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Study: Over 5 Million People Could Flee Venezuela by Year's End

The crisis in Venezuela could have displaced more than five million people by the end of this year if there is no letup in the country's crisis, a report said Friday, comparing the flow with that of Afghanistan and Syria.

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EU Makes Counter-Offer as Brexit Pressure Rises

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Friday proposed that Britain could leave the bloc's customs union after the divorce though the offer would not include Northern Ireland which will anger London.

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Istanbul Police Fire Tear Gas at Banned Women's Day Rally

Istanbul police on Friday fired tear gas at thousands of women who took to the city's central avenue on International Women's Day despite a police ban.

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Chelsea Manning Jailed for Refusal to Testify in WikiLeaks Case

Chelsea Manning, who spent more than three years in prison for leaking U.S. military secrets to WikiLeaks, was jailed again Friday for refusing to testify in a grand jury investigation targeting the anti-secrecy group.

U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton ordered Manning to be held not as punishment but to force her testimony in the secret case, according to a spokesman for the U.S. attorney in the Alexandria, Virginia federal court.

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U.S. Positive on N. Korea Denuclearization despite 'Operational' Rocket Site

The U.S. still believes the "fully verified denuclearization" of North Korea is possible by the end of President Donald Trump's "first term," a senior official said Thursday, despite warnings a key rocket launch site appears to have resumed operations.

The specialized website 38 North and the Center for Strategic and International Studies used commercial satellite imagery to track construction at the site -- which they said began before last week's aborted summit in Hanoi between Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

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U.S. Urges U.N. to Bring Back Restrictions on Iran over Missiles

The United States on Thursday accused Iran of carrying out three missile-related launches in defiance of U.N. resolutions and urged the Security Council to "bring back tougher international restrictions" against Tehran.

In a letter to the council seen by AFP, U.S. acting Ambassador Jonathan Cohen warned Iran's activities were destabilizing the entire Middle East and risk triggering an arms race. 

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UK PM May Seeks 'One More Push' from EU on Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May called on the European Union on Friday to make "one more push" to get the Brexit deal over the line in time for the Britain's exit from the bloc in three weeks.

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Taliban Deny Discussing Ceasefire, Afghan Dialogue with U.S.

The Taliban denied on Friday that they were discussing a ceasefire and dialogue with the Kabul government during ongoing talks with the U.S. in Doha, contrary to statements from Washington.

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Thousands March against Duterte on International Women's Day

Thousands of women took to the streets of Manila Friday in protest against President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged misogyny as an exhibition marking International Women's Day exhibited the clothes of Philippine rape victims.

Protesters marched on Malacanang presidential palace chanting against Duterte, who has repeatedly made jokes about rape and said last year that when he was a teenager he indecently "touched" the family maid.

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Democrats Including Ocasio-Cortez Condemn U.S. Strategy on Venezuela

Sixteen Democratic lawmakers, among them rising star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, on Thursday sent a joint letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticizing what they described as "counterproductive" US strategy on crisis-hit Venezuela.

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