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France seeks trade, climate or other top EU job: official

France is eyeing a "strong economic portfolio" in the new European Commission such as trade or overseeing climate policy, a French official said on Wednesday.

Ukraine says driver of missile that shot down plane has been held for two years

Ukraine said on Wednesday that it has been holding the driver of the trailer carrying the missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner in 2014, saying he had captured two years ago and was now serving a sentence in Ukraine.

Turkish diplomat, one other shot dead in Kurdish capital

At least two people including a Turkish diplomat were shot dead on Wednesday in a rare attack in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil, Kurdish security officials and Turkey's foreign ministry said.

Swiss agree to extradite Chinese scientist to U.S. on theft charges

Switzerland has agreed to extradite a Chinese researcher to the United States where prosecutors have charged him with helping his scientist sister steal secrets allegedly worth $550 million from British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline.

Danish court orders car dealer to compensate Chinese artist Ai Weiwei

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was awarded 1.75 million Danish crowns ($262,952) compensation by a Danish court on Wednesday after a Danish car dealer used one of his works commemorating thousands of refugees as a backdrop for a commercial.

U.S. complains after Russia denies visas to embassy school teachers

The United States accused Russia on Wednesday of using children as pawns, after Moscow rejected visas for dozens of new teachers at an English-language school set up by the U.S., British and Canadian embassies in Moscow for the children of diplomats.

World court orders review of Pakistan death sentence for Indian convicted of spying

The World Court on Wednesday ordered Pakistan to review the death penalty given in 2017 to former Indian navy commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav who was convicted of being a spy, a document published on the court's website showed.

Turkish diplomat is among three people shot dead in Kurdish capital: security officials

At least three people including a Turkish diplomat were killed in a shooting on Wednesday in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil, Kurdish security officials and Turkey's foreign ministry said.

India aims to expel all illegal migrants, interior minister says

India will identify and deport illegal immigrants from across the country, the interior minister said on Wednesday, stepping up a campaign that critics say could stoke religious tension and further alienate minority Muslims.

Manchester bomber's brother being extradited from Libya to UK

The brother of a suicide bomber suspected of helping plan a 2017 attack on a concert in the British city of Manchester was being extradited from Libya on Wednesday, according to the force that was holding him in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

World court orders review of Pakistan death sentence for alleged Indian spy

The World Court on Wednesday ordered Pakistan to review the death penalty given in 2017 to former Indian navy commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav who was convicted of being a spy, a document published on the court's website showed.

Japan to reject South Korea's request for meeting on export curbs: Kyodo

Japan will reject South Korea's request to hold another working-level meeting on Tokyo's recent tightening of export controls, Kyodo News reported on Wednesday, citing government sources.

Turkish foreign ministry says one consulate employee died in Erbil shooting

Turkey's foreign ministry said one Turkish consulate employee was killed in a shooting on Wednesday in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil.

Path to power or poisoned chalice: Merkel protegee takes defense job

Chancellor Angela Merkel's protegee, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, took over as defense minister on Wednesday, entering the cabinet in a move likely to make or break her chances of succeeding her mentor as Germany's leader by 2021.

South Africa’s Zuma denies interfering with Transnet CEO appointment

Former South African President Jacob Zuma denied on Wednesday having interfered with the appointment of a chief executive at transport and infrastructure company Transnet, during his third day testifying at a corruption inquiry.

Brother of 2017 Manchester bomber being extradited from Libya to Britain - Tripoli force

The brother of a suicide bomber suspected of helping plan a 2017 attack on a concert in the British city of Manchester is being extradited from Libya, according to the force that was holding him in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

Three Turkish diplomats shot dead in Iraqi city Erbil: security officials

At least three Turkish diplomats were killed on Wednesday in a shooting that took place in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil, two Kurdish security officials told Reuters.

UK extremely concerned about jailed British-Iranian aid worker

Britain is extremely concerned about the welfare of the jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and wants to see her released, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.

Taliban kill 18 Afghan soldiers in overnight clashes, officials say

Taliban militants killed at least 18 Afghan soldiers in clashes that erupted overnight when troops were trying to capture a senior Taliban leader, government officials said on Wednesday.

UK PM May to discuss Grace 1 oil tanker with Gibraltar chief minister

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo later on Wednesday to discuss the detained Iranian oil tanker Grace 1, a spokesman for May said.

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