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Purdue in talks for multibillion dollar opioid settlement

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, is in discussion to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company for $10 billion to $12 billion, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Jillian Kitchener has more.

'Getting harder for me to want to make a deal with Iran': Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that it is 'getting harder' for him to want to make a deal with Iran and said the situation could go either way 'very easily'. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Trump leaves a Mueller hearing up to Barr

U.S. President Donald Trump said it would be up to his attorney general, William Barr, to decide on whether to allow Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before Congress. Nathan Frandino has more.

‘Russia has to get out’ of Venezuela: Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Russia to pull its troops from Venezuela and warned that "all options" were open to make that happen. Nathan Frandino has more.

Trump hosts Venezuela opposition leader's wife

U.S. President Donald Trump held an unexpected meeting with Fabiana Rosales de Guaidó, wife of Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guido, at the White House on Wednesday, where he said Venezuela is "broken," but Rosales de Guaidó acknowledged that Venezuela is "not alone." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Top general "not consulted" on Trump's Syria pullout

U.S. General Joseph Votel, the military commander overseeing American troops in the Middle East told a Senate hearing on Tuesday that he was not consulted ahead of President Donald Trump's surprise decision in December to pull U.S. troops out of Syria. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Aid effort little relief for migrants trapped in Libya

A bigger presence of relief agencies, U.N. workers, and diplomats in Libya has done little to ease the plight of migrants abused in detention centers and blocked from crossing the Mediterranean, migrants and aid workers say. Emily Wither reports.

Karnataka crisis: Congress workers stage protest alleging BJP of horse trading

Gurugram (Haryana), Jan 16 (ANI): Congress workers staged a protest on Wednesday outside resort in Gurugram where Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs are staying. Protestors alleged BJP of indulging in horse trading as two independent MLAs withdrew support to the Congress-JD(S) coalition government yesterday. The protestors shouted slogans like, ‘Narendra Modi murdabad’, ‘Amit Shah hosh me aao’ and ‘Vidhayako ki khareed pharosh band karo’. Yesterday two independent MLAs, H Nagesh from Mulbagal and R Shankar from Ranebennur withdrew their support to the Congress-JD(S) coalition government. Few hours after their withdrawal, Karnataka BJP MLAs were flown to national capital and holed up in a Gurugram resort.

Yemenis trade accusations of breaking truce

Yemenis have traded accusations over shelling reported in the lifeline port city of Hodeidah after a truce came into effect. But the United Nations is bringing the warring sides together to discuss the next step - pulling their troops back. Lucy Fielder reports.

Euro zone growth slows in Q3, Italy at zero

Traders weigh up mixed data on the euro zone which shows Italy's economy stagnating amid its budget row with Brussels, but German employment hitting a record high and French growth picking up, if slowly. David Pollard reports.

End of era for Merkel who's not standing again as chancellor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would not seek re-election as party chairwoman and that her fourth term as chancellor would be her last, heralding the end of a 13-year era in which she has dominated European politics. Laura Frykberg reports.

Last migrant rescue ship in central Med rejected

The last charity search and rescue ship operating in the central Mediterranean has had its registration revoked. It means efforts to find migrant boats will fall squarely on national coast guard vessels, which will almost certainly return any survivors found to their homelands. Matthew Larotonda reports.