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A satellite image showing damage to oil/gas Saudi Aramco infrastructure at Khurais, in Saudi Arabia in this handout picture released by the U.S Government September 15, 2019.  U.S. Government/DigitalGlobe/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia at the weekend that raised fears of a fresh Middle East conflict, but added that he did not want war with anyone.

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Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia, Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Hassan Rouhani of Iran pose following a joint news conference in Ankara, Turkey, September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran meeting in Ankara on Monday agreed to try to ease tensions in northwest Syria's Idlib region, but disagreements between the countries appeared to linger, especially over the threat from Islamic State.

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund, before U.S. trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo/File Photo

China and the United States are deadlocked over a U.N. Security Council resolution to extend the world body's political mission in Afghanistan, with Beijing signaling it will cast a veto because there is no reference to its global Belt and Road infrastructure project, diplomats said on Monday.

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U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Al Drago

Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa said on Monday that Bahrain has signed an agreement to purchase its first U.S. Patriot missile battery.

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FILE PHOTO: Foxconn Technology Group founder and chairman, Terry Gou, speaks during a news conference after his trip to the U.S., in Taipei, Taiwan May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

Terry Gou, founder of Apple supplier Foxconn <2317.TW>, in a surprise move on Monday said he will not contest in Taiwan's 2020 presidential election.

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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country's rightful interim ruler, delivers a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Venezuela's government said on Monday it was evaluating sending some of its lawmakers back to the opposition-controlled National Assembly, which President Nicolas Maduro has called an illegal institution, as part of new talks with one opposition faction.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson leaves BBC studios in London, Britain, September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

No amount of planning can prepare Britain for the disruption of leaving the European Union without a deal, Jo Swinson, leader of the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party will say on Tuesday.

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August amid stalled denuclearization talks, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday, citing diplomatic sources.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a joint news conference with his counterparts Hassan Rouhani of Iran and Vladimir Putin of Russia in Ankara, Turkey, September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that up to three million Syrian refugees can return to a planned "safe zone" in northern Syria if it is extended from Turkey's border to Deir al Zor and Raqqa, after talks with his Russian and Iranian counterparts.

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Benny Gantz, leader of Blue and White party, attends an election campaign event, in Kfar Ahim, Israel, September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A Dutch court will consider on Tuesday a request to hear a civil suit seeking damages from former Israeli armed forces chief Benny Gantz, who is standing against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a parliamentary election.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper holds a news conference with French Defense Minister Florence Parly (not pictured) at the residence of French Defense Minister in Paris, France, September 7, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday the recent attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities was "unprecedented" and the United States, along with its allies, was working to defend the "international rules-based order that is being undermined by Iran."

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A satellite image shows an apparent drone strike on an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia September 14, 2019. Planet Labs Inc/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States was "locked and loaded" for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, after a senior U.S. administration official said Iran was to blame.

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FILE PHOTO: Chevron Corp Vice Chairman Michael Wirth speaks at Gastech, the world's biggest expo for the gas industry, in Chiba, Japan April 4, 2017.    REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Attacks on Saudi oil plants will not have much impact on U.S. oil production in the short term, Chevron Chief Executive Michael Wirth told CNBC in an interview on Monday.

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Ciudadanos leader Albert Rivera delivers a speech during the investiture debate at the Parliament in Madrid, Spain, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

The leader of Spain's center-right Ciudadanos party offered on Monday to break a political deadlock and avoid another election by facilitating Socialist party leader Pedro Sanchez's confirmation as premier if certain conditions are met.

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FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Liberal party supporters and volunteers after launching the election campaign at a rally in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jennifer Gauthier

Canadians head to the polls on Oct. 21 for the 42nd federal election, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party facing a tough re-election battle against the main opposition Conservatives led by Andrew Scheer. Here is a roundup of the main parties' positions.

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 Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a Liberal party election campaign event in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Candace Elliott

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday promised tougher action on gun control if he is re-elected next month after a recent string of deadly shootings near Toronto, Canada's biggest city.

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President Donald Trump delivers remarks before presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Mariano Rivera in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 16, 2019. Mariano Rivera is known as one of the greatest relief pitchers of all time from his career playing for the New York Yankees. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declined to say whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had invited him to meet in his most recent letter and said he was not ready yet to visit North Korea.

Brexit33 minutes ago

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes hands with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during a meeting in Luxembourg, September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Britain's Boris Johnson said on Monday that a Brexit deal was beginning to emerge, but the EU said he offered nothing to break the impasse during a visit to Luxembourg where he was harangued loudly by protesters and rebuked for trying to shift the blame.

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FILE PHOTO: SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures during a conversation with legendary game designer Todd Howard (not pictured) at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 13, 2019.  REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

Elon Musk on Monday said he did not intend to accuse a British diver of pedophilia by branding him a "pedo guy" on Twitter, as the Tesla Inc chief executive sought to dismiss a defamation lawsuit.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a joint news conference with his counterparts Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Hassan Rouhani of Iran in Ankara, Turkey, September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A peace in Syria could be reached only by political and diplomatic efforts, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a joint news conference with leaders of Turkey and Iran after three-way talks on Monday.

World News7 minutes ago

A satellite image showing damage to oil/gas Saudi Aramco infrastructure at Khurais, in Saudi Arabia in this handout picture released by the U.S Government September 15, 2019.  U.S. Government/DigitalGlobe/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia at the weekend that raised fears of a fresh Middle East conflict, but added that he did not want war with anyone.

World News17 minutes ago

Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia, Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Hassan Rouhani of Iran pose following a joint news conference in Ankara, Turkey, September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran meeting in Ankara on Monday agreed to try to ease tensions in northwest Syria's Idlib region, but disagreements between the countries appeared to linger, especially over the threat from Islamic State.

World News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund, before U.S. trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo/File Photo

China and the United States are deadlocked over a U.N. Security Council resolution to extend the world body's political mission in Afghanistan, with Beijing signaling it will cast a veto because there is no reference to its global Belt and Road infrastructure project, diplomats said on Monday.

World News40 minutes ago

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Al Drago

Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa said on Monday that Bahrain has signed an agreement to purchase its first U.S. Patriot missile battery.

World News5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Foxconn Technology Group founder and chairman, Terry Gou, speaks during a news conference after his trip to the U.S., in Taipei, Taiwan May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

Terry Gou, founder of Apple supplier Foxconn <2317.TW>, in a surprise move on Monday said he will not contest in Taiwan's 2020 presidential election.

World News10 minutes ago

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country's rightful interim ruler, delivers a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Venezuela's government said on Monday it was evaluating sending some of its lawmakers back to the opposition-controlled National Assembly, which President Nicolas Maduro has called an illegal institution, as part of new talks with one opposition faction.

World News34 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson leaves BBC studios in London, Britain, September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

No amount of planning can prepare Britain for the disruption of leaving the European Union without a deal, Jo Swinson, leader of the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party will say on Tuesday.

World News21 minutes ago

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August amid stalled denuclearization talks, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday, citing diplomatic sources.

World News4 hours ago

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a joint news conference with his counterparts Hassan Rouhani of Iran and Vladimir Putin of Russia in Ankara, Turkey, September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that up to three million Syrian refugees can return to a planned "safe zone" in northern Syria if it is extended from Turkey's border to Deir al Zor and Raqqa, after talks with his Russian and Iranian counterparts.

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Benny Gantz, leader of Blue and White party, attends an election campaign event, in Kfar Ahim, Israel, September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A Dutch court will consider on Tuesday a request to hear a civil suit seeking damages from former Israeli armed forces chief Benny Gantz, who is standing against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a parliamentary election.

World News7 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper holds a news conference with French Defense Minister Florence Parly (not pictured) at the residence of French Defense Minister in Paris, France, September 7, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday the recent attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities was "unprecedented" and the United States, along with its allies, was working to defend the "international rules-based order that is being undermined by Iran."

World News9 minutes ago

A satellite image shows an apparent drone strike on an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia September 14, 2019. Planet Labs Inc/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States was "locked and loaded" for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, after a senior U.S. administration official said Iran was to blame.

World News9 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Chevron Corp Vice Chairman Michael Wirth speaks at Gastech, the world's biggest expo for the gas industry, in Chiba, Japan April 4, 2017.    REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Attacks on Saudi oil plants will not have much impact on U.S. oil production in the short term, Chevron Chief Executive Michael Wirth told CNBC in an interview on Monday.

World News11 minutes ago

Ciudadanos leader Albert Rivera delivers a speech during the investiture debate at the Parliament in Madrid, Spain, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

The leader of Spain's center-right Ciudadanos party offered on Monday to break a political deadlock and avoid another election by facilitating Socialist party leader Pedro Sanchez's confirmation as premier if certain conditions are met.

World News13 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Liberal party supporters and volunteers after launching the election campaign at a rally in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jennifer Gauthier

Canadians head to the polls on Oct. 21 for the 42nd federal election, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party facing a tough re-election battle against the main opposition Conservatives led by Andrew Scheer. Here is a roundup of the main parties' positions.

World News13 minutes ago

 Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a Liberal party election campaign event in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Candace Elliott

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday promised tougher action on gun control if he is re-elected next month after a recent string of deadly shootings near Toronto, Canada's biggest city.

World News21 minutes ago

President Donald Trump delivers remarks before presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Mariano Rivera in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 16, 2019. Mariano Rivera is known as one of the greatest relief pitchers of all time from his career playing for the New York Yankees. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declined to say whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had invited him to meet in his most recent letter and said he was not ready yet to visit North Korea.

Brexit33 minutes ago

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes hands with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during a meeting in Luxembourg, September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Britain's Boris Johnson said on Monday that a Brexit deal was beginning to emerge, but the EU said he offered nothing to break the impasse during a visit to Luxembourg where he was harangued loudly by protesters and rebuked for trying to shift the blame.

World News36 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures during a conversation with legendary game designer Todd Howard (not pictured) at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 13, 2019.  REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

Elon Musk on Monday said he did not intend to accuse a British diver of pedophilia by branding him a "pedo guy" on Twitter, as the Tesla Inc chief executive sought to dismiss a defamation lawsuit.

World Newsan hour ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a joint news conference with his counterparts Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Hassan Rouhani of Iran in Ankara, Turkey, September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A peace in Syria could be reached only by political and diplomatic efforts, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a joint news conference with leaders of Turkey and Iran after three-way talks on Monday.

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