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Ukraine's Zelensky under Fire over Top Appointment

Ukraine's new president Volodymyr Zelensky came under fire Wednesday, just days after taking office, for appointing a chief of staff with links to a controversial oligarch.

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Turkey Court Rejects Appeal for Protest-Linked Businessman

Turkey's highest court on Wednesday rejected an appeal to end the pre-trial detention of prominent businessman Osman Kavala, accused of links to anti-government protests, state media reported.

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4 Dead as Afghan Forces Fire Rocket on Explosives-Packed Humvee

At least four people were killed and more than a dozen injured when Afghan security forces fired a rocket on a Humvee stolen by the Taliban and packed with explosives, officials said Wednesday.

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Ex-Minister among Five Killed in Mogadishu Car Bomb

A former Somali foreign minister was among five killed Wednesday when a car bomb exploded in the capital Mogadishu, according to the country's information minister.

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Trump Attacks Democrat Probes amid Impeachment Talk

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked continuing probes of his presidency by Democratic lawmakers amid an intensifying debate within the opposition party over impeachment.

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Deposed Istanbul Mayor Blasts 'Lies' Used to Annul Election

Istanbul's deposed mayor Ekrem Imamoglu said Wednesday that no one believed the "lies" used to overturn his recent election and called on voters to "correct this great shame" in next month's re-run.

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Opposition Leader Gandhi Says Gloomy Indian Exit Polls 'Fake'

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday dismissed as "fake" exit polls predicting a clear election victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a day before the scheduled release of results.

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Will FAA's Plan for 737 MAX Fly outside U.S.?

Getting Boeing's top-selling 737 MAX back in the skies faces a critical test this week as the company and U.S. regulators each seek to restore their reputations after two deadly crashes.

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Duterte Tightens Grip on Power in Philippine Polls

Allies of President Rodrigo Duterte stormed to a landslide victory in midterm polls, final results showed Wednesday, dissolving a last check on his controversial rule.

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Trump to Visit Ireland on Trip to Europe

Donald Trump will make his first visit to Ireland as US president next month, the White House said on Tuesday.

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