Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday he will send Congress a proposal crafted by the Supreme Court that aims to strengthen the judiciary to combat corruption and abuse of power within its ranks.
Mexican president to send judicial reform proposal to Congress
The European Commission sent legal warnings to Cyprus, Portugal, the Netherlands and five other EU states over their delays in applying new anti-money laundering rules adopted at European Union level two years ago.
EU rebukes eight countries over delays in money-laundering reforms
Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) signaled on Wednesday they could quit its coalition with Angela Merkel’s conservatives if she is forced out as chancellor, piling pressure on their partners to avoid a snap election as they pick a new leader.
SPD: No coalition without Merkel
Two suspected letter bombs exploded early Wednesday in the Netherlands, police said. Nobody was injured in the blasts.
Dutch police: Two suspected letter bomb blasts; no injuries
Erdogan threatens to hit Syrian forces if Turkish troops hurt
The Kremlin on Wednesday accused Turkey of flouting agreements it had made with Russia to neutralize terrorists in the Syrian province of Idlib and said terrorist attacks on Syrian and Russian forces in the region were continuing.
Kremlin accuses Turkey of flouting agreements on Syria
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said Tehran is open to talks on the country’s nuclear program, but will not bow to pressure for its decisions.
Iran open to talks, but won’t succumb to pressure: AEOI chief
Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said Iran’s satellite carriers have nothing to do with its military activities and lie completely outside the country’s defensive practices.
No military aspect to Iran’s satellite carriers: Defense minister
The coronavirus that spread from a seafood market in Wuhan, China, to infect tens of thousands has shuttered businesses, grounded flights and killed over 1,000 people so far, mostly in China.
‘Everyone guessing’ about coronavirus economic impacts, say experts
The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said unilateral withdrawal of the United States from a landmark and multilateral nuclear deal with Iran, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has undermined the agreement, which could serve to prove that diplomacy is the most viable option for tackling toughest international issues.
US' ‘embedded irrationality’ eroding optimism in JCPOA: AEOI chief

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