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  1. Israel holds back on Trump's Democrat Jews 'disloyalty' remark

    Israeli officials on Wednesday offered a muted response to remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump who said American Jews who vote for the Democratic Party were 'disloyal.'
  2. Nigeria's Buhari assigns cabinet portfolios, appoints new oil minister

    Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari swore members of his cabinet into office on Wednesday, assigning a new minister of state for petroleum in Africa's top producer of crude oil.
  3. Shock in Denmark after Trump, spurned over Greenland, cancels visit

    Danish leaders expressed shock and disbelief on Wednesday over U.S. President Donald Trump's cancellation of a state visit to Denmark after its prime minister rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland.
  4. Tens of thousands flee Russian-led onslaught on opposition enclave

    Ten of thousands of people have fled to the Turkish border in the last few days as the Syrian army pushed a major advance further into the opposition's last major stronghold, residents, rights groups and opposition sources said on Wednesday.
  5. Hong Kong protest moves peacefully to mob-attack subway

    A major bank warned on Wednesday that weeks of protests in Hong Kong could hit the economies of the Chinese-ruled city and mainland China itself as hundreds of demonstrators held a sit-in at the subway site of a midsummer mob attack.
  6. Trump offers help as UK's Johnson asks Merkel to budge on Brexit

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal.
  7. Merkel aims to work out friction-free Brexit with British PM

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would discuss how to make sure Britain's divorce from the European Union is as smooth as possible when she holds talks later on Wednesday with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
  8. EU's Tusk, British PM Johnson to meet in France on Sunday

    European Council President Donald Tusk will hold a face-to-face meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 1030 GMT on Sunday on the sidelines of a G7 summit in France, Tusk's schedule showed on Wednesday.
  9. Indonesia chief security minister to fly to Papua as fresh protests erupt

    Indonesia's chief security minister said he will fly to Papua late on Wednesday after violent protests, including stone-throwing and the torching of some buildings, spread to more towns in the easternmost region over perceived discrimination.
  10. Pope gives sick girl free run of audience stage, delighting crowd

    Pope Francis allowed a girl suffering from an undisclosed illness to move around undisturbed clapping and dancing on the stage for most of his general audience on Wednesday, delighting the crowd.

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