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Turkey plans to send a fourth ship to waters off Cyprus to search for gas and oil despite European Union moves to curb contacts and funding for Ankara over the issue, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, arrives to attend a hustings event in Colchester, Britain July 13, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The European Union is bracing for either a no-deal Brexit or another delay if Boris Johnson becomes Britain's prime minister next week with a pledge to renegotiate a deal the bloc says it will not reopen.

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Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage by armed pirates off the coast of Nigeria early on Tuesday, shipping company Kadioglu Denizcilik said, adding that another eight sailors were safely aboard the ship.

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FILE PHOTO - A police officer stands guard near Japan and South Korea national flags at hotel, in Tokyo  June 22, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Relations between U.S. allies South Korea and Japan deteriorated on Tuesday with South Korea questioning Japan's commitment to U.N. sanctions against North Korea, while a South Korean legal case looked set to aggravate old wartime animosity.

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FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the death anniversary of the founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in Tehran, Iran, June 4, 2017. TIMA via REUTERS

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Tuesday Iran would continue to reduce its commitments under its nuclear deal, accusing European partners of not fulfilling their obligations.

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FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the death anniversary of the founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in Tehran, Iran, June 4, 2017. TIMA via REUTERS

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Tuesday Iran would respond to Britain's "piracy" over the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stand at the demarcation line in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, June 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

The United States looks set to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea, putting talks aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons at risk, the North Korean Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Designated European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen reacts after her speech during a debate on her election at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, July 16, 2019.   REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen sought on Tuesday to win over skeptical European socialist and liberal lawmakers to back her as European Commission president, laying out ambitious social, climate and migrant policies ahead of a crunch vote.

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FILE PHOTO: Central American migrants, who returned to Mexico from the United States to await their court hearing for asylum seekers, as part of the legal proceedings under a new policy established by the U.S. government, sleep outside the Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, July 14, 2019. Picture taken July 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

The Trump administration on Monday unveiled a new rule to bar almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the southern border, requiring them to first pursue safe haven in a third country through which they had traveled on the way to the United States.

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FILE PHOTO: China's ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai responds to reporters questions during an interview with Reuters in Washington, U.S., November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo

Tweets from Chinese diplomats abroad, including seasoned ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai, have opened a fresh front in Beijing's increasingly assertive approach to diplomacy and propaganda and may be a sign of things to come.

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Turkey will send a fourth ship to the eastern Mediterranean to conduct seismic research for oil and gas around Cyprus, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Tuesday.

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Crete's Chief of Police Konstantinos Lagoudakis (C), Chania Police Chief Giorgos Libinakis (R) and Director of Security for Chania Police Paris Chinopoulos are seen during a news conference, presenting the latest developments on the murder of American biologist Suzanne Eaton, in Chania, on the island of Crete, Greece July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Makis Kartsonakis

Greek police believe they have found the killer of an American biologist who was found murdered on the island of Crete on July 8, a source said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO - People hold up photos of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia during a protest marking eighteen months since her assassination outside the office of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat at Auberge de Castille in Valletta, Malta April 16, 2019.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Three men will face trial in Malta for their alleged involvement in the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia after the island's attorney general issued a bill of indictment against them, court officials said on Tuesday.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives to attend a joint news conference with Moldova's Prime Minister Maia Sandu at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a new defence minister would be found quickly after Ursula von der Leyen announced she would resign regardless of the outcome of the European Parliament's Tuesday vote to decide on her appointment as European Commission head.

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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and the new government cabinet pose for a photo in Bangkok, Thailand July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Tuesday swore in the cabinet of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former army chief who seized power in a 2014 coup.

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Two-year-old twins, born joined at the head, leave the hospital after a successful surgery at a British hospital in London, Britain July 1, 2019, in this handout photo released on July 16, 2019.  GREAT ORMOND STREET/Handout via REUTERS

Two-year-old twins joined at the head have undergone successful surgery at a British hospital to separate their skulls, brains and blood vessels, doctors said on Tuesday.

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Hackers have stolen the personal and financial data of millions of Bulgarians by breaking into the tax agency's systems, the government said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May meets military service personnel and their families at headquarters of Joint Forces Command in Northwood, London, Britain July 8, 2019. Matt Dunham/Pool via REUTERS

Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday told her top ministers to keep engaging with businesses over Brexit, and that firms expect her successor to keep up infrastructure investment and continue developing an industrial strategy.

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FILE PHOTO: The sun rises behind The Shard and the financial district in London, Britain, May 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

London's mayor has blocked plans to build a glass viewing platform 1,000 feet (300 m) above Britain's capital on a slender tower shaped like a tulip, saying it would be of limited public benefit and damage the skyline.

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Indonesia's incumbent president Joko Widodo, who was re-elected on April's election gestures as he delivers a speech to highlight his vision for the next five years in Bogor, West Java province, Indonesia, July 14, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has urged cities across the country to set up waste-to-energy plants this year to tackle the country's growing mountain of trash, according to a statement published on the cabinet secretary's website on Tuesday.

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Turkey plans to send a fourth ship to waters off Cyprus to search for gas and oil despite European Union moves to curb contacts and funding for Ankara over the issue, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Brexitin 9 minutes

FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, arrives to attend a hustings event in Colchester, Britain July 13, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The European Union is bracing for either a no-deal Brexit or another delay if Boris Johnson becomes Britain's prime minister next week with a pledge to renegotiate a deal the bloc says it will not reopen.

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Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage by armed pirates off the coast of Nigeria early on Tuesday, shipping company Kadioglu Denizcilik said, adding that another eight sailors were safely aboard the ship.

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FILE PHOTO - A police officer stands guard near Japan and South Korea national flags at hotel, in Tokyo  June 22, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Relations between U.S. allies South Korea and Japan deteriorated on Tuesday with South Korea questioning Japan's commitment to U.N. sanctions against North Korea, while a South Korean legal case looked set to aggravate old wartime animosity.

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FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the death anniversary of the founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in Tehran, Iran, June 4, 2017. TIMA via REUTERS

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Tuesday Iran would continue to reduce its commitments under its nuclear deal, accusing European partners of not fulfilling their obligations.

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FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the death anniversary of the founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in Tehran, Iran, June 4, 2017. TIMA via REUTERS

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Tuesday Iran would respond to Britain's "piracy" over the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stand at the demarcation line in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, June 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

The United States looks set to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea, putting talks aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons at risk, the North Korean Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Designated European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen reacts after her speech during a debate on her election at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, July 16, 2019.   REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen sought on Tuesday to win over skeptical European socialist and liberal lawmakers to back her as European Commission president, laying out ambitious social, climate and migrant policies ahead of a crunch vote.

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FILE PHOTO: Central American migrants, who returned to Mexico from the United States to await their court hearing for asylum seekers, as part of the legal proceedings under a new policy established by the U.S. government, sleep outside the Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, July 14, 2019. Picture taken July 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

The Trump administration on Monday unveiled a new rule to bar almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the southern border, requiring them to first pursue safe haven in a third country through which they had traveled on the way to the United States.

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FILE PHOTO: China's ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai responds to reporters questions during an interview with Reuters in Washington, U.S., November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo

Tweets from Chinese diplomats abroad, including seasoned ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai, have opened a fresh front in Beijing's increasingly assertive approach to diplomacy and propaganda and may be a sign of things to come.

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Turkey will send a fourth ship to the eastern Mediterranean to conduct seismic research for oil and gas around Cyprus, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Tuesday.

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Crete's Chief of Police Konstantinos Lagoudakis (C), Chania Police Chief Giorgos Libinakis (R) and Director of Security for Chania Police Paris Chinopoulos are seen during a news conference, presenting the latest developments on the murder of American biologist Suzanne Eaton, in Chania, on the island of Crete, Greece July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Makis Kartsonakis

Greek police believe they have found the killer of an American biologist who was found murdered on the island of Crete on July 8, a source said on Tuesday.

World Newsin 24 minutes

FILE PHOTO - People hold up photos of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia during a protest marking eighteen months since her assassination outside the office of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat at Auberge de Castille in Valletta, Malta April 16, 2019.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Three men will face trial in Malta for their alleged involvement in the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia after the island's attorney general issued a bill of indictment against them, court officials said on Tuesday.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives to attend a joint news conference with Moldova's Prime Minister Maia Sandu at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a new defence minister would be found quickly after Ursula von der Leyen announced she would resign regardless of the outcome of the European Parliament's Tuesday vote to decide on her appointment as European Commission head.

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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and the new government cabinet pose for a photo in Bangkok, Thailand July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Tuesday swore in the cabinet of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former army chief who seized power in a 2014 coup.

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Two-year-old twins, born joined at the head, leave the hospital after a successful surgery at a British hospital in London, Britain July 1, 2019, in this handout photo released on July 16, 2019.  GREAT ORMOND STREET/Handout via REUTERS

Two-year-old twins joined at the head have undergone successful surgery at a British hospital to separate their skulls, brains and blood vessels, doctors said on Tuesday.

World Newsin 35 minutes

Hackers have stolen the personal and financial data of millions of Bulgarians by breaking into the tax agency's systems, the government said on Tuesday.

Brexitin an hour

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May meets military service personnel and their families at headquarters of Joint Forces Command in Northwood, London, Britain July 8, 2019. Matt Dunham/Pool via REUTERS

Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday told her top ministers to keep engaging with businesses over Brexit, and that firms expect her successor to keep up infrastructure investment and continue developing an industrial strategy.

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FILE PHOTO: The sun rises behind The Shard and the financial district in London, Britain, May 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

London's mayor has blocked plans to build a glass viewing platform 1,000 feet (300 m) above Britain's capital on a slender tower shaped like a tulip, saying it would be of limited public benefit and damage the skyline.

ESGin an hour

Indonesia's incumbent president Joko Widodo, who was re-elected on April's election gestures as he delivers a speech to highlight his vision for the next five years in Bogor, West Java province, Indonesia, July 14, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has urged cities across the country to set up waste-to-energy plants this year to tackle the country's growing mountain of trash, according to a statement published on the cabinet secretary's website on Tuesday.

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