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U.S. says its warning appears to have averted Syrian chemical attack
BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad appeared so far to have heeded a warning this week from Washington not to carry out a chemical weapons attack.

Venezuela hunts rogue helicopter attackers, Maduro foes suspicious
CARACAS (Reuters) - The Venezuelan government hunted on Wednesday for rogue policemen who attacked key installations by helicopter, but critics of President Nicolas Maduro suspected the raid may have been staged to justify repression.

Australian police charge Vatican Treasurer Cardinal Pell over historical sexual assaults
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police said on Thursday they have charged the Vatican's treasurer, Australian Cardinal George Pell, with multiple sexual assault offences.

New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business
FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A computer virus wreaked havoc on firms around the globe on Wednesday as it spread to more than 60 countries, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting work at a chocolate factory in Australia.

Widespread uncertainty as U.S. travel ban start looms
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - One day before President Donald Trump's temporary ban on all refugees and travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries is scheduled to take effect, there is still widespread uncertainty about how the administration will implement it.

North Korea calls for execution of ex-South Korea leader over 'assassination' plot
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Wednesday it has issued a standing order for the execution of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her spy chief for what it said was a plot to assassinate its leader, and it demanded that the South hand the pair over.

Moscow prepares retaliation for U.S. seizure of Russian diplomatic compounds
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow is preparing retaliatory measures to Washington's decision to seize two Russian diplomatic compounds in the United States in 2016, Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

What next in Afghanistan? Europe seeks U.S. leadership

Cuba expects tourism growth despite Trump's crackdown on U.S travel

Brazil Supreme Court justice sends charge against president to Congress