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Lawmakers in Russia call for retaliation against new US sanctions

Russian legislators on Wednesday called for “painful” measures against the United States in response to plans for new U.S. sanctions.

Trump Administration Slaps Sanctions on Venezuela and Warns of More

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department imposed financial sanctions on a host of current and former senior Venezuelan officials on Wednesday and threatened to take more stringent action if President Nicolás Maduro proceeds with plans for a constituent assembly on Sunday that critics consider a danger to democracy.

Poles protest EU comments and govt moves against top court

The European Union’s executive remains open to triggering sanctions against Poland for limiting judicial independence despite the Polish president’s veto of parts of a controversial legal overhaul, a top EU official said Wednesday.

UN says Congo military ‘elements’ dug dozens of mass graves

Congo military “elements” are responsible for digging at least 42 mass graves in three Kasai provinces after clashes with alleged militia members in recent months, the United Nations said as experts were appointed Wednesday to look into a growing crisis that has killed hundreds and displaced more than a million people.

Swiss Man Suspected in Chain Saw Attack Is Arrested Near Zurich

After a search by hundreds of officers, Swiss police arrested and charged a 51-year-old man suspected of attacking health insurance employees last week with a chain saw, authorities said on Wednesday.

German Islamic Extremist Is Convicted of Supporting Terror Group

BERLIN — A German court on Wednesday sentenced one of the country’s best-known Islamic extremists to more than five years in prison for raising money and recruiting people for the Islamic insurgency in Syria.

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