nuclear commitments by Thursday despite a diplomatic push for relief from US sanctions.

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Iran Says to Stick to Nuclear Deal for $15 bn Oil Credit

Iran said Wednesday it will resume full compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal if it can sell its oil or get a $15-billion credit line guaranteed by future crude sales.

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Bahamas Toll Rises to Seven as Hurricane Dorian Crawls along US Coast

Weakening slightly but still packing a powerful punch, Hurricane Dorian churned along the southeastern coast of the United States on Tuesday as the storm's death toll in the Bahamas rose to seven.

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