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Germany seizes millions in Russian money laundering probe

German authorities say they've seized properties worth 40 million euros ($45 million) and millions more in cash in an investigation linked to a big Russian money laundering scheme.

Consultant says unaware of fraud in U.S. House race in North Carolina

A political consultant told North Carolina's elections board on Wednesday he was not aware an operative working for their Republican candidate had devised an unlawful absentee ballot operation that investigators say was an effort to sway a close congressional race.

White House readies panel to question security risks of climate

The White House is readying a presidential panel that would question U.S. military and intelligence reports showing human-driven climate change poses risks to national security, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Nurse charged in fatal drug-swap error pleads not guilty

By TRAVIS LOLLER

A Tennessee nurse charged with criminal homicide after a medication error killed a patient is scheduled to appear in court.

EU must assess Huawei risk despite lack of evidence: EU digital chief

The European Union must assess the risk of using Huawei's telecoms equipment despite the absence of evidence of spying by the Chinese company, EU digital chief Andrus Ansip said on Wednesday.

Supreme Court curbs power of government to impose heavy fines and seize property

By Andrew O'Reilly

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled to drastically curb the powers that states and cities have to levy fines and seize property, marking the first time the court has applied the Constitution’s ban on excessive fines at the state level. 

EU won't renegotiate Brexit deal: Spain foreign ministry source

The European Union will not agree to renegotiate the deal on Britain's exit from the bloc but there might be some margin of maneuver for a statement on the Irish backstop, a Spanish foreign ministry source told Reuters.

EU's Juncker sees no Brexit breakthrough in Wednesday talks with PM May

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday reiterated he had no expectations of a Brexit breakthrough when he meets British Prime Minister Theresa May in the evening.

EU's Juncker sees no Brexit breakthrough in Wednesday talks with PM May

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday reiterated he had no expectations of a Brexit breakthrough when he meets British Prime Minister Theresa May in the evening.

EU won't renegotiate Brexit deal: Spain foreign ministry source

The European Union will not agree to renegotiate the deal on Britain's exit from the bloc but there might be some margin of maneuver for a statement on the Irish backstop, a Spanish foreign ministry source told Reuters.

Microsoft: Russian hackers are trying to infiltrate European think tanks

By Ben Feuerherd

Microsoft said Wednesday they identified an online campaign by a group affiliated with the Russian military to interfere with European think tanks that have been critical of the Kremlin.

Bangladesh on UK teenager in Syria: nothing to do with us

A teenager stripped of her British citizenship in Syria is nothing to do with Bangladesh and the matter is for the British to resolve, Bangladesh's interior minister said on Wednesday.

Venezuela closes maritime border with Dutch islands to stop aid

Venezuela's government on Wednesday said it had closed the country's maritime border with the Dutch Caribbean islands due to the opposition's plan to bring in humanitarian aid this Saturday to alleviate an economic crisis it denies exists.

Bangladesh on UK teenager in Syria: nothing to do with us

A teenager stripped of her British citizenship in Syria is nothing to do with Bangladesh and the matter is for the British to resolve, Bangladesh's interior minister said on Wednesday.

India will not be cowed in internet consultations: tech minister

India will hold wide consultations with internet companies before finalizing rules to regulate content on social media but will not hold back from framing laws that safeguard national interest, the country’s technology minister said.

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