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Venezuela's opposition ambassador takes control of embassy in Costa Rica

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guiado's designated ambassador to Costa Rica took control of Venezuela's embassy in the Central American country on Wednesday, triggering criticism from the Costa Rican government for not waiting.

Perez fears Mexico risks decades without F1

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Mexican driver Sergio Perez fears his country could spend decades in the Formula One wilderness if Mexico City loses its slot on the calendar after this year's grand prix.

India withdraws security for Kashmir separatist leaders

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Jammu and Kashmir state withdrew the security details for 18 separatist leaders and 155 other opposition figures on Wednesday after an Islamist suicide bomber killed 40 paramilitary troopers last week.

Netanyahu makes deal with far-right party ahead of Israeli election

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu forged an election alliance with a far-right party on Wednesday that could give followers of the late anti-Arab rabbi, Meir Kahane, a stronger voice in Israeli politics.

Saudi to free 850 Indian prisoners from its jails - India government

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will release 850 Indians from its prisons after a request from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to New Delhi, India's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

White House readies panel to question security risks of climate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is readying a presidential panel that would question U.S. military and intelligence reports showing human-driven climate change poses risks to national security, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Venezuela closes maritime border with Dutch islands to stop aid

(Reuters) - Venezuela's government on Wednesday said it had closed the country's maritime border with the Dutch Caribbean islands due to the opposition's plan to bring in humanitarian aid this Saturday to alleviate an economic crisis it denies exists.

Jordan's PM appeals for more aid as most Syrian refugees set to stay

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz appealed on Wednesday to major donors to continue multi-billion dollar funding for Syrian refugees in the kingdom, saying most of those who had fled the eight-year conflict had no intention of returning any time soon.

May to meet with EU leaders during summit in Egypt - spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will hold bilateral meetings with European Union leaders at an EU-League of Arab States summit in Egypt at the weekend, a senior UK government official said on Wednesday.

Holocaust survivors chide Austria's Kurz on anti-Semitism effort

VIENNA (Reuters) - A group representing Austrian Holocaust survivors voiced outrage on Wednesday over staffing shortages in a government department dealing with Nazi-related crimes, calling on Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to take action.