Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, May 11

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week in Russian city of Sochi to discuss "bilateral and multilateral challenges," U.S. State Department said Friday.

Pompeo would on May 14 meet with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and President Putin, discussing "the full range of bilateral and multilateral challenges," the statement said.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said Wednesday that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea would be a topic in the discussion between Lavrov and Pompeo, who have just met in Finland earlier this week during the 11th Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council. (US-Russia-Ties)

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ATHENS -- The government of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won a confidence vote in parliament on Friday evening, ahead of the European parliament elections which will be conducted on May 26 in Greece.

A total of 153 MPs voted to support the government, while 136 voted against with 289 lawmakers participating in the roll call vote in the 300-member strong assembly, which was broadcast live on Greek national broadcaster ERT. (Greece-Confidence Vote)

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday that it had imposed sanctions on two shipping companies that operate in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy, adding that individuals operating in Venezuelan defense and security sector might be subject to sanctions.

The designated targets of Friday's sanctions are two shipping companies and two vessels registered under them, which transported oil from Venezuela to Cuba, according to a statement issued by the Treasury Department. (US-Venezuela-Sanctions)

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ANKARA -- Turkey's Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) said on Friday that it fined Facebook 1.65 million Turkish liras (280,000 U.S. dollars) in April over data breach.

According to a statement from Facebook last December, the company had discovered a photo API bug that allowed third-party applications to access the photos of Facebook users.

About 300,000 users in Turkey may have been affected by this data breach, KVKK said. (Turkey-Facebook-Fine) Enditem

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