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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Masses of protesters jammed the streets of Venezuela's capital on Wednesday on the heels of a move by congress to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro, whose allies have blocked moves for a recall election.
European leaders pressed on Wednesday with troubled negotiations for a landmark EU-Canada free trade deal as stubborn Belgian regions held out on key terms of the agreement. Canadian and European Union leaders warn that the EU's international standing, already battered by Britain's shock June Brexit vote, will suffer another blow if seven years of trade negotiations go to waste because of internal Belgian politics. EU leaders remained optimistic that Belgium's federal government could win over recalcitrant French-speaking communities in eleventh-hour talks, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau still due to fly in to sign the deal on Thursday.