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12 dead in Venezuelan prison clash

An outbreak of violence between rival gangs at a prison in eastern Venezuela has left 12 dead and 11 injured, the government said Wednesday.

Trump slams ‘ridiculous’ court ruling on immigration

Stung by his second major setback on immigration, President Donald Trump on Wednesday slammed as “ridiculous” a court order blocking his attempt to deny cities harboring undocumented immigrants billions in federal funding.

Iraqi forces seize ancient site of Hatra from IS

Iraqi pro-government forces said Wednesday they had seized the UNESCO-listed ancient site of Hatra from the Islamic State group, the latest archaeological jewel to be wrested from the jihadists’ grip.

France’s Macron booed in Le Pen country

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron was met Wednesday with boos and chants in favour of his far-right rival Marine Le Pen as he made a chaotic visit to an under-threat factory in northern France.

Pro-EU campaigner launches Brexit vote drive

A businesswoman who took the British government to court to force a parliamentary vote on the UK’s split from the EU launched a campaign Tuesday to oppose an “extreme Brexit”.

Turkey says US, Russia informed of strikes on Kurd militia

Turkey informed the United States and Russia before launching strikes against Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq, the Turkish foreign minister said Wednesday, after Washington angrily accused Ankara of lacklustre coordination.