FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump and visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walk along the Colonnade of t

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Israel's prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump's comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation from Jewish critics who accused him of trafficking in anti-Semitic stereotypes.

Greenland fallout: Trump scolds Denmark over rejection

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Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen makes a comment about US President's cancellation of his scheduled State Visit, in front of the State Depar
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Italian premier resigns, blames deputy for political crisis

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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, right, is flanked by Deputy-Premier Matteo Salvini as he addresses the Senate in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. The pol
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Rebels claim downing US drone over Yemen

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Iceland's leader won't be around to welcome Pence

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The Latest: Trump calls comments by Danish leader 'nasty'

The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump and his desire to buy the Arctic territory of Greenland (all times local):

Germany's Merkel dangles possibility of negotiated Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the possibility that a negotiated departure for Britain from the European Union might still be possible even as the clock is ticking on a deal that would satisfy both sides.

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Sudan's top general sworn in as leader of new ruling body

Sudan's top general was sworn in Wednesday as the leader of a joint military-civilian body created to rule Sudan during a three-year transition period toward democratic elections.

99-year-old grabs spotlight at Argentine Tango championship

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In Venezuela, Guaidó questions Maduro claims about US talks

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Wednesday cast doubt on President Nicolás Maduro's claim that he is overseeing secret talks with the United States, saying it only reflects disarray within the Venezuelan government.

Putin says mysterious explosion posed no radiation threat

Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Wednesday that a recent deadly explosion at a military testing site in northwestern Russia hasn't posed any radiation threat, but he remained coy about the circumstances of the mysterious incident.

Putin says US missile test raises new threats to Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty has raised new threats to Russia and will warrant a response.

Prominent Palestinian family says son arrested in Egypt

The family of a prominent Palestinian politician says Egyptian security forces arrested their son last month.

Venezuelan vice-president in Moscow to discuss stronger ties

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Afghan official: Wedding attack's death toll rises to 80

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Indian investigators arrest key opposition leader

Federal investigators on Wednesday arrested a key opposition Indian National Congress party leader at his home in the Indian capital in a suspected money laundering case.

Syrian army besieges insurgents and Turkish troops in Hama

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More Rohingya families say they will not return to Myanmar

Members of about 200 Rohingya Muslim families interviewed Wednesday by officials from the U.N. refugee agency and the Bangladesh government said they do not want to return to Myanmar unless their citizenship and safety are ensured, an official said.

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Iran-backed militias blame US for attacks on bases in Iraq

Iraqi paramilitary forces backed by Iran accused Israeli drones of carrying out a series of attacks on bases run by the militias, saying Wednesday that they hold the United States ultimately responsible. The militias vowed to defend themselves against any future attack.