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U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino (rear) listen during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

While U.S. President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, aides said on Friday there is some frustration that the U.S. intelligence chief did not know about plans for a second summit and they hope that meeting will follow a more traditional pattern.

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Rohingya refugee children fly improvised kites at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh December 10, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The Thai secretary to an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis quit his post, dealing another blow to the credibility of a body meant to demonstrate the government's commitment to resolving the issue.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The United States called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday to act on his promise to give up nuclear weapons and said the world, including China and Russia, must continued to enforce sanctions until he does so.

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An explosion is seen following an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Hamas said on Saturday it had agreed a truce with Israel in the Gaza Strip, a day after clashes killed an Israeli soldier and four Palestinians along the volatile border.

World News13 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A member of Syrian forces of President Bashar al Assad stands guard near destroyed buildings in Jobar, eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki/File Photo

France sent 50 tonnes of medical aid to government-controlled eastern Ghouta in Syria on Friday after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery, raising hopes for future aid efforts, French officials said.

World News8 hours ago

Canada's immigration detention system relies on faulty information and is stacked against detainees, many of whom lack lawyers and are penalized for having severe mental illness, an audit as found.

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Colombia's congress is seen before the swearing in ceremony of a new congress, which includes former members of the FARC who were given ten seats as part of the 2016 peace process, in Bogota, Colombia, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Pablo Pino

Colombian former FARC guerrillas took their seats in Congress on Friday as part of an agreement that ended five decades of war, and outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos urged the nation to protect the nascent peace and put an end to violence.

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FILE PHOTO: A rack of postcards is seen in downtown Luebeck, June 4, 2011. . REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo

A man armed with a knife attacked people on a bus in the northern city of Luebeck on Friday, injuring 10 including one seriously before he was arrested, police said, adding there was no indication he was radicalized or had a terrorist motive.

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Suspected vigilantes on Saturday killed a Muslim man transporting two cows in India, just 15 months after a similar attack spotlighted the growing influence of pro-Hindu fringe groups.

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A man fixes a motorcycle tyres at his workshop in the town of Rabwah, Pakistan July 9, 2018. Picture taken July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Saad Sayeed

There are no campaign posters in the Pakistani town of Rabwah, and no election rallies on its streets. Though they could be an influential bloc in a key electoral battleground, nearly 90 percent of its residents will not vote in a July 25 poll.

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FILE PHOTO: Head of the Poland's Supreme Court Malgorzata Gersdorf gives flowers to protesters during a demonstration against judicial reforms in Warsaw, Poland, July 24, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel Hi/File Photo

The Polish parliament adopted rules on Friday to expedite the naming of a new Supreme Court chief under a judicial overhaul by the ruling party that critics say undercuts democracy.

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FILE PHOTO: A logo of Japan casino school is seen as a dealer puts cards on a mock black jack casino table during a photo opportunity at an international tourism promotion symposium in Tokyo, Japan September 28, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/File Photo

Japanese firms are likely to pursue stakes in the country's first casino resorts, after parliament on Friday enacted a law smoothing the way for large-scale gambling - a business expected to generate billions of dollars in revenue.

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Women work on the production line at Complete Honour Footwear Industrial, a footwear factory owned by a Taiwan company, in Kampong Speu, Cambodia, July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Whoever wins Cambodia's general election next week, 27-year-old Khen Srey Touch knows only that she will have to keep working hard for years to come.

World News9 hours ago

Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds a news conference at the campaign headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico, July 14, 2018. REUTERS/Gustavo Graf

Mexico's incoming president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday slammed a decision by the electoral authority to fine his party $10 million over a campaign financing breach, calling it an "act of vengeance" against his landslide victory.

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A demonstrator speaks during an interview with Reuters in Managua, Nicaragua July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

For almost six hours, one of the leaders of the resistance to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega hid in a house while police and paramilitary groups laid siege to the last opposition stronghold, which finally fell this week.

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A man suspected of injuring several people in a knife attack on a bus in Luebeck on Friday is originally from Iran but is now a German citizen and has lived in the northern city for years, the Luebecker Nachrichten newspaper said.

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German police said there was no indication that a man who injured people in a knife attack on a bus in the northern city of Luebeck on Friday was politically radicalized.

World News10 hours ago

German police said on Twitter that nobody had been killed in an incident on a bus in the northern German city of Luebeck on Friday and added that the perpetrator was in police custody.

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FILE PHOTO: Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov briefs the media during a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, December 15, 2017.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

Bulgaria's parliament voted on Friday to bar the government from signing bilateral agreements with other European Union countries on readmitting migrants who arrived in Europe via the Black Sea state.

World News11 hours ago

Pope Francis delivers a speech after a meeting with Patriarchs of the churches of the Middle East at the St. Nicholas Basilica in Bari, southern Italy July 7, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a senior Roman Catholic bishop in Honduras on Friday, following allegations of financial and sexual impropriety against the cleric.

World News11 hours ago

U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino (rear) listen during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

While U.S. President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, aides said on Friday there is some frustration that the U.S. intelligence chief did not know about plans for a second summit and they hope that meeting will follow a more traditional pattern.

World News13 hours ago

Rohingya refugee children fly improvised kites at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh December 10, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The Thai secretary to an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis quit his post, dealing another blow to the credibility of a body meant to demonstrate the government's commitment to resolving the issue.

World News15 hours ago

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The United States called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday to act on his promise to give up nuclear weapons and said the world, including China and Russia, must continued to enforce sanctions until he does so.

World News2 hours ago

An explosion is seen following an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Hamas said on Saturday it had agreed a truce with Israel in the Gaza Strip, a day after clashes killed an Israeli soldier and four Palestinians along the volatile border.

World News13 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A member of Syrian forces of President Bashar al Assad stands guard near destroyed buildings in Jobar, eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki/File Photo

France sent 50 tonnes of medical aid to government-controlled eastern Ghouta in Syria on Friday after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery, raising hopes for future aid efforts, French officials said.

World News8 hours ago

Canada's immigration detention system relies on faulty information and is stacked against detainees, many of whom lack lawyers and are penalized for having severe mental illness, an audit as found.

World News9 hours ago

Colombia's congress is seen before the swearing in ceremony of a new congress, which includes former members of the FARC who were given ten seats as part of the 2016 peace process, in Bogota, Colombia, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Pablo Pino

Colombian former FARC guerrillas took their seats in Congress on Friday as part of an agreement that ended five decades of war, and outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos urged the nation to protect the nascent peace and put an end to violence.

World News10 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A rack of postcards is seen in downtown Luebeck, June 4, 2011. . REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo

A man armed with a knife attacked people on a bus in the northern city of Luebeck on Friday, injuring 10 including one seriously before he was arrested, police said, adding there was no indication he was radicalized or had a terrorist motive.

World News2 hours ago

Suspected vigilantes on Saturday killed a Muslim man transporting two cows in India, just 15 months after a similar attack spotlighted the growing influence of pro-Hindu fringe groups.

World News5 hours ago

A man fixes a motorcycle tyres at his workshop in the town of Rabwah, Pakistan July 9, 2018. Picture taken July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Saad Sayeed

There are no campaign posters in the Pakistani town of Rabwah, and no election rallies on its streets. Though they could be an influential bloc in a key electoral battleground, nearly 90 percent of its residents will not vote in a July 25 poll.

World News5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Head of the Poland's Supreme Court Malgorzata Gersdorf gives flowers to protesters during a demonstration against judicial reforms in Warsaw, Poland, July 24, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel Hi/File Photo

The Polish parliament adopted rules on Friday to expedite the naming of a new Supreme Court chief under a judicial overhaul by the ruling party that critics say undercuts democracy.

World News6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A logo of Japan casino school is seen as a dealer puts cards on a mock black jack casino table during a photo opportunity at an international tourism promotion symposium in Tokyo, Japan September 28, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/File Photo

Japanese firms are likely to pursue stakes in the country's first casino resorts, after parliament on Friday enacted a law smoothing the way for large-scale gambling - a business expected to generate billions of dollars in revenue.

World News6 hours ago

Women work on the production line at Complete Honour Footwear Industrial, a footwear factory owned by a Taiwan company, in Kampong Speu, Cambodia, July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Whoever wins Cambodia's general election next week, 27-year-old Khen Srey Touch knows only that she will have to keep working hard for years to come.

World News9 hours ago

Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds a news conference at the campaign headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico, July 14, 2018. REUTERS/Gustavo Graf

Mexico's incoming president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday slammed a decision by the electoral authority to fine his party $10 million over a campaign financing breach, calling it an "act of vengeance" against his landslide victory.

World News9 hours ago

A demonstrator speaks during an interview with Reuters in Managua, Nicaragua July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

For almost six hours, one of the leaders of the resistance to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega hid in a house while police and paramilitary groups laid siege to the last opposition stronghold, which finally fell this week.

World News10 hours ago

A man suspected of injuring several people in a knife attack on a bus in Luebeck on Friday is originally from Iran but is now a German citizen and has lived in the northern city for years, the Luebecker Nachrichten newspaper said.

World News10 hours ago

German police said there was no indication that a man who injured people in a knife attack on a bus in the northern city of Luebeck on Friday was politically radicalized.

World News10 hours ago

German police said on Twitter that nobody had been killed in an incident on a bus in the northern German city of Luebeck on Friday and added that the perpetrator was in police custody.

World News10 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov briefs the media during a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, December 15, 2017.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

Bulgaria's parliament voted on Friday to bar the government from signing bilateral agreements with other European Union countries on readmitting migrants who arrived in Europe via the Black Sea state.

World News11 hours ago

Pope Francis delivers a speech after a meeting with Patriarchs of the churches of the Middle East at the St. Nicholas Basilica in Bari, southern Italy July 7, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a senior Roman Catholic bishop in Honduras on Friday, following allegations of financial and sexual impropriety against the cleric.

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