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Trudeau 'assures' India Canada won't support Sikh separatists

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travelled to the holiest site of Sikhism in northern India on Wednesday where government leaders said he assured them his country won't support anyone trying to revive a separatist movement in India.

May wants EU citizens to stay after Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she wants all European Union citizens lawfully living in Britain to remain after Brexit in 2019 and promised a streamlined system for them to register to be able to stay.

Poker-faced Italian president to hold all the cards after election

ROME (Reuters) - In the sound and fury of Italy's election campaign, the man who will pick the next prime minister never says a word.

Kremlin says Russian defence sector 'fine', accuses U.S. of unfair competition

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that "everything is fine" in the Russian defence sector, responding to an assertion by the U.S. State Department that sanctions had cost Russia $3 billion in lost defence contracts.

U.S. envoy visits Beirut, mediating in Lebanon-Israel dispute

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A senior U.S. diplomat met Lebanon's foreign minister on Wednesday in Beirut as part of a U.S. shuttle diplomacy effort to resolve a worsening dispute between Israel and Lebanon over a border wall and energy drilling in disputed waters.

Syria's Ghouta residents 'wait to die' as bombs fall

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Residents of Syria's eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their "turn to die" on Wednesday, amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by pro-government forces on the besieged, rebel-held enclave near Damascus.

Juncker's top aide becomes chief EU civil servant

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Wednesday appointed Martin Selmayr, EC President Jean-Claude Juncker's top aide, as Secretary-General of the Commission -- the highest civil servant job in the EU executive.

Bodies recovered from Iran plane crash site

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The bodies of seven victims of Sunday's air crash in Iran were brought down from the mountainous crash site on Wednesday, according to Mizan, the official news site of the Iranian judiciary.

Polish minister sees 'catharsis' in new Holocaust law

WARSAW (Reuters) - Patryk Jaki, the politician behind Poland's new Holocaust law, wants to end what he calls a misleading culture of shame surrounding his country's treatment of Jews in World War Two.

Chad and Qatar restore ties cut in wake of Arab states rift

DOHA/N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad and Qatar have restored diplomatic relations, their governments said, six months after the West African nation cut ties with Doha in the wake of a rift among Arab states.