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    Italy: Venice floods cause mayor to declare a state of emergency

    The Italian city has not received tides like this in more than 50 years. The mayor has reacted, blaming climate change, and pleaded for governmental assistance.Venice called a state of emergency after the second-highest tide recorded on Tuesday flooded its historic basilica and left many of its squares and alleyways inundated with water.

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    Australia High Court agrees to hear final Cardinal George Pell appeal

    The former Vatican treasurer and one-time close adviser to Pope Francis was convicted of child sex abuse in December 2018. He lost an initial appeal and will now await a final decision, expected next year.The High Court of Australia agreed Wednesday to hear a final appeal from Cardinal George Pell, who is hoping to overturn child sex abuse convictions.

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    Bolivia: Senator Jeanine Anez declares herself interim president

    Days after the resignation of longtime Bolivian President Evo Morales, Senator Jeanine Anez has declared herself the interim president of Bolivia. Morales fled to Mexico after weeks of violent protests.Opposition politician Jeanine Anez on Tuesday declared herself Bolivia's interim president after the resignation of longtime President Evo Morales, who arrived in Mexico earlier...

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    Chile protests: hundreds of thousands take part as peso hits record low

    Unrest has been ongoing for almost a month and now it is starting to hit the nation's currency. Tear gas and water cannons have been used by police as a way of dealing with protesters.Chile's currency dropped to a record low on Tuesday as hundreds of thousands took to the streets with anti-government demonstrations showing no signs of abating.

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    Donald Trump impeachment drama hits prime-time TV

    For the first time on Wednesday, hearings for the impeachment investigation into Donald Trump will be held in public, on live TV. Those testifying are unlikely to have anything good to say about the president.Donald Trump is angry. The US president is at the center of hearings that could lead to an impeachment procedure.

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    Catalan protest on Spain-France highway reforms despite police intervention

    Traffic on a major highway between Spain and France remained at a standstill despite attempts to clear a blockade by Catalan activists. Police arrested dozens, including a truck driver who tried to force his way through.Police carried out an operation to break up a protest by Catalan pro-independence activists on Tuesday, but the highway blockade reformed just hours...

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    EU signs off on new joint defense projects - but to do what?

    European nations are hoping to bolster their military capabilities after 13 new joint defense projects were agreed. What are some of these projects and which nations are collaborating?European nations will begin working on 13 innovative joint military development projects, after defense ministers from the bloc approved the measures in talks in Brussels on Tuesday.

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    Evo Morales lands in Mexico after fleeing Bolivia

    Former Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived in Mexico after being granted asylum there. Stepping off the plane Morales credited the Mexican president with saving his life.Evo Morales landed on Tuesday morning in Mexico city, following the Mexican Foreign Ministry granting an asylum request from the former Bolivian president on humanitarian grounds.

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    The embrace in Krzyzowa: An icon of German-Polish relations

    On November 12, 1989, the leaders Poland and Germany met at a reconciliation mass and exchanged a symbol of peace. Their historic embrace became an icon of modern German-Polish relations.On November 12, 1989, Bernard Gaida and his father traveled to Krzyzowa, a village in Lower Silesia they had never heard of, to welcome German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.

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    Tough love and showmanship: US-Turkey tensions soar ahead of Erdogan-Trump meeting

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet Donald Trump at the White House at a time of historic differences between the two NATO allies. Photo-ops and pomp won't fix a host of issues that have damaged relations.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is heading to Washington to meet his US counterpart, Donald Trump, on Wednesday amid tense relations between the NATO...

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