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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands as they hold a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this autumn, the White House said on Thursday, a daring rebuttal to the torrent of criticism in the United States over Trump's failure to publicly confront Putin at their first summit for Moscow's meddling in the 2016 election.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin addresses Russian ambassadors and representatives to international organisations in Moscow, Russia, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russia on Thursday broadcast a series of videos showing the testing and operation of a new generation of nuclear and conventional weapons, days after Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed how to avoid an arms race.

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Members of a soccer team rescued from a cave pay respect to former Navy SEAL diver Saman Kunan who died during the rescue operation, in a temple at Mae Sai, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Thailand's rescued cave boys woke up in their own homes for the first time in more than three weeks on Thursday, with many rising at dawn to take part in a religious ceremony.

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Police officers stand on duty outside Sergei Skripal's home in Salisbury, Britain, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

British police have identified several Russians who they believe were behind the nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the British news agency, Press Association, said on Thursday, citing a source close to the investigation.

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Emmanuel Macron at the Paris book fair, France, March 24, 2017. Picture taken March 24, 2017.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

French President Emmanuel Macron came under fire on Thursday after his office briefly suspended one of his aides for beating a May Day protester and posing as a police officer, but did not inform law enforcement authorities.

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FILE PHOTO: Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila addresses a news conference at the State House in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo January 26, 2018. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila said in a speech on Thursday that a presidential election in December would go ahead as planned, but he declined to say whether he would defy term limits to stand for re-election.

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General Joseph L. Votel, Commander of United States Central Command (CENTCOM) speaks during the Change of Command U.S. Naval Forces Central Command 5th Fleet Combined Maritime Forces ceremony at the U.S. Naval Base in Bahrain, May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

The United States is unlikely to make any big shift in military strategy as a result of an ongoing assessment of the war effort in Afghanistan, the top U.S. general overseeing forces in the region said on Thursday.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Russian ambassadors and representatives to international organisations in Moscow, Russia, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

U.S. President Donald Trump has rejected a proposal by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Russian investigators be allowed to question U.S. citizens, including former ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul, the White House said on Thursday.

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Ali Charaf Damache, also known by the alias "Black Flag," is accompanied by Irish law enforcement officials as he appears at Waterford District Court to be remanded into custody after being arrested on terrorism charges in Waterford, Ireland in this March 13, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Patrick Browne/Files

An Algerian man accused of recruiting an American woman known as "Jihad Jane" in 2009 and who originally pleaded not guilty to a U.S. charge of supporting terrorism, is expected to change his plea to guilty, a court filing showed on Thursday.

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A plastic surgeon known as "Dr. Bumbum" or "Dr. Butt" on social media because of his buttock-enhancement operations was arrested on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, four days after one of his patients died, police said.

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People walk in front of the Palace of Justice in Lima, Peru July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

The president of Peru's judiciary, Duberli Rodriguez, tendered his resignation on Thursday as an influence-peddling scandal has shaken the country's justice system.

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Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo arrive for an event to mark the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista victory over President Somoza in Managua, Nicaragua July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Nicaraguans mark the anniversary of the Sandinista revolution on Thursday despite months of bloody repression of protesters opposed to President Daniel Ortega, with critics increasingly comparing the former rebel to the dictator overthrown in 1979.

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A Turkish court rejected an Australian request to extradite a citizen it believes is a top recruiter for the Islamic State group, Australia's foreign minister said on Friday, in a setback for Canberra's efforts to prosecute him at home.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May visits Belleek Pottery, in St Belleek, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/Pool

British Prime Minister Theresa May will tell the people of Northern Ireland on Friday that her Brexit plan is the best way to avoid a hard border with Ireland, standing firm against critics in her own party.

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A dispute between the chief of Italy's state pensions agency INPS and the government came to a head on Thursday when the civil servant accused one ruling party leader of threatening him, and another of losing touch with reality.

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FILE PHOTO: Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok attends a meeting with Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo, Egypt May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo

Suriname issued a protest note to the Netherlands on Thursday after the Dutch foreign minister said the South American nation was a "failed state" because of its ethnic diversity.

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Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab, European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and staff members attend a meeting in Brussels, Belgium July 19, 2018.   Olivier Matthys/Pool via Reuters

London's new Brexit minister said he was confident he could reach a deal, on his first trip to Brussels on Thursday as the EU warned business to get ready for Britain crashing out of the bloc without agreed terms to cushion the economic disruption.

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Commuters ride on a cargo truck used as public transportation in Valencia, Venezuela July 11, 2018. Picture taken July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello

On a recent afternoon, a crowd of hundreds massed on the sidewalk outside an exit from the subway in the central Venezuelan city of Valencia.

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As many as 14 people, including women and children, were killed in an air strike carried out during an operation by Afghan security forces near the northern city of Kunduz on Thursday, officials said.

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Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks during the international Ukraine Reform Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark,  June 27, 2018.  Martin Sylvest Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will meet Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and discuss NAFTA trade talks during a visit to the country on July 25, the Mexican foreign ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands as they hold a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this autumn, the White House said on Thursday, a daring rebuttal to the torrent of criticism in the United States over Trump's failure to publicly confront Putin at their first summit for Moscow's meddling in the 2016 election.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin addresses Russian ambassadors and representatives to international organisations in Moscow, Russia, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russia on Thursday broadcast a series of videos showing the testing and operation of a new generation of nuclear and conventional weapons, days after Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed how to avoid an arms race.

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Members of a soccer team rescued from a cave pay respect to former Navy SEAL diver Saman Kunan who died during the rescue operation, in a temple at Mae Sai, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Thailand's rescued cave boys woke up in their own homes for the first time in more than three weeks on Thursday, with many rising at dawn to take part in a religious ceremony.

World Newsin 9 hours

Police officers stand on duty outside Sergei Skripal's home in Salisbury, Britain, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

British police have identified several Russians who they believe were behind the nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the British news agency, Press Association, said on Thursday, citing a source close to the investigation.

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Emmanuel Macron at the Paris book fair, France, March 24, 2017. Picture taken March 24, 2017.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

French President Emmanuel Macron came under fire on Thursday after his office briefly suspended one of his aides for beating a May Day protester and posing as a police officer, but did not inform law enforcement authorities.

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FILE PHOTO: Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila addresses a news conference at the State House in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo January 26, 2018. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila said in a speech on Thursday that a presidential election in December would go ahead as planned, but he declined to say whether he would defy term limits to stand for re-election.

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General Joseph L. Votel, Commander of United States Central Command (CENTCOM) speaks during the Change of Command U.S. Naval Forces Central Command 5th Fleet Combined Maritime Forces ceremony at the U.S. Naval Base in Bahrain, May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

The United States is unlikely to make any big shift in military strategy as a result of an ongoing assessment of the war effort in Afghanistan, the top U.S. general overseeing forces in the region said on Thursday.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Russian ambassadors and representatives to international organisations in Moscow, Russia, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

U.S. President Donald Trump has rejected a proposal by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Russian investigators be allowed to question U.S. citizens, including former ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul, the White House said on Thursday.

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Ali Charaf Damache, also known by the alias "Black Flag," is accompanied by Irish law enforcement officials as he appears at Waterford District Court to be remanded into custody after being arrested on terrorism charges in Waterford, Ireland in this March 13, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Patrick Browne/Files

An Algerian man accused of recruiting an American woman known as "Jihad Jane" in 2009 and who originally pleaded not guilty to a U.S. charge of supporting terrorism, is expected to change his plea to guilty, a court filing showed on Thursday.

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A plastic surgeon known as "Dr. Bumbum" or "Dr. Butt" on social media because of his buttock-enhancement operations was arrested on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, four days after one of his patients died, police said.

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People walk in front of the Palace of Justice in Lima, Peru July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

The president of Peru's judiciary, Duberli Rodriguez, tendered his resignation on Thursday as an influence-peddling scandal has shaken the country's justice system.

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Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo arrive for an event to mark the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista victory over President Somoza in Managua, Nicaragua July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Nicaraguans mark the anniversary of the Sandinista revolution on Thursday despite months of bloody repression of protesters opposed to President Daniel Ortega, with critics increasingly comparing the former rebel to the dictator overthrown in 1979.

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A Turkish court rejected an Australian request to extradite a citizen it believes is a top recruiter for the Islamic State group, Australia's foreign minister said on Friday, in a setback for Canberra's efforts to prosecute him at home.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May visits Belleek Pottery, in St Belleek, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/Pool

British Prime Minister Theresa May will tell the people of Northern Ireland on Friday that her Brexit plan is the best way to avoid a hard border with Ireland, standing firm against critics in her own party.

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A dispute between the chief of Italy's state pensions agency INPS and the government came to a head on Thursday when the civil servant accused one ruling party leader of threatening him, and another of losing touch with reality.

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FILE PHOTO: Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok attends a meeting with Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo, Egypt May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo

Suriname issued a protest note to the Netherlands on Thursday after the Dutch foreign minister said the South American nation was a "failed state" because of its ethnic diversity.

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Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab, European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and staff members attend a meeting in Brussels, Belgium July 19, 2018.   Olivier Matthys/Pool via Reuters

London's new Brexit minister said he was confident he could reach a deal, on his first trip to Brussels on Thursday as the EU warned business to get ready for Britain crashing out of the bloc without agreed terms to cushion the economic disruption.

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Commuters ride on a cargo truck used as public transportation in Valencia, Venezuela July 11, 2018. Picture taken July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello

On a recent afternoon, a crowd of hundreds massed on the sidewalk outside an exit from the subway in the central Venezuelan city of Valencia.

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As many as 14 people, including women and children, were killed in an air strike carried out during an operation by Afghan security forces near the northern city of Kunduz on Thursday, officials said.

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Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks during the international Ukraine Reform Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark,  June 27, 2018.  Martin Sylvest Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will meet Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and discuss NAFTA trade talks during a visit to the country on July 25, the Mexican foreign ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

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