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The Iranian oil tanker Forest is anchored off the dock of El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. Forest, the first of three Iranian ships to arrive in Venezuela, is part of the second shipment of fuel from Tehran.

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The second of three ships loaded with gasoline from Iran approached fuel-starved Venezuela on Wednesday amid simmering social unrest over a lack of goods and services that's sparked protests across the South American nation.

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LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange's conversations in the latter part of his 7-year stay at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London were systematically bugged, even in the toilet, a London court heard Wednesday.

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Customers make bets at the William Hill sportsbook inside the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J., on March 8, 2019. Caesars Entertainment announced Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, it is buying William Hill for $3.7 billion.

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Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski holds a ticket showing his $100 bet on the Philadelphia Phillies to win the 2019 World Series at the William Hill sportsbook in the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J., March 8, 2019. Caesars Entertainment announced Wednesday, Sept. 30, …

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A clerk counts money wagered by a customer at the William Hill sportsbook inside the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J., on March 8, 2019. Caesars Entertainment announced Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, it is buying William Hill for $3.7 billion.

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Caesars Entertainment said Wednesday it is buying the British bookmaker William Hill for $3.7 billion in a deal aimed at binding its casinos ever closer to the fast-growing legal sports betting industry in the U.S.

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Michael Gove Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Matt Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, left, walk across Downing Street for a cabinet meeting in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.

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LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers were set Wednesday to renew the government’s sweeping powers to impose emergency restrictions to curb the coronavirus pandemic, though many slammed the way Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative administration has used them.

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Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Abdullah ended a three-day visit to Pakistan optimistic the uneasy neighbors had turned a corner awa…

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Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Abdullah ended a three-day visit to Pakistan optimistic the uneasy neighbors had turned a corner awa…

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Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, pauses during an interview with The Associated Press, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Abdullah ended a three-day visit to Pakistan optimistic the uneasy neighbors had turned a corner awa…

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Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Abdullah ended a three-day visit to Pakistan optimistic the uneasy neighbors had turned a corner awa…

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Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Abdullah ended a three-day visit to Pakistan optimistic the uneasy neighbors had turned a corner awa…

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan’s chief peace envoy Abdullah Abdullah ended a three-day visit to Pakistan on Wednesday optimistic the uneasy neighbors have turned a corner from a relationship marked by suspicion and downright hostility toward a partnership for peace in the region.

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An actor dressed as pantomime dame waves a flag at the entrance of a theatre before marching on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.

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Actors dressed as pantomime dames stop at the entrance of Downing Street as they march on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.

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People celebrate in front of the Sendai High Court after the court's ruling on the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant disaster in Sendai, northern Japan, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. The court on Wednesday found negligence by the government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant…

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"Winning the case" banner, left, is shown in front of the Sendai High Court after the court's ruling in Sendai, northern Japan, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. The court on Wednesday found negligence by the government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in failing to take tsun…

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A group of plaintiffs and supporters march ahead of the Sendai High Court's ruling on the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant disaster in Sendai, northern Japan, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. The court on Wednesday found negligence by the government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclea…

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FILE - This April 23, 2019, file photo shows the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan, where decommissioning work is underway. A Japanese high court on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 found negligence by the government and the operator of t…

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TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Wednesday found the government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant negligent for failing to take measures to prevent the 2011 nuclear disaster, ordering them to pay some 1 billion yen ($9.5 million) in damages to thousands of residents for…

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European Commissioner for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova, left, and European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders, participate in a media conference on the Rule of Law Report 2020 at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Democratic standards are facing “important challenges” in some European Union countries, particularly in Hungary and Poland, where the judicial systems are under threat, the EU's executive commission said Wednesday in its first report on adherence to the rule of law.

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The leader of the Polish ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski,center, speaks to reporters in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. The three parties in Poland's conservative coalition government signed a new coalition agreement on Saturday, putting aside disagreements. But they gave no detai…

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki presented a reshuffled Cabinet on Wednesday that formally brings in party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski as a deputy prime minister as well as a new education minister who has said LGBT people are “not equal” to others.