Jan. 10 world news summary at 1530 GMT


MOSCOW — The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) intends to continue cooperation with Russia in exploring outer space despite pressure from Washington, a Russian official said Thursday.
“It is precisely today that the Americans insist and ask us to continue the flights of the Soyuz spaceships with U.S. astronauts,” Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos, told Rossiya 24 TV channel.(Russia-Soyuz-NASA)
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PARIS — A fire in an apartment building in the southwestern French city of Toulouse injured 22 people overnight, two in critical condition, a regional radio station reported Thursday.
The fire broke out at around 2:40 a.m. local time (0140 GMT) on the bottom floor of a four-story building which is more than 100 years old, the France Bleu Occitanie radio reported. (France-Toulouse-Fire)
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KINSHASA — Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to interim results proclaimed early Thursday morning by the electoral commission.
According to the electoral commission, Tshisekedi, candidate of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), has collected more than 7 million votes across the country, with the exception of three cities where polls were not conducted for safety reasons. (DRC-Presidential Election)
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LONDON — Britain’s main opposition leader, Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, called on Thursday for a general election to allow people to decide the Brexit issue.
Corbyn was speaking in Wakefield in Yorkshire where people voted in favor of Britain leaving the European Union (EU). (UK-EU-Brexit)

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