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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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No Flights to or from Belgium Due to Strike on Wednesday

Belgian airspace was to be closed to all flights below 8,000 meters on Wednesday as a national strike threatened to bring the European country to a standstill. 

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Venezuela's Food Crisis Hits Kids Hard

Yemilay Olivar trudged nearly 10 miles in worn-out shoes to bring her malnourished baby to the hospital, and left another six hungry kids at home.

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Turkey Detains More than 700 over Alleged Links to Coup Bid

Turkish authorities detained 729 people in nationwide raids Tuesday over alleged links to a group blamed for a failed coup in 2016, the Ankara public prosecutor's office said.

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Catalan Separatists' Rebellion Trial Starts in Madrid

Catalan separatist leaders accused of rebellion for trying to make their region independent from Spain launched their defense on Tuesday at the start of a long-awaited trial.

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Trump Mulls Border Wall Deal Ending Threat to Government

U.S. lawmakers reached a preliminary deal to provide some funding for President Donald Trump's Mexico border wall but waited Tuesday to see if he accepts the compromise and cancels a threatened government shutdown.

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