Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will stand for re-election in October
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will stand for re-election in October

WASHINGTON — U.S. Ohio governor John Kasich on Wednesday afternoon officially announced the end of his bid for the White House, leaving New York billionaire Donald Trump uncontested in the Republican presidential race.

In an emotional speech, the governor thanked his supporters and campaign workers, while detailed what the country’s leaders need to do to lessen the hardships that citizens are facing.(U.S.-Elections)
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RIO DE JANEIRO — A senator picked as an investigator by the Brazilian Senate’s special impeachment commission recommended Wednesday that President Dilma Rousseff be put on trial for possible impeachment once “all the legal requisites” are met.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will stand for re-election in October
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will stand for re-election in October
In a 126-page report submitted to the commission after completing an investigation into the accusations against Rousseff, Senator Antonio Anastasia said “the accusations meet the legal requirements laid down by the law, especially by the Constitution.” (Brazil-Impeachment-Rousseff )
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DAMASCUS — The Islamic State (IS) militant group captured parts of a key gas field in the central province of Homs on Wednesday, amid ongoing fight with the Syrian army, pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported.

The IS captured parts of the al-Shaer gas field in the countryside of Homs, but ongoing battles are still raging at the site between the Syrian army and the group. (Syria-IS-Gas Field)
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DAMASCUS — A 48-hour regime of silence will start in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo as of Thursday, the Syrian army announced Wednesday.

The regime of calm state will go into effect at 1:00 a.m. Thursday (GMT 2300 Wednesday), said the military statement. (Syria-Aleppo-Truce)
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BRUSSELS — The European Union (EU) and Japan sought to conclude their free trade deal in 2016, which has missed the deadline of last year due to lack of breakthrough in tariff liberalization, a EU statement said Wednesday.

The pledge came out of the meetings between EU leaders and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe late Tuesday, who is paying a week-long visit to several European countries and Russia to prepare for the G7 summit slated on May 26 and 27 in Japan. (EU-Japan-FTA) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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