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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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