The Saudi military displayed what they say are an Iranian cruise missile and drones used in attacks on its oil industry at Saudi Aramco's facilities i

Devices found in missiles, Yemen drones link Iran to attacks

A small instrument inside the drones that targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry and those in the arsenal of Yemen's Houthi rebels match components recovered in downed Iranian drones in Afghanistan and Iraq, two reports say.

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Lawyer: Assange was offered US pardon if he cleared Russia

A lawyer for Julian Assange said Wednesday that the WikiLeaks founder plans to claim during his extradition hearing that he was offered a pardon by the Trump administration if he agreed to say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 U.S. election campaign.
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China's virus center vows no patient unchecked as cases fall

Inspectors in protective suits went door-to-door Wednesday in the epicenter of China's viral outbreak to try to find every infected person in an epidemic that is showing signs of waning as new cases fell for a second straight day.
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Abuse victims look to Vatican after UN meetings in Geneva

Three deaf victims of sexual abuse by priests in Argentina wrapped up a string of meetings with United Nations human rights officials in Geneva on Wednesday, hoping to build pressure on the Vatican — and Pope Francis himself — to come clean about the crimes committed against them.
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Scientist nabbed for Russia spying is Mexico hometown hero

A Mexican scientist charged with spying for Russia in Miami is considered a benefactor in his native state of Oaxaca state, the mayor of his hometown said Tuesday.
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Duke and Duchess of Sussex to begin new life on March 31

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, are breaking free of the royal family starting March 31, the couple's office said Wednesday.
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Banker: Lebanese debt holders ready to discuss refinancing

If the government decides to refinance Lebanon's massive debt, it should be orderly and include negotiations with debt holders as foreign funds are ready for such discussions, the head of Lebanon's banking association said Wednesday.
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Iran state news agency says new virus has killed 2 citizens

The new virus has killed two elderly Iranian citizens, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported Wednesday.
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Passengers depart docked ship after virus quarantine ends

About 500 passengers left the cruise ship Diamond Princess on Wednesday at the end of a much-criticized two-week quarantine aboard the vessel, docked in Japan, that failed to stop the spread of the new virus among passengers and crew.
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UN: Thousands fleeing Syrian offensive, kids dying in cold

Hundreds of thousands of people fleeing a Russian-backed Syrian offensive are being squeezed into ever smaller areas near Turkey's border "under horrendous conditions" in below-freezing temperatures that are killing babies and young children, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Wednesday.
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Austrian minister to travel to Iran amid nuclear tensions

Austria's foreign minister said Wednesday that he will travel to Tehran this weekend amid efforts by European countries to keep alive Iran's nuclear agreement with world powers.
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Spain: Morocco saves 14 migrants, 14 others feared drowned

Moroccan authorities rescued only 14 migrants from a boat carrying 28 people that capsized off the Western Sahara coast, raising fears that the others drowned, Spain's maritime rescue service said Wednesday.
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Russia to let in Chinese with business visas amid entry ban

Russia's entry ban for Chinese nationals will be partial and only affect those who travel with tourist, private, student and work visas, the country's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, clarifying the conditions of a sweeping entry ban for Chinese citizens announced the day before.
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Erdogan criticizes EU move to enforce Libyan arms embargo

Turkey's president criticized on Wednesday the European Union's decision to launch a maritime effort focused on enforcing the U.N. arms embargo around Libya, accusing European nations that agreed to the operation of "interfering in the region."
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Turkey probes judges who acquitted businessman, activists

The body overseeing Turkish judges and prosecutors has launched an investigation into three judges who acquitted philanthropist businessman Osman Kavala and eight other activists of terrorism charges, Turkey's state media reported on Wednesday.
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Germany releases Iranian wanted by US; Iran lets German go

German officials confirmed Wednesday that a court has ordered the release of an Iranian man wanted by the United States, but declined to comment on reports that the move was part of a prisoner swap with Iran.
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Germany: Bill requires sites to report hate speech to police

Sharing threats made by someone else could soon become a punishable offense in Germany, after the government approved a bill Wednesday designed to crack down on hate speech and online extremism.
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Greece, US hold live-fire drill following military base deal

Army aviation forces from Greece and the United States took part in a live-fire training exercise Wednesday at the foot of Mount Olympus, marking deepening defense ties between the two countries.
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Dutch farmers protest in The Hague against emissions policy

Thousands of angry Dutch farmers converged on The Hague on Wednesday in the latest protest against the government's plans to rein in emissions of nitrogen oxide.
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EU proposes rules for artificial intelligence to limit risks

The European Union unveiled proposals Wednesday to regulate artificial intelligence that call for strict rules and safeguards on risky applications of the rapidly developing technology.
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Syrian officials and journalists disembarked a Syrian commercial plane after it landed at Aleppo Airport, Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020.

Syria's Aleppo airport resumes flights amid fighting nearby

A Syrian passenger jet landed in Aleppo on Wednesday from Damascus, marking the resumption of domestic flights between Syria's two largest cities for the first time since 2012, while the government's onslaught continued nearby with airstrikes reported in several rebel-held towns and villages.