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Pakistan Court Orders Release of Former PM Nawaz on Bail

A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, suspending their prison sentences for corruption pending an appeal hearing, his lawyer said.

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French Senators Grill Assault-Accused Macron Aide

French senators on Wednesday grilled President Emmanuel Macron's disgraced former security aide Alexandre Benalla over an assault scandal that tarnished Emmanuel Macron's reputation.

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Russia Election Chief Recommends Invalidating 'Rigged' Vote

Russia's election commission on Wednesday recommended invalidating the results of a key regional poll, a highly unusual move triggered by claims of blatant vote-rigging in favor of a Kremlin-backed candidate.

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Turkey Cuts Investment Criteria for Foreigners Seeking Citizenship

Turkey on Wednesday made it easier for foreigners to become Turkish citizens by cutting the financial and investment criteria required for citizenship, according to a decree from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Car Hits Pedestrians Outside UK Mosque in Suspected Hate Crime

Police in London launched an investigation Wednesday into a possible hate crime after a car hit a crowd outside a mosque, injuring three people.

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China Denies Meddling in US Midterm Elections

China on Wednesday denied US President Donald Trump's claims that it was meddling in the US midterm elections by taking aim at his political base in their escalating trade war. 

The comments came after Trump wrote a combative series of tweets on Tuesday claiming that Beijing's retaliatory import duties on US goods were seeking to influence knife-edge midterm congressional elections.

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Turkey Keeps 24 Workers in Jail over Istanbul Airport Protests

A Turkish court on Wednesday ordered 24 workers and union activists to stay in jail after they were detained in a mass crackdown over protests on working conditions at Istanbul's giant new airport.

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Rights Group Documents Fresh S.Sudan 'War Crimes'

A rights group on Wednesday accused the government of South Sudan and its allied militias of carrying out "war crimes" of "staggering brutality" during an offensive earlier this year.

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EU Summit to Defuse Migrant Tension, Set Brexit Countdown

European leaders will gather Wednesday for a summit to put summer tensions over migration behind them and to set up the last stretch of talks for a Brexit deal.

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N. Korea's Kim to Visit Seoul, Shut Missile Site

North Korea's Kim Jong Un agreed to make a historic visit to Seoul soon and close a missile testing site in front of international inspectors at a summit with the South's President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang Wednesday.

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