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WASHINGTON -- U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over the full Mueller report.

Lawmakers voted 24-16 to formally recommend the House of Representatives to hold Barr in contempt. While the timing for the full vote is yet to be set, House leaders have signaled support for the vote. (US-Attorney General-Mueller Report)

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WASHINGTON -- The White House announced Wednesday that the United States is imposing sanctions with respect to the iron, steel, aluminum, and copper sectors of Iran.

"Today, I am signing an executive order to impose sanctions with respect to Iran's iron, steel, aluminum, and copper sectors, the regime's largest non-petroleum-related sources of export revenue," U.S. President Donald Trump said in a statement. (US-Iran-Sanctions)

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RIGA -- Latvia's opposition centrist Union of Greens and Farmers have picked their candidate for this year's presidential election, the political alliance's chairman Armands Krauze announced Wednesday.

Speaking on behalf of his Latvian Farmers' Union, the politician said his party would nominate Ombudsman Juris Jansons for the presidency and that Jansons has already accepted the nomination. (Latvia-Opposition-Presidency)

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LONDON -- Buckingham Palace announced Wednesday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have named their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The couple presented the baby to the world, with Meghan declaring: "It's magic, it's pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I'm really happy." (Britain-Royal Baby)

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YANGON -- Some 18 people including five crew members were injured after a passenger plane of the Biman Bangladesh airlines skidded off the runway at Myanmar's Yangon International Airport on Wednesday, said the Department of Civil Aviation Myanmar.

The Biman Flight No. BG-60 from Dhaka to Yangon carrying 28 passengers and six crew members skidded off the runway at around 6:50 p.m. local time (1220 GMT). (Myanmar-Plane) Enditem

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