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Jail threat haunts unlikely lover of Calais migrant

CALAIS, France (Reuters) - She once supported France's anti-immigrant National Front party. She met and fell in love with Mokhtar, a teacher who fled Iran and ended up in Calais. She now risks 10 years in jail.

Exclusive: U.N. chief set to name Russian diplomat to top anti-terror job - diplomats

UNITED NATIONS/VIENNA (Reuters) - United Nations chief Antonio Guterres is set to appoint a Moscow envoy in Vienna to head a newly created U.N. Office of Counterterrorism, officials and diplomats said on Wednesday, giving a Russian a top job at U.N. headquarters in New York.

New chance for sick Iranian boy after rescue picture

LONDON (Reuters) - When Emad and his mother entered the Iranian parliament this month, they were hopeful they would get help to treat his advanced illness.

U.S., China meet on North Korea after Trump points to failed Chinese effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top diplomats and defense chiefs from the United States and China began a day of talks in Washington on Wednesday looking for ways to press North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programs.

The new, young crown prince reshaping Saudi Arabia

RIYADH (Reuters) - The young prince named heir to Saudi Arabia's throne has built a reputation as a bold reformer intent on weaning the kingdom off oil and driving a far more aggressive foreign policy to counter the influence of arch-rival Iran.

Egypt sends fuel for Gaza's only power plant as Hamas links thaw

GAZA (Reuters) - Egypt sent fuel on Wednesday to the Gaza Strip's only power plant to help alleviate an energy crisis that has left the Palestinian enclave's two million residents with less than three hours of electricity per day.

U.S.-backed Syrian forces close in on Raqqa from south

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Syrian militias closed in on Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa on Wednesday, taking territory on the south bank of the Euphrates River with the aim of encircling the city, a militia spokesman told Reuters.

A daily conundrum in convulsed Venezuela: will my kids make it to school?

CARACAS (Reuters) - With anti-government protesters blocking avenues and highways across Venezuela several times a week, many parents spend their evenings asking the same question - will my kids make it to school tomorrow?

Romanian lawmakers oust PM Grindeanu in no-confidence vote

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's ruling leftists overwhelmingly voted to oust Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu's six-month-old government on Wednesday, opening the way for a new cabinet with a comfortable parliament majority over the next few weeks.

Hong Kong's new leader promises caring, pragmatic rule; unveils cabinet

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's next leader said on Wednesday she would work to rebuild "social harmony" and push economic development while announcing a new cabinet with few new faces to govern the financial hub.

Dutch police arrest suspected Islamic State supporter

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch police arrested an 18-year-old man suspected of distributing propaganda for the Islamic State militant group, the national prosecutors office said on Wednesday.

Belgian PM says country on alert, but not at maximum threat level

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said on Wednesday security forces would remain vigilant after a failed "terrorist attack" on a Brussels railway station, but there was no need to raise the nation's alert level to the maximum.

Germany delays decision on warships, drones as SPD wants more time

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's budget committee has postponed a decision on orders for military equipment, including Corvette warships and drones, as Social Democrat (SPD) lawmakers want more time to discuss the 13 billion euro package, a senior party member said.

New Indonesia law to allow jailing of militant returnees

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is set to approve a law allowing authorities to jail for up to 15 years citizens coming home after joining militant groups abroad, lawmakers said on Wednesday.

Spain arrests 'highly radicalized' Moroccan with suicide bomb manual

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police arrested a 32-year-old Moroccan in a dawn raid in central Madrid on Tuesday who they said was "highly radicalized" and had a large collection of extreme Islamist material including a manual for suicide bombers, the government said.

Thousands join India's Modi, hit the mat for International Yoga Day

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - From the deck of an aircraft carrier to the sub-zero temperatures of a Himalayan military outpost, tens of thousands of Indians joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to celebrate the third International Yoga Day.

South Africa, Russia's state nuclear firm to start discussion on cooperation

MOSCOW (Reuters) - South African Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has agreed with Alexei Likhachev, head of Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom, that their technical teams will initiate discussions on cooperation, the South African Department of Energy said on Wednesday.

Four face murder charges in Hungary migrant death truck trial

KECSKEMET, Hungary (Reuters) - Four men went on trial in Hungary on Wednesday charged with murdering 71 refugees found suffocated to death in the back of a lorry at the height of Europe's migrant crisis in 2015.

Iraqi forces advance on Mosul mosque where IS declared caliphate

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces said they began a push on Wednesday toward the mosque of Mosul, where Islamic State declared a self-styled caliphate three years ago.

UK minister: talks with Northern Irish DUP may take time, no sticking point

LONDON (Reuters) - There is no one sticking point in talks between British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives and Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party but a deal to support May's minority government could take some time, her deputy said on Wednesday.

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