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Sarkozy camp eyes power-sharing role under France's Macron

PARIS France's centre-right party, seeking to rebound after the defeat of its presidential candidate, said on Wednesday it could share power with Emmanuel Macron if he is elected, as pollsters predict, on May 7. | Video

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Mortar fire from Syrian government area hits Turkish military outpost - army

ANKARA Mortar fire from an area assessed to be under the control of Syrian government forces hit a military outpost in Turkey's southeastern province of Hatay, the Turkish army said on Wednesday, adding it had retaliated in kind after the attack.

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EU opens legal case against Hungary over Soros university

BRUSSELS The European Commission opened a legal case against Hungary on Wednesday over a new higher education law that threatens to shut down a Budapest university founded by U.S. financier and liberal philanthropist George Soros.

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Russia says U.S. missile strike on Syria was a threat to its forces

MOSCOW Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu complained on Wednesday that a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base earlier this month had posed a threat to Russian troops and was forcing Moscow to take extra measures to protect them.

Syria, Middle East 2:56pm BST

Saudi Arabia says foils bombing attempt on Aramco fuel distribution terminal

DUBAI Saudi forces have foiled an attempt to blow up an Aramco fuel terminal in southern Saudi Arabia using a high-speed boat laden with explosives, the interior ministry said on Wednesday, and accused Yemen's Houthi group of being behind the attempt.

Yemen 3:17pm BST

For some Mosul men, escape leads straight to the interrogator

HAMMAM AL-ALIL CAMP, Iraq The Iraqi intelligence officer kept barking the same question at the 46-year-old man who was looking nervously at his hands after having escaped Mosul: "Why do you still have a beard?"

Iraq, Middle East 2:33pm BST

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